16° Gran Tour del Pratofiorito the mountain bike race 42 km
On May 21, 2017 mountain bike race took place in Bagni di Lucca, the length of the route – 42 km.
The race course takes place on a single tour with departure and arrival from the center of Bagni di Lucca, SPA village well known since the Middle Ages. The route is developed on unpaved and single track roads of the Tosco-Emilian Apennine Mountains, among centuries-old chestnut woods, panoramic views of the Apuan Alps and medieval villages. The long path goes in particular lead to a full turn of the Pratofiorito mountain, with its almost total lack of trees on the northern part and in and in the south area has steep and rocky walls. In the first part, the route will almost climb up to the GPM at Foce al Lago at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level, with an initial stretch on a paved road, then on a single track and then on dirt roads. After the GPM the route will go on of a long technical downhill on a single track until reaching the finishing part. In the last 4 km you will drive along the asphalted and almost flat road to return to the arrival area.
ROUTE (KM / DISL.): 42 km long, 1420 m altitude, very panoramic mountain path along the slopes of Mount Pratofiorito with some very busy stretches and long technical tracks on single track;
Short length 25 km, slope 812;
Hilly path between chestnut woods with single-track technical runs;
GPS track: see www.gtpratofiorito.it