CASENTINESI FOREST, INSIDE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOREST IN ITALY

WHERE: Santa Sofia (FC)
WHEN: 25th September 2022
REGISTRATIONS OPEN: 17th July 2022 at 9 pm 21:00- limited places

CASENTINESI FOREST, INSIDE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOREST IN ITALY

WHERE: Santa Sofia (FC)
WHEN: 25th September 2022
REGISTRATIONS OPEN: 17th July 2022 at 9 pm 21:00- limited places

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It’s much more than just a Gravel event,

 

It is discovery, adventure, sharing and fun. Together with us, you will not have to ride on MTB routes or on boring flat itineraries. We will make you ride on a path that will finally make you fully exploit the potential of a gravel bike. We’ve planned everything, you just have to enjoy cycling with hundreds of other enthusiasts.

UNPAVED ROADS CASENTINESI FOREST

We will take you inside the Casentinesi Forest National Park, where you will have the opportunity to ride on the most beautiful forest trail in Italy.

We will let you discover the beauty of cycling inside the forest, but not just a random one, it is in fact one of the most pristine forest areas in Europe, a true oasis of nature and silence, where roe deer, deer,  wild boar and even the wolf live.

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UNPAVED ROADS CASENTINESI FOREST - THE ROUTES

Routes

Km

Elevation Gain

Gravel%

Time

Long

71

1850

60

6 hours

Short

42

1100

46

4 hours

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IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF THE CASENTINESI FORESTS

Considered a real paradise for mountain and nature lovers.

The splendid woods hide hermitages and monasteries chosen in ancient times as ideal places to cultivate spirituality and meditation, immersed in nature and away from the dangers of the world.

The noble and historic forests have remained intact over the centuries thanks to the foresight of monks and forest administrators.

In the park you can admire fairytale waterfalls and splendid villages immersed in chestnut forests.

A PERFECT GRAVEL ROUTE

You will have the opportunity to ride on the most beautiful forest trail in Italy.

Thanks to a scrupulous work done in the past months, you will be able to enjoy in total safety a tested itinerary that will lead you to discover the best of this area.

Obviously, all from the seat of your gravel bike.

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NATURAL RESERVE OF SASSO FRATINO

Sasso Fratino, the first Italian integral nature reserve, was included on 7 July 2017 by the UNESCO Commission in the World Heritage Site.

A place inaccessible to anyone but that you will have the opportunity to see thanks to our specially designed path that will touch this area rich in plant and animal species.

REGISTER

Registration opening: 17th July 2022 at 9 pm | Limited places

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Event track in .gpx format, created after careful scouting work, which will allow you to follow the path you have chosen between the “long” and “short” without risking getting lost.
  • Welcome drink together with the other participants in the event. The best way to break the ice and make new friends.
  • 2 refreshment points along the way where you can refresh yourself with excellent food.
  • Final refreshment in the historic center of Santa Sofia where you will taste the famous handmade Tortelli alla Lastra and other local delicacies.
  • The exclusive Unpaved Roads Foreste Casentinesi cycling cap, reserved for members only, perfect under a helmet thanks to its breathable fabric.
  • Event box with typical local products to take home a “piece” of the Casentino Forests
    Bottle of wine from a local farm
    Map with map of the long and short itinerary and altitudes with landmarks in the area to always have an overview along the way.
  • Unpaved Roads Times Table Foreste Casentinesi.
  • Discounts with partners who support the Unpaved Roads series
  • Digital guide of the beauties of Santa Sofia thanks to which you will not have to look for any information about parking, public transport, hotels and much more. We have already thought of everything.
  • Toilets and showers that can be used at the end of the tour to get rid of the dust of the most beautiful forest track in Italy.
  • Heavy media coverage throughout the event with photographers and videomakers along the route with you, thanks to which you will have photos and videos of your experience with Unpaved Roads.
  • Bonus track on Saturday to optimize your gravel weekend in the Casentinesi Forests, a way to cycle on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Rich prizes from our sponsors such as GPS devices, goggles, carbon saddles, backpacks, t-shirts and much more.

Limit number of participants: 200

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BEYOND THE BICYCLE

We have also thought about when you will get off your bike. The weekend of Unpaved Roads Foreste Casentinesi will coincide with the famous Tortello alla Lastra festival.

This typical specialty of the upper Bidente valley takes its name from the “slab” or the stone on which the tortelli were placed to cook.

SANTA SOFIA

We have chosen as the starting / finishing point a town famous for good living, for the quality of its gastronomic products and the search for a harmonious and compatible lifestyle.

Santa Sofia will be the starting and finishing frame of the third stage of Unpaved Roads 2022.

On the weekend of 24 and 25 September 2022, its territory will see hundreds of gravel enthusiasts from all over Italy and beyond.

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SUPPORTER OF UNPAVED ROADS FORESTE CASENTINESI

FAQ

Registrations for the Unpaved Roads Foreste Casentinesi will open on July 17th, 2022. To register, just follow the simple online registration procedure directly on this site. Registrations are limited.

Unpaved Roads was designed and developed for gravel road lovers. A gravel bike is the most recommended but all types of bicycles are welcome including e-bikes.

If the registrations have already been closed there is no way to participate in the Unpaved Roads Casentinesi Forest. For this reason, we invite you to respect the registration deadlines.

All participants will be provided with the GPS tracks of the three routes (long, medium and short). Each participant will thus be able to follow the itinerary correctly thanks to their own GPS device or smartphone application.one per smartphone.

For all participants, it is MANDATORY to present the medical certificate to the organization. The accepted certificates are:

  • Certificate of fitness for the practice of sporting activity of particular and high cardiovascular commitment (you can find the model here)
  • Competitive Medical Certificate for Cycling

The medical certificate must expire after 25 September 2022 and must be sent by email to: info@unpavedroads.cc by 10 September 2022.

If the medical certificate is not compliant, it will be rejected and the member will have to forward a new compliant one within the set time frame

Anyone who does not comply with this requirement will not be considered regularly registered and is not entitled to a refund of the registration fee.

As per the regulations that you must read before registering, there is no refund / partial refund / transfer of registration to the following editions/ transfer of your registration to another person.

The participants who join us on Saturday will be able to enjoy the welcome drink.

During the event there will be 2 refreshment points on the route (1 on the short route).

At the end of the event everyone will be able to participate in the final refreshment.

Unpaved Roads Casentinesi Forest is an event open to E-bikes.

All participants must be in possession of equipment for mechanical problems such as inner tube, pump and tire levers.

During the event there is no mechanical assistance.

All participants will receive a list of shops where they can request a rental bike.

WHAT KIND OF EVENT IS UNPAVED ROADS?

It is a weekend formula event, designed for gravel road lovers.

The day you ride is Sunday only.

And in fact, even if the formula is weekend, it is also perfect for all people who do not have both days available but only on Sundays.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER?

On Saturday the registration of the participants is foreseen with the collection of the event pack.

Saturday is also a convivial moment thanks to the welcome drink, the presence of the stands of our sponsors and the draw lottery.

Those who want to be able to take a bike ride on Saturday as well, as included in the registration there is a bonus route to warm up a little for the next day.

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WHAT KIND OF EVENT IS UNPAVED ROADS?​

WHAT WILL HAPPEN SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER?

It will be possible to register and collect the event pack.

We will meet in the morning at the starting point, where you can have a snack in the company of all the participants before leaving.

The start will be in a group and everyone, at the crossroads, can decide whether to continue on the “long route” or take the “short route”.

During the long route there are two refreshment points, while in the short one one.

At the end there will be the final refreshment for all participants.

As you can see, we have thought of everything, you just have to come with your bike and have fun.

NO RACE NO STRESS

We believe that the bicycle can offer much more than a simple competitive performance, for this reason the event will not have a final ranking.

If you’re looking for a Gravel event to finish first, don’t sign up for the next Unpaved Roads.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for an event that allows you to raise your head and admire the view, you are in the right place. We believe in cycling as a way of discovery, exploration, escaping from everyday life, friendship, freedom and much more. Precisely for this reasons we have created Unpaved Roads.

You will have the opportunity to ride the most beautiful Gravel roads surrounded by hundreds of other enthusiasts like you.

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WE WORK HARD FOR YOU (AND WE LOVE IT)

Unpaved Roads isn’t just the name of a series of gravel road-oriented events.
Behind this name there are people (and cyclists like you) who have decided to make a commitment to people who love to ride.

We like to enhance the territories where our events take place by creating unique paths that will amaze you.

Routes that are studied in every detail to offer you the best experience on your bike and make your every ride unique.

We also team up with local people to promote local activities and specialties to make you experience new sensations and emotions.

REGISTER

Registration opening: 17th July 2022 at 9 pm | Limited places

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Event track in .gpx format, created after careful scouting work, which will allow you to follow the path you have chosen between the “long” and “short” without risking getting lost.
  • Welcome drink together with the other participants in the event. The best way to break the ice and make new friends.
  • 2 refreshment points along the way where you can refresh yourself with excellent food.
  • Final refreshment in the historic center of Santa Sofia where you will taste the famous handmade Tortelli alla Lastra and other local delicacies.
  • The exclusive Unpaved Roads Foreste Casentinesi cycling cap, reserved for members only, perfect under a helmet thanks to its breathable fabric.
  • Event box with typical local products to take home a “piece” of the Casentino Forests
    Bottle of wine from a local farm
    Map with map of the long and short itinerary and altitudes with landmarks in the area to always have an overview along the way.
  • Unpaved Roads Times Table Foreste Casentinesi.
  • Discounts with partners who support the Unpaved Roads series
  • Digital guide of the beauties of Santa Sofia thanks to which you will not have to look for any information about parking, public transport, hotels and much more. We have already thought of everything.
  • Toilets and showers that can be used at the end of the tour to get rid of the dust of the most beautiful forest track in Italy.
  • Heavy media coverage throughout the event with photographers and videomakers along the route with you, thanks to which you will have photos and videos of your experience with Unpaved Roads.
  • Bonus track on Saturday to optimize your gravel weekend in the Casentinesi Forests, a way to cycle on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Rich prizes from our sponsors such as GPS devices, goggles, carbon saddles, backpacks, t-shirts and much more.

Limit number of participants: 200

FULL MEDIA COVERAGE

During Unpaved Roads we will not stand still and watch.

We will always be present with you along the way to immortalise you in your best moments.

We will do interviews and photos that will tell the event to those who have not had the good fortune to participate.

They will all be memories that we will share with all the attendees of the event.

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