Marathon

BVG MARATHON

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Distance

42 Km

Altitude gain

2.700m D+

Max. time

11 h 30 min


Start

Bogliaco di Gargnano (Bs)
Trail Village, Piazza N. Sauro

Arrival point

Bogliaco di Gargnano (Bs)
Trail Village, Piazza N. Sauro

Start time

h. 12.30
04/04/2020

BVG MARATHON (42 km, 2.700m. d+ approx, max available time 11 hours 30 min)

Respect to the previous version of our marathon, we have less km and a lower vertical gap (we save 700m. d+), nevertheless the race route is not easier or less challenging😊
See here below the details.
Start in Bogliaco at 12.30 am, fast run to Gargnano (for 2 km), then ready to have the 1st long uphill (1.500m. d+ vertical gap) passing through the following towns/locations: Musaga, Sasso, Briano, Peak of Comer Mountain, Peak of Denervo Mountain (stop for a while, and have a look on the wonderful overview on the entire Garda lake and Baldo mountains, under your foots).
From the top of Denervo Mountain we descend to the old alpine cottage named Malga Denervo (have a look here on the mountains surrounding us, Adamello, Brenta Dolomites, Caplone and Tombea); then we take the mountain path named “senter del Vecc” up to Boldis location, we continue our downhill and we take the beautiful mountain path named “Senter del Tampa”, with some suggestive technical parts, which will then lead us to the upper part of Piovere town; then we proceed to Aer and we descend gradually to Gardola, where we have our turning point. Now we have a downhill to Oldesio, again Aer and we reach its wonderful waterfalls…then Piovere, Muslone and we can arrive to the starting point of the final severely challenging uphill (“senter del Luf”) with 650m vertical gap in less than 3,5 km, after which we will reach Briano location.
The final challenging uphill on the path “senter del Luf” will be done for the first time in our BVG editions (usually it was done as downhill). Most of the runner will be there during the night hours, climbing in the dark and if the weather condition will be fair with us, we could see the wonderful landscape with the lights of the small towns on the Garda lake coasts.
After reaching Briano we can start thinking about the arrival…but it’s still far, we have to descend through Navazzo, Fornico, Roina, Casa Cantoniera location, the sailing center in Bogliaco and then, after the final part of the beach, we will reach the finish line in the Old Port square in Bogliaco.
This race is challenging and can be considered as the arrival race for the trail runner or as the 1st preparation step for the next coming challenges of the year...