Sciacchetrail: The Race, the Wine, the Territory

The Sciacchetrail will take place on March 23rd, 2024. It is a race which runs along the vertical wine trails to discover the territory and the beauty of the Cinque Terre. 

The Sciacchetrail is not just a race. Certainly, you can run it and challenge yourself in an exceptional natural environment, the trails of the Cinque Terre National Park, but you won’t miss merging with a landscape where human activities have always blended with those of nature. The Sciacchetrail 2024 will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024. 

The 2024 Route

The race follows the unique path of the Cinque Terre, an imaginary line that connects wine, sanctuaries, villages, nature, and communities, starting and finishing in Monterosso al Mare, passing through the municipalities of Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza. This year, in addition to the traditional 47 km race in the Cinque Terre, another race covering a remarkable 100 km will be organised, extending into the Val di Vara. 

A unique experience

A bib for the Sciacchetrail is a unique experience. The forty fortunate participating athletes will depart from Riomaggiore on Friday, March 23rd, at midnight, aiming to reach Monterosso within 26 hours. The route will include stops in Pignone, Beverino, and Riccò del Golfo. The passage through the village of Pignone is expected between 7:30 and 10 on Saturday morning, March 25th. 

One Wine, One Territory

Even if you’re not among the runners and are only following the race without participating, it will be a fantastic day of sports and nature in a unique setting. The protagonist, alongside the beauty of the UNESCO heritage territory, will be the paths and vineyards of Sciacchetrà, the passito wine, sweet and liqueur-like, produced in the Cinque Terre from the Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grape varieties. This wine has, in fact, shaped the wonder of the landscape with its terraced vineyards, dry stone walls, and cröse climbing the hills, reflecting centuries of hard work. For the first time, the event will also explore the territory just behind the Cinque Terre, the Val di Vara, with its nature and history. 


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