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Home Events Province of Piacenza Piacenza editorial staff THE ABBOTS WAY ULTRA TRAIL 2019


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Bobbio (PC)

This year in its 12nd edition, Abbots-Way Ultra Trail is a 125 km, 5500mD+ timed race along natural trails in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

Via degli Abati, also known as “Francigena di montagna”, is an ancient Medieval itinerary trod by monks from San Colombano monastery in Bobbio. They used to walk through it from the 7th century when travelling to Rome, before Sigerico's Francigena was defined as we know it today.

The itinerary was discovered in five years, from 1995 to 2000, by Giovanni Magistretti, a local scholar, member of the Associazione Amici di San Colombano in Bobbio, who relied on several historical documents to trace the path. These documents include the Codice Diplomatico from San Colombano monastery, but each discovery was supported by on site analyses along the Bobbio-Pontremoli path until both sources overlapped.

The 2019 edition starts from Pontremoli and will end in Bobbio.

Date: the event will be held from Apr 26, 2019 to Apr 28, 2019

Event timetable: See program


FRIDAY 26th APRIL 2019

Those who leave their car in Bobbio:
At 1.00 pm - Coach service departs from SPORT CENTRE of Bobbio, directed toward Pontremoli.
General Programme :
Bib collection: from 3 pm to 8 pm in the “Castello del Piagnaro”
6.00 pm: briefing and authorities welcome in the “Castello del Piagnaro”
7.30 pm: “apericena” (aperitif/dinner) in the “Castello del Piagnaro”


Bib collection ONLY for “Express Team” and the “Shot 35”: from 6.30 am to 7.30 am in the “Castello del Piagnaro
6.00 am: bag loading in the bus (only for “Tappa Unica” and “The Shot 35”) in the “Piazza della Repubblica” in front of the town hall
06.40 am chek bib number
7.00 am: start of the “Tappa Unica” from the “Castello del Piagnaro”
8.30 am: start of the “Express Team” and “The Shot 35” from the “Castello del Piagnaro”
From 7.00 pm - FINISH BOBBIO 125°KM


From 12.00 pm - AWARD WINNERS
AT 3.00 pm - END MEN

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: from € 95


OPEN FROM OCTOBER 03, 2018 at midnight

03/10/2018 – 14/10/2018
SINGLE STAGE: 95 euro – Express Team 110 euro.

15/10/2018 – 31/12/2018
SINGLE STAGE: 110 euro – Express Team 120 euro

01/01/2019 – 20/04/2019
SINGLE STAGE: 130 euro – Express Team 160 euro

Entries will not be accepted after 20/04/2019.

Information: ASD Lupi d'Appennino:
Phone +39.333.6418441.

To register online

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Office of Bobbio
S. Francesco Square, 1 - Phone: ++39 0523 962815 - 962804 - Fax: ++39 0523 936666
Weekday timetable:

01/01-31/03: Tue/Sat 9.30-12.30am/04.00-07.00pm; 01/04-31/07-01/09-31/12: from Wed to Sat; 01/08-31/08: from Tue to Sat

Weekend timetable:

01/04-31/07 and 01/09-31/12: 8.30-12.30am; 15/06-15/09 also 04.00-06.00pm; 01/08-31/08: 8.30-12.30am and 04.00-06.00pm

By Piacenza editorial staff (Apr 18, 2019)

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