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Ecomaratona del Chianti 2023

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The EcoMaratona del Chianti Classico will take place from 14th to 16th October 2022 in Castelnuovo Beradenga (about 15 km far from Siena), which is included in the Italian list of "Slow Cities and centre of the Cities of the Wine" .

The event is the perfect opportunity for a weekend of sport while experiencing the beauty of the territory extremely rich in tourist and food and wine offer.

For the whole day of Saturday and Sunday the Mercatale (Food and Wine Market) is organized, near the starting and finish area and in the main streets of the country, with typical products of the territory, like Chianti wine, olive oil, local salami, and pecorino cheese of Crete senesi.

 

Your Experience

INCLUDED: 

• Two nights’ accommodation at the NH Hotel Siena

• Three nights’ accommodation at the Relais Borgo Scopeto in the Tuscan hillside

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Welcome reception on Thursday

• Dinner at Ristorante Vinattieri in Siena on Thursday

• Half-day excursion to Montepulciano with English speaking guide on Friday

• "Emozioni Chianti Classico" - wine cellar walk with local cuisine on Saturday

• Pre-race dinner at the hotel on Saturday

• Post-race dinner at the hotel on Sunday

• Farewell dinner at Casa del Chianti Classico in Radda on Monday

• Motorcoach transportation to all activities per the itinerary

• Hosted by Marathon Tours & Travel with local guides from Run Italy

• Guaranteed Entry additional

NOT INCLUDED: 

• Marathon Entry 

• Transfers to/from Siena 

• Meals and drinks not mentioned in “INCLUDED” & Welcome Dinner in typical restaurant

• City tax

• Tips and any extra not mentioned in “INCLUDED”

Race entries include:

• Medical team

• Time keeping

• Transport to the starting point

• Manned drink stations including safety equipment 

• Diadora technical jersey, Chianti Classico bottle and finisher medal

• Bag storage

Event Includes

Your Experience

INCLUDED: 

• Two nights’ accommodation at the NH Hotel Siena

• Three nights’ accommodation at the Relais Borgo Scopeto in the Tuscan hillside

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Welcome reception on Thursday

• Dinner at Ristorante Vinattieri in Siena on Thursday

• Half-day excursion to Montepulciano with English speaking guide on Friday

• "Emozioni Chianti Classico" - wine cellar walk with local cuisine on Saturday

• Pre-race dinner at the hotel on Saturday

• Post-race dinner at the hotel on Sunday

• Farewell dinner at Casa del Chianti Classico in Radda on Monday

• Motorcoach transportation to all activities per the itinerary

• Hosted by Marathon Tours & Travel with local guides from Run Italy

• Guaranteed Entry additional

NOT INCLUDED: 

• Marathon Entry 

• Transfers to/from Siena 

• Meals and drinks not mentioned in “INCLUDED” & Welcome Dinner in typical restaurant

• City tax

• Tips and any extra not mentioned in “INCLUDED”

Race entries include:

• Medical team

• Time keeping

• Transport to the starting point

• Manned drink stations including safety equipment 

• Diadora technical jersey, Chianti Classico bottle and finisher medal

• Bag storage

Your Itinerary

Thursday, October 12 - Welcome to Italy! Once you arrive into the Florence Airport (FLR), make your way to Siena for check-in for your two-night stay at the NH Siena Hotel.  This afternoon, we welcome you to join a two-hour guided walking tour of Siena. Later this evening we will gather for a welcome drink at the hotel and then make our way to the Vinattieri Restaurant for our welcome dinner. (Dinner included)

Friday, October 13 - After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, be prepared for a half-day excursion with private bus and English speaking guide to Montepulciano. You will enjoy wine-tastings with a light lunch in Montepulciano. In the afternoon, return to Siena for a leisure evening on your own. (Breakfast and light lunch included)

Saturday, October 14 - Following breakfast be prepared to check-out as we prepare to leave for the next three nights at the Relais Borgo Scopeto in the Tuscan hillside. Our first stop will be Castelnuovo Berardenga where we will begin our five-hour Wine Cellar Walk "Emoziani Chianti Classico". Upon returning to Castelnuovo Berardenga, you will have leisure time to pick up your race entry at the Expo in Piazza Marconi. Our last stop is the Relais Borgo Scopeto Hotel. This evening we will gather for our pre-race dinner at the hotel. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Sunday, October 15 - Race Day! After an early breakfast we will transfer to Castelnuovo Berardenga for the start of the marathon, half-marathon and 13KM (all begin at 9:30 AM). Lunch will be at your leisure with private transfers back to the hotel at 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Join us this evening at our hotel for a post-race celebration dinner. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Monday October 16 - Day of Tuscan Lifestyle. Following breakfast, you will have two activity options to choose from or enjoy a free day on your own.  

Cooking Class at Toscana Mia with lunch included. (Max of 16 persons)

Mountain e-bikes for individual biking tours with wine tastings and lunch (on own) in the Chiantishire area. Note: these bikes have a motor assist for easily climbing the hilly terrain.

In the early evening, we will transfer to Radda in Chianti for our farewell dinner.(Breakfast and dinner included)

Tuesday October 17 - Hotel check-out and transfer to Florence for return flights,

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Payments

When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip.

International Participants

To participate in one of the three races, it is essential to have the sports medical certificate for the competitive activity valid on the date of the race and recognized by the country of residence, regardless of their membership in sports clubs or federations. A copy of the valid medical certificate, if not delivered at the time of registration (a medical certificate is needed for foreign people) must be delivered upon collection of the bib.

Check out our medical certification page for more information. 

Bib number collection

The collection of bibs and race packs will be possible from Castelnuovo Berardenga on the following days and times:

  • Friday - 5pm until 6.30pm 
  • Saturday - 10am until 7:30pm
  • Sunday - 6:45am until 8:30am

Locations:

Race packs - Piazza Marconi

Bibs - in Via Mazzei.

Bag drop-off

Athletes enrolled in the EcoMarathon 42K will have to use special "bags" that will be delivered at the time of collection of the bib, the use of other bags will not be allowed. The delivery of the same by the athletes to the organization must be made by 9.00 am on the trucks prepared in Brolio: only the clothing bag present in the race pack will be accepted (contained volume, no jackets). Pick up bags on arrival in Castelnuovo Berardenga a few steps from Piazza Marconi (follow signs). On the envelope you will find a sticker with the bib number to be affixed to the bag.

Route Description

The athletes start from the ancient Castle of Brolio. The panorama and the landscapes, made even warmer and more welcoming by the colours of autumn. The first 5 km are almost flat, ideal for warming up, but with a minimum difference in height until the arrival at the Castle of Cacchiano, an altitude of 505m from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Siena, the Chianti hills, and villages. Take an easy and short path in the direction of the village of Monti in Chianti, then enjoy forest road and vineyards, with a climb of about 100m Continue on the old route in the Monti area. Soon you will enter a vineyard and among the rows you reach the modern Badia di Coltibuono winery at 14km. Continue along a gentle climb on a dirt road, near the Castle of Lucignano.

Continue slightly uphill towards the castle of Brolio. At 20km you will enter a vineyard to reach, always uphill, the Podernovi farmhouse. You will have in front of you a wonderful scenery both in the direction of Siena and the vineyards that surround you. The second climb ends and through vineyards and woods you will arrive at the village of San Felice.

Continue in the direction of Villa a Sesta, in a short but steep descent until we arrive through a vineyard at 27km just below the village of Villa a Sesta at 380m. Proceed in the direction of the village Castelnuovo Berardenga. You will descend for a km between the rows of vineyard and after an easy ford the lowest point of the route (245m), you will face an uphill stretch of 100 meters before arriving at the Castell'in Villa company at 30km.

Continue on a dirt road in a flat stretch with an amazing view of Chianti, among farmhouses, vineyards and cypresses: you will feel like you are in front of a painting. Shortly after you will descend into an easy and pleasant descent of the dirt road for about 2.5km, the ideal time to recover your energy. From this point you will enter the route of the 21km and the 13km in common until the arrival in Castelnuovo.

At 33km you will start a long and discontinuous climb, follow the path as it continues through olive trees and woods. At 35km you exit the woods with wonderful views opening up in front of you indicating that the climb is finally over. In a stretch of easy dirt road you will arrive at the friends of the Montecucco oil mill (350m) where you will smell the scent of new oil.

Continuing downhill always on a dirt road you will arrive close to a leap of red earth, where you will have to face a stretch of only 200 meters in length, very demanding and can be muddy. Go through a flat vineyard before a final push of 50 meters uphill. The finish will be a harmony, first on a dirt road downhill and at the last km in the vineyards of the Felsina company. You will suddenly find in front of you a giant rooster, symbol of Chianti Classico. You will reach a row of cypresses that lead to the historic cellar of the Felsina company. Then the last meters will lead you to the square for an arrival full of emotions and the awareness of having completed an incredible journey. Breathe and enjoy this immense and unforgettable joy.

Refreshment stops: 6km, 14km, 21km, 25km, 27km, 34km, 36km, 40km

 

Location

The medieval city of Siena is located in central Italy’s Tuscany region and is known for its museums, art, heritage and fine wines – most notably it’s production of Chianti wines. Your Chianti running adventure begins and ends here. The nearest airport to Siena is Florence, approximately a 78km drive away. Trains run regularly between the cities with a journey time of around 2.5 hours. Pisa and Rome are also well connected to Siena by trains and buses, should you decide to opt for either of these city airports. 

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  • Ecomaratona del Chianti - NH Siena & Borgo Scopeto Relais

    Via La Lizza, 1, Siena SI, Italy 53100

    More Details

    Accommodation for our Chianti 5-night package will spend two nights at the NH Siena and three nights at Borgo Scopeto Relais 

    The grand 4-star Nh Siena Hotel is placed 400 metres from Stadio Artemio Franchi. The venue is nestled in the heart of Siena with its wealth of historical landmarks, Gothic architecture, pizzerias and cafés.. Guests also unwind in the on-site informal bar with a favorite drink, or at the private pool and a gym also available at the hotel.

    Borgo Scopeto is a typical Tuscan estate with delightful views of the famous city of Siena, which is only a few minutes away. The Borgo has been beautifully restored and has all the elegance of yesteryear. From this corner of paradise you can see the Mangia Tower and Siena’s cathedral in the distance behind the gentle rolling hills.This estate, which for five centuries was the residence of the famous Sozzini dynasty, is now one of the most exclusive hotels in the area and guests can be sure of a unique experience.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • City Centre Location

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