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Ultra Trail del Mugello

Intermediate/Difficult

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37.2 mile 59.8 kilometer loop
82% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 8,403' 2,561 m
Descent: -8,413' -2,564 m
High: 3,738' 1,139 m
Low: 1,353' 412 m

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Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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100% Trail is the slogan of this route nestled in the heart of the Florentine Apennines.

Piero Sisti

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The host site of the Ultra Trail del Mugello is the Giogo-Casaglia district, which encompasses 6,800 hectares of regional forests. These forests house an explosion of colors and scents, with crystal clear waterfalls; it’s practically a one of a kind natural and wild landscape.

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The Ultra Trail del Mugello was the joint brainchild between ultra running enthusiasts, nature lovers proud of their land, and the Mugello Union of Mountain Municipalities. The Union manages 4 forests encompassing 110,000 hectares total. These parts are part of the patrimony of forests of Tuscany and the Italian region which accounts for 20% of all of Italys forests.

The Union of Mugello Mountain Municipalities manages districts stretching from the outskirts of Florence to the border of Emilia Romagna and the province of Prato. The great ridgeline of the Apennines crosses each, and they are places rich in history, art, and abundant nature. From these lands were born some of the greatest artists such as Giotto and Fra Angelico, and Dante drew inspiration from the lands, where he was exiled from Florence.

With this rich history in mind, a permanent trail was created for anyone who wishes to travel it, even outside of this event.

The host site of the Ultra Trail del Mugello is the Giogo-Casaglia district, which encompasses 6,800 hectares of regional forests. These forests house an explosion of colors and scents, with crystal clear waterfalls; its practically a one of a kind natural and wild landscape.

The forest fauna, thanks to regulations protecting these lands, is particularly rich. Home to numerous deer and roe deer, wild boar, skunk, weasel, badger, squirrel and many other fauna, its also become home again, since 1988, to a wolf population, thanks to reintroduction efforts to bring the environment back as it was in the past. There are also many birds of prey; in particular, in the Rovigo valley there exist Golden Eagle nesting grounds .

There are two races UTM and MT, with respective distances of 60km and 23.5km, and respective elevation gains of 3200m and 1280m that are held on this trail.

The route passes 7 mountain huts and bivouacs, which during the race will host refueling/refreshment points, as well as are the base of operations for safety personnel.

Flora & Fauna

Home to numerous deer and roe deer, wild boar, skunk, weasel, badger, squirrel, wolves, golden eagles, other birds of prey, and many other fauna.

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Local Club: Mugello Outdoor ASD

Land Manager: Unione Montana dei Comuni del Mugello

Jul 19, 2012: Our videos

Oct 5, 2006: Food in Mugello

Aug 19, 2004: Nature

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Nature over run - filmmaker Mirko Malavolta art director Piero Sisti.
Feb 8, 2018 near Ronta, IT
Racing past the Cascata dell'Abbraccio on the Trail del Mugello.
Dec 3, 2015 near Ronta, IT
Heading up Monte Acuto from the Trail del Mugello.
Dec 3, 2015 near Ronta, IT
Adventurers coming up Monte Pratone from the Trail del Mugello.
Dec 3, 2015 near Luco Mu…, IT
Runners head down Monte Acuto on the Trail del Mugello.
Dec 3, 2015 near Ronta, IT
A cascade on the Rovigo river can be reached from the Trail del Mugello.
Dec 3, 2015 near Firenzuola, IT

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