What is the 2VS?

The Two Volcano Sprint is a single-stage, self-supported bicycle challenge starting and finishing at south Italy’s two iconic volcanoes, Mt. Vesuvio and Mt. Etna. The route crosses through National Parks, rural mountain villages, Calabrese forests, the panoramic Amalfi and Cilento coastline and the Appenine mountain range. With over 1,ooo kilometers and 24,000+ meters of elevation gain, the 2VS is a challenge for even the strongest of cyclists.


The 2VS 2021 starts on Friday, October 15th,  at 05:00am at the foot of Mt. Etna, Nicolosi. 

The Rules

As with all self-supported adventure races, riders must cycle the fixed GPX route completely self-powered and unassisted, carrying their own gear and acquiring any food, water, resources or lodgings at commercially available services. Riders must carry a GPS tracker, that should be turned on at all times. Drafting is not permitted unless riding in a pair. To make the finisher’s party, riders must complete the course within 110 hours. There is no prize money or reward for participants except the satisfaction of having pushed their legs and limits, explored another part of this planet and contributed towards improving the lives of people living on it.

The Goal

The Two Volcano Sprint is a not-for-profit event promoting eco-sustainability in south Italy. Thanks to sponsors covering organizational costs, 100% of the riders’ entry fees, after tracker rental, go towards an annual sponsorship grant. Every year, the 2VS association offers this grant to a project, initiative or service that positively impacts nature preservation, environmental sustainability, or climate action, while boosting economic growth for local communities

Annual sponsorship award project

The Davida Association is a non-profit company that has recently started a collection project purchasing food parcels to be distributed throughout the Napoli/Salerno region where there is most need. The Two Volcano Sprint was created to reinforce this not-for-profit organisation, using participants’ registration fees to fund an annual project focused on eco-sustainability in southern Italy.
In light of the global pandemic, funding raised from the 2VS events of 2019 and 2020, went towards supporting families and individuals whose livelihoods have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Three truck loads of care packages with enough supplies to sustain families and individuals living under difficult conditions for a week, were distributed throughout the first half of 2020. Eight tons of canned and dry supplies were donated in the first half of 2021.
The not-for-profit was also able to purchase and distributed close to one hundred tablets to schools in the communities of Ercolano and Nicolosi, for children without a computer or tablet and were forced to study online after schools across Italy shut down.
All parcels, tablets and supplies are purchased and delivered by the 2VS team personally and given directly to accredited distribution organizations, without any intermediary.
In these trying times, helping others in need is its own reward. If you are not able to participate in the cycling event, but would like to contribute towards our projects, you can donate directly through Paypal using the 2VS email: twovolcanosprint@gmail.com


2021 Registration is closed

Race map 2021



Start N° Name Country
Fiona Kolbinger Germany
Kai Magne Barstad Norway
Paul Gannon United Kingdom
Carolyn Chambers United Kingdom
Giulio Minniti Italy
Andrea Seiermann Germany
Ede Harrison United Kingdom
Lisa Grützmacher Germany
Peter Boynton United Kingdom
Steven Le Hyaric France
Bryan Averre United Kingdom
Nicola Shaw United Kingdom
Ulrich Bartholmoes Germany
Robert Britton United Kingdom
Fanny Bensussan France
Thomas Chateau France
Niel Copeland United Arab Emirates
Gerco Beekhof Netherlands
Derek Gamblin United Arab Emirates
Tom Van Hout Belgium
James Runnicles United Kingdom
Laurent Niederst France
Jaco Wessels United Kingdom
Ben Davies United Kingdom
Liam Lynch United Kingdom
Per Arne Janssen Germany
Jason Black Ireland
Robert Gardiner United Kingdom
Loïc Preghenella France
Nick Underhill-Day United Kingdom
Adrien Liechti Switzerland
Veit Köster Germany
Matteo Pellegrinuzzi France
Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos-Darginis United Kingdom
Tolga Alpagot Turkey
William Palmer United Kingdom
Cristian Auriemma Italy
Gernot Stenz Germany
Jakob Klaer Germany
Greg Melia United Kingdom
Emanuel Matti Austria
Thomas Ceyrowsky Germany
Joe Rass-Court Spain
Alfred Bonasera Germany
Renato Caudiullo Italy
Patrick Doupe Germany
Malo Camus France
Tomasz Rozmiarek Poland
Daan Marsmans Netherlands
Andrew Phillips United Kingdom
Brendan Cassidy Ireland
Christophe Dijkmans Belgium
Jonathan Sarkies United Kingdom
Frieder Backu Germany
Lukas Neubeck Germany
Markus Kroell Germany
Martin Schneider Germany
Christopher Greenan United Kingdom
Christian Schmidt Switzerland
Neil Crawford United Kingdom
Nerijus Pudziuvelis Lithuania
Gautier Bonnecarrère France
Giuseppe Colucci Italy
Alina Kilian Poland
Nicola Eccles United Kingdom
Frederick Aubry France
Francesco Ruggiero Italy
Omar Di Felice Italy
Julien Morret Belgium
Iwan Runggaldier Italy
Wilson Cesar Oliveira Brasil
Joep Croonen Netherlands
Marianne Thissen-Smits Netherlands
Lorenzo Gamberini Italy
Jean-Silviu Dupouy Germany
Frank Scholler Germany
Jürgen Knupe Germany
Wim Verheyen Belgium
Dragomir Titei Romania
Emiel Maelfait Belgium
Nicholas Mead United Kingdom
Andrea Galanti Italy
Lee Jackson United Kingdom
Leo Andrione Germany
Philippe Ernst Greece
Niklas Hanses Germany
Julie Elder United Kingdom
Sarah Cinquini Italy
Eloi Miquel Arcarons Spain


Start N° Name Name Country
John Cooke p. with: Steve Graham United Kingdom
Christoph Fuhrbach p. with: Martin Waldenberger Germany
Shahar Hechtlinger  p. with: Sebastian Rauner Germany
Marek Polacek p. with: Fuzz Kit Sweden
Germain Omnes p. with: Louis Rostren France
Alex Armstrong p. with: Adam Heyburn United Kingdom
Ad Mulders p. with: Joep Croonen Netherlands

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