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



Rider N° Name Country
11 Fiona Kolbinger Germany
15 Kai Magne Barstad Norway
16 Paul Gannon United Kingdom
17 Carolyn Chambers United Kingdom
20 Giulio Minniti Italy
21 Andrea Seiermann Germany
23 Ede Harrison United Kingdom
24 Lisa Grützmacher Germany
25 Peter Boynton United Kingdom
26 Steven Le Hyaric France
27 Bryan Averre United Kingdom
28 Nicola Shaw United Kingdom
29 Ulrich Bartholmoes Germany
13 Robert Britton United Kingdom
30 Fanny Bensussan France
22 Thomas Chateau France
32 Niel Copeland United Arab Emirates
34 Gerco Beekhof Netherlands
35 Derek Gamblin United Arab Emirates
109 Colin Smith United Kingdom
107 James Runnicles United Kingdom
79 Laurent Niederst France
37 Jaco Wessels United Kingdom
38 Ben Davies United Kingdom
40 Liam Lynch United Kingdom
41 Per Arne Janssen Germany
43 Jason Black Ireland
36 Thomas Jacquelinet France
44 Loïc Preghenella France
45 Nick Underhill-Day United Kingdom
46 Adrien Liechti Switzerland
47 Veit Köster Germany
48 Alexander Kopp Austria
49 Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos-Darginis United Kingdom
77 Tolga Alpagot Turkey
50 William Palmer United Kingdom
51 Cristian Auriemma Italy
52 Francesco Pizzo Italy
53 Jakob Klaer Germany
85 Greg Melia United Kingdom
54 Emanuel Matti Austria
55 Thomas Ceyrowsky Germany
56 Joe Rass-Court Spain
59 Alfred Bonasera Germany
57 Renato Caudullo Italy
58 Patrick Doupe Germany
100 Malo Camus France
60 Tomasz Rozmiarek Poland
61 Daan Marsmans Netherlands
12 Andrew Phillips United Kingdom
62 Brendan Cassidy Ireland
63 Christophe Dijkmans Belgium
74 Jonathan Sarkies United Kingdom
64 Frieder Backu Germany
65 Lukas Neubeck Germany
66 Christian Englert Germany
67 Martin Schneider Germany
68 Christopher Greenan United Kingdom
108 John Cooke United Kingdom
70 Sofiane Sehili France
71 Nerijus Pudziuvelis Lithuania
72 Gautier Bonnecarrère France
19 Giuseppe Colucci Italy
104 Thomas Boury France
73 Nicola Eccles United Kingdom
76 Frederick Aubry France
78 Francesco Ruggiero Italy
81 Omar Di Felice Italy
80 Julien Morret Belgium
82 Iwan Runggaldier Italy
83 Filippo Nicotra Italy
84 Douglas Migden United States
86 Marianne Thissen-Smits Netherlands
105 Andrea Boscolo Italy
31 Jean-Silviu Dupouy Republic of Moldova
87 Frank Scholler Germany
106 Christian Bel Germany
88 Wim Verheyen Belgium
39 Dragomir Titei Romania
89 Emiel Maelfait Belgium
91 Nicholas Mead United Kingdom
92 Andrea Galanti Italy
93 Julien Roissard France
94 Leo Andrione Germany
95 Philippe Ernst Greece
97 Niklas Hanses Germany
101 Markus Spieth Germany
14 Sarah Cinquini Italy
99 Eloi Miquel Arcarons Spain
102 Robert Reinecke Germany
103 Jim Armshaw United Kingdom
98 Hashim Hasssan United Kingdom


Rider N° Name Name Rider N° Country
75a Christoph Fuhrbach p. with: Martin Waldenberger 75b Germany
90a Ad Mulders p. with: Mike Janssen 90b Netherlands
42a Marek Polacek p. with: Fuzz Kit 42b Sweden
18a Germain Omnes p. with: Louis Rostren 18b France
33a Alex Armstrong p. with: Adam Heyburn 33b United Kingdom
96a Tom Bukouski p. with: Simon Pope 96b United Kingdom

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