The Two Volcano Sprint is a single-stage, unsupported bicycle challenge starting and finishing at south Italy’s two iconic volcanoes, Mt. Vesuvio and Mt. Etna. The route crosses the panoramic Amalfi and Cilento coastline before heading into the Appenine mountains and descending finally into Sicily. With just over 1,ooo kilometers and 23,000+ meters of elevation gain, the 2VS promises a tough challenge for the strongest of cyclists.
The 2VS starts on Thursday, November 7th, at 12:00 noon. The finish party and official rider cut-off time is Monday, November 11th, at 18:00.
As with all self-supported adventure races, the rules are simple. 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 will carry a gps tracker, that should be turned on at all times. Drafting is not permitted unless riding in a pair. The cut off time for riders to receive an official finishers’ classification is 102 hours, at the end of which, a finishing party will be held. There is no prize money or reward for riders 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 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 young entrepreneur’s project in environmental sustainability, eco-tourism and improving resources for their local underprivileged communities.