What is the 2VS?

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 24,000+ meters of elevation gain, the 2VS is a challenge for even the strongest of cyclists.


The 2VS 2020 starts on Sunday, October 18th,  at 05:30am. 

The Rules

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 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 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 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

Do you have an innovative idea for a project, initiative or service that will positively impact nature preservation, environmental sustainability, or climate action, while boosting economic growth for underprivileged communities and/or cleaning up your town, city or region?

If your project ticks any of these boxes, we encourage you to apply for this year’s sponsorship award by making a short 2 – 3 minute video and a written application of no more than 300 words, explaining your idea.

The annual TVS award will go to the applicant whose project receives the most public votes.

All proceeds raised from cyclists’ entry fees and sponsor donations, go directly towards the winning project. The winner will be publicly accountable to the riders whose participation in that year’s 2 Volcano Sprint supports their initiative. At the end of the year, a follow up video will be posted showing the project’s progress and what has been accomplished.



2020 Registrations Are Open

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