The Antico Trail del Contrabbandiere runs entirely through the "Altavia del Tabacco". It was so named for the type of crops that took place in the terracing during the period of the Republic of the Serenissima, then with the Austro-Hungarian Empire and finally during the period of the Risorgimento and the formation of the Italian state. Currently the cultivation of tobacco is marginal, it aims more to a quality product and niche. The "Altavia del Tabacco" is developed along the Canal di Brenta Valsugana), surrounded by the rocky walls of Massiccio del Grappa and Altipiano dei "Sette Comuni", offering characteristic and poetic images with a whole series of villages stretched of the river: "La Brenta".
The idea of a semi-self-sufficient trail that traces the path that tobacco smugglers used to "live", passing over the various countries that have made the history of this territory, never transiting, is born from such a great story. For the inhabited centers, but only by touching them. You can see now disused places, between grassy ridges, and inlets in the most inaccessible valleys, a stone's throw from civilization and the frenzy of modern life.
The arrival is located in the historic center of Bassano del Grappa, in Piazza Libertà, passing through the Ponte degli Alpini.
The length is 50 km with 3300 meters of positive difference in height. Participation in the competition entitles to 3 Itra points - race recognized as qualifying for UTMB. The departure is at 11.00 from Costa di Valstagna and arrival in Bassano del Grappa in the charming Piazza Libertà. The maximum time to be classified is 11.50 hours: the test will close, therefore. at 10.30 pm on the same day.
The Trail is developed entirely on well-marked paths and dirt roads (Tabacco cartography Map - map No. 051). This test takes place in large part (about 90%) along mountain and wooded paths, at altitudes between 130 m above sea level. and 1200 mt s.l.m. and conditions may be difficult due to wind, rain or fog.
The length is 23 km with 1300 meters of positive difference in height. The departure is at 14.30 from Oliero and arrival in Bassano del Grappa in the charming Piazza Libertà. The maximum time to be classified is 05 hours: the test will then close at 19.30 on the same day.
The Trail is developed entirely on well-marked paths and dirt roads (Tabacco cartography Map - map No. 051). This test takes place in large part (about 90%) along mountain and wooded paths, at altitudes between 130 m above sea level. and 680mt s.l.m. and conditions may be difficult due to wind, rain or fog.
CHALLENGE 2019 born from the will of the organizers to make known this territory in different times of the year: the "Antico Trail del Contrabbandiere" takes place in fact late spring, while the "CMP Trail" in early October. Nature is tinged with different colors, the climatic conditions are different, but the athletic spirit is the same and his eyes can enjoy unique views that will be imprinted in the heart, along the two paths of 50K and 43K: different paths that they meander on the slopes of the Brenta right for the most part.
Here, then, that the two well-known of this territory (Bassano) meet and give life to a new experience, signing this important opportunity for the trail-runner: a really advantageous registration fee (and fixed until the end of the registration of the Old Trail of the Smuggler on 31/05/2019), you can sign up for the Challenge, that is, at the same time the registration will include both the trail, and will give the opportunity to compete for the prize with prizes in kind and access to an event organized by company - always from Bassano - Masters, world-wide company in the production of trekking poles, trail-running, skiing and Nordic walking.