The magical Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer® takes place at dusk on the shores of Lake Garda on a course lit by torchlight. It starts lakeside and travels through the old town of Limone to climb through olive groves along a steep trail, through a wooded stretch which then follows the crest to the summit, topping out at 1,160m. Two brief descents just before the finish are anything but relaxing. The town lights and torchlights reflected in the lake below offer a memorable view. The total distance is 3.7 km with 1,080m vertical climb.
Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer®
Limone sul Garda, Lombardy, Italy
Start time: 6.00 pm
Distance: 3,7 km
Vertical climb: 1,080m
Highest point: 1,160m
Race records: Philip Goetsch 36’23” (2017); Christel Dewalle 44’51” (2014)
Some races are destined to leave their mark, and the Limone Vertical is one of these. A vertical climb of 1,100 meters in a course of about 3 km long is definitely impressive, but what certainly attracts spectators and the public is the amazing panorama that this course provides by night. From just 60 meters above sea level, the course shoots up along a specially "cleaned" and marked trail to 1,160 meters above sea level to the finish line. The start from Lungolago Marconi first covers a flat stretch that enters the old town center and reaches a picturesque olive grove. From here, the climb becomes increasingly difficult and grueling. Arriving at Dosso dei Roveri (halfway), the course enters a wooded area and then follows the crest to the top. In the final stretch the course has 2 brief descents that are anything but relaxing: it passes over rocky waterfalls that seem to crash into the lake below. The finish line is in the “Nembra” area with a breath-taking view.
More details: http://www.limonextreme.com