Trail dei Cervi

February 17th, 2019

Maracalagonis, Sardinia - Italy

Three races:

45k 2100 d+, 25k 1100 d+, 12k 600 d+, on the hills and mountains of the Parco Dei Sette Fratelli, the kingdom of the Sardinian deer. Granite soil, technical between rocks and forest.

45 km, 2100 d+ marathon race

Extremely technical route in the first and last 10 km, with fords, ascents and vertical descents, tested grip terrain. Hills and mountains alternate between forest and scrubland, sometimes on rock.

25 km, 1100 d+ race

A very technical course, partly covering the first 10km of the long track; here, too, fords, ascents and vertical descents, takes place between hill and mountain between the scrub and in the middle of the woods. Do not be fooled by the distance, it is a true trail not suitable as a first experience.

12 km, 600 d+ short race

Ideal for those who want to try Trail Running with all its features enclosed in just over 10km. It's also suitable for fast walkers in a non-competitive version.

5 km, 200 d+ canicross

Canicross circuit, to try out the discipline, by Canix Italia


The competitions are held in the municipalities of Maracalagonis and Sinnai in the areas falling within the Parco Dei Sette Fratelli and within the compendium managed by the Forestas Agency.

With its approximately 10 thousand hectares of forest and Mediterranean vegetation, the district of the Sette Fratelli state forest is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and interesting places in south-eastern Sardinia. This territory is subject to landscape protection and is included, almost entirely, in the proposed Natural Park of Settefratelli-Monte Genis.

The climate is typically Mediterranean, characteristic of the southern Sardinian areas, with hot, long and dry summers that last for about four months, while the winter is mild and moderately rainy. During the winter, however, it is not uncommon to see the tops of the Settefratelli bleached by heavy snow. From the geological point of view, the F.D. Settefratelli is characterized by extensive granitic outcrops characterized by water erosion and wind. The waterways are mainly seasonal, while the altitude of the forest varies touching its highest point with the peak of Punta Ceraxa and its 1016 meters. This territory, sometimes impervious, has retained many parts of the vegetation covers typical of the island. The most widespread forest formation is the holm-oak associated with strawberry-like plants, broadleaf phyllirea, heather and viburnum. At medium-low altitudes the cork oak is also found. On the highest ridges, towards the tops of the Settefratelli, there is a vegetation with driftwood, running broom, thyme, lavender, along the riverbeds of the torrents the riparian vegetation with oleander, willows and alder. The area is also rich in biodiversity and endemism.

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