Piemonte Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling - Corona di Delizie
    Cycling - Corona di Delizie
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  • Giro d'Italia 2011 - Contador
    Giro d'Italia 2011 - Contador
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    Giro d'Italia 2011 - Rujano
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Piemonte Sports & Outdoors

  • Monte Soglio Trail

    Every year, at the end of May, the "Trail del Monte Sglio" trail running event gathers 500 athletes to compete in two categories through several valleys of the Alto Canavese area.- Gir Lung (Long Run) is 60 Km (37.5 mi) with an accumulated climb of 3,400 m (11,155 ft)- Gir Curt (Short Run) is 26 Km (16.2 mi) with an accumulated climb of 1,400 m...

  • Ski

    For those who haven't heard that the 2006 edition of the Winter Olympic Games was held in Torino, there are countless locations and resorts in Piedmont. From mundane top-class down to concealed small hideaways, resorts are scattered through most of the valleys of the Western Alps.Downhill ski and snowboarding, cross-country, and back-country...

  • Snowshoeing - General information

    Abundant snowfalls seem to drag a fast-growing number of snowshoeing enthusiasts, this being the probable reason why snowshoes for rent are now available at several ski rental locations.It's a fun practice for all but the risks posed by avalanches must never be underestimated. Never venture alone anywhere in the mountains. Should you try it for the...

  • Ironbike - The World's Hardest Mountain...

    Taking place in July, the Ironbike is a yearly multi-stage mountain bike event that crosses the border with France across various Alpine valleys. Most of it is run in Piedmont and unfolds over a 650 total Km distance and 22,000 m (72,370 ft) overall vertical drop climb.A fascinating event to watch. That's all I can do considering my poor cycling...

  • Biathlon and Cross country

    I managed to see 2 of the events at the recent Torino winter olympics in Pragelato and Cesana San Sicario. I saw Germany win the mens biathlon, Canada take the women's cross country and Sweden come first in the mens.The atmosphere created by the large numbers of international spectators is something I'll always remember. Notably the Norwegians.

  • Trial Events

    From minor regional class to World Championships, Piedmont valleys host rounds of spectacular Trial events organized by the Italian Motorcycle Federation which are often accompanied by other recreational or social activities.This discipline had its boom in the 80s and suffered a constant decline in the years to follow due to the ever increasing...

  • Parks of Piedmont

    If you love nature, well, Piedmont is a place for you. For its number and extesion of protected areas it way outnumbers any other region of Italy.Summertime activities range from relaxing wildlife-watching to extreme adventures.This image highlights the protected areas. Although rental is available, bring your own proper equipment for:- Hiking-...

  • Torino 2006 - XX Winter Olympic Games

    Turin hosts the XX Winter Olympics and it's getting ready for it by completing the relevant infrastructures.The city is the base and coordination hub for the event and here will only take place some skate events and, of course, the opening ceremony. All other disciplines will find proper ground in neaby Susa and Chisone valleys, within easy reach...

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