A medical certificate is required to participate in the Tuscany Trail. Without it, even if you have correctly completed the registration procedure, you will not be able to participate.
Although the medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports is strongly recommended, the certificate of “good health for cycling” issued by your family doctor is enough. Obviously, the medical certificate must be valid for the period of the Tuscany Trail.
If you have not uploaded your medical certificate during the registration phase, you must send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31.
WHAT IS THE MOST SUITABLE BIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TUSCANY TRAIL?
This is definitely one of the most frequently asked questions by participants. Let’s say right away that the track is designed to be covered by a MTB. The route is extremely varied consisting of dirt roads, asphalt secondary roads and paths. Over the years, participants in the Tuscany Trail have used all types of bike, starting from cyclocross (and gravel bikes of course) and finishing with endure bikes. The truth is that there is no single answer to this question. If you use a gravel bike, you will go very fast on the sections of dirt roads and asphalt but you will find yourself a bit in trouble along the paths and cart roads while if you use a MTB you will face all dirt roads with great ease but you will be disadvantaged on asphalt.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-ARRANGED STOPS? WHERE DO I SLEEP AND WHERE DO I EAT?
The Tuscany Trail is defined as a “no-stop” event in the sense that there are no fixed stops but each participant can freely decide where to stop, to eat and to sleep along the way. Our advice is to study the route before leaving in order to get an idea of the possible stops that you will make.
HOW DO I FIND FACILITIES ALONG THE WAY TO EAT AND SLEEP? DO YOU HAVE ANY AGREEMENTS WITH SOME FACILITIES?
We have no agreements along the way. The best way to find a place at the best price is to take advantage of the technology and, in particular, use Booking.com and Google Maps. The offers that you will find on these two websites are the best in absolute and we would not be able to get these offers even with a possible agreement.
Google Maps allows you to understand where an accommodation facility is and how many kilometers separate you from it while booking.com allows you to book online.
IS THERE A LUGGAGE TRANSPORT SERVICE FROM DEPARTURE TO ARRIVAL?
The Tuscany Trail organization does not offer this type of service to participants. However, every year we strive to find an external company that offers the luggage transport service for a fee. The organization of the Tuscany Trail is not responsible for this service.
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL
On arrival, you will find a sheet you have to sign certifying your completion of the Tuscany Trail. Don’t expect a pasta party because you won’t find it. You can use the accommodation facility to eat and sleep during opening hours. The gym will always be open with bathrooms, showers and a place where you can sleep using your sleeping bag.
ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED THE TUSCANY TRAIL, HOW DO I GO BACK HOME?
The end of the Tuscany Trail is 3 km away from the Orbetello Scalo railway station. You can take the regional trains going there by bike to return to Massa or anywhere else. This is the most practical and cheapest way you can use.
REGISTRATIONS ARE ALREADY CLOSED. IS THERE THE POSSIBILITY OF REGISTERING THE SAME?
There is no possibility to register in the Tuscany Trail beyond the official registration date.
I AM REGULARLY REGISTERED BUT I CANNOT PARTICIPATE, IS THERE A REFUND?
As per our regulations that you must read before registering, there is no refund/ partial refund/transfer of registration to the following year.