All you need to know about Volterra

In General, Uncategorized @en | on April 18, 2017

“A jump into nature, absorb art and culture”

The countdown for the 2017 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup has begun. The first of our series will kick-off in Volterra (Tuscany, Italy) from Friday 5th May to Saturday 6th May.

Volterra is one of the most important Etruscan cities, located in the core of Tuscany, on top of a naturally defended and protected high promontory.
The city of Volterra and the Cecina valley is awaiting you!

Why nature & sport is so important for the region? It has the perfect environment for an active holiday, especially for those who love the sport of cycling. It meets all your expectations.


Points of interest along the course

“Enjoy Volterra’s beautiful surroundings and amazing food”

On Friday night we all gather on the main square, called ‘Piazza dei Priori’ with music drinks and some food (on buffet). The closing party will take place on Sunday at the Osteria Fornelli, a gorgeous spot situated alongside the course. 


Accommodation & travel

Can’t wait to be part of this amazing event?
Book now your stay in Volterra. Ensure your spot!

Tuscany Forever offers a comfortable stay in 32 apartments in traditional Tuscan style.
It is chosen as official host hotel of City Mountainbike 2017 in Volterra.


Get to know the race course

In the heart of Volterra

The two-day event will kick-off on Friday with an open training for all competitors,
followed by the kids race, citizens and Shortrack XCC.

Click here to find out the entire two-day program.

The race starts and finishes on the Piazza dei Priori and goes around the historic city center, including the Palazzo dei Priori and Battistero di San Giovanni Battista.

2017 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup calendar

May 5-6: Volterra, Italy
June 3-4: Columbus, USA
June 24-25: Waregem, Belgium
July 29-30: Bangkok, Thailand
August 26-27: Winterberg, Germany
September 3: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
September 23-24: Antwerp, Belgium
October 13-14: Beirut, Lebanon

For more information:
Joyce Jason Ghijs
City Mountainbike | Head of Media and PR
mobile: +32 497 06 62 01 | e-mail