Some races are destined to leave their mark, and the Grèste de la Mughera Vertical Kilometer® is one of these. For the third consecutive year, the Grand Finale of the VK OPEN Championships will be held here.
A vertical climb of 1,094m over a 4 km long course is definitely impressive, but the attraction of this unique race also lies in the spectacular panorama overlooking the lake below.
From the start in the town on the shores of the lake, the first stretch enters the old town centre and, on reaching an olive grove, the climb becomes increasingly demanding.
Close to the halfway point at the Dosso dei Roveri, the course enters a wood before continuing along the crest towards the summit. On the final stretch of the course there are two brief descents that are anything but relaxing: passing over rocks with waterfalls cascading down into the lake below. The race finishes at the summit of the Mughera from which it takes its name.