Montalcino, the lone hill between the Val d'Orcia

(a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2004) and the Valle dell’Ombrone where rivers of the same name run. Montalcino provides the perfect location for trail running; large climbs and descents as well as steep trails from its highest point, 680 m.a.s.l. to its lowest at 120 m.a.s.l., through the woods, which cover about 50% of the area, vineyards, and the famous Sienese hills, marked by numerous paths, mule tracks, cartroads, and historical routes like the Francigena and the Maremmana

Even the time period is no coincidence. Striving to maintain the link with the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino, the event will take place on the weekend prior to Benvenuto Brunello (the presentation of the latest vintage of Brunello di Montalcino released on the market that year): the second Sunday in February, guaranteeing weather conditions for real trail races!



BRUNELLO CROSSING is an event that was started by a group of sports enthusiasts and lovers of the Montalcino territory who got together and developed an idea that goes beyond the 44km, 23km, and 13km competitive races. There will also be a 13km non-competitive race and guided tour of wineries with a chance to try local specialties. On Sunday, there will be the Runners’ Lunch as well as several rest stops along both competitive and non-competitive routes highlighting the connection between sport, territory, and wine…obviously the finest!

The 2017 and 2018 editions both sold out two weeks before the race, giving us the proof that we were on the right path, getting positive feedback from both participants and the press.

We tried not to neglect the high technical/competitive profile of all the routes and participating athletes as well as the quality of services connected to the event, which created a pleasant and collaborative atmosphere.

There were many institutions, public and private, which contributed to successful previous editions.

The City Administration that backed us and helped right from the start; the Consorzio di Brunello di Montalcino that acted as a bridge between the registered runners and Brunello makers; the Municipal Police, Carabinieri, Misericordia, and Civil Protection that guaranteed a completely safe event.

The high profile of the main sponsors that, with their support, not only made this event possible, but also certified the quality and decorum of Brunello Crossing.

At this point, all that’s left to do is invite you to participate in one of our competitive races or non-competitive walks on February 10th, 2019 and guided tours of the Brunello di Montalcino wineries on February 9th.

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Cellar visits

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A magical territory, which varies in its many forms: the different sides of the Montalcino hill slowly roll into the enchanting Val d’Orcia, to the bottom of Monte Amiata and to the plains leading to the sea on the other side. Harmonious rolling hills with soft elevations that alternate between olive groves, vineyards and fields of wheat. Small plots of land topped with isolated farmhouses, majestic castles, little country churches surrounded by their hamlets: this is the land of Brunello Crossing, dominated by the medieval town of Montalcino. If you run with us, you will enjoy all this in addition to the best that this territory produces, which make it an absolutely outstanding place the world over prova.

Exclusively for Brunello Crossing participants and their family members and friends, the chance to live moments that only Montalcino can offer: a truly unique sensorial experience, a type of tourism that is timeless and that gives the best it has to offer in every season.



Wine is without a doubt one of the top products from Montalcino as it is known, valued and exported all over the world.

On a winery tour, you can be immersed in the authentic traditions of this land, meet wine producers, experience the aromas of the wine that change over the four seasons and, finally, get a taste of history in a glass right inside the places that interpret the Italian winemaking tradition the best.

Tours include a brief description of the winemaking process – agricultural and enological – that lead up to the final product, a tour of the vinification and ageing cellars and a wine tasting featuring the vintages chosen by the wineries often accompanied by other typical local products.

It is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover the enchanting world of wine and to meet the winemakers in person.


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Cost € 18,00 per person (free for children under 16 years of age)




Discovering a territory also means exploring it in all of its flavours: bring out the wines, olive oil, salami, sweets, the typical products of Montalcino!
In a digital world where everything runs at high speed, time can sometimes go by very quickly, so it is a pleasure to discover this little corner of paradise that has remained almost untouched for centuries, a place where you can relax and taste traditional products.
After a guided winery tour, you can sit at table for a light lunch paired with the legendary Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino wines.
Lose yourself in the thousand shades of Montalcino, take a bite out of history which, through its many flavours, takes you back in time, giving you an experience that you will always remember.


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Cost € 28,00 per person (10 euros per child under 16 years of age)



Learn about and taste the red gold of Montalcino and the Val d’Orcia.

A precious spice, an explosion of taste on the palate with zero calories, a source of antioxidants with antidepressant and even aphrodisiacal properties: saffron is the star of this experience! A visit to a packaging laboratory to learn more about this product from cultivation (characteristics and productive potential) to its use in cooking followed by a saffron tasting!


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Cost € 18,00 per person (10,00 euros per child under 16 years of age)

*Saffron tasting includes honey paired with pecorino cheese and local cold meats, cantucci biscuits and saffron beer.


“HANDS IN PASTA” with the ladies from Montalcino

Making “pasta” here with us is like casting a little spell!

Discover the secrets of homemade pasta, the pride of the Montalcino tradition, and learn from the wise experienced hands of local women who have decided to help out

Eggs and flour, a pinch of salt and… the magic of the “farmer’s wife” will show you the rest.

Together we will preserve this precious legacy that our grandmothers have taught us: traditions that will not fade away in Montalcino!!

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Cost € 10,00 per person

Shuttle supplement (for those who do not have their own vehicle and prefer booking a spot in the minivans): 8 euros per person.

Each winery has its own menu; in some places it is a cold lunch (canapés, cold meats, cheeses, salad) while in others there is a starter and a first dish or a hot second dish.

All tours and activities will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Participants will be divided into groups of 10-20 people according to the winery that they have chosen.

All those who sign up for tours and activities are entitled to a free visit of the Ramparts of the Fortress of Montalcino, scheduled for 17:00 on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

The tour of the Ramparts of the Fortress is made possible by the collaboration of the Pro Loco di Montalcino. 


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ou will be immediately be contacted by the organizers who will then provide you with all the payment information and will confirm your registration.

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Groups over 6 runners, please contact
+39 340 2421857

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Alessandro Capaccioli