For those who don’t run

For those who don’t run

We have also thought about those who don't run, those who will simply come to accompany the runners, their families and/or their friends. In short, to all those who will be able to use the stay of those days in Val Maira to get to know, visit and enjoy our enchanting territory.

Giovedì 5 ottobre

On the occasion of the arrival of the athletes for the first stage of MOT in the central square of Paschero di Stroppo, the museum of Mountain School Stroppo will be open from 8.30 to 12.45 to all visitors. (Free activity) Not only that, also the famous Church of San Peyre of Stroppo will be open from 10 to 14 thanks to the volunteers of the Stroppo Proloco. (Free activity)

Venerdì 6 ottobre

For those who want to take advantage of the extraordinary opening of the Occitan Sòn de Lenga Museum in Espaci Occitan on the occasion of MOT, you can discover tradition, culture, music, Occitan language within the Museum from 9 to 12 and from 15 to 18 (admission € 4). An excellent opportunity to stop and participate in the presentation of the book "La Val Maira nella storia e la Souo gent" by Nanni Olivero, published by Primalpe from 18. (Free activity)

Sabato 7 ottobre

Where MOT races meet the party is assured!

Here’s what we offer visitors to the Trail Village of Marmora/Canosio.

  • At 10.30 am departure of the Occitan Walk, a walk of about 8 km between the beautiful villages of Marmora, where for the occasion will be put into operation the old communal ovens to allow walkers, accompanied by the Proloco of Marmora, to enjoy pizza and focaccia cooked in old wood-burning ovens. (Paid activity)
  • From 12, lunch based on local products also available for visitors thanks to the collaboration with the Proloco Marmora. The menu includes: appetizer, polenta prepared by the restaurants of Marmora and Canosio with sauce, focaccia, toma and aiolì, the typical Torta dei Tetti di Dronero, water, at a cost of € 15 (coca cola, wine Dròne, craft beer Alp and coffee).
  • Inside the Multipurpose Hall the Choir Soleri Bertoni Saluzzo will perform from 15 to 16.30 animating the dining room with the voices of young singers. (Free activity)
  • From 17 will be held the Workshop on occitan stars organized by Sideralis Workshop of the Stars in collaboration with Rosella Pellerino Espaci Occitan will bring adults and children in a new dimension, made of stars, myths and constellations of Occitan culture. (Free activity)
  • Astronomical, the Alpine Astronomy Festival, and MOT, the Maira Occitan Trail, will meet in the night in Marmora and Acceglio.

Saturday evening double appointment in Marmora at the Locanda Lou Pitavin and Ponte Maira at the Locanda Mistral, where you can dine and then observe the stars in front of a herbal tea, with telescopes of the association Sideralis Officina delle Stelle. (Paid activity)

The village will be attended by internationally renowned athletes such as Marco Olmo and twins Dematteis!

Domenica 8 ottobre

  • At 10 am walk to Dronero with collection of butts, organized in collaboration with Plastic Free. Departure from the arrivals area of MOT in p.zza Aldo Beltricco, circular tour in the historic center, along the path that will face the runners in their last and final stage of MOT 4x40k. (Free activity)
  • From 11 am an immersion in Occitan dances with Daniela Mandrile in Piazza Aldo Beltricco in Dronero, from the arrivals area of MOT. (Free activity)
  • From 12 noon lunch with lasagna, typical and sweet appetizers, water and hot tea available to all visitors at the price of € 15 (other drinks excluded), thanks to the collaboration with the Proloco Dronero. Lunch will be served in Piazza Aldo Beltricco of Dronero, in the arrivals area MOT.
  • From 14.30 concert of Occitan music with the local group of Quba Libre. (Free activity)
  • From 2.30pm to 5.30pm, possibility to visit the beautiful Sanctuary of San Costanzo al Monte but also the crypt and chapel of San Pietro in Vincoli in Villar San Costanzo thanks to the Volunteers for the Art of Villar. If you reach Villar San Costanzo for the occasion, don't miss the Ciciu del Villar Nature Reserve, a large natural park dotted with unusual geological formations in the shape of giant stone mushrooms.
  • From 15.30 final celebrations in the company of ultramarathoner Marco Olmo who will celebrate his birthday with us! Awards and final greetings. (Free activity)

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We look forward to seeing you at MOT, a race with different times

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