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Stoneman Arduenna: 176 km of pure mountainbike emotion - from 4 July 2020

'Get earthed' is the motto of the Stoneman trail Arduenna, which takes you through the hills and valleys of the Belgian Eifel and the Ardennes massif.

 

In the forests with their almost primaeval atmosphere and the endless vastness of East Belgium you can recharge your batteries and get in touch with yourself again. What counts is the close link with nature, not the racing stress. With an overall length of 176 kilometres and 3,400 metres of elevation gain, this new marathon trail is just a dream for any mountainbiker and, at the same time, a sporting challenge that is absolutely unparalleled.


 

The Stoneman Arduenna:

  • signposted MTB circuit (176 km in length, 3,400 metres of elevation gain)
  • 8 checkpoints to visit
  • heavily wooded course with lots of single track passages, tough climbs but also some passages on which you can recover a bit
  • the circuit connects the locations Malmedy – Signal de Botrange – Robertville – Bütgenbach – Schönberg – Ouren – Burg Reuland – St. Vith and Montenau
  • the valleys of the Warche, Amel and Our and the High Fens have many unique landscapes and views to offer
  • opening on 4 July 2020 (subject to the decisions of the National Security Council in Belgium on Covid-19) – end of season: 15 September.

 

The profile

The Stoneman spirit
 

  • For Roland Stauder (Stoneman-founder), the Stoneman Arduenna is not about time, but about perceiving the uniqueness of nature and doing so consciously.
  • The Stoneman Arduenna is not a race, but a marathon course which can be negotiated in 1-3 days, depending on how fit you are.
  • Anyone who manages the circuit will be listed as a finisher on the website www.stoneman-arduenna.com and win a Stoneman trophy designed by former MTB pro Roland Stauder himself.

 

Starter packages & prices


Before you start, don't forget to pick up a starter package at one of the issuing offices. The number of the stamp bracelet has to be registered there before you start. There are various kinds of starter packages, for example the 'Stoneman Basic' package from as little as €29 (incl. starter card and bracelet, starting and finishing position, starter bag, general map 2020 (77 x 70 cm), bracelet 2020 & other giveaways). The official price table will be available from 4 july 2020.
 

 


Modular variants of the starter pack on sale:

Product Prepayment  Box office

Description

The starter pack can be booked online and has to be paid (online) immediately.

The service partner will provide the booked starter pack, which will be paid on the spot.

Stoneman Classic

Complete starter bag
(formely "basic")

29,- €

34,- €

Stoneman Classic + Stone

Stoneman Classic  
+ Stone in gold/silver/bronze/colourless

43,- € 48,- €

Stoneman Classic + Trophy

Stoneman Classic  
+ Stone in gold/silver/bronze/colourless
+ Trophy pedestal & Figure

63,- € 68,- €

Stoneman Card

Starter card & Lanyard

15,- € 20,- €

Stoneman Card + Stone

Stoneman Card
+ Stone in gold/silver/bronze/colourless

29,- € 34,- €

Stoneman Card + Trophy

Stoneman Card
+ Stone in gold/silver/bronze/colourless
+ Trophy pedestal & Figure

49,- € 54,- €


 


After that, it's time to get pedalling: visit the eight checkpoints and stamp your card in a maximum of three days. Every registered participant will find their place on the finisher list once they crossed the finish line :

  • STONEMAN Gold: if all 8 stamps have been collected in 1 day

  • STONEMAN Silver: if all 8 stamps have been collected in 2 days

  • STONEMAN Bronze: if all 8 stamps have been collected in 3 days

The final check and the entry on the finisher list will take place back at the issuing office.

 


Stoneman Arduenna MTB

Accommodation facility packages are available for all those aiming to complete the Stoneman Arduenna MTB in one, two or three days! The accommodation partners are specially attuned to catering to mountainbikers. You're in the very best hands here and can feel at ease. Arrive, wash your bike, lock it away, relax and recover ... that's the name of the game – until you get back on the course.

 

 


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