Hut to Hut in the Italian Alpine!
"Each mountain is like a piece of art" Reinhold Messner
The Dolomites, a jewel of the European Alps and UNESCO world heritage site also serve as an alpine running mecca for those brave enough to get off the beaten path. With thousands of kilometers of single track trail connecting stunning villages to alpine refuges and multicolored, jagged rock massifs, this area is a true trail runner paradise.
Join Jen and Ross Berg, IFMGA Mountain Guide this September 2019 to tackle the stunning and challenging Alta Via 2. Connecting iconic Tirolian villages Bressanone to Croce d'Aune passing through the Puez-Odle Natural Park and of course the legendary and highest mountain the Dolomites: Marmolada. We will be running either from small villages or from alpine refuge to refuge over 8 days and 7 nights.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
Do you like alpine views, alpine refuges, Italian food and trail running? Well...
This is a challenging trip! 8 days of alpine running covering some serious ground each day. You should be prepared to run 15 - 25km per day with up to 1500m of elevation gain.
All participants are requested to fill out our questionnaire to ensure this trip will be suitable. We recommend that participants have completed trail marathons and are very comfortable running on challenging trails.
Dubbed the Alta Via delle Leggende” (High route of Legends). We are taking our style to the Alta Via 2, one of the most beautiful and challenging of the classic dolomites hut to hut trails. With a total of 160km of trail linking valley hotels, alpine refuges and high passes up to 3000m we will pick the best selection to fit the group's ability and conditions.
All hotels while on trip
All alpine refuges while on trip
Meals while on trip
Altus concierge support
Travel to Italy
Travel to Bressanone
Ability to run consistent 15-20km day in mountain terrain
Previous trail running experience
Comfort with alpine weather and understanding of proper layering
When and where
8 days/7 nights
September 2nd - 9th, 2019
150+km of Alpine Ridges & Singlestrack
Highlights: Puez-Odle Natural Park, Running Past Marmolada
Max Guide to Guest Ratio 6:1
Registration now OPEN for 2018
$ 3195 CND