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.
• Group equipment
• All hotels while on trip
• All alpine refuges while on trip
• Meals while on trip
• Altus concierge support
• Guide fees
• Travel/expenses to Italy and Bressanone
• Travel/rescue insurance
• Personal gear
• Must be able to run consistent 15-20km days in mountainous terrain
• Previous trail running experience (intermediate).
• Expect to be out on the trails for 5-8 hours a day, although this is NOT a speed adventure and we will stop often to soak in the views.
• Comfortable with alpine weather, with an understanding of proper layering