Dolomites Trail Running

Trail Running the Alta Via N.2 of the Dolomites Getaway

Run hut-to-hut through the Dolomites, exploring Puez Odle Natural Park - important from a geological point of view, as all the minerals, sediment strata, and weathering forms typical of the Dolomites can be found in it. Move to a new rifugio each day, and explore WWI artifacts along the trails. Experience the Alta Badia valley, rich in Ladin traditions and customs that recall ancient times.

Trip Overview

Thousands of trails wind their way between the fantastic pinnacles of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, and the Alta Via represent the “best of the best.” These beautiful long-distance “high routes” of the Dolomites – 8 in all, traversing these mountains from north to south – offer breathtaking views, rustic and lively mountain refuges, and a sense of excitement of what lies over the next pass or around each bend. The Alta Via 2 – the furthest west of the Alta Vie – is dubbed the “Alta Via delle Leggende,” or High Route of Legends. Undeniably strenuous, the AV2 remains at high elevations throughout (as high as 2,900m / 9,514'), but with great reward – some of the most incredible vistas the Dolomite Mountains have to offer. And the satisfaction of traveling by foot through this beautiful and remote area makes it all the more rewarding!

On this exceptional trip, you’ll run from north to south, from Alta Badia to Val di Fassa. You’ll run in over the Sella Massif, and around Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites. The scenery alternates between mountains made of Dolomite rock (Sella Massif), to limestone mountains (Marmolada), to regions (Puez) made of a completely different type of rock altogether, the latter two offering a completely different appearance, and a strong, picturesque contrast to the surrounding Dolomite Mountains.
What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities to stop and refuel at welcoming rifugios, charming mountain inns that typically lie less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) apart. And, at night, you'll enjoy accommodations at the best rifugios these mountain have to offer!

Highlights

  • Trail run the Alta Via N.2 – one of the famous High Routes of the Dolomites!
  • Run along pastoral alpine pastures, across mountain passes, and on scenic trails
  • Experience a variety of different landscapes and geological features as you run through multiple regions of the Dolomite Mountains
  • Run hut-to-hut, enjoying the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio each night
  • Short on time? This is the perfect quick way to experience the Dolomites in just 5 days!

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Alta Badia (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Moena or Falcade (B,D)

  • Day 5

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Still want more? Add one or two days to climb a via ferrata.

Want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

 

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 1.960 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.290 per person (minimum 4 participants)


Self Guided Trip:

€ 990 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 810 per person (minimum 4 participants)

The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: surcharge of 5%
Private room supplement in rifugios: €25 per rifugio, per person (based on availability)

    Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
    Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
    Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

    Cost Includes:

    • Trip briefing
    • Logistics and map of the area
    • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
    • 1 night accommodation in charming rifugio (shared dormitory)
    • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Falcade
    • Breakfasts and dinners
    • Local English speaking trail running guide (guided trips)
    • Duffel bag transfers to rifugio
    • Private transfer to Falcade on Day 4
    • Local tourist tax
    • Italian VAT tax
      Airport transfers available on request.

    Dolomites Map