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 – eight 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 on your own power 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 (the Sella Massif), to limestone mountains (Marmolada), to regions whose composition includes granite and sandstone (Puez), the latter two offering a distinct appearance from dolomite, 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 ten kilometers (six miles) apart. And, at night, you'll enjoy accommodations at the best rifugi these mountains have to offer!

Prefer a longer trip?


  • Trail run the Alta Via 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


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 for 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!


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

Guided Trip:
€ 2.660 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.840 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.560 per person (6 participants)

Self Guided Trip:

€ 1.410 per person (2 participants)
€ 1.180 per person (4 participants)
€ 1.090 per person (6 participants)

The cost is based on the specified hotel category (please see the cost inclusions list). If you would like an upgrade, please get in touch with us for a quotation.

We will do our best to accommodate you in the specified class of accommodations. However, if there is no availability in this category, we will offer you the next available classification at a supplementary price. 

Important to note:

  • There is a high-season 15% surcharge from July 14th to Sept 8th. 
  • There is a private-room supplement in Rifugi: €40 per Rifugio, per person per night (based on availability).
  • Prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any changes.

    Cost Includes:

    • Trip briefing
    • Logistics and map of the area
    • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
    • 1 night accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitory)
    • 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Moena
    • All breakfasts & dinners
    • Local English speaking trail running guide (guided trips)
    • Duffel bag transfers to rifugio (please bring your own duffel bag from home)
    • Private transfer to Moena on Day 4
    • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
    • Local tourist tax
    • Italian VAT tax

    Area Map