Guided tour

starting 1.690,00 €

per person

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guided tours 2018

July 06th to 13th
August 28th to September 04th


DISTANce

  • approx. 87 km (54 miles)
  • approx. +6.100 m (20000 feet) e.g.; -6.000 m (19700 feet) e.l.
  • 5 stages

Included in the price

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • Accompanying guides available during all your trail running
  • Baggage transfers from hut to hut
  • Accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner) in the huts
  • Lunch in mountain huts (starter or main dish)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks during meals
  • Venice Airport roundtrip transfer
  • Special Holimites Trail Running souvenir

Not included in the price

  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading "price included"
  • Cancellation insurance

extra charges

  • Extra days: 80,00 euro per person and day
  • Single accommodation: 100,00 euro (only available in hotels and not in huts)
  • July / mid season:  +75,00 euro per person
  • Roundtrip transfer from the airport (prices will be calculated based on the arrival and
 departure airport).

Customized offer

Upon request, we’ll organize this trail running offer specifically for you during your requested dates. Write to us  and we will send you a customized offer.

Trail Running
Altavia 1

From hut to hut on the Dolomites Altavia 1

Description

87 km (54 miles) and over 6.000 meters (19700 feet) elevation gain during the course of 5 stages. You will be accompanied by our guides from the beautiful Braies Lake to the Passo Duran.

Each evening you'll be hosted in comfortable huts where you can relish authentic, delicious Italian meals. Let Holimites do all the work so you can enjoy the experience of running through the mountains without the concern of reservations or moving your belongings.

Your bags will be transferred daily from hut to hut so you can run or walk with minimal weight.

 

Length 7 nights

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Program

Saturday: Meet and Greet and welcome presentation by one of our guides. Immediately following dinner

 

Sunday: Warm up run, visiting the most panoramic spots of Alta Badia. Dinner and overnight stay in the booked Hotel


Monday: 1st Stage approx. 9,5 km (5,9 miles) with +980 m (3220 feet) e. g.; 320 m (1050 feet) e.l. Transfer to the Braies Lake and begin Trail Running. You will end the run at the Natural Park of Sennes. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Tuesday: 2nd  Stage approx. 22,5 km (14 miles) with +1.600 m (5250 feet) e. g.; -1.050 m (3400 feet) e.l. From Sennes Natural Park to the Lagazuoi mountain. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Wednesday: 3rd Stage approx. 11,5 km (7,2 miles) with +500 m (1600 feet) e. g.; -1.100 m (3600 feet) e.l. From the Lagazuoi, passing nearby the beautiful “5 Torri” to Passo Giau. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Thursday: 4th Stage approx. 23 km (14,5 miles) with +1.400 m (4600 feet) e. g.; -1.400 m (4600 feet) e.l.From the Passo Giau to the Civetta Mountain. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Friday: 5th Stage approx. 16,5 km (10,3 miles) with +1.050 m (3400 feet) e. g.; -1.700 m (5600 feet) e.l.. From the Civetta to the Passo Duran. Transfer back to Alta Badia. Dinner and overnight stay in the booked Hotel. Free evening for all.


Saturday: Departure.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is Trail Running?
Rather than a discipline, TrailRunning is a philosophy. Moving through mountain terrain unencumbered by weight and as an athlete, one experiences the mountains as a visitor looking outward as well as an athlete looking inside of oneself. Trail Running allows for new opportunities in contact with nature, away from noise and lets the runner experience their sport at a special level.

 

Do we have to be able to run uninterrupted to participate?

Participating in a group trail run requires having to keep up a certain pace in order to finish the scheduled stages. If your legs are shutting down or your physical preparedness is constraining the rest of the group to slow down and making group compatibility problematic, your Guide may decide you need to tone down, leaving the pack. Your alternatives in this case are:

a) to shuttle throughout the day on the service van, each day, to the next hut or

b) to take a shuttle 'bump up' to the last hotel, where you can finish your vacation doing some great day runs.

With more than 5 years of experience with groups on the Alta Via 1 we have a little statistics on the running abilities of every runner. If you run a marathon under 3 hours you are able to run on average 75% of each stage / 3 to 3,5 hours = 60% / 3,5 to 4,5 hours= 50%

 

Is training necessary?
Yes, we recommend training before participating in this event. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to running after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone. For those that wish to run the stages throughout, we suggest daily training of 10 to 15 km (6 to 10 miles) on trails.

 

I'm in a good shape, have trained and can run the stages. Are the stages well marked?

For security reasons you can't outrun the whole group and wait at the end point. But you also don't need to keep the pace of the group if you want to run faster. Our head guide will tell you day by day until which intersection you can run alone and then wait, or run back to join again the group.

 

The original Alta Via 1 ends up in Belluno, so why do we stop at Passo Duran?
From the portion beginning at Passo Duran to Belluno (2 running days) we cannot guarantee the baggage transfer in the huts for the overnight stay. Also, this part of the Alta Via, on the last stage requires doing the Via Ferrata (Iron Path way) in which special equipment and experience is necessary. However, upon special request, we can also organize your participation in the original course during the last two days of the trip if you’d like. Or, if you wish to walk on the whole Alta Via 1, check out our Trekking offer in which we also take care of all the logistics for you.

 

What specific clothing do you recommend?
For trail running, we suggest you always carry a light hydration pack with a few layers such as a light insulation jacket, gloves and a hat. Also, keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can quickly change. We suggest packing some warmer and comfortable clothing as well which can be left in your bag that we that we will transfer for you from hut to hut.
Note: In some huts, bags are transported via a cableway and thus there are some weight restrictions. If this case pertains to your group, your guide will give clear instructions on acceptable baggage weight which depends on the number of participants in your group.

 

I have some Issues with elevation, is that a problem?
The runs each day are between 1.500 and 2.300 meters altitude (between 4,900 and 7,500 feet). In addition, the huts for the overnight stays are above 2200 meters (6,900 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

I want do to a self-guided trekkint. Are the trails well marked?

Yes, the trails are well marked, but it‘s important to pay attention and be sure to stay on the correct path. During the briefing a local guide will explain you every stage exactly.

 

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?

On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

 

Should I expect to climb a Via Ferrata?

Our standard programs don't include a Via Ferrata. But gladly we can organize one for you with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide. There is the opportunity to do the Via Ferrata during a stage or you can add an extra day at the beginning or at the end of your tour.

 

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...

You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.

In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.

All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.

Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

 

What about having lunch in the mountains?

For lunch you can stop in one of the huts to taste some traditional food or you have the possibility to buy a lunch package in the hut where you overnight.