Guided tour

starting 1.390,00 €

per person

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guided tours 2017

June 17th to 24th (yogaXrunners week)

July 06th to 13th

July 29th to August 05th

September 02nd to 09th


 Included in the price

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all huts/hotels
  • Local guides will accompany your group for your entire trail running tour
  • Daily 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 "Included in the price"
  • 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
  • August/ high season: +115,00 euro per person

     

Customized offer

Upon special request, we can also accommodate other dates for small groups if availability allows

Trail running Best of Alta Via 1 & 2

From hut to hut on our favorite trails of the Alta Via

Description

If you think our trail running programs for the Alta Via 1 or 2 are slightly too difficult for you, this offer will be right up your alley. This unique offer includes flexibility in your running tour. Our guides will be there to curtail your running program to fit your group's needs and ability; making your tour the perfect level for you.


Six phenomenal stages through pristine Dolomites peaks and Natural Parks; part of the UNESCO World Heritage.


Holimites will also take care of all of your travel logistics from the hut reservations, airport transfers and all of the small details necessary for you to have a relaxing and truly unforgettable holiday with us here in the Dolomites.

Length 7 nights

Level °°°

Program

Saturday Meet and Greet in Badia and briefing by one of our guides immediately following dinner. Overnight stay in a Hotel.


Sunday 1st stage:
Badia - Fanes Natural Park: approx. 17 km (10,5 miles) with

+1.650 m (5420 feet) e. g.; -900 m (2950 feet) e. l. From Badia to Santa Croce mountain; through the Passo S.Antonio. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Monday 2nd stage:
Fanes - Lagazuoi:approx. 12 km (7,5 miles) with

+1.100 m (3600 feet) e. g.; -450 m (1480 feet) e. l. From Fanes Natural Park to Lagazuoi through Forcella dal Lago. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Tuesday 3rd stage:
Lagazuoi - Pralongià*: approx. 13,5 km (8,4 miles) with

+650 m (2130 feet) e. g.; -1.250 m (4100 feet) e. l. From Lagazuoi to Pralongià passing through places where World War I was fought. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Wednesday 4th stage:
Pralongià - Passo Gardena*: approx. 13 km (8 miles) with

+850 m (2800 feet) e.g.;  -800 m (2600 feet) e.l.

min. approx. 11,5 km (7 miles) / +800 m (2600 feet) e. g.;

-800 m (2600 feet) e. l.
max. approx. 15 km (9,5 miles) / +1.000 m (3300 feet) e.g.;

-950 m (3120 feet) e.l.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Thursday 5th stage:
Gardena -Rifugio Ghernacia*: approx. 13,6 km (8,5 miles) with

+700 m (2300 feet) e.g.; -800 m (2600 feet) e.l.

min. approx. 9,8 km (6 miles) / +650 m (2150 feet) e.g.;

-750 m (2450 feet) e.l.
max. approx. 14 km (8,7 miles) / +900 m (2900 feet) e.g.;

-1.000 m (3300 feet) e.l.
Through the lunar landscaped Puez Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


Friday 6th stage:
Rifugio Ghernacia - Badia*: approx. 8 km (5 miles) with

+250 m (820 feet) e.g.; -950 m (3120 feet) e.l.

min. approx. 5 km (3 miles) with +10 m (35 feet) e. g.;

-750 m (3460 feet) e. l.
max. approx. 11,5 km (7 miles) / +350 m (1150 feet) e.g.;

-1050 m (3450 feet) e.l.

Final stage from the Ghernacia hut which will lead you down to Badia; walking over the Ghernacia plateau with spectacular views of the Dolomites mountains. Dinner and overnight stay in an hotel.


Saturday Departure

*Guides will help determine the difficulty of the running stages based on your group’s ability.

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.
 

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 2000 meters (6,600 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

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. For others, who wish to participate with us for fun, we suggest doing long, fast walks in the mountains similar to the distances covered on the Alta Via stages.

 

What is the yogaXrunnes (YXR) week?
During this week you can do daily Yoga with special guest Tite Togni, a certified IYENGAR® Yoga instructor. Tite is an ultrarunner with notable events.

 

I’m in good shape. Have trained and can run the stages. Are the stages marked?
Each evening our guides will conduct a brief talk about the next day’s stage. Also, the Alta Via 1 is marked with its own “symbol” and it’s NOT easy to get lost.

 

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.