Escorted and self-guided tour
This is the ideal program for runners who want to discover the best of the Dolomites in just a few days – this running adventure tackles the legendary Sellaronda in 2 days.
It leaves from Badia/Corvara and includes an overnight stay in a mountain hut.
The Sella Massif circuit continues through the Passo Sella and Val Gardena, concluding back in Badia.
Length 3 nights
Arrival in Alta Badia: meeting at the hotel in Alta Badia, dinner and briefing with a Holimites trail expert. Overnight stay in hotel.
1st day: approx. 27 km (16,8 miles) / + 2.010 m (6.595 feet) elevation gain; -1.000 m (3.280 feet) elevation loss
From Badia to Col dei Rossi. From Badia along the river to Corvara. Passing trough Bec de Roces and Arabba you reach Porta Vescovo. From here the tour continues on the "Viel del Pan", a panoramic path in front of the Marmolada glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
2nd day: approx. 26 km (16,2 miles) / + 1.330 m (4.365 feet) e.g. ; -2.130 m (2.990 feet) e.l.
From Col dei Rossi to Corvara. Downhill to Canazei, a typical mountain village. From here the path goes up to Passo Sella and under the majestic walls of Sasso Piatto to Plan de Gralba. Overpassing the Passo Gardena, the last of the 4 passes we reach Corvara, at the food of the Sassongher mountain. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Badia.
3rd day: Departure.
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*INCLUDED IN THE PRICE DURING THE ESCORTED TOUR
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 tour escort 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'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 tour escort will tell you day by day until which intersection you can run alone and then wait, or run back to join again the group.
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 hut for the overnight stay is on 2300 meters (7.546 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.
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.
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.