Lago Santo Mountain Race – The Spirit of Scotland

In one of the most remote parts of the Tosco-Emiliano Apennines, on Sunday 15th of October, Trail Runners will take to the trails in the first edition of the Lago Santo Mountain Race, organized by Team Mud and Snow. Two routes on offer: a competitive 20Km with 1400m D + and a gentler non competitive […]

Italy – Climate

by Maria E. Bellini There are several factors to take into account when planning your Outdoors holiday to Italy. Whether you’ll be walking, hiking, or running along the trails, self guided or part of a guided trip, or even as a participant in a trail running race. location, which we discuss here terrain altitude elevation […]

Trail del Bucamante – Waterfalls and Amore

by Maria E. Bellini The mysterious Bucamante Waterfalls, in the province of Modena are part of the setting for the long awaited race – the Trail del Bucamante Reloaded 2017. This medium length Trail running event gets down to some serious elevation with over 1900m in 35km! Part of the Uisp Emilia Romagna Trail Series, […]

Top up your UTMB® points in Italy!!

In the photo – HAWKS Hayden, POMMERET Ludovic, SWIERC Marcin at he CCC®  2017 – IMG CREDIT: © UTMB® – photo: Alexandre Girbal Were you blown away by this year’s coverage of the UTMB® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc? There was some truly amazing live coverage going on, and we’re pretty sure that this must have […]

From Espoo to Mount Ventasso, Reggio-Emilia

by Maria E. Bellini Espoo – Finland – Winter 2016 Hans Swahn was wondering what to do with his forthcoming holiday break. He had an incredible three months off work lined up for summer 2017. What was termed as an extended break. He shuffled the papers on his desk, and slowly breathed in the cool, calming environment […]

Piedmont – Mountains, Good Food & Wine

by Maria E. Bellini Where is Piedmont? Sprawled over the north-western part of Italy, sharing some of its mountains with France and Switzerland – Italy’s second largest region: Piedmont or Piemonte, as it’s called in Italian, also shares its borders with the Italian regions of Valle D’Aosta, Liguria and Lombardy, and for a tiny part with […]

October 2017 Trails – Early Sunsets and Morning Mists

October is a lovely month to spend some time in Italy. The passionate intensity of the full-on Italian summer matures into the elegance of Autumn. Not only does the summer heat fade into a gentler warmth,  colours take on earthier tones, light is conciliating, and a simple walk through the woods becomes a passage through harmony. October – So […]