Trail Running in Italy – September Selection

by Maria E. Bellini We’ve recently updated our September trail running race calendar! Here we bring you a small selection of our favourite trail races for the month, we’ve selected them on the basis of great scenery and English information available on websites. Don’t forget to check the FULL September 2018 calendar with links to […]

Wonders Of The AVP501 Endurance Trail

In our previous two articles regarding the AVP501 endurance trail we looked at how the race route crosses many places connected to spirituality and faith. And we also covered the main mountains which runners will cross along the long distance hiking path: The Alta Via Dei Parchi, where the AVP501 trail running race takes place. The ample […]

AVP 501 – Peaks and Summits

With over 30,000 meters of level gain spread out over 501km, Italy’s longest ultra trail, the AVP501 covers an impressive amount of hills and mountainous terrain. Of Pilgrims and Saints In our previous article regarding the AVP501 endurance trail we saw how the race route crosses many places connected with spirituality and faith. The race […]

AVP501 Ultra – Following Pilgrims, Monks and Devotees

Italy’s longest ultra trail, the AVP501 crosses many areas interlaced by spirituality. First of all let’s set the scene. We’re in central northern Italy. The race route follows Italy’s long distance hiking trail, the “Alta via dei Parchi”, partly situated in the Parco Nazionale Appennino Tosco Emiliano one of Italy’s 25 National Parks. It crosses […]

Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco Emiliano

Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park This is one of Italy’s youngest 25 national parks. Designated in 2001 the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park covers the stretch of Apennine mountain ridges that joins Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany. In the video, the trails between Parma’s Berceto and Modena’s Lago Santo, along the Long Distance footpath the Alta Via Dei Parchi. By Aereisentieri […]