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 […]

Welcome to Italy’s 25 National Parks

in the photo – Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso National Park There are more than 1000 protected areas throughout Italy. National, regional and interregional parks, nature reserves, wetlands, land and marine parks, that all present areas of outstanding environmental significance. With such an abundance of protected land across the whole of the country, it’s […]