The Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018

Carl Johan Sörman Runs The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018… I had spent half a year dreaming about this trail running race, yet… I only got to ‘gently’ scratch its surface. By Carl Johan Sörman In the months leading up to the race, my training had been quite intense, with most of my runs […]

Veneto

by Maria E. Bellini Where is the Veneto region? Towards northeastern Italy, just below Trentino-Alto Adige and Fruili-Venezia Giulia, lies Italy’s Veneto region. Westwards it borders with Lombardy, and southwards with Emilia-Romagna. It also shares a border with Austria. Although many people associate the Veneto region with the Dolomites, only about 30% of it is actually […]

6 Lesser-known Races In The Dolomites

Italy’s glorious Dolomites, are a vision to be savoured and respected. It’s fairly impossible to cast your gaze onto these spectacular mountains without in some way being humbled. If you’ve been lucky enough to run on one of the trails that weave their way between the spires and pinnacles of white craggy rock, you may […]

10 Curious Facts About The Dolomites

by Maria E. Bellini We recently covered the Dolomites in Our Introduction to the Dolomites article. This stunning landscape of pinnacles, steep ridges, jagged rock, vertical faces, deep gorges and plenty of scree, is visited by thousands every year. Always curious regarding this Unesco World Heritage Site, we couldn’t resist bringing you some lesser known facts… #1 […]

Fresh from the Lavaredo – Eric Lechat & Oksana Riabova

The Trails, the Outdoors and Shared Passions, Connecting People – Eric Lechat and Oksana Riabova  Interview by Maria E. Bellini Oksana Riabova and Eric Lechat (only friends!) met thanks to the The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail. Eric, who lives in France had decided to drive to the race start in Cortina, Italy –and was offering […]

5 Reasons To Be Part Of The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail Experience

Whether you run the full 120km of the The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail or whether you go for the medium distance of the Cortina Trail, or whether you wish to run fast and hard in the Cortina Skyrace… or even if you are ‘just’ there to accompany trail running friends or family. Whatever the […]

Preparing for the Trails in Italy with Martin John Trout

Interview by Maria E. Bellini Spring is in full swing, with the sun eagerly knocking at the door, as hot Italian weather seeps into everyday life. Escape to the trails and you won’t be alone. Outdoor lovers are out and about as the hiking and trail running season sprightly blossoms into summer. I tracked down […]

Loris Farolfi – Merging Passions

Loris Farolfi, Italian Trail Runner and Photography Blogger Interview by Maria E. Bellini Italyontrail takes time out with Loris to find out about how he merged his three passions – Trail running, photography and travel. Name: Loris Farolfi Age: 44 Photography blog http://fototrailrunning.blogspot.it/ find him on Facebook & Instagram @fototrailrunning Where do you live in Italy: […]

4 Trail Running Races for a First Race in Italy

Trying to fathom the trail running movement in a different country can be quite daunting… by Maria E. Bellini If you can get over that first steep climb, which isn’t on that rocky path on race day – but the actual logistics of selecting, entering and physically getting yourself to a Trail race in foreign lands….you […]

Dolomites – Lets get started

Dolomites at a Glance by Maria E. Bellini Where are they? The Italian Dolomites – the spectacular, vast mountain range is part of the Alps in north eastern Italy. Extending over three regions: Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, they attract thousands of adventure enthusiasts each year. The Dolomites are not to be considered as a continuous […]