Carl Johan Sörman Runs The CCC® 2018…

I’m standing at the starting line of the biggest event in my race calendar this year, the CCC®. For the first time I will run in the Alps – from Courmayeur, via Champex in Switzerland and further on towards Chamonix. A distance of 100k and with about 6000 lovely vertical meters! By Carl Johan Sörman […]

UTMB® The Winners since 2013

by Maria E. Bellini – ing credit: Francesco Pedroni This article was originally published in Italian for Mud and Snow Blog and has been translated and adapted for Italy on Trail 2018 It’s nearly the end of August 2018 In a few days time, in France’s sleek Chamonix, some of the worlds strongest trail runners will […]

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 […]

How to Choose You First Italian Ultra

Just glancing through ItalyOnTrail.com’s Race calendar will bring up more than 300 races. As you browse through our race information pages, visit the race websites and look at photos and videos, you’ll come across plenty of amazing ultras, as Italy really does have some pretty beautiful and varied scenery. It can be quite a challenge just […]

UTMB® – 2018 Ballot Results Announced

by Maria E. Bellini The UTMB® 2018 race entry list was announced today, as the results of the registration ballot were published online at 10.00am (GMT+1). With a limited number of places available across all events making it a tough race to get into…. let alone – run! Registrations closed on January 3rd with entry numbers running […]

Come Hell or High Water! Trail del Cinghiale

Words by Maria E. Bellini The Show Must Go On – Trail del Cinghiale An alarming weather forecast of thunderstorms, gales and torrential rain didn’t stop 457 intrepid trail runners standing behind the start line of the Trail del Cinghiale 2017, in Plazzuolo sul Senio – Italy. Thankfully the weather forecast proved slightly off mark, […]

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 […]

5 Springtime Trail Races for 2018

#1 LAGO MAGGIORE INTERNATIONAL TRAIL The Lake Maggiore International Trail will be in its 5th year in 2018. An absolutely magnificent race route, which will take you high above Lake Maggiore, where you will have some seriously crisp, breathtaking views across  mountain tops and the vast expanse of the blue waters of one of Italy’s most […]

Italy – “Sagra” and Festivals

Festivals and Holidays – what to consider when planning a walking, hiking or running holiday to Italy. by Maria E. Bellini Gone are the days when the majority of Italian towns and cities would ‘close’ for August as Italians headed off to the coast taking a months long holiday, but even so, it still makes […]

Italy – Where to go?

Location – what to consider when planning a walking, hiking or running holiday to Italy. by Maria E. Bellini In our previous article we looked at the Italian climate – vital in planning your Outdoors holiday to Italy. Extreme weather conditions, can be the ruin of a many a holiday, specially if you’re planning on […]

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 […]

5 Late Summer Sun Kissed Trail Races

Is your ‘runner’s tan’ fading? Chase the sun and head off to these superb late summer – early autumn trail races in Italy. Guaranteed to postpone even a whisper of those winter blues tapping on your door. So jump on a low cost flight, and escape to a weekend of Trail-running Dolce Vita, and stock up on your […]

Trail Running Around Dante’s Rock

by Maria E. Bellini Coming up soon on September the 3rd 2017 in Castelnovo ne’ Monti – in the Reggio-Emilia Apennines, is the much loved Trail della Pietra – The ‘Rock Trail’ – and when we say ‘rock‘ – which is the translation of ‘pietra‘… we mean a BIG one… none other than the Bismantova […]

A Selection of Trails – Chasing The Sun

If you’re traveling to Italy this September, why not try one of these end of summer trail races? September – What makes this a good month for an Italian trail race? Well, the heat will have eased off significantly. The holiday crowds will be less – in respect to July and August. Hotel and accommodation prices should be lower […]

Adam Hewey – Experiencing Food and the Trails

Adam Hewey is a busy person! Between training and racing – he recently placed 24th (in 31:50) at the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run 2017, co-directing the Needles 50k in Washington (which took place just a week after the Hardrock!), organizing the Cascade Crest 100 in August, writing for cascadiadam.blogspot.it and running a successful food company, Adam […]

5 Reasons to Run The Ecomaratona Del Ventasso

We won’t lie… this is a tough 42km trail race. With a couple of notoriously steep climbs, the Ventasso Ecomarathon – named after Mount Ventasso – the 1727 meter mountain that runners summit, is demanding. Each July, for the past 15 years the Ventasso Ecomarathon, that takes place in the Reggio-Emilia Apennines in Emilia-Romagna, has welcomed runners […]

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 […]

When Scenery is Glamorous – The Amalfi Coast

from Italy on Trail THE FACTS: Known in Italian as the Costiera Amalfitana – The Amalfi Coast is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site, simply because of its beauty and history. The area is known for its cliff-side scenery, which you will probably be familiar with from various travel websites and magazines! Where is The Amalfi Coast, and […]

Salame, Castles, Farms and Trails

The wonderfully named Salame Trail – Trail del Salame, takes place on 28th of May in the rural yet noble setting of Felino, Parma. Now in its seventh year, this year’s event, looks set to be a smasher! Where Does The Race Take Place? The race route will take runners and walkers past the imposing Felino […]

Martin Trout – A Gentleman on the Trails

Interview by Maria E. Bellini Meet Martin John Trout – an Ultra runner and Mountaineer living in Italy. Originally from Harrow, London U.K. Martin has been working in the Perfume Industry for over 30 years. Married with two children, and a long-haired Jack Russell terrier (who is also his training partner), Martin is often to be found on the trails! Other than running […]