AVP 501 Endurance Trail

AVP 501 –  Just when you thought that Italian trail races couldn’t get any longer, what with epic Tor Des Géants® offering a route that’s approximately 330km long, 2018 will see the first edition of the the AVP501 Endurance Trail. And yes – “501” refers to the kilometers that you’ll be doing in the race. […]

Trail Running In The Aosta Valley

by Maria E. Bellini We recently looked at Italy’s smallest region, the Aosta Valley, where we explored what makes this such a special place for trail running – you can read this post here. Trail running in an alpine environment can be a really rewarding experience, and we’re not only talking ultras – the shorter distances can be equally fulfilling. Races […]

Aosta Valley – Mountains, Nature and Trails

by Maria E. Bellini Where is the Aosta Valley? Tucked up in the most north western part of the country is Italy’s smallest region, The Aosta Valley – in Italian – Valle d’Aosta. Bordering with France and Switzerland, this region is characterized by it’s large mountains and dramatic valleys. The Aosta Valley has a strong […]

Ermanna Boilini – Finding TOR

Interview by Maria E. Bellini We meet super energetic Ermanna Boilini, who recently finished the Tor Des Géants 2017. Born in 1957 in the tiny village of Lama Mocogno, high up in the Apennines in Emilia-Romagna. Ermanna now lives and works near the city of Modena, but every weekend she heads back to Lama Mocogno, where […]

New race route to be added to the epic TOR DES GÉANTS®

Welcome “TOT DRET”! So it’s official?! 2017 will see the introduction of a new route to the super-mammoth race TOR DES GÉANTS® in September. News started spreading across social media as race organisers VDA Trailers added the race details to Spirito Trail’s (Italy’s leading Trail Magazine & Forum) online Trail Race Calendar. The new race is stated […]