A high alpine trail running adventure like no other…

Starting and finishing in Cortina d’Ampezzo (home of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games), this retreat will have you running and hiking along the Alta Via 1—one of the most famous and breathtaking High Routes of the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll travel hut-to-hut and lodge at different mountain Rifugios each night. Accessible almost exclusively by foot, Rifuigi are charming alpine refuges set high in the mountains for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and now trail runners. The Dolomite rifugi are considered by many the best in the Alps. Our itinerary will showcase trails and peaks with vistas of over 80% of the Dolomite Mountains.

Traversing mountain passes and running at altitude is considered challenging. To keep this run-centric trip inclusive, we’ll keep the pace slow and comfortable, hiking many of the inclines, and pausing for breaks throughout the day. Rifugi act as refueling stations and are typically never more than 10km apart.

On this adventure, we’ll run, relax and explore the evergreen woods, alpine meadows and lunar landscapes of the Dolomites limestone peaks.

12 spots are available.

Join us!

8-days and 7-nights
july 18 - 25, 2019

Trip Cost = $2650
A $750 deposit secures your spot.


DAY 1: Thursday 7/18 • Ciao Highline!

Private transfer from Venice to Cortina d’Ampezzo

Activities: Trip briefing // Welcome Dinner // Free time 
Lodging: hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo


DAY 2: Friday 7/19 • Val di Braies, Croda del becco, & croda rossa massif

Activities: Run // Hike // Sightseeing
Mileage: 8.3-miles
Lodging: rifugio


DAY 3: Saturday 7/20 • Altopiano di Fanes 

Activities: Hike // Sightseeing
Mileage: 4.6-miles
Lodging: rifugio


DAY 4: Sunday 7/21 • Cime di Fanis & Lagazuoi Massif 

Activities: Run // Hike // Sightseeing
Mileage: 7.2-miles
Lodging: rifugio


DAY 5: Monday 7/22 • Cinque Torri

Activities: Run // Hike // Sightseeing
*optional supplement / change in activity: climbing the Via Ferrata
Mileage: 10.5-miles
Lodging: rifugio


DAY 6: Tuesday 7/23 • Pelmo & Civetta Massifs! 

Activities: Run // Hike // Sightseeing
Milage: 7.2-miles
Lodging: rifugio

DAY 7: Wednesday 7/24 • Civetta and Moiazza to Passo Duran 

Activities: Run // Hike // Sightseeing
Mileage: 11.9-miles
Lodging: hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

DAY 8: Thursday 7/25 • Cortina d’ampezzo & Departures

Activities: Breakfast at the hotel and transfers to Venice Airport


2 nights lodging in Cortina d’Ampezzo in a 3, 4 or 5-star hotel
with double rooms, twin rooms & single rooms pending availability.

5 nights in Rifuigios will be private rooms and / or dormitories style rooms.


Breakfasts will lean traditional at the hotels and Rifugios: coffee, tea, bread, muffins, jams, etc.

Dinners at Rifugios spotlight local fare and are typically comprised of 3-courses

Group dinners in Cortina will be hosted family style at local Trattorias

What's IncludeD:

Transportation to and from the airport
Lodging (2 nights in Cortina, 5 nights in rifugios)
Luggage transfers to Rifugios
Guided runs & hikes
Two trip guides (one local)
All breakfasts
Dinners at the Rifugios
Dinners in Cortina
Welcome pack / swag


Your flight
Lunches (there are snacks and sandwiches for purchase at all Rifugios)
Beverages except what is served at breakfast
Personal Items
Travel insurance
Trip add-ons
Transfers or excursions outside of the itinerary

What To Pack:

Valid Passport
Trail running shoes
Comfortable shoes or sandals
Clothes to run / hike in
Small day-pack backpack for hikes
Synthetic or wool socks (no cotton)
Water bottle or hydration pack
An uninhibited sense of adventure
*upon trip confirmation we'll send you a detailed suggested packing list

DAY 5 Add-on: Guided Climb along Via Ferrata Averau, Cinque Torri Area
Cost: $600 (added to the balance due)

Perfect for beginner climbers or those just looking for a short, pleasant trip. Located amidst the training ground of countless rock climbers who’ve come before, the Averau via ferrata is a wonderful easy climb. The total trip takes about a half day to complete and is perfect for climbers of any skill level.

On all of our trips, ask that you wait for confirmation from Highline, that the trip has reached an acceptable capacity prior to booking your flights.

8-days and 7-nights
july 18 - 25, 2019

Trip Cost = $2,650
A $750 deposit secures your spot.

Pre and post trip accommodations and extensions.

We can assist with pre and post trip accommodations. Additionally, we can provide extensions that include the Via Ferrata and Venice. Email us at info@hellohighline.com to inquire about extension packages.

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