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Trail Running in Italy

Italy is a diverse and beautiful country, with mountainous alpine terrain in the North and truly gorgeous valleys and coastline in the South and its Mediterranean Islands. Trail running is a rewarding and revealing way to explore the loveliness of the Italian countryside.

Italy is a passionate, exciting and stunning place, with its picture-perfect countryside, sumptuous coastline and beaches, buzzing cities and friendly people. The food and drink it produces is unbeatable, and millions of people fall in love with the country every year. Trail running around the great outdoors of Italy is one of the most unique and fantastic ways to explore, discover and uncover the magnificent scenery it has to offer, from the Alps in the North to the Mediterranean paradise of Sardinia. Take a pick from our selection of trail running trips in Italy, and prepare to be wowed!

Top trail running trips | Italy:


What people are saying about these trips

Plgm Freitas


August, 2019

6-day Mont Blanc alpine running tour

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James Jirn


August, 2019

Mont Blanc Ultra Trail running training course

Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.

Christopher Woodrow


July, 2019

Trail running race training from Chamonix to Courmayeur

Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

Andrew Pidden


July, 2018

Trail running race training from Chamonix to Courmayeur

Awesome and very well organised

Iván Qart


August, 2017

6-day Mont Blanc alpine running tour

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.

Kurt Deleu


July, 2017

Tour du Mont Blanc trail running race training course

Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.


There are many reasons for choosing Trail Running in Italy

The landscape, scenery and terrain in Italy is renowned as some of the most stunning in Europe, with mountains, lakes, valleys, beaches and forests stretching from the North to the South and in to the Mediterranean. This diversity ensures that trail running is never boring, with the sights, sounds and delights of the countryside providing some truly spectacular views.


Good to know:

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Best time to visit

April-October, when the weather is warmer


Northern parts of Italy tend to be much colder in Winter, with the South enjoying warmer weather for most of the year. Summer is hot in most parts of the country

How to get there

Flights to Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples from all major European and international hubs, with flights to the Mediterranean Islands from other European destinations. Easy access by car, train or bus overland from neighbouring countries

More info about Trail Running in Italy:

The regions that make up Italy are all very diverse in their cultures, traditions and customs, especially between the North and the South. Try and sample and experience these cultural differences when travelling around. Some of the trail running can be extremely tough and challenging, especially in warmer places, so please train and prepare appropriately before attempting these trips. Italy can get very hot in Summer, with temperatures often going over 30 degrees celsius, so please pack and wear the right clothing so as not to overheat

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