Spring is in the Air!
Spring has sprung and, as the evenings lengthen with each day, we’re making the most of the gorgeous warm weather here in the Alps to hike, run, bike and climb.
At Tracks and Trails this is definitely one of our favourite times – and Tuscany is the perfect destination for hiking at this time of the year. We’ve a few spaces on our ‘Wild Tuscany’ hiking week this May: join us for breathtaking scenery in the little gem that is the Garfagnana region!
Read more about our May trip here
The Dramatic Dolomites
The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage site and the southern Tyrol’s truly unique natural wonder. It’s no exaggeration to say that the forests and mountains here are widely regarded as being among the most attractive landscapes in the world.
We’ve scheduled 4 week-long hiking trips on which to discover the exceptional beauty of the Dolomites this summer and hike the Alta Via. For trail runners we’ve also created Alta Via running weeks to experience this amazing high altitude trail: read more on our dedicated trip page to the Alta Via Run.
Read more of Julia’s blog here
Classic Haute Route Trek
Join us this July on the Haute Route – a great multi-day trek that links the famous Alpine towns of Chamonix, France, and Zermatt, Switzerland. The trip includes a night in the Cabane de Louvie, one of our favourite mountain retreats in a pristine wilderness with unmatched vistas, and a final day’s hike to take in the magnificent views the Zermatt area has to offer of the Matterhorn.
Read more about the Haute Route here
Trail Running Weeks – Chamonix
Chamonix-based La Clinique du Sport’ (LCDS) will again partner with us this summer on our trail running camps in Chamonix.
LCDS have a unique and highly qualified team of therapists with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with elite and international athletes. This year ‘Team Vibram’ trail running athlete and osteopath Carlton Rowlands and physiotherapist and personal trainer Benjamin Theys will be sharing their expertise with our guests including a pre-hab run workshop called ‘RunFit’.
Find out more about our all Trail Running Camps here
RunFit with BeFit Apps
The RunFit programme is a specially designed fitness programme (and downloadable app) developed based on LCDS’s extensive experience treating runners.
The four phases of ‘drills’ develop strength, balance and coordination specifically designed for runners!
Get ahead with your running this summer and download RunFit here
We’ve a Winner!
Thanks to all our guests who completed post-trip questionnaire and were entered into our prize draw for a chance to win an Osprey back pack.
The lucky winner of our Osprey Talon 33 Rucksack is Paul Ashton, from London.
Paul completed the Traverse of the Chablais snowshoe with us this winter and will shortly be receiving this fantastic pack in the mail –
Summer Trip Planner 2016
Explore all of summer trips: the planner lists the latest availability and makes checking dates that much simpler!
Trans-Verdon Trail Run
LATE AVAILABILITY!!! Experience running amongst the stunning landscape carved by the Verdon River which has created what is known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’.
On this multi-day journey we run from the foothills of Haute Provence through the Verdon National Park and some of the most dramatic scenery in France as we make our way along the Verdon Gorge.
Nordic Walking in Croatia
LATE AVAILABILITY!!! Join us this May in Croatia Nordic walking and discover this wonderful region of the Paklenica National Park and its riviera – it’s the perfect time to head south to the Adriatic to experience its warmth and sunshine after a northern-European winter! For this week of Nordic walking no previous hill walking experience, just a good level of fitness and sense of adventure for a journey.
Trekking in Tuscany through an ancient landscape of breathtaking mountain walking and exceptional hospitality. This is not the rolling vineyards and cyprus avenues of Chianti, but an untamed land of chestnut and beech forest with ridges and jagged peaks which offers an array of sensational trails.
We will be hiking the limestone summits of the Apuane Alps and the more benign features of the Apennine range around the hilltop town of Barga, north of Lucca.
Classic Haute Route
This is one of the world’s great multi-day treks, linking the famous mountaineering capitals of Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. We start this fabulous adventure from the 300 year old hamlet of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley. Although demanding at times the route provides a non-technical trek and is suitable for those who would like to experience the very best walking in the Alps. Throughout this 210 kilometre trek we follow good paths and tracks.
Alta Via Hike
This is the ‘best of the best’ of the fabulous Italian Dolomites!
This spectacular mountainous area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It has eighteen peaks rising to over 3000 metres, many with spectacular rock spires and towers, such as the world famous Tre Cime.
Dolomites Alta Via Run
Run the ‘best of the best’ of the fabulous Italian Dolomites! Be prepared to be impressed as you run through some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. South Tyrol, known by the Italians as Alto Adige and German-speakers as the Südtirol, is a picturesque, tranquil region in northern Italy and home to the Dolomites mountain range.
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