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Speed hiking Corvara - Col Pradat

Running · Alta Badia
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    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Speed hiking
    / Speed hiking
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • / Speed hiking
    Photo: Alta Badia / Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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moderate
Distance 7.8 km
1:00 h
470 m
470 m
2,038 m
1,568 m

Our valley has a wealth of scenic places for trail running, i.e. running on unsurfaced trails. Amid the meadows and forests, at the foot of the imposing peaks of the Dolomites, running is the very best way to experience nature.

The especially sporty, fast version of trail running is called speed hiking. The route suggested here starts in Corvara and is particularly suitable for speed hiking: the first part goes across gentle meadows and the last, steep part through the forest.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,038 m
Lowest point
1,568 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.549144, 11.871670
DMS
46°32'56.9"N 11°52'18.0"E
UTM
32T 720145 5159070
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Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts in Corvara at the Boè gondola lift. Follow the trail through the meadows towards Pescosta and up to the area of Merscia. Here, take the steep trail no. 4A towards the Sassongher massif and run up as far as the Col Pradat.

Head down Col Pradat on trail no. 3 along the Stella Alpina valley. First you come to the village of Colfosco before continuing along a wide, level trail towards Merscia and back to Corvara.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.549144, 11.871670
DMS
46°32'56.9"N 11°52'18.0"E
UTM
32T 720145 5159070
w3w 
///overbite.flown.throat
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Jogging

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Trail running socks
  • Vest pack
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
470 m
Descent
470 m
Highest point
2,038 m
Lowest point
1,568 m

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