Trailrunning in Schnalstal Valley South Tyrol
Trailrunning in Schnalstal Valley South Tyrol

Trailrunning in Schnalstal Valley South Tyrol

run on the legendary trails that "Ötzi" once used to cross the valley

Trail literally means footbridge, track or path and there are plenty of them in the Schnalstal Valley: 240 kilometres of registered hiking paths and trails that criss-cross the Schnalstal Valley invite you to simply start running, for beginners, advanced runners and real endurance pros alike. The terrain varies from challenging mountain trails to gentler routes along the valleys, appealing to trail running enthusiasts of all levels. Explore the impressive mountain landscapes with all their natural beauty in the quiet and unspoilt Schnalstal Valley, from Reinhold Messner's Juval Castle at 900m at the entrance to the valley, across idyllic alpine meadows, through high alpine mountain valleys, past crystal-clear mountain lakes, over the most beautiful mountain peaks to the Ötzi discovery site near the icy glaciers at 3,200m. The Schnalstal Valley in South Tyrol offers a unique running experience and unforgettable adventures in every respect and has established itself as a true paradise for trail runners.
In Ötzi's footsteps with Dani Jung

Daniel Jung is an internationally successful ultra trail runner. He was born in Vinschgau, lives in Naturns and is our testimonial, creator and supporter of trail running events. Thanks to his many years of experience and participation in races from Costa Rica to Spain, Italy, Austria and Hong Kong, he brings a certain know-how to the table. The Schnalstal Valley has cast a spell over him, whether it's a leisurely training session at the Vernagt reservoir, a summit run, a ski tour or a snowshoe tour in winter, the Schnalstal Valley offers the best conditions for training at any time of year.
7/25/2024 09:30 - 16:00 | + more dates

Trailrunning Days in Schnalstal Valley with Dani Jung

Route: approx. 20-25 kilometres; altitude difference: 1,000-1,500 metres; refreshment stop at a hut / mountain pasture

Dani Jung from the Vinschgau Valley, one of the world's best trail runners, will accompany you on a trail running day and share his expertise with you. He will give you tips on running technique, pole technique, uphill and downhill and nutrition.

Dates: 25 July 2024, 23 August 2024, 11 October 2024
Bookable online, see below!
Individually by car, free car park at the archeoParc Schnalstal, or the interurban line no. 261 "Naturns-Schnalstal" stop "Unser Frau".
To bring along
Enjoy running in the mountains 😉
Good mood, running shoes, drink, snack, weather-appropriate clothing, poles, stamina
Tickets booked in person, by telephone or by e-mail must be cancelled by 5 p.m. on the previous day at the latest.
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Tips from the pro

▪ The right equipment: trail running shoes, functional clothing, possibly trail running poles and a small rucksack
▪ Targeted preparation: prepare muscles and tendons by running on flat terrain, cycling, stabilisation and balance exercises, muscle training with your own weight
▪ Gradual increase: gradually increase the duration and intensity of the runs and training sessions
▪ Uphill: walking with larger steps is similarly fast but less energy-consuming than running; use poles for a good push forwards / upwards
▪ Downhill: look a few metres ahead to be able to take targeted steps and choose a good line; stand at least hip-width apart, keep your torso stable and arms at your sides on your chest and balance out the rhythm of your running; safer and more balanced without poles, hands can be used to catch you if you fall, concentration not required for placing the poles;
▪ Sufficient equipment: first aid kit, mobile phone and food/drink
▪ Have fun and enjoy!
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