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Running holiday in South Tyrol: higher, further, faster

The Schlern Rosengarten Sky Marathon: a special kind of race

No mercy for your calves – this is the motto for a running holiday in South Tyrol. Directly in front of our hotel in South Tyrol, runners will find one of the most beautiful and most challenging running routes in the mountains: the route of the Schlern Rosengarten Sky Marathon. A race that attracts mountain runners from all over the world to tranquil Tires/Tiers every year in July. The 45-kilometre marathon circles the entire Catinaccio/Rosengarten massif. The starting point is in S. Cipriano/St. Zyprian in Tires/Tiers. The breath-taking (literally) route leads over the Cicolade pass, Grasleiten pass, and Molignon pass to the Sciliar/Schlern and over the Teufelsschlucht (Devil’s gorge) and Monte Cavone/Tschafon back to Tires/Tiers. The 36 kilometre-long route that leads from Tires/Tiers via Plafötsch, the Haniger Schwaige, the mountain huts Kölner-Hütte, Rotwand-Hütte, and Vajolet-Hütte to the Grasleitenpass, and via the Val Ciamin/Tschamintal valley finally back to Tires/Tiers is a shorter route, but still just as sweet.

The Running Park Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm – running through the Dolomites

If you would like to run during your summer holiday in South Tyrol, you will find the perfect conditions in the Running Park Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. Whether you are a beginner, a hobby runner, or a professional athlete – on the largest Alpine pasture in Europe in the immediate vicinity of our hotel at the Catinaccio/Rosengarten, you will discover the true joy of running. Thanks to the extraordinary climate, you can enjoy running from April to November. At an altitude between 1,800 and 2,300 metres above sea level, you can choose from 27 different running trails varying in length – from easy to difficult – with a total length of 240 kilometres. The course of the Alpe di Siusi Half Marathon, on which 700 athletes compete every year in July, is a special highlight. It leads over wide gravel roads, narrow paths, and wooden bridges across the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. As a reward, there is a fantastic view. There’s no holding you back. Try it out and book your running holiday in South Tyrol. Where? At the Cyprianerhof, of course!