Running Park Seiser Alm
If you run through dreamlike mountain sceneries the effort isn’t so big and in the fresh mountain air breathing times are even more restorative.
Around the villages Völs am Schlern, Kastelruth and Seis there are 20 varied courses for passionate runners: long and short, difficult and easy ones, in large part in the open country. Altogether the Running Park Seiser Alm offers about 180 km of well-tagged running tracks.
The concept of a running park was formed due to the visit of the marathon runners from Kenya. Since 2007 they often worked out in the region of Seiser Alm. In summer 2010 the running area was opened and till today it became more and more popular – for hobby joggers as well as for pro runners.
Running on Europe’s highest alpine pasture
No wonder, because the different levels of difficulty, the variable altitude between 900 and 2,300 m above sea level, the good signage and the mostly not asphaltic roads offer optimal training conditions for all types of runners.
Different colors serve as orientation: easy courses are marked in blue, medium-difficult ones in red and difficult tours are black. Moreover the single trails are each labeled for runners, mountain runners and Nordic walkers.
Twelve running curses are located in the area around Mt. Schlern at 900 to 1,100 m above sea level, for instance the round tour Völs, the straining Prösels Run or the easy-medium difficult tour between Seis and Völs. Eight more courses can be found in the zone of Seiser Alm at more than 1,800 m above sea level, including the pleasant Beginners Run or the demanding Paul-Tergat Track with more than 18 km.
If you would like to learn more about the Running Park Seiser Alm: In the locally tourist offices there is available a free brochure that describes all courses, including starting point, level of difficulty and length. In addition the running guide comprises many helpful recommendations and a training schedule.