Guidebook

5 Fantastic Trail Runs in Livigno

Discover Europe’s ‘Little Tibet’ in the Italian Alps.

Fionnuala Kavanagh

Description

Sparse, high mountain scenery, a huge network of trails, and a tax-free status are the three stand out characteristics of Livigno. This isolated mountain town sits at 1816m in the Italian Alps near the Swiss border. The treeline is very low, so you don’t have to climb too high above the valley floor before vegetation becomes scarce and you’re looking out across a moonscape complete with many 3000 metre peaks.

The town itself has its own particular character, created by the combination of its lowrise, lowkey wooden buildings and its high saturation of shops, which is due to its tax-free status.

In terms of trails, there is a fantastic network all over the valley, at the top of the Vetta Blesaccia (2795m), and beyond. The majority of the trails are developed for mountain bikers and hikers, but they are also well suited to trail running.

In 2016, the Carosello 3000 lift, which takes you to the top of the Vetta Blesaccia, developed a bunch of trail running routes in partnership with Soul Running Magazine. The complete project became the Highest Running Park in Europe. Find out more here. In this guidebook, you will find some of those routes plus a few other gems around Livigno.

Lakes of Cancano Trail Run
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Lakes of Cancano Trail Run

16.8 km
281 m
281 m
A beautiful circular run around the glistening Lakes of Cancano.
Moderate
Private
Val delle Mine – Larch Forest – Lake Livigno
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Val delle Mine – Larch Forest – Lake Livigno

23.4 km
712 m
937 m
Choose this route for a longer run taking you to three very different but all very beautiful natural attractions in Livigno.
Moderate
Private
Val delle Mine Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Val delle Mine Loop

4.3 km
236 m
236 m
Discover one of Livigno's most charming valleys.
Moderate
Private
Federia Up and Down – Carosello 3000 Trail Run Park
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Federia Up and Down – Carosello 3000 Trail Run Park

Livigno
23.7 km
1,287 m
1,287 m
A long distance loop trail which is part of Livigno's hight altitude Run Park.
Difficult
Private
The Forest Loop – Carosello 3000 Trail Run Park
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Forest Loop – Carosello 3000 Trail Run Park

Livigno
8.1 km
467 m
466 m
A high altitude run through a forest on the Vetta Blesaccia mountain.
Difficult
Private