Delicious Trail Dolomiti

Horizons of your soul

Saturday, September 22nd 2018


Saturday, September 22nd 2018

The Delicious Trail Dolomiti is a non-competitive trail race that is due to take place in one of Cortina d’Ampezzo's most beautiful and historically significant nature spots.

The roughly 37 km trail winds around Pocol, Croda Da Lago, 5 Torri, Nuvolau, Lagazuoi and the Falzarego Pass, passing through the open air museums of the largest Great War Museum testifying to the combat seen high up in the Dolomites: the 5 Torri and Lagazuoi open-air museums and the Lagazuoi mine tunnel. The war fought in these mountains between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies was indeed an incredible event.

There will also be a shorter trail particularly suitable for Trail neophytes.
The trail boasts two exceptional peaks, the Lagazuoi and the Nuvolau, and two high-altitude lakes, Federa and Lìmedes, set in splendid scenery in the heart of the UNESCO Dolomites.

What makes the Delicious Trail unique, however, is its emphasis on the eno-gastronomic aspect.
The high quality of the cuisine and the attention to service on the part of the organizers of the race ensure pride of place to the event in the area's tourist programme, with emphasis on the continual drive to improve structures, gastronomy and the safeguarding of the environment.

At the refreshment stands and at the final party to be held at Pocol (the starting and arrival point) you will be able to sample special dishes prepared by the chefs of the restaurants and refuges involved. The dishes offered will be designed so as to have the same nutritional value as energy bars but will be tasty and tempting, and easily digestible for the athletes.

In the area of the starting and arrival point, there will be facilities dedicated to the very young and a kids' trail. During the day, little athletes will be able to take part in special workshops, make their racing bibs and trace the trail together with grown-ups. In this way they will see that behind every small thing there is always to be found the effort and passion of countless people.

Delicious Trail 2017



All photos of the event are online! Take a look on this page.






People are strongly advised not to park in Pocol or next to the start of the race. The organizers have set up a shuttle bus service that takes the competitors directly to the start of the race:

- there are two buses leaving from the bus station in Cortina d'Ampezzo, one at 6,50 a.m. and the other at 7.30 a.m. with a stop in Socrepes.

- If you get to Cortina with your own car, you have to park it in the area Son dei Prade, only few kilometres after Pocol. From there shuttle buses will take you directly to the start of the race.

Free shuttle bus service from Cortina to Pocol and vice versa

On Saturday 23d, day of the Delicious Trail Run, there is a free shuttle bus service from Cortina to Pocol and vice versa with

  • departures from the bus station in Cortina every hour from 11am until 1pm
  • departures from Pocol every hour and thirty from 11.30am until 1.30pm


37 km APPROX. WITH 2550 d+

The Delicious Trail Dolomiti is a  running race along the paths of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site of around 37 km., with a positive difference in altitude of 2550 metres, in semi-selfsufficiency; the start is on Saturday 22nd September at 8.30 a.m. from the locality of Pocol; time limit: 10 hours.


The long-distance trail is now officially a 2 ITRA-points qualifying race

After the certification of the route and evaluation of the difficulty of the race, the Delicious Trail Dolomiti has been confirmed as a 2-points qualifying race. As the trail met all requirements, the organisation has been licensed to use the ITRA-logo.



21 KM APPROX. WITH 1400 D+


DAY FOR KIDS - 22rd September 2018

In the start and finish area, there will be a special event for younger children; specialized workshopsthroughout the day will enable them to design their own racing bibs, mark out the trail together, run a “mini Trail” and climb with the mountain guides of Cortina.


07.30 – 08.30: Registration and banner designing in groups

08.30 – 09.30: Designing of personalized racing bibs

09.30 – 10.00: Mid morning snacks

10.00 – 11.00: Preparation and reconnaissance for the race trail

11.00 – 12.30: Race

12.30 – 13.30: Delicious Lunch

13.30/14.00 – 16.00: Juggling show in two sessions

14.00 – 15.00: Mini Delicious Climbing- first session

15.00 – 16.00: Mini Delicious Climbing – second session

16.30 – 17.00: Prize-giving, collection of children and end of Mini Delicious

  • Maximum number of entrants: 80
  • Age group: 4 - 12

Reservations and information for the Mini Delicious Trail at:

The organization of the day's events is in collaboration with the associations Fairplay, Atletica Cortina and the Guide Alpine di Cortina (Cortina Mountain Guides).