FOR A new take on a traditional Alpine summer holiday, Alta Badia’s ‘Explore Your Way’ will raise heart rates and smilesAlta Badia_Fitness_by Freddy Planinschek (2)

As more and more people choose to relax through sport, exercise and activities, the popularity of action and adventure destinations like Alta Badia looks set to grow. The programme showcases Alta Badia UNESCO world heritage site as the ultimate natural training ground. It aims to expand horizons by introducing holidaymakers to new activities, routes and adrenalin rushes whatever their sporting level or preference. Split into four sections: ‘Natural gym’, ‘Rock your body’, ‘Bike’ and ‘Flying’, the Explore Your Way information hub provides everything a tourist needs to know about what is offered in the area, from what to try, where to rent equipment, where to meet the guides, how to book an activity, and where to start on a trail.

Alta Badia_Trail (4)Trail running  This mountain running sport takes participants through natural surroundings and beautiful landscapes, and reaches its peak in Alta Badia. Local expert Andreas Irsara has provided a recommended route for Explore Your Way. Departing from Badia, you reach the S. Croce mountain hut and continue along the trail towards San Cassiano through pastureland and mountain pine woods at the feet of the majestic rock faces of Sas dla Crusc, finally arriving at Glira and San Cassiano.

Alta (2)Geocaching  Alta Badia invite holidaymakers to exercise both mind and body in an attempt to find the local stash. GPS devices can be picked up at the stations Piz La lla and Piz Sorega, where adventurers can start the navigation.

Alta Badia_Slackline_by Freddy PlaninschekSlacklining  A true test of balance and control, slacklining is a dynamic, modern and young sport that tests the powers of beginners and professionals alike. In the Movimënt area at the Piz La Ila there are six slacklines of varying levels of difficulty.

Alta Badia_Via (8)The Ultimate High – The Dolomites are regarded as being among the most beautiful landscapes in the world. The area is a climber’s paradise and there are many established routes and via ferrata courses that will work the whole body.

Alta (5)Paragliding, hang gliding and even base jumping are also available in the area. Holidaymakers can fly tandem with expert local pilots or learn to fly in one of the most inspiring landscapes in the world. Visit for more information.

Alta Badia_Mountain Bike_By Manuel SulzerMountain Biking  Alta Badia offers all-day epics and Freeride fun under the towering limestone peaks of the Dolomites.

Alta Badia_Bike (4)E-biking  An e-bike sharing concept in the mountains has been launched by Alta Badia working in a similar way to ‘Boris Bikes’ in London and using a new range of the latest Trek mountain bikes.

Alta Badia_Speed (6)Take a speed hike  Speedhiking is the more aggressive alternative to hiking with poles and lighter equipment. In Alta Badia there are more than 400km of well-laid out and signposted trails to choose from.