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Capturing the Spirit of Adventure: A Journey Through the South Tyrolean Dolomites and Slovenia with Runcation Travel

Updated: Mar 9

In the summer of 2023, I embarked on a remarkable journey with Runcation Travel, documenting their Guided South Tyrolean Dolomites + Slovenia Trail Running Vacation. This week-long adventure promised a perfect blend of awe-inspiring landscapes, challenging trails, and moments of relaxation in luxurious spa hotels.




The trip began with a thrilling exploration of the Italian Dolomites, where the group tackled the spectacular mountain trails, including a hotel-to-hotel traverse that showcased the best of this mountain range. Each evening, we retreated to comfortable hotels offering wellness options and accommodations that seamlessly blended with the natural surroundings, enhancing our connection to the environment.


The second part of our journey led us to Slovenia's Triglav National Park, where we were greeted by turquoise valleys, alpine lakes, and charming castles. Running along perfectly runnable paths, we immersed ourselves in the stunning beauty of the Slovenian Alps, indulging in paddle boarding, swimming, and lakeside relaxation. Even as unexpected rainy weather greeted us, the camaraderie within the group remained strong, and we embraced the adventure with high spirits.




As the designated photographer, I spent weeks meticulously planning the best vantage points and meeting spots to capture the group's journey. While they conquered challenging hills and savored the local cuisine, I was there to document every moment, ensuring that their experiences were preserved in stunning imagery.


Truly the main highlight of the trip was the perfect balance between gritty trails and luxurious amenities. After a day of running, there was nothing like unwinding in a plush robe and enjoying the spa facilities—a true indulgence amidst the rugged beauty of the mountains.


Being part of this journey was an honor, and I cherished the opportunity to help Runcation Travel capture the essence of their adventure. From documenting the breathtaking landscapes to capturing candid moments of joy among the participants, I ensured that every image reflected the spirit of exploration and camaraderie that defined this experience.


My journey with Runcation Travel through the South Tyrolean Dolomites and Slovenia was a testament to the power of adventure, camaraderie, and the beauty of the natural world. It reinforced my belief in the transformative power of travel and the importance of preserving these moments through photography.


If you can, I highly encourage tour groups to occasionally hire professional photographers to join their trips. Not only do they ensure that your social media and website photos are unique and of high quality, but they also enhance the overall experience for guests. Having professional-quality images to take home serves as a lasting reminder of the adventure and creates a sense of connection with the journey long after it has ended.

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