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The TRM Endurance Stage AV Apuane Park is a technical training session that takes place entirely in the National Park of the Apuan Alps, in Tuscany – Italy, near the seaside area of Versilia. The Apuan Alps are very special unique mountains with rugged peaks and vertical walls. They are known for the production of marble and the huge underground karst cavities, as well as for their rich Mediterranean flora and fauna.

The trails of the Stage – training area of the TRM Team Athletes all year round – combine technical features of medium difficulty and landscaped-naturalistic aspects like Lake Vagli that houses since 1947 the submerged village of Fabbriche di Careggine, the giant cave Antro del Corchia (one of the widest caves in the world formed 5 million years ago) with its majestic columns of stalactites and stalagmites and the Wind Cave that hides fascinating underground paths, as as well as karst formations, streamsponds and vertical wells. In the same area there are renowned small towns of cultural and the historical importance like: Forte dei MarmiCamaiorePietrasantaStazzema.

The Endurance Stage is designed to optimize the physical preparation thanks to multi-day workouts that allow you to accumulate kilometers and elevation (D+) minimizing the risk of injuries and improve your knowledge in sport nutrition and supplementation.

The TRM Stage AV Apuane Park is managed and guided by TRM Coaches – Certified Athletic Trainers and International Endurance Trail Running Athletes – and represents a full immersion into the successful TRM® Training Methodology. It is a unique chance to discuss and learn the secrets of the TRM Team Athletes and therefore boost own performances in international Ultra Trail races.

The TRM Endurance Stage Versilia – AV Apuane Park includes:

Athlete analysis

  • Questionnaire of psycho-physical analysis of the athlete
  • Tests for the evaluation of athlete’s potential
  • Video analysis and debriefing

Personal Coaching

  • Meals and supplementation before and after training
  • Nutrition, Supplementation, Hydration during training and competition
  • Running Technique on the flat, uphill, downhill
  • Choice and Management of equipment and gear
  • Best strategy and management of backpack and gear in ultra trail races
  • Prevention of most common injuries
  • Planning and organization of own assistance during endurance and ultra trails

On request: Sports Massage and Special Sports Diet by Professionals TRM partners

  • 52KM, 3.000M D+

    STAGE AV APUANE: 02-04 JUNE 2017

    • 3 days / 2 nights
    • 52km, 3000m D+
    • 4-5h trail running training in group per day


    • 02/06 Free arrival to Marina di Massa

    19.30 Meeting, technical briefing, dinner and overnight stop

    • 03/06 1° day, 26km, 1500m D+

    08.00 Trail Running along the ancient path Via Vandelli, passing by the Refuge N. Conti and climbing up to the Monte Tambura (1900m). From the top we will descent to the Lake Vagli trying to see the submerged village and return. Free Afternoon.

    Overnight stop and dinner

    • 04/06 2° day, 26km, 1500m D+

    08.00 Trail Running from Levignani village to the Antro del Corchia cave heading, through scenic uphill trails, to the Refuge G. de Freo. Departing from the refuge the itinerary alternates beautiful trails in the wood and rocky single tracks until Fornovolasco village ending in front of the Wind Cave. You will have the unique opportunity to pass through the Wind Cave before returning back to Levignani.


    • Technical briefing before departing and during the stages
    • 2 days of trail running in group with advices and practical demonstrations
    • 2 nights in B&B (dormitory or double/triple room), 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts
    • Passage inside the trails of the Wind Cave (with video)
    • Visit of the Antro del Corchia (on request)
    • Group video and photos


    • Transfer to / from Massa Train Station (on request)
    • Extra drinks with meals
    • Extra food and beverages during training
    • Medical Certificate
    • Personal health/accident and third party Insurance

    REGISTRATION: through the contact form specifying “Stage AV Apuane Park”

    PRICE: € 299 per person

    NOTES: Possibility to arrange accommodation for family and friends

    SPECIAL PROMOTIONS: 10% TRM Athletes belonging to the International Group; 10% Advance booking within March 15th. Discounts cannot be combined

    PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER: 50% at reservation, full payment within the 1st of May.


    • up to 20 days before the stage, 85% refund
    • from 20 day up to 10 days before the stage, 50% refund
    • above 10 days before the stage no refund.

    Upon receipt of the reservation deposit – or within 15 days from the starting date – the full program and all detailed information related to materials, equipment, clothing and food will be delivered to the participants


          • The stages will take place with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 20
          • The TRM Coach and Team, being responsible for the safety of the group, may decide to temporarily or definitely suspend the participant to the Stage if the athlete is judged unable to proceed. No refund in both cases.
          • The stage will take place with any weather condition, as expected in Trail Running competitions.