How to partecipate


As in the previous editions, in 2024 the "Trekking col Treno" excursions will have a limited number of 40 participants

Registration is mandatory and must be completed online on the website (linked to the Bologna Welcome booking platform). Registration opens the Monday prior to the excursion (between 9:30am and 10am) and closes on Friday at 5.00 p.m.

When registering, it is necessary to enter your data (name, surname, telephone and / or e-mail contact) that will be kept by the organisers for at least 20 days, in compliance with privacy regulations.

The participation fee has to be paid during the registration phase. The fee has changed in 2024 and is set at: 2 euros for CAI members and 7 euros for non-CAI members, and includes organization expenses, contribution for trails maintenance and insurance for non-members. For the Trekking col Treno 2024 edition, the trail that will be resurfaced is number 913 (from Pianoro Vecchio to Paleotto Park). The fee does not include transportation, which will have to be purchased autonomously by each participant.

When registering, it is mandatory to accept the participation rules, which concern all the provisions implemented to safeguard your personal and other hikers’ safety.

Registration is considered completed only upon receipt of the confirmation email, one that is automatically generated by the platform.

Due to organizational reasons, it is not possible to cancel one's registration, nor to have a refund of the fee.

On the day of the excursion, only the participants in possession of a regular registration confirmation and who have accepted the methods of registration and participation in the activities can present themselves at the meeting.

During the excursion:

  • the participants commit to scrupulously respect the indications and directives given by the guides.


The starting point can be reached from Bologna by public transport, according to the timetable indications issued by the organisers during the registration phase, or by one’s own vehicle.

In case of using public transport, participants are obliged to scrupulously follow the safety provisions established by the public transport company.


Informations. For details on the excursions please contact the section of Bologna of CAI (Italian Alpine Club): via Stalingrado 105, ph. +39 051 234856 (Tuesday: 9am-1pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 4pm-7pm) or send an email to In the 3 days before the departure of each excursion it is possible to speak with the guide at the number +39 331 9184640 for further information (no SMS).

Rules of conduct. The participants are required to:

  • keep to departure time and to established programme, adapting to contingent variations made by the guides
  • have an adequate psychophysical preparation, as well as an apparel and equipment appropriate for the excursion.
  • maintain a disciplined attitude, respectful of people and private ownerships, and follow the guides’ instructions.
  • follow the established itinerary, without separating from the group
  • manage their own waste, carrying them up to the garbage bins in order to preserve the environment as clean as one would hope to find it. At the same time the participants are required not to pick protected flowers, plants or herbs.
  • collaborate with the guides to the success of the initiative and be supportive to their decisions, especially in case of problems (concerning environmental and/or participants’ conditions).

Duration, elevation gain and length of the itineraries are approximate.

Risks and responsibilities. The guides of Trekking col treno are covered by a specific insurance policy towards all the regular participants. The guides are not responsible for accidents occurred before or after the excursion. In case of emergency the assistance of the Alpine Rescue Corp (phone number 118) is guaranteed.

Equipment. Hiking boots, backpack, wind jacket or waterproof cape and water bottle are required. Hikers not properly equipped could be excluded from the excursion by the guide’s unquestionable decision.

CAI guides. The guides of CAI are volunteers that act gratuitously to spread “the knowledge and the studying of the mountains”, according to the 1st article of the Association Statute.

Cycle-trekking. Participants must bring their own bike and make sure it is in good working order, comfortable and not “too old”, also to show respect towards the others. The tour Guide is not a mechanic. So it’s recommendable to have a fix kit for little repairs: a spare inner tube, pump, and so on. The participants are required to follow the instructions of the tour Guide, in accordance with the Rules of the Road. Helmet is mandatory.

Train and bus tickets. The timetable for train and bus routes are not reported in this booklet because they can be subject to variation. Before the excursion, each hiker must verify by himself the timetable and the tariffs. The guide presence is guaranteed only from the trailhead forward, but he/she will be probably present also at the meeting point and on the train – as usual. It is mandatory to purchase the return ticket before departure.