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Zermatt 2 Day Tour

trail running zermatt

Zermatt 2 Day Tour: Beneath the MatterhornA big loop high above Zermatt with non-stop Matterhorn views This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 45km     ↑ 3476mΔ 3094M ♦ MediumΘ ClockwisePeople flock to Zermatt from all over the world for a view of the Matterhorn. This unmistakable icon of the Swiss Alps often hides in …

Saas Almagell

A trail runner running up a steep rocky ridge line, above Saas Almagell, Switzerland

Jazzilücke Loop: Into Italy from Saas AlmagellA loop connecting two valleys in a remote corner along the Swiss-Italian  borderThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 21km     ↑ 1361mΔ 3083M ♦ MediumΘ Clockwise”Now this is a run worthy of being in a guidebook!” Dan shouts as we’re speeding through the Ofental valley. The trail has …

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé

Trail running in the Swiss Alps near Lac de Moiry

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé: From Edelweiss to Glacial Ice Fast running at 2500 meters topped off with a glacier crossing and a serious scrambleThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 21km     ↑ 1457mΔ 3396M ♦ DifficultΘ CCWI didn’t have high expectations for a run starting near a dam, assuming the …

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Hardergrat

The Hardergrat to Brünig PassAn exposed journey along a knife edge ridge trailThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 3290mΔ 2293M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to PointThe Hardergrat has become a classic, and for good reason. There are few geographic features this defined with a trail so long. Of its 35km, about 18km are …

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Barrhorn ⇑

Trail running Barrhorn

Barrhorn: Switzerland’s Highest Trail     An alpine running tour on the Alps highest official trail   ⇑This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 25km     ↑ 2033mΔ 3610M ♦ Difficult⇑ EasyΘ CCWAs so many great experiences do these days, this one starts on Google. We’d stumbled upon the Alps highest trail. A trail that goes to …

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Rosegtal

trail running rosegtal pontresina graubünden

Rosegtal: A Bit of Everything in the EngadineJust outside Pontresina, the Rosegtal offers a brilliant trail running loop below glaciers and the 4000 meter Piz BerninaThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 1655mΔ 2753M ♦ MediumΘ Clockwise”I just had an epiphany,” Dan says when we catch up. “I don’t remember exactly what …

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Zinal Petit Mountet

Trail running in the Ticino, Swiss Alps

Zinal: In the shadow of 4000 meter peaksPerfect singletrack through one of the Alps most dramatic landscapesThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 17km    ↑ 1058mΔ 2583M ♦ EasyΘ CCWLooking for classic Swiss running? This route has high elevation cruising, a quaint mountain hut, cowbells, wildflowers, all around views of 4000 meter peaks, and …

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Ritom Lakes

Trail running in the Ritom Lakes area, Switzerland

Ritom Lakes: Tibetan Trails in TicinoLakes, waterfalls, prayer flags, yaks… It’s like being far away without traveling far at allThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 23km     ↑ 1455mΔ 2571M ♦ EasyΘ CCW”They’re squares.” Dan says. “Way over there, those are yaks not cows. You can tell because they’re more square.” Sure enough …

Alpstein

trail running alpstein

Alpstein: Inside Switzerland’s Secret KingdomA friendly route set in scenery that’s nothing short of magicalThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 20km     ↑ 1622mΔ 2074M ♦ EasyΘ CCWGrüezi, hallo. Grüezi. Be ready to say hello too. Sections of this route are popular with hikers and families happy to offer a chipper greeting. When you reach …

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Gental

Summer trail running in the Swiss Alps from Engstlenalp, near the Susten Pass. Switzerland

Gental: Cruising through the heart of SwitzerlandDetermined to find an easy early season route, this one took us four reconnaisance missions, but we found the best way to goThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 27km     ↑ 1126mΔ 2116M ♦ EasyΘ Point to PointThis run is the very definition of a sweet cruiser, …