Piz Languard

Trail running above Pontresina, Switzerland

Piz Languard: Pontresina’s Ibex ParadiseA scenic mountain tour from PontresinaThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 22km     ↑ 1620mΔ 3262M ♦ MediumΘ CCWPiz Languard’s got a great view, and if you’re feeling adventurous after the summit, maybe try the Mungga Furz. You can order this specialty from at least one of the huts …

Dents Blanches

Trail running in the Dents Blanches near Dent du Midi area above Champéry, Switzerland

Dents Blanches and the French FrontierHopping over the French border with sustained climbs and technical descents This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 28km    ↑ 2240mΔ 2555M ♦ DifficultΘ ClockwiseThe map in my head started to piece together. I could look across the peaks and recognize places we’ve been in both Switzerland and France that …

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Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg

Trail running the Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg tour, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg: Crossing the Berner OberlandConnecting two iconic Swiss regions, this trail is a classic journey through quintessential Swiss Alps This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 32km     ↑ 3000mΔ 2835M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to PointThe north side of the Swiss Alps is quintessential Switzerland. Monster peaks, like the Eiger, rise above both …

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Monte Zucchero ⇑

Trail running in the Ticino, Swiss Alps

Monte Zucchero: A full day above Valle VerzascaIdyllic trail running to a sweet summit   ⇑This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 2607mΔ 2733M ♦ Difficult⇑ MediumΘ ClockwiseSure! Of course I want to come a long for a Way Up run… What’s a Way Up run?It’s like a regular trail run, but …

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Lac de Louvie

Trail running near Lac Louvie in the Valais region of Switzerland

Lac de Louvie: Journey Through 3 ColsAt the back of the Val de Bagnes – pastures, farms, forest, an alpine lake, three passes and riverside trail make this more than a runThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 22km     ↑ 1919mΔ 2648M ♦ MediumΘ Clockwise”Are you awake?” Janine asks. It isn’t even 5am, and …

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Bettmeralp Aletschgletscher

Trail running along the Aletschgletscher, the Alps largest glacier and UNESCO site, while doing the loop trail from Bettmeralp, Switzerland

Bettmeralp: Alongside the Aletsch GlacierTrail running alongside the Alps biggest glacierThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 28km    ↑ 1062mΔ 2393M ♦ EasyΘ ClockwiseRunning along a piece of the Aletschgletscher, the Alps biggest glacier, isn’t a run you should do, it’s a run you must do.First, the trail could not be better for running. …

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Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald

Trail running in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland with the Mönch above

Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald: The best of the Jungfrau MarathonTrail running through some of the most iconic Swiss Alps locationsThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 25km     ↑ 1678mΔ 2339M ♦ MediumΘ Point to PointWe’re lucky enough to live in Interlaken, making this run home turf. As such, I use it as my go …

Sigriswilgrat

Trail running in the Jusistal, a classic Swiss Alps landscape, above Interlaken, Switzerland

Sigriswilgrat: Traversing Both Walls of the JustistalOpposite the Alps is a valley tucked away with a wild rim to rim traverseThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 28km     ↑ 2067mΔ 2061M ♦ MediumΘ CCWStriding-out along high trails on both sides of the bucolic Justistal – you see where you’re going and where you’ve …

Klausenpass

Trail running on the Gemsfairenstock, above Klausen Pass, Switzerland

Klausenpass: Along the GemsfairenA quick trail running fix in Central SwitzerlandThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 23km     ↑ 1110mΔ 2149M ♦ EasyΘ ClockwiseA well known spot for motor bikers, and cyclists, Dan rode his bike over the pass one day. It’s easy to see that there’s going to be some great running …

Salbit

Trail running in the Salbit, Swiss Alps

Salbit Traverse: Running through a climber’s playgroundFamous for its climbing, the Salbit offers mountain runners a wild tourThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 19km     ↑ 1680mΔ 2541M ♦ DifficultΘ CCWWe joked that if a run was not worthy of the book, we would give it a “gong”, meaning: this run is VOID, …