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Rosegtal

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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 …

Val Müstair

Val Müstair Lai da Rims Trail Running Tour A newfound trail running paradise in a remote corner of Switzerland→ 20km↑ 990mΔ 3033MediumΘ Point to PointAt the most eastern point in Switzerland, there’s a little peninsula sticking into Italy, the Val Müstair. Sitting on the edge of the Swiss National Park, the last remaining true natural landscape of the Swiss Alps, the Biosfera …

Bregaglia Val Maroz

Val Bregaglia / Val Maroz LoopBeautiful views you don’t get without some hard work→ 19km↑ 1450mΔ 2455MediumΘ CCWVal Bregaglia is known for its rocks, and not only in mountain form. The ancient villages are beautifully built of local stone, blending them into the landscape and attracting tourists for their charm. But also, towering above the south side of the valley …

Flims Laax Sardona

Flims Laax Segnas Trail Running Tour High quality sampler in a region destined for trail running greatness→ 18km↑ 1100mΔ 2678MediumΘ CWI kept hearing about Flims Laax and mostly wondered why you could never say one village name without the other. Flims and/or Laax, don’t seem to exist on their own and yet they aren’t that close together. What prompted them to …

Dreibündenstein

Chur’s Dreibündenstein Running TourA local quick hit that’s fast and fun→ 17km↑ 900mΔ 2161MediumΘ CWIt seems that to visit the oldest town in a very old place is important, especially when that town elegantly blends progressive design, culture and cuisine with ancient history. Archaeological evidence shows that there were settlements in Chur as far back as 3500 BC. We have …

Zuoz Piz Uter

Zuoz Piz Uter Ridge RunningSomething for everyone: Forest, pastures, cross country, and ridges→ 17km↑ 1500mΔ 2906MediumΘ CCWLike the Val Müstair run, the landscape south of the traditional Romantsch village of Zuoz revealed another motherload of ridgelines. This one kicks off with a climb through a larch forest before popping out in cow pastures and open terrain at about 2300 meters. …

Davos Sertig Loop

Davos – Sertig LoopFast & fun: A runners trail running tour→ 24km     ↑ 1220mΔ 2580M MediumΘ ClockwiseThis one is about as smooth and flowing as trail running gets. Starting in the back of the Sertigtal, a short and quiet valley south of Davos, the route sets out on steep trails into the Ducantal, a wide open landscape just one valley …

Piz Tschierva ⇑

Piz TschiervaA long flattish trail run to a steep talus climb  ⇑→ 30km     ↑ 1778mΔ 3546M Difficult ⇑ MediumΘ Out & BackThe Piz Tschierva combines a fast trail running approach with a slow talus ascent all set in an alpine arena. The run starts at the Pontresina train station with a long warm-up through the Val Roseg. By about kilometer …

Pontresina Crasta Languard

Crasta Languard A high traverse above Pontresina→ 21km     ↑ 1300mΔ 2927M ♦ MediumΘ Point to PointPontresina’s Piz Languard is so good for running that it deserves a second option. This time, the Crasta Languard takes you further east before wrapping back around and dropping to Pontresina in the Val Bernina. The run begins in Pontresina with a 450-meter climb to the …