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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 …

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 …

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 …

Bergün

Trail running above Val Funtauna between Berguns and Davos, Switzerland with golden fall colors

Bergün: Into the Val FuntaunaA valley worth spending a day inThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 24km     ↑ 1370mΔ 2630M ♦ EasyΘ CCWA photo we made of the Val Funtauna while mountain biking in 2012 stuck in our memory. In the meantime, we’d also discovered Bergün, with its Romantsch charm, and regularly …

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Piz Lunghin

Trail running near Maloja, in the Engadin, while on a running tour to Piz Lunghin. Switzerland

Piz Lunghin: Above MalojapassGolden larch, turquoise lakes, and a summit in the EngadinThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 20km     ↑ 1051mΔ 2780M ♦ EasyΘ ClockwiseHere’s an easy run to add to the to-do list. It isn’t so many kilometers, and the gain won’t destroy your legs, but the setting is no less …

Zervreilahorn

Trail running in the Swiss Alps

Zervreilahorn: Deep in the Valser TalSometimes a trail run is reason to visit a place you wouldn’t otherwise go, and you never know what you might findThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 19km     ↑ 1106mΔ 2712M ♦ EasyΘ CCWWhile it isn’t exactly on the way to anything, we made a detour to …