Via Grischuna: Multi-Stage Trail Running Tour

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Via Valais: Swiss Alps Trail Running Grand Tour

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Hardergrat

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

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 a …

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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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 …

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Valsorey – Vélan

Valsorey – VélanWhat mountain runners dream about when they dream about the Alps→ 22km   ↑ 2000mΔ 3037M♦ DifficultΘ CWThis run is the 108th run we’ve added to our site, and it is one of the very best. An odyssey is the best term we thought of as we sat pulling sweat soaked socks from our tired feet. Starting in Bourg-St-Pierre, …

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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 …

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 …

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Mettelhorn ⇑

Mettelhorn: A Zermatt classic with big mountain viewsAll trail from Zermatt into the alpine world   ⇑→ 21km↑ 2176mΔ 3405M Difficult ⇑ MediumΘ CW LoopBig vertical days don’t get much better than this.  We took the first train from Täsch to Zermatt in the morning to have the trails nearly to ourselves as the sun rises. The climb out of town is …