Gental: Cruising through the heart of Switzerland
Determined to find an easy early season route, this one took us four reconnaisance missions, but we found the best way to go
This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland: 30 Must-Do Trail Runs
Θ Point to Point
This run is the very definition of a sweet cruiser, but it didn't start out that way. We met in June, fully psyched for the first scheduled run mission for our Run the Alps Switzerland book. About 3/4 through a fantastic first day, the trail faded, we scrambled up and down trying to find connections, totally bonked from the hours out, went down the opposite side of the range, got tangled bush-wacking through thorns, caught in a down pour, and were finally greeted with an exploding bottle of Coke that had baked in the car. This was going to be a long summer.
Beautiful views, grassy pastures, a lake for swimming, smooth sloping trails that you can't run without smiling - we didn't want to give up on finding the perfect run here. So we kept coming back. After multiple returns, Janine pieced together a way to connect all the best sections of running, and none of the bush-wacking.
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Running along the shore of the Engstlensee.
Smooth striding with views to the nearby Berner Oberland.
Dan Patitucci headed up to the Sätteli.
Above Gadmen, Kim on an early recon mission going the opposite direction of what would eventually be the tour.
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