Book your next trail running course with a local guide. Trail running is extremely popular in Switzerland and with over 65,000 km of marked trails, the country offers almost endless possibilities for this sport. Runners avoid the city and manage their run off-road. This way the joints are spared and the trail run in the green offers a mental motivation boost. Almost incidentally, it helps to increase fitness and performance.
The trails off the asphalt roads give more and are easier on the joints. Hips, knees, ankles and even shins do not have to be exposed to the shocks of an asphalt surface. Trail runners must adapt quickly to the changing terrain. This improves balance and stability
Ground feel becomes more pronounced over time. Trail running not only supports core stability, it also provides a higher degree of mobility over time, addresses a great many muscle groups, and is even considered a hidden strength workout. The fresh air without exhaust fumes is also good for the lungs and cardiovascular system.
Where can I find suitable trails for trail running?
There are rather easy trail running routes at Bettmeralp, Flims, Suls and in the Jura (Gorges de l'Areuse)
Moderate routes can be found in Alpstein, Glattalp, Grindelwald, Klöntalersee, Le Moléson, Maderanertal, Pizol and Ritom
More challenging routes are available on the Brienzergrat, in Fionnay, Lenk-Iffigenalp, Lobhörner, Melchsee-Frutt, Val Ferret and in Zermatt
What do I need to consider when trail running at night?
When trail running at night, you need a very good headlamp. It should have at least 300 lumens, because it is darker off the road than we are used to. In the dark you should never run alone. It makes the run safer and it's more fun with two people anyway. Make yourself visible by wearing bright clothing or clothing with reflective stripes. Maybe there are others on the way. You should also know the route you are taking at night. Safety always comes first