Dates: 08 – 15 August 2021
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Prices: Euro 2,475 per person
Single supplement: Euro 175 per person
Deposit: Euro 175 per person confirms your space
Final balance: Euro 2,300 per person due 90 days before departure
Booking window closes 21 days before the departure date.
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Moderately graded trail runs normally follow on well-established trails and route at lower altitudes which are generally lower than 1,500m. Some of the trails will involve some short, steep ascents. Previous experience is not essential.
Average daily running distance: 15 KM
Longest running distance in a day: 23 KM
Group size: 12 max
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What Level of Running is this Trip suitable for?
Suitable for runners who are fit and active and can comfortably run up to 6 – 10 miles per day. The trips involve lots of impromptu stops and our time on the trail will typically be between 3-4 hours per day.
Are there any Alternatives for Non-runners?
Price based on twin/double share. Single supplement is available.
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them in a comment upon your booking.
What to bring?
A comprehensive kit list will be provided prior to the trip’s departure.
Day 1 – Arrival into Flims
Arriving at Zurich International Airport (ZRH) make your own way to our meeting point which is at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the beautiful town of Flims. We’ll explain the details of how best to get to the hotel before we depart.
Check-in and relax into your room with some time to get to know the rest of our trail running group. With time available we will head out to do an easy run (approx. 10km) around this lush alpine town.
Back at the hotel, there is time to relax before we have a group dinner with a briefing about our days ahead.
Day 2 – Trails of Sardona
Distance : 17 – 23km
Today we’ll run past a high mountain glacier, as well as the famous Unesco world heritage site of Sardona – an area where tectonic plates collide – jaw-dropping mountain scenery is no surprise.
Leaving out hotel behind we’ll take advantage of the chair lifts which allow us to gain altitude quickly and saves our legs for the rest of the trail. We begin running when we reach Sardona.
We follow a varied trail which leads to stunning viewpoints, high plateaus, and a glacier. There is an optional 3000-meter peak we can summit if the group is feeling fresh. We then run back to Flims via the Trutg dil Flem (The Water Trail) which follows a nice descent back into town.
Back to the hotel for a well-deserved chill.
Day 3 – Running the Mystical Gorge
Distance : 19 – 23km
We transfer to the town of Thusis where we run along the rold road and on single trails with many steps, as we head deep into the Viamal Gorge.
This spectacular route passes along huge rock walls and over bridges, later through forests and passing meadows, the hilly trail heads towards the village Andeer. From here we take public transport back to the Flims and back to the hotel.
We’ll spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and taking advantage of the wellness facilities on offer.
This evening we’ll have a feast with beer to celebrate a wonderful journey.
Day 4 – Rest Day
Today we have a full day at leisure to relax and explore Flims and the surrounding area.
As an optional excursion, we will arrange a white-water rafting experience in one of the neighboring valleys (excluded from the price).
Later in the day, we will arrange a short run around the town’s lake and through local forests for those who want to stretch their legs.
Day 5 – Trail Running thePrättigauer Höhenweg
Distance : 12+km
After breakfast this morning we check out of our rooms and handover our drop bags which will be transported ahead to our mountain hut.
We’ll travel as a group using Switzerland’s excellent transport system, first by taking the train to Klosters and then taking the cable car to Madrisa station.
From here we begin our high level run to St. Antönien.
We’ll stop by a mountain lake to have a cold, refreshing dip before taking lunch at our mountain hut with check-in. We’ll have the remainder of the day to soak up the mountain views and to relax.
Day 6 – Trail running the Rätikon
Distance : 17+km
After breakfast, we leave our mountain hut behind as we take a breathtaking route along the famous mountain ridge of Rätikon which passes between Switzerland and into Austria.
We’ll stop for lunch (excluded) in an Austrian mountain hut by a lake that has amazing views of Schesaplana (2,964m), the highest mountain in this part of the alps.
We’ll continue on our trail heading back into Switzerland and returning to our mountain hut for a well earn rest and a tasty dinner.
Day 7 – The trail to Malans
Today we will make our way to Malans and depending on how the group is feeling we have two options available:
Option 1 (Easy):
We’ll cruise back into the valley with a “trottinette” (a freewheeling bicycle) and take public transport back to our hotel. Checking-in we have the rest of the day at leisure to relax, with some time for recovery yoga and to enjoy the wellness facilities of the hotel.
Option 2 (Regular):
We can trail run through the alps as we head towards the Rhine valley. We’ll take lunch (excluded) as a local restaurant which has a spectacular view of the entire area.
From here we will ride a cable car back into the Canto valley and onward to our hotel for check-in.
Day 8 – Homeward Bound
It’s time to pack up and bid farewell to your new-found trail running friends and our local team.
Make your own way back to Zurich International Airport (ZRH) in time for your onward flight.
What’s Included in the Price?
- 7 days fully guided trail running in the beautiful Swiss Mountains
- 5 Nights accommodation
- 2 nights accommodation in mountain huts
- Half board throughout the trip
- Lunch included on the hut-hut days of the trip
- All local transportation (including cable cars, but excludes arrival/departure transfers)
- Access to a Wellness Spa & Recovery Yoga
- 4:1 Runners to Guide Ratio
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- International flights
- Arrival/departure transfers (Make your own arrangements to the hotel)
- All Beverages and snacks
- Lunches (except on the hut – hut days)
- Personal equipment
- Personal bills
- Travel Insurance (REQUIRED before the trips departure – for cancellation, accidents, health and emergency evacuation, loss,
theft or damage to baggage or personal effects)