Take a deep breath: that’s the scent of the Swiss stone pines! As the morning sun sparkles through the treetops and you jog along the wide, soft paths of the Staz forest, all you can hear is your own breathing and the song of the forest birds… Welcome to the Engadin, heaven for runners!
In the early morning, when dawn bathes nature in its unique light, or in the evening, when dusk conjures its fairy-tale magic, or indeed at any time of day, jogging in the Engadin promises boundless pleasure. Literally, because thanks to the endless network of hiking and running trails, you can explore new routes every day to rediscover the beauty of nature, time after time.
The Engadiner Sommerlauf has taken place every summer for 40 years, attracting runners of all levels and ages. The longest variant is the Sommerlauf (25 km), while the relatively flat Muragl-Lauf, at 11.6 km, offers the ideal introduction for occasional runners and walkers. In contrast, the demanding Vertical Sommerlauf leads up the Ski World Cup race slope, including a section with a gradient of 45 degrees. Children and teenagers can enjoy the natural landscapes of the Engadin (Romansch for “Garden of the Inn”) over distances of 1 to 3 km. But whatever the distance and difficulty, jogging is above all about pleasure and enjoyment.
The picturesque valleys and shady mountain forests offer ideal routes for every kind of runner, from passionate joggers to cautious beginners. Trails of all flavours – broad and narrow, flat and steep, straight and winding – lead along cascading mountain streams, across lush pastures and through ancient larch forests, promising a jog that is as relaxed or energetic as you wish.
Leisurely jogging is healthy – plus you have the option of adding extra dimensions of training. The region also boasts 10 Vita Parcours fitness trails, each with 15 stations providing a total of 43 different exercises in a delightful natural setting.
These trails are aimed at anyone who wishes to test and boost their agility, suppleness, strength or stamina. You can meet like-minded people here, laughing, running - even flirting - with them: after all, a shared break in a glorious natural setting is sure to boost the spirits!