When, in spring, the melting snow reveals the endless network of trails that lead across our region, runners are back in their element. Athletes use the Engadin for altitude training, leisure joggers enjoy the feel-good factor in the magnificent natural landscapes, and freedom-loving trail runners flee the asphalt in pursuit of natural highs. Welcome to the Engadin, heaven for runners!
… humans run.” So said the legendary long-distance runner Emil Zátopek – and here in the Engadin, humans run for sheer pleasure. Trail runners, competitive athletes and occasional joggers all agree: every enthusiast finds their own personal running heaven.
Historians have not established whether Shakespeare ever ran a trail, but his words are relevant to this day. Trail running expert Julia Bleasdale has plenty of other tips, too, for how to enjoy our magnificent Engadin trails to the full.
Run fast. Run slow. Run sad. Run happy. Run uphill. Run downhill. Just run!
… begins with a single step.” The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu offers precious encouragement – but railways, cableways, buses and other forms of transport also help you on your way. Many different offers promise you a break full of variety in the Engadin: browse through them here.
… If you want to be beautiful, run. If you want to be clever, run. Running is the best medicine.” The ancient Greeks knew the truth of these words. We would add: If you want to be happy, run in the Engadin.
Running in a group, especially at an organized running event, can provide added motivation for many runners! With a clear goal to reach and a personal challenge to overcome, each training benefits from an additional boost of energy and anticipation. Be prepared for great runs amidst magnificent alpine scenery and international starting fields.
Of course you could just start running on your own. In the Engadin, the probability that you’ll quickly find yourself on a fantastic trail – in the forest, by a river, on a lakeside path or high up on a mountain – is extremely high. However, why not draw inspiration and advice from our running experts? Their recommendations for runners - based on age, training level and personal preferences - can make your running experience even better!