Through shady woodland, over rough gravel, across wild meadows or past towering cliffs, along flowing trails, up zig-zag ascents, over soft forest paths: trail runners love natural terrain. Happily, the Engadin has plenty to suit all tastes.
If, for you, jogging is an experience of nature and the idea of running on hard surfaces horrifies you, then trail running is your sport! What could be lovelier than pushing your limits as you experience pristine nature in the magnificent Engadin mountains?
Countless trails of all levels of difficulty lead through thick forest, across open mountain slopes and into secluded side valleys, promising action and excitement for runners of all tastes and levels of ability. The Engadin mountains have trails to suit everyone, from beginner to expert.
Flat trails lead through idyllic larch forests, for example, while the picturesque Val Roseg offers runs with gentle climbs. By contrast, plenty of demanding routes promise spirited climbs and narrow, twisting turns – such as the dramatic trail from the base station of the Diavolezza cable car up to Alp Languard. The Diavolezza region also offers a trail of considerable challenge for top-class runners: the scree-covered slopes demand a sure foot and confidence in the face of steep gradients. But the view of the impressive glacier cluster on the Bernina massif with the mighty Morteratsch Glacier is the best kind of natural doping on offer, banishing fatigue and exhaustion in no time!
A very special multi-day trip is organised by Eurotrek for experienced and ambitious trail runners. The route from the Bernina Pass to the Maloja Pass leads via Diavolezza, through the valleys of Val da Fain and Val Roseg and along the lakes of Silvaplana and Sils: a spectacular alpine trail guaranteed to thrill.
Top athletes and less experienced trail runners alike can choose between three routes of the popular Engadin St. Moritz Ultraks: “Grand” (46.6 km / 3,000 vm), “Media” (30.1 km / 1,700 vm) or “Pitschen” (16.3 km / 1,300 vm), featuring everything from steep downhills to technical sections. The well-marked and secured trails lead along the slopes of the Piz Muragl, into the Rosatsch region and against the magnificent backdrop of the Piz Surlej and Piz Corvatsch – certain to enchant not just the runners but also the many spectators.
Of course, trail running is not about best times or winning races: the focus is on enjoying exercise in nature. Which means that here in the Engadin, you are always guaranteed to have fun!