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The Swiss Dream: Trails of Graubunden

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This 7 day trail run will have you cruising through mystical gorges, climbing trails to high glaciers, and running along flowy trails. Moving from hotels to mountain huts and soaking your feet in cold mountain lakes each day, this trip is set to be spectacular.
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Pure Trails Adventure has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 7th Aug 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

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The Swiss Dream: Trails of Graubunden route


  • Trail running in the idyllic region of Graubünden
  • Follow trails that cruise through mystical gorges and climb paths to high glaciers
  • Spend two-nights in mountain huts as we fastpack along the Swiss-Austrian border
  • Relax at a beautiful 4* wellness hotel surrounded by high mountains with direct access to the trail heads

Event Details

What’s Included
  • 7 days fully guided trail running in the beautiful Swiss Mountains
  • 7 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
Raceday Logistics
Day 1 - Arrival into Flims

Arriving into Zurich International Airport (ZRH) make your own way to the meeting point which is at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the beautiful town of Flims.

Check-in and relax into your room with some time to get to know the rest of the trail running group. With time available you will head out to do an easy run (approx. 10km) around this lush alpine town and finish the evening with a briefing on the week ahead.

Day 2 - Trails of Sardona
Distance : 17 - 23km

Today you'll run past a high mountain glacier, as well as the famous Unesco world heritage site of Sardona - an area where tectonic plates collid.

Leaving the hotel behind you'll take advantage of the chair lifts which allow you to gain altitude quickly and saves your legs for the rest of the trail.

You'll follow a varied trail which leads to stunning view points, high plateaus and a glacier. There is an optional 3000 metre peak that can be summited if the group is feeling fresh. You then run back to Flims via the Trutg dil Flem (The Water Trail) which follows a nice descent back into town.

Day 3 - Running the Mystical Gorge
Distance : 19 - 23km

YOU transfer to the town of Thusis where you run along the road and on single trails with many steps, as you 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 you take public transport back to the Flims and back to the hotel.

You'll spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and taking advantage of the wellness facilities on offer. This evening you'll have a feast with beer to celebrate a wonderful journey.

Day 4 - Rest Day

Today you have a full day at leisure to relax and explore explore Flims and the surrounding area. Later in the day we will arrange a short run around the towns lake and through local forests for those who want to stretch their legs.

Day 5 - Trail Running the Prättigauer Höhenweg
Distance : 12+km

After breakfast this morning you check out of your rooms and handover your drop bags which will be transported ahead to your mountain hut.

You'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 you begin our high level run to St. Antönien.

You'll stop by a mountain lake to have a cold, refreshing dip before taking lunch at your mountain hut with check-in. You'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 you'll leave your mountain hut behind as you take a breathtaking route along the famous mountain ridge of Rätikon which passes between Switzerland and into Austria.

You'll stop for lunch (excluded) in an Austrian mountain hut by a lake which has amazing views of Schesaplana (2,964m), the highest mountain in this part of the alps.

You'll continue on your trail heading back into Switzerland and returning to your mountain hut for a well earn rest and a tasty dinner.

Day 7 - The trail to Malans

Today you will make our way to Malans and depending on how the group is feeling there are two options available:

Option 1 (Easy):

You'll cruise back into the valley with a “trottinette” (a free wheeling bicycle) and take public transport back to our hotel. Checking-in you 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):

You can trail run through the alps as you head towards the Rhine valley. You'll take lunch (excluded) as a local restaurant which has a spectacular view of the entire area.

From here you will ride a cable car back into the Canto valley and onward to your 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 the local team.

Make your own way back to Zurich International Airport (ZRH) in time for your onward flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa?
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Switzerland.
Do you have a recommended route to get to the start point?
As public transportation in Switzerland is so convenient and easy to use the following route is suggested: 10min train from the airport to Zurich Mainstation (there are several connections per hour) Take an onward 1hr 15min direct train to the town of Chur (no change)
What is the temperature like?
In August expect long, summer days with blue skies and temperatures to sit between 18 - 24 degrees C. The trails will change from the lower mountain meadows to high mountain trails, and as a result the weather conditions will vary. You need to be prepared for a range of weather conditions. For the nights in the mountain huts night time/early morning temperatures outside will dip, but these soon vanish as soon as the sun comes up

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