The Eiger: Trails of Grindlewald

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Experience the dramatic mountain scenery of Switzerland in the four-day running adventure. You will run on trails with lush alpine meadows and waterfalls, glacial gorges, rushing rivers, and mighty mountains. Sign up today to create memories that'll last a lifetime.
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Wed, 25 May 2022
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Wed, 25 May 2022
4 Day Challenge:
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4 Day Challenge
This 4-day running adventure will start on 25th May and end of 29th May. This adventure will take you on a rich variety of routes, ranging from lower alpine meadows to higher mountain skylines. You can look to run around 10 - 20 kilometres per day.
The entire route will cover around 55k of distance, with the lowest elevation of 1,034m and the highest elevation of 2,680m.
This trip is designed to be inclusive of a range of running abilities, however, it is assumed that all participants arrive with a good level of fitness and are prepared to be on their feet for 2-5 hours each day.
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  • 4 days guided trail running
  • 4 nights accommodation (twin or double room share)
  • Half-board throughout with a fixed 3-course menu
  • Led by two professional trail running guides
  • Free use of the public bus
  • Nutriathletic Swiss sports nutrition shakes, drinks, bars, and gels
  • A tree planted with every booking
Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Unfortunately, flights are not included in the price of entry for this event, so you will need to book your own flights. There are a great variety of value flights departing from all over the world to Zurich International Airport (ZRH).
You will stay in Hotel Alpenblick, located just metres away from central Grindlewald.
Day One: Wednesday
Arrive in Grindlewald
Day Two: Thursday
10:00 Team Briefing and prepare gear, followed by 10-12k run to Pfingstegg
Day Three: Friday
17k panorama trail run
Day Four: Saturday
15k train run on the Eiger Trail up to Eigergletscher oder Kleine Scheidegg, along the foot of the Eiger North Face
Day Five: Sunday
10k Recovery trails along the Lütschine River from Burglauenen back to Grindelwald
*Exact timings of each day's activities will be communicated with registered participants closer to the event.
Travel Insurance
It is mandatory that you purchase your own travel insurance to allow for cancellation, accidents, health and emergency evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage or personal effects.
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How long does the The Eiger: Trails of Grindlewald last?
The entire trip lasts five days, but there are just four days of running.
What airport shall I fly to for The Eiger: Trails of Grindlewald?
You should fly to Zurich International Airport (ZRH).
Do I need a visa for The Eiger: Trails of Grindlewald?
British citizens can enter and remain in Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days in every 6-month period without a visa.
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