The countless trails that wind their way around Grindelwald
are ideal terrain for both novice and experienced trail
runners. There’s something for everyone, whether
easy flow trails, technically challenging descents and
thrilling verticals, all in a breathtaking setting. Trails
for training can be found between 1,000 and around
3,000 metres. Eiger Ultra Trail is part of the Ultra Trail
World Tour event that is held annually in Grindelwald.
The diversity of the Jungfrau Region is a huge draw for trail running enthusiasts, with everything from easy trails through forests and meadows to technically challenging trails in alpine terrain. Some trail running routes are also popular with hikers. During the peak season (July/August) and on weekends, the trails can be quite crowded. The routes at higher elevations can also be covered with snow during the summer months. Please inform yourself about current conditions and be aware of the local weather forecast.
It all depends on the right equipment.Whether it's a backpack, poles or shoes - the material must be right. Among other things, you should have a survival blanket, mobile phone, food and a wind/rain jacket. Well-equipped trail running is much more fun.
- Stay on the trails.
- Be considerate to hikers and mountain bikers.
- Be considerate of wildlife and respect protected areas
- Leave no trace, get rid of your rubbish!
Trail Running Hotels
Spend the night where trail runners feel at home.
The selected trail running hotels in Grindelwald are fully equipped to meet the unique needs of trail runners. The hotel staff will be happy to give you information about various trails and help plan your routes. If you want to get an early start, the trail running hotels can organise an early bird breakfast for you.
Most hotels also offer a laundry service for your trail running outfit.