In the intact nature of the National Park region

Trail running in the Engadin

Trailrunning in Scuol im Engadin
The trail running region Engadin Scuol Zernez offers everything a runner's heart desires: a diverse network of hiking trails with tours for every taste through the intact nature in the National Park region as well as a perfect infrastructure with mountain railways and public transport.
Der kleine Bergsee Lai Nair im Unterengadin. Bild: Dominik Täuber.
Der kleine Bergsee Lai Nair oberhalb von Tarasp.
Lai Blau in Engadin Scuol Zernez
Trailrunning im Engadin bei Ramosch, Schweiz.
Wunderschöne Trailrunning-Einsteiger-Tour bei Zernez im Engadin, Schweiz.
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The most beautiful trail running tours

Beautiful views, forests and mountain lakes.

Gurlaina – San Jon – Avrona – Nairs

Very varied round tour from Scuol. Engadine houses, attractive landscapes, the Lai Nair mountain lake, Tarasp Castle, a witch's slab and the time-honoured Trinkhalle await along the way.

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Alpine landscapes.

Guarda – Lai Blau – Alp Suot – Guarda

«Upwards» is the motto on this intensive round tour. High above the roofs of Guarda, the route leads to the alpine mountain lake Lai Blau. Lush mountain meadows, alpine landscapes and fantastic views.

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Wild & varied nature.

Tschlin – Vna – Sinestra - Ramosch

Beautiful «flow trail» without long ascents with panoramic views past cultural-historical monuments, Maiensässen, through typical Engadine villages and the wild and mysterious Val Sinestra.

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For beginners.

Sivü - Güstizia

Varied circular tour to the vantage point above Zernez. The final section is flat and leads along the Inn River to the starting point. The route is family-friendly and suitable for beginners.

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Trailrunning im Unterengadin. Bild: Dominik Täuber.

Interactive map.

Plan your trail running tour.

With Outdooractive's useful map portal, individual tour planner and our tour suggestions, you can easily plan your trail running holidays in Engadin, Switzerland.

Living trail running culture.

Learn from passionate and experienced runners.

In addition to the intact nature of the National Park region, local running experts are available to you who literally live trail running and will help you with a lot of competence and passion for the sport. Whether it's advice in the sports shop for the right trail running shoe or training for the right running technique so that you can enjoy running off-road even more.

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Trailrunning im Unterengadin.

Walking properly is something you have to learn. The running school

Fränzi Gissler has been running since childhood and teaches the right technique for efficient and healthy trail running in professional running courses.

To the running school
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Trail running equipment and advice. Sports shops

Are you looking for the right trail running shoe and the ideal clothing for running in the mountains? Let experienced runners advise you.

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PostAuto am Bahnhof Scuol-Tarasp im Engadin

Perfect connection to train and post bus.

On the road with public transport

Explore the Lower Engadine comfortably and reliably with PostBus and the Rhaetian Railway. Thanks to the dense timetable network, you can do without your car and get from village to village practically every hour. So, just start walking without a care in the world!

Levels of difficulty in trail running

Level of difficulty For whom? Altitude & Distance
Blue - light Beginner 100-500 hm / distance 5-10 km
Red - medium Advanced 400-800 hm / distance 10-15 km
Black - heavy Advanced/Pro's 800+ hm / distance 15+ km
Level of difficulty
Blue - light Red - medium Black - heavy
For whom?
Beginner Advanced Advanced/Pro's
Altitude & Distance
100-500 hm / distance 5-10 km 400-800 hm / distance 10-15 km 800+ hm / distance 15+ km
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Trailrunning durch die Wälder im Engadin, Schweiz.

Special places in the Lower Engadine. Trail running areas

High above the valley with a magnificent view, through historic parts of the village with mineral water fountains or close to the Swiss National Park. Discover our trail running diversity.
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Trail running in alpine terrain.

Material recommendation

  • Trail running shoes
  • gaiters, if necessary, depending on the terrain/weather conditions
  • Running backpack with enough space for extra clothes and drink/food
  • Running clothes long and short adapted to the current weather conditions and temperature - Attention: in alpine areas the weather can change very quickly, always have enough spare clothes with you!
  • Light fleece pullover or thicker thermal shirt as a mid-layer
  • Wind- and water-repellent running jacket
  • possibly thin overtrousers
  • Headband or TurtleNeck, thin gloves
  • Drinking flasks or camel bag with 1 litre drink
  • Energy-rich snacks
  • Running hat/cap and sunscreen
  • possibly running poles
  • Mobile phone (Attention: not everywhere network reception!)
  • Cash for possible use of public transport and stops en route
  • Emergency blanket and small first-aid kit
  • This material list is to be understood as a recommendation. Each trail runner is responsible for him/herself (no liability claims).
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Chalzina Sura-Quelle – Mineralwasserwege Scuol

Along the sources. Mineral water trails Scuol

The mineral water trails inspire with varied routes along the mineral springs in open nature as well as through the historical and picturesque village parts of Scuol.
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For more fun on the trails.

Trailrunning Charta

  • We trail runners are guests in nature and treat it with complete respect.
  • We trail runners leave absolutely no litter behind
  • We trail runners show consideration for other guests on the trails and make room for each other
  • We trail runners greet other guests on the trails in a friendly manner
  • We trail runners also like to order local products in restaurants and leave our things in our backpacks.
  • We trail runners are responsible for ourselves and choose our tours according to our own conditions.
  • We trail runners stick to the prescribed trails and do not cross mowed meadows or other private property.
  • We trail runners respect agriculture and keep our distance from herds of suckler cows.
Lischan-Brunnen.
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Healthy refreshment.

Fresh mineral water from the village well

In and around Scuol, more than 20 mineral springs bubble up from the earth, which can be freely tasted at various village fountains and springs. For an energy boost to your trail running day.

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Bathing in pure mineral water.

Bogn Engiadina

After an active day of running in the fresh Engadine mountain air, the bathing and sauna area of the Bogn Engiadina invites you to relax your muscles.

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