The Swiss Alpine Marathon has grown into the biggest Mountain Marathon event in the World, with around 5,500 runners. This tour which a bit of everything; races for all ages, great trail runs, excellent guided hiking, a visit to St. Moritz and a pass to ride the regions mountain railways and cable cars for FREE.
The Swiss Alpine Marathon and Swiss Iron Trail are now combined into one weekend of amazing activity. Some of the traditional events have been changed and some new ones have been introduced.
A small town rather than an Alpine village, Davos has a wide range of sport facilities, good shopping and a choice of restaurants and bars. Set in a high valley - it is the highest town in the Alps at 1,560m - it has a lake side path just a jog away, or run the Dischma Valley and hike into the Sertig Valley or the spectacular Landwasser gorge. There is an excellent swimming pool complex with indoor pool and new pool with waterslides. At Schatzalp there is a summer toboggan run - great fun for adults and kids alike.
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The Swiss Alpine weeks starts off with the prologue events which take place in Engadine. Access is by train from Davos with the Regio pass. All races conducted on Saturday 21 July.
|Mountain trail race, passing thourhg St Moritz. Start 10:00am Samedan, finish 8:00pm Samedan. 10hr limit. Distance 42.9km. Altitude difference +2559m / -2578m.|
|This trail begins in St Moritz and leads from their along the same breathtaking route as the T43. Starts St Moritz 12:30pm, finishes 8:00pm Samedan. Time limit 7.5hrs. Distance 28.7km. Altitude difference +1771m / -1913m.|
|Breathtaking views into the Bernina group between the Alp Muntatsch and Marguns. Ideal for enjoyment and adventure hikers. Starts 11:00am Samedan, finishes 19:00 Samedan. Time limit 8hrs. Distance 15.9km. Altitude +775m / -795m.|
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|Just in time for the mystic midnight hour. The ultimate adventure that every ultra trail runner has to experience once in a lifetime. Start Sat 00:00 Samedan, finish Sun 10:00 Davos. Time limit 34hrs. Distance 127km. Altitude +6546m /- 6731m|
|Ride the Rhaetian Railway from Davos to St Moritz on the most attractive railway line in Graubunden - all part of the adventure! The breathtaking track leads past various scenic highlights. Starts Sat 8:30 St Moritz, finishes Sun 10:00am Davos. Time limit 25.5hrs. Distance 88.1km. Altitude +3981m / -4272m.|
|As the only night trail in the Swiss mountains, this run offers a very special experience. Enjoy the spectacular sunrise during the run. Starts 8:15pm Bergun, finishes 8:00am Davos. Time limit 11:45hrs. Distance 39.1km. Altitude +1989m / -1828m.|
|The extremely popular mountain run is a classic, leading through the charming valleys of Dischma and Sertig. Starts Sat 8:00am Klosters, finishes 17:00 Davos. Time limit 9hrs. Distance 42.9km. Altitude +/- 1425m.|
|Follows the tracks of the Walser through Monbiel, through a wildly romantic gorge, over the Wolfgang pass and finally past the lovely Lake Davos. Starts Sat 9:30 Davos, finishes 15:00 Klosters. Time limit 5.5hrs. Distance 23.8km. Altitude +629m / -279m.|
|Especially suitable for runners and companions. Start Sat 12:00 Davos, finishes 14:30 Davos. Time limit 2.5hrs. Distance 9.5km. Altitude +/- 162m.|
|This varied circuit has become established in the hiking and trail scene. Suitable for pleasure and adventure hikers. Start Sat 10:00 Davos, finish 20:00 Davos. Time limit 10hrs. Distance 21.4km. Altitude +/- 1074m.|
|This attractive hiking route amidst idyllic mountain landscapes is the ideal introduction to the sport of trails. The rout promises wonderful nature experiences and is suitable for ambitious as well as adventure and pleasure hikers. Starts 10:30am Arosa, finishes 8:00pm Davos. Time limit 9.5hrs. Distance 20.3km. Altitude +1119m / -1322m|
Ten days of running and hiking with a weekend of racing based on the Alpine marathon events - a superb balance between active holiday and racing that is suitable for all standards.
If time is short and you want to run in the Alpine Marathon then we have a 3 night option arriving on Thursday and departing on Sunday.
Friday 20 July/Saturday 21 July
Arrive at Zurich Airport (international flights not included). Transfer to Davos by Rail (3hrs). Join us at 4:30pm for a warm up run around the Davos Lake and then in for dinner at the hotel (half board clients).
T43, T29 and H16 are on in Samedan/St Moritz for those arriving earlier.
Sunday 22 July
Acclimatisation runs in the Dischma Valley. Afternoon hike on one of the event routes to be decided.
Monday 23 July
All day hike in the Davos and Albula Valleys.
Tuesday 24 July
Run around the lake. Day at leisure, maybe enjoy a walk in the mountains, go to the swimming pool or visit the summer taboggan run in nearby Schatzalp.
7pm: Open races around the lake (including children's distances). Enter on the day $SF5.
Wednesday 25 July
Run around the lake. Easy walk through Landwasser Gorge from Monstien Station to Wiesen Station (restaurant for refreshments) - 5km - extend the walk to Filisur to make a longer walk, crossing the famour Viaduct into the Albula Valley (10km in total).
Afternoon run on the final section of the K78 route.
Thursday 26 July
Run around the lake. Take the bus to Sertig-Sand - gentle downhill walk of approx. 6km back to Clavadel. Afternoon run around part of the Arosa route.
Friday 27 July
Children's races. Pasta party.
Saturday 28 July
Swiss Alpine Marathon events
Sunday 29 July
All runners will receive a regional pass for the period of the Alpine Marathon festival and we have upgraded the Davos Guest Visitor card to icnlude free travel on the mountain railways and cable cars. This gives free rail travel thoughout the Davos reion plus a free journey to St Moritz in the Engadin valley. For supporters not entered into a race there is a supplement of $98 payable for the Swiss Pass and Regional Rail Ticket.
Considered to be the best 4-star hotel in Davos, the Hotel Seehof Davos is situated on Davos' most famous street, the Promenade, next to the Parsenn cable car. It is half mile to the lake from the hotel for the warm up runs and ideally located for the station, town and all the public transport that magically links everything together in Davos (the transport and mountain railways are free to ride with the hotel guest card).
There are three gourmet restaurants at the Hotel Seehof; Panorama Restaurant, Restaurant Chesa Seehof and Amreins' Seehofstübli. If you book the half board arrangements (we recommend this and our clients usually do) the culinary delights of the 4-course dinner are taken in the Panorama Restaurant, where every morning you can also enjoy the rich buffet breakfast.
All rooms are elegantly furnished and feature cable TV and a seating area. A minibar is equipped with soft drinks that are free of charge. Free WiFi connection is also provided.
The large wellness area, Bella Vita, offers three treatment rooms with massages and beauty treatments, a sauna, a steam bath, a bio sauna whirlpool and a relax area with a fireplace.
All Swiss Alpine tours include a regional rail pass for the period of the Swiss Alpine Marathon Festival and a Davos Guest Visitor Card, which includes free travel on the mountain railways and cable cards. This provides free rail travel throughout the Davos regions plus a free journey to St Moritz in the Engadin Valley.
Accommodation is available on the basis of Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or Half Board (HB), with Breakfast and Dinner included.
fr $790 per person, twin share B&B ($798 single)
fr $956 per person, twin share HB ($994 single)
fr $980 per person, twin share B&B ($1035 single)
fr $1240 per person, twin share HB ($1290 single)
fr $1220 per person, twin share B&B ($1280 single)
fr $1498 per person, twin share HB ($1560 single)
fr $1450 per person, twin share B&B ($1520 single)
fr $1794 per person, twin share HB ($1850 single)
fr $1650 per person, twin share B&B ($1766 single)
fr $2040 per person, twin share HB ($2098 single)
fr $1860 per person, twin share B&B ($1984 single)
fr $2290 per person, twin share HB ($2370 single)
fr $2066 per person, twin share B&B ($2190 single)
fr $2530 per person, twin share HB ($2640 single)
Prices for single supplement available on request.
Additional nights available on request.
Twin/Double rooms are Executive rooms. Single rooms are Standard rooms.
All prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time, without notice, until final payment is made.
All runners will receive a regional pass for the period of the Alpine Marathon festival and we have upgraded the Davos Guest Visitor card to icnlude free travel on the mountain railways and cable cars. This gives free rail travel thoughout the Davos region plus a free journey to St Moritz in the Engadin valley. For supporters not entered into a race there is a supplement of $98 payable for the Swiss Pass and Regional Rail Ticket.
Entry fees 2018
Entry Fees are subject to currency fluctuations and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
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