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Swiss Alpine Marathon

2018 Race Information and Packages will be Updated Shortly

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. 

Davos

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. 

Click on the image below to see a 45 second video of the Swiss Alpine Marathon. Warning! You might be hooked after watching this video...

DISTANCES

Start Davos at 7am Saturday, finish Davos 8pm. The most famous track on the programme of the Swiss Alpine Marathon and the world’s largest mountain Ultra
Start Davos 10am Saturday, finish Davos 8pm. The highest altitude mountain marathon in Europe leads through four alpine valleys
Start at Bergun at 11am Saturday, finish Davos 8pm. The high alpine route leads participants through a unique natural spectacle. 
Start at Davos at 7am, finish Filisur 12.30pm. A unique, scenically spectacular running experience, including the exceptional opportunity to run across the Wiesner Railway Viaduct. 
Start Klosters 9.30am Saturday, finish Davos 2.30pm
Start Lenzerheide 9.30am Saturday, finish Davos 6pm. The absolute highlight of the running calendar in 2017 – a night marathon in the mountains
Start Davos 10.30am Sunday, finish Davos 6pm. A varied hiking round-trip for those who want to experience the trail atmosphere
Start Arosa 10.30am Sunday, finish Davos 6pm. A hiking route in the midst of idyllic mountain landscapes.

 

2018 Race Information and Packages will be Updated Shortly

2017 Itinerary remains indicative

Tendays 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 but you want to run in the Alpine Marathon then we have a 3 night option arriving on Thursday and departing on Sunday.

Saturday  22 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). 

Sunday 23 July

Acclimatisation runs in the Dischma Valley. Afternoon hike on one of the event routes to be decided.

Monday 24 July

Walk over the Sertig Pass on the K78/K42 route (2,700m - 16km, 5 to 6 hrs - demanding hike not suitable for children).

Tuesday 25 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 26 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 27 July

Run around the lake. Take the bus to Sertig-Sand - gentle downhill walk of approx. 6km back to Clavadel on the final mountain section of the K78/K47 route. Bus back to Davos and race registration at the Congress Centre.

Afternoon run around part of the Arosa route. 

Friday 28 July

Start of T214 and T133/ Children's races. Pasta party. 

Saturday 29 July

Swiss Alpine Marathon events

Sunday 30 July

Final Swiss Trail events. Afternoon departures.

On all tours you will receive a regional rail pass for the period of the Alpine Marathon festival, including free travel on the mountain railways and cable cars. This gives free rail travel throughout the Davos region plus a free journey to St. Moritz in the Engadin valley.

Seehof Hotel 4*

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.

 

 

2018 Race Information and Packages will be Updated Shortly

2017 SWISS ALPINE ENTRY AND ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES

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.

3 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

4 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

 5 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

 6 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

 7 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

 8 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

 9 nights at the 4* Seehof Hotel, Davos

fr $tbc per person, twin share B&B
fr $tbc per person, twin share HB

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.

Includes

  • Accommodation for your required nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • Rail transfer from point of entry into Switzerland to Davos and return
  • Regional Rail Ticket for the duration of the Alpine Marathon week
  • Guest card with free transportation on the town buses and mountain railways of the Davos/Klosters region
  • Guided hikes around the marathon route
  • Organisers training runs on the marathon route and around Davos Lake
  • Rail excursion to St Moritz
  • Fully escorted tour

Excludes

Entry fees 2018

  • T214   $tbc 
  • T133   $tbc 
  • K78     $tbc 
  • K47     $tbc 
  • K36     $tbc 
  • K31     $tbc 
  • K23     $tbc 
  • L43     $tbc 
  • D22    $tbc 
  • A21    $tbc 
  • Kids    $tbc 

Entry Fees are subject to currency fluctuations and will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Davos Lake Runs: SF5 paid locally  Mini:  SF5 paid locally

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Please contact us for an obligation free quote that will enhance your trip and we’ll make sure you run the time of your life!

Booking and Deposits

A non-refundable payment of $500 is required to secure your Swiss Alpine Marathon travel, entry and accommodation package.

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