Trail running 

Trail running on the Simplon Pass

What our grandparents called mountain running is today the sport that is known across the world as trail running. The Simplon region offers plenty of variety and trails with different levels of difficulty for a perfect day of trail running. We have created a trail running offer so that you can discover as many corners of the region as possible. Thanks to the luggage transport service, you can travel with just a light mini backpack, stay in different hotels and cover long distances.

Leave the tarmac behind you and discover thrilling mountain experiences on our trail on the Simplon Pass.

Trail running offer

Varied scenery and breathtaking views are waiting for you. The Stockalperweg trail is one of the most well-known cultural trails in Switzerland. Sections of it are lined with numerous magnificent buildings from past times of trade and the pack-animal transportation.

Starting in Brig old town, you then run into the picturesque village of Simplon, cross the border into Italy and finally reach your destination in Domodossola. For the trail running offer, we also recommend several routes between the stages for an additional challenge. Choose the route that’s right for you. Whether you’re a seasoned summiteer or a complete beginner – there’s something for everyone.

Trail-running offer from CHF 329

Included in the basic price:

  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Packed lunches
  • Three days of free travel on the PostBus Brig–Gondo line

Our trail suggestions

Gondo Marathon

The Gondo Marathon is one of the most famous trail running events in the region, attracting a large number of participants from all over the world every year. The international event has been held on the first weekend of August since 2002 in remembrance of the huge landslide that buried the small village of Gondo on the Swiss-Italian border on 14 October 2000. Participants compete on the trails between the Stockalper Tower in Gondo and Stockalper Palace in Brig. Various trail running events are offered as part of the Gondo Marathon:

  • Double marathon: A two-day run covering 84 km and an altitude of 4,200 metres.
  • Mountain marathon: A marathon covering 42 km
  • Competition: A Gondo running event covering 28 km
  • Other categories such as ‘Gondo chit-chat’, ‘Kids’ run’ and ‘The relay’ are also available

The Gondo Marathon is a family friendly trail running event that takes place away from big crowds and that the organisers put their hearts and souls into planning.

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