Valais offers an adventurous experience of discovery around every corner, be it down in the valley along the banks of the river Rhone or through the vineyards of the “Wine Trail” winding gently over steep mountain flanks. With its many 4,000-metre mountains, Valais provides offers the perfect landscapes for altitude running on a network of 8,000 km of trails set in fantastic surroundings.

Running in Pfyn-Finges

The Pfyn-Finges nature park in Sierre is a prime site for biodiversity and wildlife. This park is ideal for running or cycling.


The Sierre-Zinal, 31 km in length, with 2000 m ascent and 800 m descent, is one of the world’s oldest running mountain race.

KM Vertical de Chandolin

This race is an incredibly steep slope that will delight hill-climb racers; 1000 or 2000m ascent.

Dents du Midi Trail

Follow the traces of the legendary walking race in a majestic alpine site and on mountain roads.

Dents du Midi's Tour

Discover the pioneering hike of the Valais (since 1972) sets between untouched nature and dazzling mountain landscape.

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon of 166km across France, Italy and Switzerland.

Trail Verbier St-Bernard

THE main Swiss Alps trail will take you through the best viewpoints of the area, with a cumulative positive drop of 27,600 ft.

Trail Running Camp

Training camp hosted by runner Birgit Lennartz, Comrades Marathon winner and ten-time winner of the Swiss Alpine Marathon.


Ideal training area for trail runners with more than 400 km of hiking trails.

Nendaz Trail

2 circuits (30 & 65km) invite runners and walkers to discover or re-discover the numerous footpaths in our sumptuous surroundings!

Bisses in Nendaz

A network of bisses (water channels) unique worldwide, offers 98km of walks along 8 bisses, easy walking paths with surprising...

Aletsch Half-Marathon

This challenging mountain run along the Aletsch Glacier bridges a difference in height of 1050m, with a start at 1950m above...

Ultraks Zermatt

This trail race takes place at the foot of the Matterhorn, with three courses of varying distance and difficulty: 16k, 30k, and...

Zermatt Marathon

This marathon stretches from St Niklaus (1116m) to Riffelberg (2582m). The course covers 42195 metres and climbs over 1900 metres.

Gemmi Running

Swimming in Géronde Lake, cycling to Leukerbad and running on the Gemmi – these are the challenges that await those...