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are you back on the road at night and in fog, the trail makers. Around 160 organisations and groups in the whole of Switzerland on a year-for-year in favour of the growing cross-country skiers municipality of optimum conditions. Country-wide 5500 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails, the Classic runners and skaters, in the upcoming winter season. Here are eight selected cross-country skiing destinations in Switzerland and in neighbouring countries are.

Engelberg – Small but nice

In the Central Swiss Alpine destination has caught up with the long-run in matters of importance strong. Two and half years ago was founded the Nordic Commission, which has expanded the existing network of trails and optimized. A total of 43 kilometers of cross-country trails, groomed for Classic runners and skaters are available. For beginners, the rather flat valley trail are suitable, while the sporty runner on the hilly terrain of the trail on the Gerschnialp can let off steam. www.engelberg.ch

photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG

Engadine – the Eldorado

The Engadin, with its total of more than 220 km of slopes for Classic runners and skaters as the Swiss Eldorado for cross-country skiers. Whether in the lakes region (Maloja, Sils, Silvaplana), in the area around St. Moritz / Pontresina / Celerina or in the so-called Plaiv (La Punt, Madulain, Zuoz): cross-country trails as far as the eye can see.

photo: Filip Zuan (Engadin St. Moritz tourism)

in addition to the outstanding snow in the Engadin offers like no other Destination, sprawling valleys, sometimes on frozen lakes, the persistent and rhythmic Walk, invite a very wide groomed trails. From each village, access to the trail network, it is ensured, in part, also by public transport. Several Hotels have set up meticulously for athletes, and specifically skiers, the Hotel Müller in Pontresina, the Parkhotel Margna in Sils or the Cresta Palace in Celerina. www.engadin.ch

Obergoms – rail along

The Valais Region of Obergoms is specialized for years on the long-run tourism and offers a trail network of 90 kilometers for skaters and Classic skiers, is groomed throughout the winter season almost around the clock. The high-quality trails quality also attracts a variety of races, Junior races on the Gommer Skimarathon up to international FIS race.

photo: Christian Pfammatter

Specifically, is also on that ticket, a train ticket is integrated. All of the twelve towns of the Region are located directly on the trail network. The Obergomser hospitality industry focuses on the long-running sports. Almost all Hotels have a storage room for skis, wax tables, etc. www.obergoms.ch

Jura – huge white power

the Region of Jura, made As a fine pearl for the lovers of well-kept cross-country skiing has a name. A total of some 300 groomed kilometres of trails through a region, which includes the Bernese Jura, the new Burger of the Alps and the landscape surveys in and around Biel. The highest point of the Chasseral in the Jura bernois on 1606 meters above sea level, where many ambitious runners often already in the late autumn of the early form of pick up for a successful season.

photo: Christof Sonderegger,

at the end of November are the sections of the first track in the rule, groomed and prepared. In Magglingen, an illuminated night trail is operated up to 22 hours. There is also one of the most popular accommodations in long runners, the Bed & Breakfast Lonywood. www.j3l.ch

Tiroler Zugspitz arena Run with a panoramic view

Wonderful cross-country Trails havens in the neighbouring countries. In the Tyrol, in Austria, the Olympic region of Seefeld is considered to be the undisputed market leader. Less known to the tourist area of Zugspitz Arena. The Destination prepared in the Winter, a handsome and free-to-trails network of 130 kilometres, from which one enjoys is largely a grandiose panoramic views of the Zugspitze.

photo: M. Aletsee (Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol)

For beginners and pleasure skiers, combines a flat cross country route to the local lake about 20 kilometers of the two villages of Ehrwald and Heiterwang. A short circular trail of 2.5 kilometers in length, is present. For the ambitious runner, the Ponöfenloipe offers the perfect Terrain. It runs directly under the weather stone massif, has some gradients and is characterized by a contrast of a romantic mountain, forest and sheer rock walls. www.zugspitzarena.com

Galtür – for the summit-striker

less known, and nevertheless, very attractive is the small but exquisite cross-country skiers meeting point Galtür, next to Ischgl is located. In the only climatic health resort of Tyrol safe altitude to wait in the snow a whopping 74 kilometres of trails in all degrees of difficulty. A treat for sporty, ambitious skiers the high trail Silvretta – bielerhöhe about 18 kilometers, for example, with a height difference of about 400 meters. www.galtuer.com

photo: TVB Paznau-Ischgl

Mieminger Plateau – perfect for beginners

About half an hour from Innsbruck is located in the holiday region Mieminger Plateau. As the Name "Plateau," says, go then, a total of 80 daily groomed cross-country trails are relatively flat and run over the meadows and larch forests. The classification of "easy" and "medium" refers to especially new entrants in the long-running sports.

photo: Mieminger Plateau,

Around 2000 hours of sunshine in the year, often for a magnificent ambience to the free use of the cross-country trails. Even a ski bus along the entire route network. As a popular accommodation for long-runners has established itself in the local Hotel Alpine resort Black, the run-of-teachers has, in addition to a wax service and a direct wire to Length is also a private ski rental. www.miemingerplateau.com

Livigno for the early form of

For the impatient cross-country skiing enthusiasts we recommend a trip to the Italian region of Lombardy belonging to the end of Livigno, directly on the Swiss border. The finely groomed 30-Kilometer network of trails is, in part, from the middle of October, passable. The reason is the so-called "snow farming technique", in the case of the snow from the Vorwinter under a geothermal case is preserved is. The Trick is made of Livigno, a popular Early training venue for Top cross-country skiers from various national teams. Livigno celebrates the long run also with different people and events, in which all age classes in the sporty - fun Competition measure race. www.livigno.eu

photo: Samuel Confortola

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Created: 27.11.2019, 16:17 PM

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