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Photo of Zug to Zürich via Silhbrugg and Sihluferweg Photo of Murtensee Photo of Zugersee Lake Run
  • near Zug, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    20.09mi
    Elevation +
    554f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Zug to Zürich via Silhbrugg and Sihluferweg Photo of Zug to Zürich via Silhbrugg and Sihluferweg

    This is possibly the fastest route between Zug and Zürich (other than roadside running) It follows almost exclusively walking paths (Wanderwege). It is probably 50% asphalt 50% well groomed soft trails. The route f...

    Thanks for the write-up, I did the same route: https://www.wikiloc.com/running-trails/zug-to-zurich-along-the-sihl-4073...
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  • Murtensee

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    near Salavaux, Canton de Vaud (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.62mi
    Elevation +
    177f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Murtensee Photo of Murtensee Photo of Murtensee

    Very flat. The lake is pretty much a rectangle. South, West and East sides are through walking paths. They may zig zag a little but are easy to follow. On the north I followed a road. It does not have much traffic but...

    Aucune difficulté technique! Par contre le début du parcour est fait sur le bord de la route cantonal et un dangereux!
    bruno1680
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  • Zugersee Lake Run

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    near Zug, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    24.08mi
    Elevation +
    210f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Zugersee Lake Run Photo of Zugersee Lake Run Photo of Zugersee Lake Run

    Long but very flat road - pressed ground run. Ran on an exceptionally warm late December. 360 degree views of whole region. Net run time of 3h 11 min. There is a 2 km stretch between outskirts of Arth and Walchwill we...

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  • near Seewen, Kanton Schwyz (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    21.30mi
    Elevation +
    1814f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Schwyz  to Küssnacht via lake, half road half trail Photo of Schwyz  to Küssnacht via lake, half road half trail Photo of Schwyz  to Küssnacht via lake, half road half trail

    Schwyz Ingenbohl Brunnen Gersau Vitznau Weggis Greppen Küssnacht Very flat path with good lake views (Vierwaldstätter). 16 km to through path (wanderweg) and 18 km through the road. The trail sections are the first 8...

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  • near Saas-Fee, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.59mi
    Elevation +
    8064f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Saas Fee - Mischabelhütte - Nadelhorn Photo of Saas Fee - Mischabelhütte - Nadelhorn Photo of Saas Fee - Mischabelhütte - Nadelhorn

    One day trip - Saas Fee (1800m) / @02:08 - Mischabelhütte (3340m) / Arrived @05:44 — left @07:02 - Nadelhorn (4327m) / Arrived @10:48 — left @11:23 - Very relaxed return : End around 18:30 Done in October 13, 20...

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  • 2016 Zürich Marathon 24 April 2016

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    near Zürich (Kreis 2) / Enge, Kanton Zürich (Switzerland)
    Distance
    26.41mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of 2016 Zürich Marathon 24 April 2016 Photo of 2016 Zürich Marathon 24 April 2016 Photo of 2016 Zürich Marathon 24 April 2016

    Very flat. Ran mostly by likeside. Marathon takes place with simultaneous shorter races and team events so you just need to relax if you see some of the people from shorter events race past fast. Organisation is good. Su...

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  • near Einsiedeln, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    18.78mi
    Elevation +
    381f
    TrailRank
    30| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Sihlsee rundgang - Lake Sihl with detour to Studen (net time 2h26´) Photo of Sihlsee rundgang - Lake Sihl with detour to Studen (net time 2h26´) Photo of Sihlsee rundgang - Lake Sihl with detour to Studen (net time 2h26´)

    Very flat lake run, with start in Einsiedeln train station Net time was 2h26 min Good place for modular flat runs. The lake is essentially around 25 km. I added the extra bit to Studen to get to 30km. Two bridges cross...

    A lot of traffic (and noise) on this road around the lake especially during the weekend many cars and motorbikes
    Vincent.menting
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  • Sempachersee

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    Running
    near Sempach-neuenkirch Station, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.16mi
    Elevation +
    85f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Sempachersee Photo of Sempachersee Photo of Sempachersee

    Half marathon distance done in 1h38 moving time. It is very flat and 65-75% asphalted. Roadshoes are fine. If you are going to walk/run only one side do from west to east so you can enjoy the views of the alps. ...

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  • near Sursee, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    29.76mi
    Elevation +
    673f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Sursee to Zug (via Emmen and Reussuferweg) Photo of Sursee to Zug (via Emmen and Reussuferweg) Photo of Sursee to Zug (via Emmen and Reussuferweg)

    The only difficult bit is the distance. Course is very flat. Normal road running shoes are fine. It is fairly well marked. It is recommended to start in Sursee as the south views will be nicer. The stretch between Sursee...

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  • near St. Erhard, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.74mi
    Elevation +
    1004f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Sursee Mauesee Knutvil Winikon Suhre Photo of Sursee Mauesee Knutvil Winikon Suhre Photo of Sursee Mauesee Knutvil Winikon Suhre

    Had to do some errand so checked out the area. Net moving time 2h 4 min. This route is hard to call a trail as it is probably 40%-50% asphalt. The section around the Mauesee was quite muddy-slippery in winter so th...

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  • near Zug, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.69mi
    Elevation +
    2667f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Zug to Unterägeri Hueribach (night group run) Photo of Zug to Unterägeri Hueribach (night group run)

    90% asphalt, 10% groomed trail (no need for trail shoes unless there is snow-ice) It is an asphalt run but packs in 1 vertical kilometre Fairly direct connection to Unterägeri from Zugerberg It can be ran fast as the ...

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  • Zug to Zürich along the Sihl

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    near Zug, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    20.94mi
    Elevation +
    538f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Zug to Zürich along the Sihl Photo of Zug to Zürich along the Sihl Photo of Zug to Zürich along the Sihl

    From Zug station follow the Zürich-Zugerland-Panoramaweg (no. 47) towards Zugersee along the lake from and then turn inwards and follow the Lorze river. The path then splits off towards Sihlbrugg and goes upwards into th...

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  • La Vuachere Ouchy

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    Running
    near La Sallaz, Canton de Vaud (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.25mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of La Vuachere Ouchy Photo of La Vuachere Ouchy Photo of La Vuachere Ouchy

    Beautiful trail! From la Sallaz, we go down the small river La Vuachere, then run by the lake and Ouchy and finish back to Flon. From Flon, you can take the metro back up to la Sallaz. Trail can be shortened by taking th...

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  • Luzern to Zug Lakeside road run

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    Running
    near Luzern, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    19.09mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Luzern to Zug Lakeside road run

    Very flat 30 km run.The train connects Zug and Luzern is as short as 30 minutes This run was started 7 am am on a Sunday in Luzern. There was very little traffic The first 12/13 kilomtres the route follows road 2 pas...

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  • Saint Gallen - Grütt

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    Running
    near Sankt Gallen, Kanton St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.08mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Saint Gallen - Grütt Photo of Saint Gallen - Grütt Photo of Saint Gallen - Grütt

    Look out the signals!, certain passages along the river in the valley use to be temporary closed (which is due to that these turn quickly into a bad condition after rainy weather).

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  • Freidorf - Saint Gallen

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    near Freidorf, Thurgovia (Switzerland)
    Distance
    14.26mi
    Elevation +
    2064f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Freidorf - Saint Gallen Photo of Freidorf - Saint Gallen Photo of Freidorf - Saint Gallen

    “Ein Handschuh verloren!” To all gentle people on the beautiful trails: “Please let me know in the case, that you find or see my glove.”

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  • Pfannenstiel from Herrliberg 1

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    Running
    near Feldmeilen / Tobel, Kanton Zürich (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1096f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Pfannenstiel from Herrliberg 1 Photo of Pfannenstiel from Herrliberg 1

    Pfannenstiel from Herrliberg With a few stops along the way (to check map, it's my first time doing this route), and an obvious stop at the tower to enjoy the view.

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  • Sustenpass Run

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    Running
    near Steingletscher, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    9.53mi
    Elevation +
    1749f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Sustenpass Run Photo of Sustenpass Run Photo of Sustenpass Run

    A slow and steady ‘recovery’ run from just outside the Sustenbruggli down into the valley and back. Not the most inspiring being an out and back but the scenery more than makes up for it.

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  • Aegeri, Alosen, Oberaegeri slow run

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    near Unterägeri, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.64mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Aegeri, Alosen, Oberaegeri slow run Photo of Aegeri, Alosen, Oberaegeri slow run Photo of Aegeri, Alosen, Oberaegeri slow run

    Straightforward circular road run with views over Aegeri lake and back of Zugerberg. Done on 27th of April with snow, despite low altitude (about 900 metres) and time of year.

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  • Lugano to Melide

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    Running
    near Lugano Centro, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    3.76mi
    Elevation +
    226f
    TrailRank
    23

    To follow this track, you must run alongside the road which is not the nicest route for running. You may find Melide's train station at the end of the track.

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  • Power Tourist

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    Running
    near Stampfenbach, Kanton Zürich (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.92mi
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Power Tourist

    Do you want to see the most important sights of zurich in one run? This is the route you are looking for. For more infos: https://www.scribaruns.ch/?p=199

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  • Scenery run Emmental

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    Running
    near Weier im Emmental, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.21mi
    Elevation +
    650f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Scenery run Emmental Photo of Scenery run Emmental

    Mostly tarmac, some unpaved roads, partially through forest and villages, mostly open fields. Incredible sights.

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  • Arlesheim

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    Running
    near Arlesheim, Bâle Campagne (Switzerland)
    Distance
    2.05mi
    Elevation +
    335f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Arlesheim Photo of Arlesheim Photo of Arlesheim

    Short morning trial before going to work. If you are beginners then start opposite direction. It is much easier to go uphill. It is 6km trial up and downhill.

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  • Marathon along the Limmat

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    Running
    near Zürich (Kreis 5) / Gewerbeschule, Kanton Zürich (Switzerland)
    Distance
    27.59mi
    Elevation +
    187f
    TrailRank
    19

    Nice and secure route along the Limmat. Convenient if you live in the city and the weather isn't the best to go outside. I spotted two fountains at around 17km and 40km to refill water. At around 20km I went twice for...

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