Einsieldeln to Zug Trail Run (32km 800m elevation gain)

Please note, this is a run not a hike!

The plan is to run from Einsieldeln to Zug via Unterageri.  This follows stages 9 and 10 of the Alpine Panorama Trail which stretches from Bodensee to Lac Leman.

Stage 9 - Einsieldeln to Unterageri

The varied pre-Alpine tour leads from the famous monastery town of Einsiedeln along an old pilgrims’ path over the Chatzenstrick to the almost as famous upland moors of Rothenthurm, then on over the Raten (views!) to the tranquil Aegerisee lake in the Zug region.

Stage 10 - Unterageri to Zug

A delightfully scenic stage in the heart of the Zug region. Over upland moors, past countless cherry trees (Zuger kirsch cake!), the vantage point at the Brunegg Alp restaurant and the pretty St. Verena Chapel, to the town of Zug.

For those that have the appropriate technology, please use the link for the gps file.


This should hopefully avoid people getting lost once we separate due to different running speeds.  I will also bring along copies of the map so you know where to go.

Plan is to take the 8:12am train from Zurich HB arriving at Einsieldeln at 8:57am, with a change in Wadenswil, and start running shortly after.  We meet under the angel at 8:00am sharp and move to the train shortly after, tickets in hand.  

Plan to finish the run at around 3.5 hours, maybe 4, hopefully!

Essential equipment to bring with you: 

• Trail running shoes 

• Backpack

• Mobile / cell-phone (switched on at all times) 

• Insulation blanket (it can be very cold if you get wet and have to stop due to injury)

• Water-proof jacket in case it rains

• A warm long sleeved layer in case it gets cold

• Water and nutrition (gels, bars, etc) to keep you going for 3-4 hours running (includes safety margin in case of delays)

If weather looks horrible i may cancel the event. It´s no fun running in the rain!!

I hope to organize more of these runs over the next few months in preparation for some summer running i have planned. Please let me know if you are interested in these kind of activities in the future and i would be very pleased to hear of suggestions for routes. If you have a run/route you particularly like the look of with hopefully a gpx file that i can upload please let me know.

Disclaimer: All participants take part in this event entirely at their own risk. I do not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by me. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is appropriate. I reserve the right to stop you from participating if your equipment is not suitable.

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  • Tom H.

    Cheers for a great run Gents. Despite having gps and maps we ended up doing some of the route twice! The unplanned km's were felt at the end!

    April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was great fun guys. Thanks and see you next time!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Mateusz

    Tom, thanks for organising. Nice route. See you & others for more in the future!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Frederik B.

    I would love to join in the future, and yes have many suggestions to route selection as well. Check out www.facebook.com/fredstrails
    There is 2 cool mountain races next weekend, short and nice, if you are interested i can send you the link.
    Lets meet on one of your next events and discuss


    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Thibault B.

    Hi Tom, I will join you in Thalwil at 08:21. Great to run tomorrow!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Mike

    I'll meet you in Wadenswil for the 0834 connection. Looking forward to the run.

    April 25, 2014

    • Tom H.

      No worries, I'll look out for you.

      April 25, 2014

  • Steve C.

    In like Flynn for this one mate! Pesky road marathon out of the way and time to focus on the fun stuff.

    April 4, 2014

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