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Crossing Switzerland

390 KILOMETRES WITH 25'000 M D+

An exceptional ultra-trail with exceptional landscapes: after a departure in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, the route will bring you soon into Switzerland. After an relatively easy start you will soon discover the Alps crossing Switzerland from the east to the west. Visiting 7 cantons, known for their beautiful scenery you will be welcomed by our great team of volunteers at one of our many refreshment posts. And finally, the finish line awaits you in Montreux where you can relax, share your adventures and enjoy a dive into the Lac Léman, while legendary Freddie Mercury is watching over you.

THE SWISS ADVENTURE CONTINUES

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

DEPARTURE

ARRIVAL

Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Saturday July 20, 2024 at 22h00.

Montreux, Switzerland until Sunday July 28, 2024, 14h00*
 

RACE BIB 

DISTRIBUTION

Only in Vaduz on

Friday 19 July 2024 from 17h00 - 20h00 or
Saturday 20 July 2024 from 10h00 a.m. to 06h00 p.m.​ 

REFRESHMENT POSTS

There will be approximate 5 base camps and 15 refreshment posts. 

Base camps
Linthal (74km)
Engelberg (158km)
Lauterbrunnen (238km)

Lenk (307km)
Rougemont (338km)

MAXIMUM TIME
TIME LIMITS

Montreux finish line: 184 hours total time. 

Place
 

Linthal

Engelberg

Meiringen

Lauterbrunnen

Kandersteg

Lenk

Rougemont

Rossinière

km

(74km)

(158km)

(191km)

(238km)

(275km)

(307km)

(338km)

(352km)

Day

Sun

Tue

Wed

Wed

Thu

Fri
Sat

Sat

Date

21.07

23.07

24.07

24.07

25.07

26.07

27.07

27.07

In

19h00

04h00

00h00

21h00

20h00

16h00

10h00

22h00

Day

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Fri

Sat

Sat

Date

22.07

23.07

24.07

25.07

26.07

26.07

27.07

27.07

Out

01h00

10h00

06h00

03h00

02h00

22h00

16h00

22h30

MANDATORY EQUIPEMENT

Water reserve (1 litre minimum), waterproof jacket with a hood (10’000 mm/h), headlamp with spare batteries,  spare headlamp, personal beaker, survival blanket, whistle, food reserve, long running trousers (leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks allowed), warm long-sleeved shirt (arm sleeves allowed), mobile phone working in Switzerland turned on.

The organization reserves the right to add equipment depending on weather conditions

If you choose to be accompagnied by a person/team please note that all mandatory items need to be with you at all times during your race. Additional items like spare shoes, clothes, towels, etc. can be given to you only at the designated locations. In case you run completely solo, the organisation will transport your additional items to the next base-camp. 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPEMENT

Spare T-shirt, gloves and shoes, cap or bandana, sunglasses, sun cream

DROP BAGS

1 bag of 60L will be provided by the organization that will follow the runner to the base camps. We advise each runner to bring a sleeping bag. The maximum weight of the drop-bag cannot exceed 25 kilos. 
A bag with personal belongings can also be dropped off at the start in Vaduz and will be transported directly to the finish in Montreux. From Wednesday onwards the personal bags can be collected at the finish area.

 

The organizer declines all responsibility in case of loss or theft of any valuable item or cash.

ACCOMMODATION

We will publish soon a list of accommadations available in both Vaduz and Montreux. During the Crossing Switzeland Ultra Trail the participants are only allowed to sleep at the indicated locations (base camps). 

Our local partners will provide information about hotels, restaurants for the followers of the participants. Please check the Roadbook (available early 2024) to find information per city, region.

 

NOTE that followers are not allowed to sleep at the base-camps. This is reserved for participants only and members of the organisation.

CAR PARK &
TRANSPORTATION

We organise 2 shuttle busses leaving from Montreux to Vaduz on Friday, July 19, 12:00 and on Saturday, July 20 at 09:00. More information will be in the roadbook. 

In Montreux we have a parking zone nearby (free of charge) for the runners that want to leave their car the whole week of the event (from Friday 19th onwards. More information in the roadbook.

DIFFICULTY

★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Extreme, it is the challenge of a season or even of a lifetime! Challenge yourself!

FEES

745 CHF
1'395 CHF

Solo:           
Duo (team): 

PACER

Details can be found on page 32 of the roadbook.

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ROADBOOK

The roadbook 2024 is now available. Please note that this version is subject to change.

Last updated : 22 March 2024

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RULES CROSSING
SWITZERLAND

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