Swiss Canyon Trail was founded in 1994 under the name of Trail de l’Absinthe and runs through the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers. There are four race distances, the star of which is the 111km run through the mountains and lush forests of the valley.
With a challenging elevation gain of 5350m with some technical terrain to test your trail skills, Swiss Canyon Trail is a benchmark race in central Europe for its experienced organization and history, including being the location for the Swiss mountain running championships.
Pure mountain running without too much excess, a myriad of varied climbs and descents, in short, the best of the Swiss Jurassic Chain to enjoy a sufficiently challenging test in a paradise-like environment. Trail names such as Benoit Girondel, Emilie Maroteaux, Jean-Philippe Tschumi, Francesco Cucco and many others have left their mark on the history of the race.
First Edition: 1996
Main Race (km): 111
Cumulative elevation (m): 5350
Other race (km): 16/31/51/81
Total participants: 2300
Notable previous winners: Camille Bruyas, Benoit Girondel, Germain Grangier.
Location: Val de Travers, Jura Mountains, 120km north east of Geneva, Switzerland.