ort and relaxation go hand in hand on these five Helsana trails. You’ll pass by mountain lakes, babbling brooks and viewpoints. For families as well as aspiring hikers or joggers.
The Helsana trail in Arosa offers four signposted circular routes. The shortest route of 2.6 kilometres and a 51-metre elevation gain is also suitable for less-experienced runners. Those looking for a challenge can opt for one of the three routes between seven and ten kilometres that lead towards Prätsch or via the midway station of the Weisshornbahn cable car. These are also suitable for walking, Nordic walking or hiking.
The trail around and above Alt St. Johann in the Toggenburg region offers no less than five routes. They can be easily combined, supplemented with a visit to the "sound trail" or shortened with a ride on the chairlift to Alp Sellamat and the Iltios funicular.
The three Helsana trails in Davos are located below the Jakobshorn. The starting point for all three is the base station of the Jakobshornbahn cable car, Davos Platz. There are suitable routes for all levels and disciplines, whether jogging, walking or hiking.
The three trails in Flims offer multiple hot spots, including Lake Cauma and the Il Spir observation deck with views of the Rhine Gorge. If you fancy a swim, choose the green trail stretching five kilometres, while those in search of panoramic views should opt for the yellow route (ten kilometres, can be shortened). Don’t miss the fork in the direction of Conn/Il Spir.
The four trails in the mountain village of Stoos all begin at 1,200 metres above sea level at the mountain station of the Moorschach-Stoos cable car. Please plan your journey to Stoos carefully, as there are two cable car tracks from different starting points. The yellow circular routes are also great for hiking, in particular the tour to the Fronalpstock with a 600-metre elevation gain.
You can find all the details about the trails online or on the Helsana Trails app:
Are Arosa, Stoos and Alt St. Johann too far away for you? There are around 360 other Helsana trails in more than 120 locations in Switzerland waiting to be discovered. At each location you’ll find three to five circular routes of various distances. During spring and summer, the Helsana Trails are available to you around the clock – most routes are even accessible in winter, too. You can find more details about the trails online or on the Helsana Trails app. Have fun exploring and exercising!
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