Training with a view

The trails in Cardada (canton of Ticino) and in Kriens (canton of Lucerne) offer a beautiful view. Trail enthusiasts tell us about training on their favourite trail.

Paola Engelhardt and her son training as they enjoy the view of Lago Maggiore.

Paola Engelhardt runs on the Cardada Trail (canton of Ticino) almost every weekend. Her son Enea accompanies her on this trail from time to time.

How often do you use the trail?

As a rule, every Saturday and Sunday. I either walk or jog and sometimes also do exercises.

What makes this route so special to you?

The magnificent view of Locarno, the Lago Maggiore, the mountains and the Magadino plain.

What is something you always have on you and why?

Some money so I can drink a coffee with the person accompanying me.

Sandro Petrillo is training for his next triathlon as he enjoys the view of Mt. Pilatus.

Naturopath, fitness trainer and hobby triathlete, Sandro Petrillo, jogs 13 kilometres on the trail in Kriens (canton of Lucerne) almost every day.

What do you use the trail for?

As preparation for the next triathlon. I can jog uphill or downhill and in doing so make a cumulative elevation gain of just under 500 metres.

What is worth exploring along the route?

The Wolfsschlucht (a gorge) which is mystical like a fairy-tale world. Or the grove offering views of Mt. Pilatus at the elevation of the cross.

What is something you always have on you?

My mobile phone. I have music on it like electro house or heavy metal.

Your training coach when you are out and about

The free Helsana Trails app brings the trails onto your smartphone and measures the distance, speed and time as well as calculating your calorie consumption.

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