Health promotion

Helsana Trails

All you need to know

There are over 100 Helsana Trails across Switzerland. The signposted circuits are ideal for jogging, walking or a gentle stroll. Information signs along the route tell you about correct technique and healthy levels of physical activity, and show a range of different strengthening and stretching exercises.

Exercising outdoors on a regular basis has a positive effect on our fitness and lifts our spirits. Trying out a new route adds a dash of additional zest. Welcome to the Helsana Trails.

Circuits of up to 25 kilometres

Helsana Trails Helsana Trails are signposted circuits, with three or more routes in each location. The routes generally range from 5 to 25 kilometres in length. They are ideal for jogging, walking or a gentle stroll, and suited to every level of fitness. Using words and pictures, information signs explain the basics of running, walking and Nordic walking – such as the correct technique or proper levels of physical activity, together with strengthening and stretching exercises. And with the distance markers and signposts, everyone can find their way round the Helsana Trails easily.

Free of charge, and open all hours

There are over 100 Helsana Trails across Switzerland. They are open 24 hours a day all year round, and are free of charge. Since the first trail was opened in 2003, Helsana, Ryffel Running and Swiss Athletics have worked continuously to expand the network of Helsana Trails, in some cases using routes favoured by running groups. The circuits are regularly checked and maintained by local trail administrators.

Always available on your iPhone

Helsana Trails are now available on iPhone with the free Trail app, so exercise enthusiasts can find their way to their nearest Helsana Trail from wherever they happen to be. When combined with the tracking function, the Trail app becomes an indispensable training coach, measuring distance, speed, time and calories burned – on any route, and doing any kind of sport. You can share your running stats automatically on Facebook or Twitter, increasing the motivation to keep exercising. The app is free from the Apple Store, and is updated on a regular basis.