Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland

“Take part in the world famous Engadin cross country ski marathon, with four days of pre race training with an expert ski guide and skiing gear included.”

Highlights

Innsbruck | based in Zernez | four days of ski race training | ski sections of the marathon course | free day before race | compete in Engadin race | opt to do full or half marathon distance | skis, boots and poles included | three star hotel accommodation

Description of Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland

The Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland is an exciting annual event staged in the southeast of the country. Around 13,000 people take part, making this one of the biggest ski races in Europe, with individuals racing in both classic and skate style. The full distance is 42km, or you can choose to race the half marathon distance, receiving your well earned medal as you glide across the finish line.

The course follows undulating terrain and, while 42km is not for the faint hearted, the entire event is fantastic fun, with skiers in fancy dress and crowds cheering you on along the way. You donít need to be an elite sportsperson either, you just need a decent level of fitness and experience of classic or skate cross country skiing.

This eight day holiday includes five days of guided cross country skiing, to give you enough pre-training days and instruction to prepare, in advance of the race on the final day. The holiday culminates with the race day itself and the holiday is lead by Eric Woolley, English Ski Council Coach. Itís an exciting challenge, ideally suited to anyone eager to take their cross country skiing to new heights. The departure in 2018 will be Ericís final winter as a group leader, so grab the chance to experience his expert tuition and good humour.

Youíll be staying in a comfortable hotel in a wonderful location, as part of a group of between five and 24 people, with two group leaders. Cross country skis, boots and poles are included.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

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Responsible tourism: Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Leaders & local suppliers
As part of our commitment to Responsible Tourism and in an effort to keep reducing our carbon footprint, we have chosen to use public transport as much as possible throughout this itinerary. Our leaders are committed to Responsible Tourism and thanks to regularly training, they can help you reduce our impact on the environment and maximise the benefits to the local communities. Our accommodation for this trip is a small family-run hotel that uses local produce where possible to create traditional meals.

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

Activity
Our selection of alternative winter activities seeks to make the most of the natural environment in its pristine state, rather than changing it. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dogsledding are best suited to remote wilderness areas and the development of these alternatives is key to the long-term survival of many mountain communities.

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