Days / 9 Nights Swiss Mountain Explorer (Trekking Tour)
tour has been put together
by a passionate Swiss mountaineer. Some prior mountain hiking
experience is necessary. Experience trekking in the Swiss Alps, which
is one of the two favourite pastimes of the Swiss!
(We also tailor-make treks according to your preference. Do feel free
to write to us.)
The eastern Swiss Alps, the source of the River Rhine, the highest
hamlet in Europe, the Swiss National Park, wild animals and get to know
more about Swiss history, culture etc.
Sunrise with breakfast buffet and view of 1000 summits, widely
untouched nature, swimming in crystal clear alpine lakes etc.
|Pick up from Zürich
airport / Zürich main train
station / hotel in Zürich. Scenic drive to hotel and check in.
Get a first idea of where you will be staying for the next 10 days. In
the afternoon, go for a first and easy hike in the nearby hills. If the
temperature is warm enough, do not hesitate swimming in an idyllic
alpine lake surrounded by a splendid range of mountains. Complimentary
welcome drink during dinner.
duration: approximately 2 hours,
Elevation difference: up 300 m, down 330 m, distance: 5.5 km)
|On this late summer day,
take a step higher up. Following a hiking
path, we will reach the region's landmark mountain standing at 2997.5
metres above sea level. From here, you will have an amazing view
rolling over the nearby valleys and on a splendid day, to the far away
Western Alps. BBQ lunch at the summit of this mountain. Descend via an
8 metres high ladder which leads you from the main slopes of Piz
Beverin to the ridge of the so-called small Beverin. Almost at the end
of the hike we will cool down our feet in a creek of fresh mountain
duration: approximately 5 hours,
Elevation difference : up 900 m, down 900 m, distance: 5.5 km)
|Situated at the western
end of Switzerland's largest canton,
Graubünden, the River Rhine has its source in the middle of an
impressive mountain arena. Walk up to this hidden place, a lake, from
where we will journey to a SAC Hut. (SAC = Swiss Alpine Club)
duration: approximately 6 hours,
Elevation difference : up 530 m, down 530 m, distance: 9.5 km)
|From the highest
all-year-round settled village in Europe, we ascend on
an old mule-track to a pass. From here we are able to overview the
area, which represents Europe's most important watershed, supplying
rivers that flow to the Black Sea, the Adriatic Sea and the North Sea.
Continuing our ascent to another direction we arrive on the second pass
of the day and get rewarded by a totally different view. Optionally
there is an opportunity to make a short trip to a nearby peak. This
would, however, give way to a vast vista towards east and the famous
Julier route leading to St. Moritz.
duration without trip to nearby peak: approximately 5 hours,
Elevation difference: up and down 700 m each, distance: 10 km)
|Scenic drive to the upper
Engadine valley. Take a chairlift ride. Hike
up on a marked hiking path to reach the summit at 3261.9 metres above
sea level and have a thrilling view to the ice-packed and highest
mountains of the whole eastern Alps (the Bernina Group) at a distance
of only 12 kilometres in front of you. Far
view of up to 200 kilometres!! Spot some members of the largest
capricorn colony in Switzerland.
duration: approximately 7 hours,
Elevation difference: up 1000 m, down1280 m, distance: 16 km)
|Drive to the lower
Engadine valley. Take a taxi for the first half of
the ascend. The second half that we will hike up brings us to a
look-out point at 2945 metres. From there, we enjoy a breathtaking view
over the Engadin valley on one side, some of its neighbouring valleys
and mountains and last but not least to the beautiful lake plateau in
the only National Park in Switzerland. A half-an-hour after we have
left the peak at the look-out point, we arrive at Fuorcletta da Barcli
at 2850 metres above sea level. Have a last view back to the Engadin
valley before we start hiking down from a high alpine area to the
pastures of our destination village.
duration: approximately 6 hours,
Elevation difference : up 730 m, down 1500 m, distance: 15 km)
Departing from a small,
old but pretty village, we will hike up through
an alpine forest to the mountainous area above. Experience the change
from the lower woods up to the meagre meadows and further to the rocky
region with its abandoned lakes. The mountains which stand behind the
topmost lake are often mirrored on the lake's surface. Enjoy your
picnic in a boat at this relaxing place. On another path, we will hike
back to our initial point where we have a chance to dip our feet in the
cooling deep clear water of a cold brook coming down from
duration: approximately 6 hours,
Elevation difference : up 800 m, down 800 m, distance: 12.5 km)
|A half-an-hour drive
brings you on a language, culture and climatic
border on the way to the south of Switzerland. There, where German and
Italian meet in the geographical heart of the Alps, we walk below the
impressive flanks of the Vogelberg, far apart the mountain road. After
hardly an hour the trail leads us into a side valley where the mountain
creek is our permanent companion, once meandering then again wild and
overwhelming. Alternative: Optional summit climb with imposing view
over the region as well as towards the southern Ticino. After reaching
a col at the main crest of the Alps, we descend in front of the
backdrop of another magistrate of the Graubünden Alps with a
1500 Meter tall west face. Passing along a remoted alp with long
history we walk on a good path down through a small gorge to the young
duration approximately 7 hours,
Elevation difference: up 500 m, down 1050 m, distance 14 km.)
|Ride up by cable car and
aerial passenger line in the early morning to
a summit in central Graubünden with a view of a thousand
peaks! Become witness of a romantic sunrise in an unforgettable
landscape. Breakfast buffet at the summit's panorama restaurant.
duration: approximately 4 hours,
Elevation difference: up 50 m, down 1050 m, distance: 9 km)
|Scenic ride to
Zürich airport / Zürich main train
station / hotel in Zürich. Please do NOT schedule your flight
to depart Zürich airport before 10:45 am.
1) Itinerary is subject to changes depending on weather conditions and
2) If you wish to do other destinations, we are also able to
tailor-make hiking/trekking tours for you. Do write to us at tours @ tour168.ch.
- Transfer to and fro Zürich
airport / Zürich main
train station / hotel in Zürich.
(Transfer to Zürich on last day not included for budget tours.
- 9 nights hotel accommodation in a
- 8 buffet breakfasts. (Not included
for budget tours)
- 9 three or four-course dinners.
(Not included for budget tours)
- 1 touring vehicle.
Schedule & Booking | 7
Days Swiss Discovery | 7
Days Swiss Hiking |
10 Days Scenic Switzerland |10
Days Swiss Graubünden Special | 14
Days Swiss Experience
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