Days / 6 Nights Swiss Hiking
Thusis, Heinzenberg, Appenzell, Bellinzona, Splügen, Italy.
Picnicking at and/or swimming in an alpine lake, alpine hiking, and
camping in the Swiss Alps, swimming in a lake which is the lowest point
of Switzerland, eating at a Grotto.
and pick up at
Zürich airport / Zürich main train station / hotel in
A scenic drive along the Lake of Zürich, Lake Walen and the
majestic Churfirsten mountain range to the Holiday Corner of
Switzerland. Welcome to the land of 150 valleys, 615 alpine lakes and
937 mountain peaks. Pass the Heidi World, THE Pinot Noir region of
Switzerland and the oldest city in Switzerland. Continue to drive
through Graubünden, the most diversified and largest but the
least densely populated canton of Switzerland, known for her widely
untouched landscapes and home to three of the four cultures of
Drive into the valley of castles & ruins before checking into
your hotel embedded at the foot of an inner alpine valley, also known
as the ‘Orchard of Graubünden'. Here, in the
geographic heart of the Alps, is the crossroads of the high and ancient
Rest in hotel or discover the little town where you will be staying for
the next few days. Hike to an alpine lake and have a picnic there. Swim
or relax by the lake or hike to a hill which overlooks the pretty
Safien Valley. See beautiful alpine flowers and "alpine pizzas" along
the way. If the farmers are around (approx. on Jun 20 to around Sep
10), buy fresh milk or cheese. Complimentary welcome drink during
following a path for a few
hundred metres, you will reach the highest woods of the area where
domestic goats from the alpine village are sometimes grazing. While
walking up higher, you can see the view opening to almost all different
directions except that of your destination, Muttnerhorn (Mount
Muttner), that now stands right in front of you. You will spend the
second hour of your hike gaining most of the altitude of this mountain.
The Swiss flag awaits you at the peak where you will have your lunch.
(Estimated time to reach summit: 2 hours).
gondola ride up to an alp
where farmers bring their animals to during summer. Then take a nice
hike down to lake which mirrors its surroungings. See historical caves
and the lovely alpine fauna & flora. Next, visit a town rich in
Swiss culture. In this town known for her specialties like cheese,
sausage, milk, beer etc, see beautiful typical Appenzeller buildings
- capital of the
Italian-speaking canton Ticino in the southern part of Switzerland,
designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its city walls and 3 famous
castles enclosing a picturesque vineyard. Experience the Saturday
morning market and feel a different ambiance here. Next, visit the
medieval castle(s) or do some shopping. A choice of a lunch picnic at
one of the castles or at the lowest point of Switzerland, where people
go to with their private boats. Then visit the famous medieval bridge
in a valley where the opening scene of James Bond 007
‘Goldeneye’ was filmed or go to a beautiful
lakeside town situated at the foot of the southern Swiss Alps. For
dinner, go to a grotto* to try south-eastern Swiss cuisine. (* where
people from the Swiss south valleys stored their foodstuff before the
refrigerator was invented)
through a forest and an alpine
grassland before reaching a natural amphitheatre of mountains with
lakes as its stage. See beautiful cotton grass growing near the lakes.
Picnic by and/or swim in the lakes. Camp by the lakes overnight or stay
in a nearby hut. (Estimated time to reach lakes: 2 hrs.)
your hike from the biggest cow
alp in Graubünden. Walking through alpine pastures, we will
reach a meandering stream which flows into Lake Grand. Following a path
along a steep and jagged rock wall, we will arrive at a pass where you
become an audience to a wonderful sight of a colony of mystical
capricorns. (Estimated time to reach destination: approx. 2 hrs)
check-out. 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.
As we would very much want our hikers to get the most out of our tours,
the sequence and/or parts of the content of the above itinerary are
subject to changes depending on weather conditions, forthcoming special
events and unforeseen circumstances.
to and fro Zürich airport / Zürich main train station
/ hotel in Zürich.
(Transfer to Zürich on last day not included for budget tours.
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in a
- 4 Swiss buffet breakfasts. (Not
included for budget tours)
- 4 Swiss dinners. (Not included for
- 1 touring vehicle.
Schedule & Booking| 7
Days Swiss Discovery | 10
Days Scenic Switzerland |
Days Swiss Mountain Explorer | 10
Days Swiss Graubünden
Special | 14
Days Swiss Experience
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