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Swiss Alps - Full Board on a Budget
Swiss Alps - Full Board on a Budget

Thu, 13 Jul

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Saanen

Swiss Alps - Full Board on a Budget

Full board, airport transfer, local travel and guided hikes included

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Time & Location

13 Jul 2023, 07:00 – 16 Jul 2023, 21:00

Saanen, Gstaad, Saanen, Switzerland

About the Event

Switzerland is infamous for being super expensive, but if you come with us you will save yourself a small fortune and a ton of hassle.

This hiking trip is a truly bewitching and unforgettable experience with views that will take your breath away.

We will hike two mountains. One of which has a waterfall running down our path and at the top a restaurant awaits with delicious alpine food and drinks where we stop for an hour to recover from the strain.

The second mountain is more gentle, passing by a dairy farm and ending on an amazing lake where we can swim if the weather allows.

The weather at the end of June in Gstaad is usually mild and sunny, perfect for a hiking trip.

HIKES TECHNICAL NOTES:

WILDHORN MASSIVE

Total Ascent: 762 metres / 2500 ft

Length: 9 kilometres / 5.6 miles

Distance: 5 to 6 hours including stops

Difficulty: sedentary people= hard / fit people= moderate

HOJI WISPILE

Ascent: 457 metres / 1500 feet (option to cheat and take a cable car)

Length: 10 kilometres / 7 miles

Distance: 4 hours

Difficulty: beginners= hard / experienced: moderate

FEE

£680

INCLUDED IN THE FEES:

- travel while in Switzerland (for the itinerary we have planned) including airport transfer

- breakfasts

- packed lunches 

- dinners

- accommodation in a shared hostel room

- guided hikes.

Our base will be in Saanen, Gstaad in a lovely hostel with amazing mountain views.

NOT INCLUDED

- flights

- insurance

- cold drinks

- snacks

- optional lunch at the mountain restaurant instead of a packed lunch

- anything else not included above

To attend this trip you only have to do three things:

1 - Buy your tickets here

2 - Reserve your flights for these dates and times:

  1. 13th July - 08:10 am – 10:45 am - LGW Gatwick‐GVA Geneve-Cointrin - direct 1h 35m
  2. 16th July - 19:10 – 19:45 - GVA Geneve-Cointrin-LGW Gatwick - direct 1h 35m

3 - Pack your bags and meet us at the airport.

That is it! No need to spend extra money unless you want to :-)

When we arrive in Geneva, your guide will purchase group rail tickets to our hostel and the train ride is the beginning of this bewitching trip as it twists and turns around mountains, over lakes and chocolate-box villages.

Thursday will be spent mostly travelling and settling into our accommodation and the rest of the evening will be planned according to the weather. Perhaps a nighttime hike to watch the sunset?

Friday and Saturday will be our main hikes.

On Sunday we spend the morning visiting the village of Gstaad or going for a mountain toboggan ride.

ATTENTION

The Swiss Alps are very steep and parts of the trail will be along sheer cliff edges. You must have a good head for height and a reasonable fitness level. 

You must be able to keep a steady pace and will be asked to turn back by yourself if you struggle to ensure your and everyone's safety.

You must take adequate insurance that covers mountain rescue as this can cost thousands of euros.

You will be expected to wear hiking gear for the mountain hikes, including hiking boots/shoes, sports trousers, tops and a backpack.

This is not a tourist holiday. You must be a hiker, so you know what to expect on a mountain hike.

By signing up for our trips you accept our Terms and Conditions 

Tickets

  • Swiss Alps Deposit

    Non-refundable deposit

    £50.00
    +£1.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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