Swiss Alps hiking

£28.00

Date: 02-05.08.2018

The Swiss Alps are a must do before you die and Gstaad offers you an opportunity to see stunning views of Month Blanc and Matterhorn with some home comforts you won’t get elsewhere.

This is our partner trip

The full price: £280

INCLUDED IN PRICE:

  • 3 nights accommodation at a high-quality hostel
  • Buffet breakfast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Packed lunches (sandwich, drink and fruit) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bedding and towel
  • Guided hike

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights. At time of writing (16/04/2018), flights from London to Geneva @ under £100 return
  • Dinner. The hostel serves delicious three-course dinners @ £14 each dinner
  • Gondola and bus passes. Last time we went we got an amazing discount, but be prepared to spend £97 maximum for your whole stay to get around the alps.
  • Airport transfer. Train Geneva to Gstaad= 2.30 hours travel @ 21 euros each way
  • Insurance
Start

2018-08-02

End

2018-08-05

Description

The temperature in Gstaad at 3rd July 2017 was 26 Celsius average.
Check pictures from our hike last year:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/R9KariUeR8iHuEDW2

WARNING! This hike takes place in the Swiss Alps. If you suffer from vertigo or is afraid of heights, this is not for you.

The Swiss Alps are a must do before you die and Gstaad offers you an opportunity to see stunning views of Month Blanc and Matterhorn with some home comforts you won’t get elsewhere.

Gstaad is just a village. The locals – and there are fewer of them than there are cows – still work to the seasons, taking cattle to pasture in summer and gathering them in when the weather gets cold. They smoke pipes and make their own cheese.

The air is fresh with little pollution, the views are otherworldly and the night sky shamelessly reveals to you every star and constellation.

THURSDAY

Meet us at Heathrow airport or make your own way.

Fly to Geneva and transfer to Gstaad and meet your new friends at your accommodation. If you arrive early enough, you will have a chance to stroll the town square and visit a local cafe chocolatier or eat some cheese.

Make sure to arrive at Geneva 19:30 the latest to catch the last train transfer to Gstaad, otherwise that will be a very expensive transfer.

FRIDAY – Hike from Glacier 3000

We will start this hike by taking the Gondola to Glacier 3000 then crossing the peak walk by Tissot. It connects the smaller peak (View Point) with the 5 meter higher main peak (Scex Rouge) and takes all guests to incredible heights. The bridge offers a stunning view onto the Alps: Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Below is a video of the PEAK WALK BY TISSOT.

https://youtu.be/f5XVmsSVUjw

Following this treat, we will follow in one of the beautiful hikes trails, the Reusch -Scex Rouge trail, with breathtaking views and a chance to see adorable groundhogs.

SATURDAY

On this day we will be doing the some of Alpiness trail, taking a gondola to Höhi Wispile.

From there we walk down the trail along the cliff side, on a safe hiking trail, but if you have trouble with heights, this is definitely not for you.

SUNDAY

Either head back home early or stick around for one last easy trek in Saanen town.

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ACCOMMODATION

Gstaad is an expensive, high-class place, with the cheapest hotel room going for £600 for 3 nights. So we will stay in a high-quality hostel with very comfy bunk beds.

Rooms will be for us only and single gender only.

The hostel has a few private rooms, so if you are interested in those, you have to book asap for an extra fee.

If you would rather pay to stay in a proper hotel room, just across from our hostel, send us a message.

We will be staying in Saanen village and this is your town for the weekend:

The hostel has a bar and excellent food. Buffet breakfast is included.

PRICE

£280

£28 deposit should be paid now to secure your place.

All payments are non-refundable and unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled.

INCLUDED IN PRICE:

3 nights accommodation at a high-quality hostel

Buffet breakfast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Packed lunches (sandwich, drink and fruit) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bedding and towel

Guided hike

NOT INCLUDED

• Flights. At time of writing (16/04/2018), flights from London to Geneva @ under £100 return

• Dinner. The hostel serves delicious three course dinners @ £14 each dinner

• Gondola and bus passes. Last time we went we got an amazing discount, but be prepared to spend £97 maximum for your whole stay to get around the alps.

• Airport transfer. Train Geneva to Gstaad= 2.30 hours travel @ 21 euros each way

• Insurance

Cancellations:

Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

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