Swiss Alps Adventure

  • 7 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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  • Trip Start: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Trip End: Zurich, Switzerland
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Journey through the stunning Swiss Alps via train, biking and hiking on our Swiss Alps Adventure.

Switzerland is known for its picture-perfect mountain towns, best-in-the-world train excursions and charming culture. Spend a week discovering it for yourself on our 7-day Swiss Alps Adventure. Starting and finishing in the vibrant city of Zurich, your journey takes you from the lakeside village of Obstalden, along the UNESCO world heritage route of Chur to St Moritz to the renowned resort town of Davos. Hike mountaintops with 360-degree views, experience the excitement of a Via Ferrata and bike through the Rhine river valley. Then, by night, stay in traditional Swiss castles and delightful mountain hotels. Let two experienced guides lead the way as you immerse yourself in the lovely Swiss culture on our Swiss Alps Adventure.

Swiss Alps Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Zurich, Switzerland Trip End: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Day 1Arrive in Zurich, ride along the Walensee, surrounded by the Alps

  • Day 2Take the train to Unterterzen, hike around Flumserberg

  • Day 3Take a scenic train ride to St. Moritz, explore the village

  • Day 4Experience a Via Ferrata for majestic views of the Alps

  • Day 5Hop on a scenic train ride to Davos, hike above the village or rest at the Spa hotel

  • Day 6Take the train to Klosters, cycle through the Rhine river valley

  • Day 7Take a scenic transfer back to Zurich, depart home

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Zurich, ride along the Walensee, surrounded by the Alps

    After departing Zurich, you’ll be whisked away into the stunning village of Obstalden along the jaw-dropping Walensee. You’ll have nothing but smiles as you ride along the lake taking in the scenery of the Swiss Alps. Stop lakeside in the village of Walenstadt for a lunch with 360-degree views. Feel like a king in a castle at the Hotel Schloss Ragaz, as we have a welcome feast.

    Hotel Schlossragaz, Bad Ragaz (All meals)


    Obstalden to Bad Ragaz Biking Distance:
    Up to 37 (Up to 23 miles), easy

  • Day 2

    Take the train to Unterterzen, hike around Flumserberg

    Take the train to Unterterzen, then ascend the cableway to Flumserberg where adventures are awaiting. We’ll start with a short hike around Flumserberg to enjoy the crisp alpine air, later stopping for lunch at the mountain hut Maschgalugge. Flumserberg has a ropes course for a mountain coaster (called flumser), and possibilities for paragliding (not included in the trip price and weather dependent).

    Hotel Scholossragaz, Bad Ragaz (Breakfast, lunch)


    Flumserberg Hiking Distance:
    5 or 11 kilometres or (3 or 7 miles), easy or moderate

  • Day 3

    Take a scenic train ride to St. Moritz, explore the village

    This morning, embark on an unforgettable train journey through the UNESCO world heritage route of Chur, through Bergen, ending in St Moritz. Mesmerizing scenery is bound on one of the most scenic railways anywhere. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to walk around the St. Moritzersee, or to explore the Mountain village itself with its stone laden streets and boutique shops. This evening, get ready for a memorable lakeside dinner.

    Hotel Waldhaus, St. Moritz (Breakfast, dinner)


    Free time to walk around St. Moiritzersee

  • Day 4

    Experience a Via Ferrata for majestic views of the Alps

    Experience the thrill of a Via Ferrata, where you are safely attached to a fixed cable, with metal rungs, pegs, and ladders for assistance which allows for a simple and safe way to experience rock climbing. The views of the Alps draped with glaciers, are truly breathtaking when experienced from the heights of a Via Ferrata. This evening unwind at the hotel after a memorable day in the Alps, or decide to take a stroll to do some star gazing after dinner on your own.

    Hotel Waldhaus, St. Moritz (Breakfast, lunch)


    Via Ferrata (optional):
    4 hours

    Geological and native plants hike (alternative activity): Varying distances

  • Day 5

    Hop on a scenic train ride to Davos, hike above the village or rest at the Spa hotel

    Enjoy a lavish breakfast before embarking on another unbelievable train ride through the Alps. After arriving in Davos it’s a tough choice; a stunning mountaintop hiking exploration above the charming village, or downtime at the therapeutic Spa hotel. Tonight we’ll regroup for a fondue dinner at a local favourite.

    Davos Swiss Mountain Resort, Davos (Breakfast, dinner)


    Optional hike above village:
    Varying distances

  • Day 6

    Take the train to Klosters, cycle through the Rhine river valley

    A short train ride to Klosters where we start an epic downhill bike ride through the stunning Rhine river valley. Pass by vineyards and mountain peaks on your way to visit the Greisinger Museum, a modern-day shrine to “Middle Earth”, complete with a hobbit hole. Make your way back to the Thermal town of Bad Ragaz to enjoy another night in the Castle and a final dinner.

    Hotel Schlossragaz, Bad Ragaz (All meals)


    Klosters biking distance:
    30 or 40 kilometres (18 or 25 miles), downhill, easy

  • Day 7

    Take a scenic transfer back to Zurich, depart home

    After breakfast, a scenic transfer takes you to Zurich where you will be dropped off wherever you please – at your hotel, the airport, or the train station.

    (Breakfast)

Swiss Alps Adventure Departure Dates

  • Upcoming
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year
USD $4599/pp
9 Jul 2023
2023
9 Jul15 Jul
Swiss Alps Adventure 7/9/2023-7/15/2023
Departure Open Open
16 Jul 2023
2023
16 Jul22 Jul
Swiss Alps Adventure 7/16/2023-7/22/2023
Departure Open Open
27 Aug 2023
2023
27 Aug2 Sep
Swiss Alps Adventure 8/27/2023-9/2/2023
Departure Open Open
3 Sep 2023
2023
3 Sep9 Sep
Swiss Alps Adventure 9/3/2023-9/9/2023
Departure Almost Full Almost Full
7 Jul 2024
2024
7 Jul13 Jul
Swiss Alps Adventure 7/7/2024-7/13/2024
Departure Open Open
1 Sep 2024
2024
1 Sep7 Sep
Swiss Alps Adventure 9/1/2024-9/7/2024
Departure Open Open

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What's the maximum group size on this trip?

This trip has a maximum of 18 guests plus two experienced guides.

Where does the trip start?

On the first day of the trip we will meet you at the Engimatt City-Garden hotel at 8:30am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Zurich for your pre-night, but you must get to the pick-up point at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Zurich Airport in time for flights below, Zurich train station or a hotel of your choice in Central Zurich around 12pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Zurich at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Zurich after 1pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides at the end of an awesome trip and EURO€100 ~ US$120 per person per Trip Leader seems to be the norm, however less, more or not at all is also fine too.

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