Hiking up a Genuine Swiss Mountain

Zürich. Your sustainable city trip.

This guided day trip appeals to enterprising guests with an average to very good level of fitness, who enjoy going on a guided and demanding mountain hike of 300 to 2,000 meters in altitude and a walking distance of 10 to 20 kilometers.

Sure-footedness is required and a good head for heights is necessary for many ascents and descents. With a little luck also animal watching is possible. For some trips the way back can be shortened by means of a cable railway beginning at half altitude. The departure and the endpoint of the hike is different in each case. Gear consists of mountain boots with good profile, a daypack with snacks and beverage, rain and sun protection, hat or hood, maybe gloves and walking sticks. For a peak performance several factors have to match favourably and security has the highest priority.

Peaks with magnificent 360° view to be choosen from:

  • Northeast of Zurich: Schnebelhorn 1,293m (highest Zurich mountain, hiking distance Steg – Libingen, 600m up); Höchhand SG 1,314m (High altitude clinic Wald – Wattwil, 1,000m up); Planggenstock GL 1,675m (Reichenburg – Ziegelbrücke, 1,300m up); Gonzen SG 1,829m (Sargans – Kurhaus Oberschan/ Seveler or Buchser Berg, maybe incl. Alvier 2,343m, at least 1,400m up); Federispitz SG 1,865m (Ziegelbrücke – Ebnat-Kappel, 1,900m up); Alpstein-Säntis / Churfirsten SG/AI/AR max. 2,501m (various possibilities); Vorder Glärnisch GL 2,327m (Rhodannenberg – Schwändi, 1,500m up); Gufelstock GL 2,436m (Sool/Engi – Äugsten, 1,700m up); Heitel-, Heubützli-, Foopass SG/GL 2,468m (Weisstannen – Elm, 2,000m up); Falknis GR 2,560m (Maienfeld – Balzers, 2,100m up); Pizol 2,844m SG (from/to Bad Ragaz resp. Laufböden, 800m up, CHF 40/P cable car supplement).
  • Westerly (Jura): Belchenflue SO 1,098m (Allerheiligenberg – Waldenburg/Liestal or Hauenstein/ Olten, 300m up); Weissenstein SO 1,395m (Balmberg – Vauffelin, 600m up); Chasseral BE 1,607m (St-Imier – Les Prés-d'Orvin, 900m up).
  • Southerly: Wildspitz ZG 1,580m (Goldau – Sattel/ Unterägeri/Zugerberg, 1,100m up); Rigi-Hochflue SZ 1,698m (Brunnen – Goldau, 1,300m up), Gr. Mythen SZ 1,898m (Schwyz – Brunni, 1,500m up).

Please make your reservation  up to 2.00pm the day before. The outward and return journey with public transport from/to Zurich is included in the price. Participants with Swiss Pass, Half-Fare card, General Abonnement etc. receive the respective price discount. Accident insurance is the responsibility of the participants.

If less than three people sign up for the tour, then after consultation (no later than the evening before) and decision by the interested parties, the tour will either take place on payment of a supplement (2 people: CHF 40 each, one person: CHF 160), or be cancelled.

Details

  • Date:
    year-round: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Departure: 8.00am
  • Duration: 8 – 10 h
  • Available in following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Number of participants / group size: 1 – 10

Other times and days (incl. Saturday and Sunday) on request

For further guided hiking, biking and cross-country skiing tours please refer to www.toptrek.ch

Departure

Prices

Adults Children (6 – 16)
CHF 160 on request

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