From Schwyz to Glarus — up hill and down dale

Sunday 14 July - Friday 19 July

FULLY  BOOKED! An unusual five-day hike taking us through striking and varied scenery across ridges, peaks, pastures and wild valleys from the canton of Schwyz to the end of beautiful fjord-like Klöntalersee in Glarus!

Highlights

The spectacular airy ridge path linking the Klingenstock and Fronalpstock peaks above Stoos, with views of over ten Swiss lakes; the rugged trail through Western Europe’s largest primeval forest with its ancient spruces (some over 500 years old), gnarled mountain pines, and special biotopes; and the barren karst landscape of the Silberen peak with its fascinating eroded forms and panoramic views of the Glarner Alps and beyond.

Type of hiking

  • 5 days of guided hikes, with discovery of the local flora and fauna, geology, history and culture.
  • Hikes at level 3*/4*, for fit, experienced hikers; sure-footedness essential plus absence of vertigo; up to 1200 m ↑ and ↓ and 5.5–6.5 hours of walking on four days (less demanding final day), plus need to carry heavier rucksack with clothes, picnics and overnight kit for three of the five days.
  • Technical level: mostly T2 with some longer sections at T3 (some exposed sections, karst fields requiring sure-footedness and need to use hands for balance)  (see Swiss Alpine Club grading)
  • Three different overnight locations; twin rooms (3 nights) and 4-bed dormitory (2 nights).

Meet in Stoos on the evening of Sunday 14 July.

Price and booking

CHF 1250 per person (min. 5, max. 7 participants), including: 5 days’ guided hikes; 5 nights’ accommodation with half-board (3 nights in twin rooms; 2 nights in 4-bed dormitory).

Price excludes: transport, insurances, picnic lunches, drinks. Please allow about CHF 20 for possible minibus transfer.

Simply click on the “Book now” button to reserve your place. Booking deadline: 2 June 2024.

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