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Famke van der Elst, Mountful Hikes
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  • If you like getting back to a luxurious spa, upscale restaurants, and delicious cocktails after a day out in nature, the Swiss Alps are your go-to place. Over the course of 4 days, you will explore Via Alpina—an intricate web of trails offering endless marveling. Witness the quintessential Alpine gems, from cow-dotted pastures and high peaks to rushing waterfalls and spectacular lakes. All your meals, accommodation, and luggage transport is taken care of—all you have to do is show up and indulge in this deluxe adventure.

    • Make sure to arrive at least a day prior to Day 1 of the tour as you have to be fresh and ready for some hiking. If you need recommendations on where to stay in Lenk or somewhere near it, let us know. You’ll meet your guide and your team in Lenk, a charming Swiss village. Your journey begins here, where you’ll warm up with an acclimatization hike to the stunning Simmenfälle. Soak in the Alpine landscapes, amazing waterfalls, and a lovely stream. Return back to the most beautiful hotel in Lenk for relaxing in the spa and enjoying a delicious dinner (for which there’s a dress code, so make sure to bring some nice clothes). This hotel is a five-star hotel boasting million-dollar views and luxury lodgings.

      Accommodation: 5* hotel & spa resort
      Meals: Lunch and dinner
      Distance: 11 km / 7 miles
      Elevation: +200 m / +660 ft | -200 m / -660 ft
      Hiking: 3 hours without breaks

      Cow in the Swiss Alps
    • Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast at your upscale hotel. Today you’re taking on the spectacular waterfalls, climbing through the Wildstrubel massif to the Hahnenmoos Pass. Enjoy these panoramic views with a glass of Aperol Spritz in your hand. If you’re really tired, it’s possible to take a gondola down to Adelboden. If not, follow the river all the way down. Retreat to your accommodation for the night—a 4* spa and design hotel in Adelboden boasting invigorating spa facilities. Here you’ll stay by yourself in luxurious rooms.

      Accommodation: 4* spa & design hotel
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
      Distance: 13 km / 8 miles
      Elevation: + 987 m / +3,238 ft | -679 m / -2,228 ft
      Hiking: 5.5 hours without breaks

      Adelboden waterfalls
    • Probably hard to leave your comfort(able) zone, but the trail is calling! Today is all about the rugged mountains, allowing you to spot wildlife, such as chamois! Hike up facing the three Lohner summits to the Bunderchrinde Pass, and then go down to the picturesque village of Kandersteg featuring romantic traditional wooden chalets. Spend the night here in another 4* luxurious hotel and enjoy a well-deserved delicious dinner.

      Accommodation: 4* traditional hotel
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
      Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
      Elevation: +1,203 m / +3,947 ft | -1,223 m / -4,103 ft
      Hiking: 7 hours without breaks

      Kandersteg in Switzerland
    • As cherry on top of this all-women, luxury Via Alpina adventure, you’re going to the spectacular Oeschinensee, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Via Alpina’s highlights. It’s also possible to do the last part of the descent by cable car to Kandersteg. Say goodbye to your guide and team—the tour has come to an end. If you’d like to stay longer and explore the area, just ask your guide for some recommendations!

      Meals: Breakfast and lunch
      Distance: 11 km / 7 miles
      Elevation: +1,068 m / +3,504 ft | -567 m / -1,860 ft
      Hiking: 5 hours without breaks

      Oeschinensee lake
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, UIMLA Mountain Leader with extensive knowledge of the area
        • 4 days of Via Alpina guided hiking
        • Accommodation (3 nights in charming 5* and 4* hotels)
          • 2 nights in a twin-shared room with single beds
          • 1 night in a double room for yourself
        • Spa entrance
        • Luggage transport during the tour
        • All meals during the tour
        • Oeschinensee cable car
        • Transfer back to Gstaad

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to starting point (Lenk) and finish point (Kandersteg) — both easily accessible by train
        • Airport transfers — we recommend Mountain Drop-Offs
        • Snacks and drinks
        • Massages, facials and other spa-treatments
        • Accommodation prior to and after the tour — make sure to arrive a day prior to the start of the tour, let us know if you need help booking accommodation
        • Guide gratuities — optional
    • In order to join the hiking trip of Via Alpina, good physical fitness is required. The most you’ll hike in a day is up to 14 km (9 miles) with 1,200 m (3,937 ft) of ascent. Almost every day of this 4-day tour will be in this ballpark. At the end of the day, charming hotels await with excellent spa facilities to relax your sore muscles. Keep in mind that you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

    • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

        • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
        • Hiking poles — optional
        • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
        • Week’s worth hiking clothing
        • Elegant attire for deluxe restaurants
        • Leisure clothing — optional
        • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Headlamp or flashlight
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this guided all-women Via Alpina hiking tour, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 6:1.
        • It takes a minimum of 4 people to run this tour.
        • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

      Hiking the Via Alpina can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Lenk, the starting point of your Via Alpina tour, most people fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA), one hour away. Once you arrive, there are several ways to reach your destination, including public transport.

      You’ll be hiking on Day 1 of your tour, so make sure to arrive there a day prior to the start of the tour and arrange accommodation. Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet on Day 1.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, please refer to the Swiss COVID-19 travel advice and Lichtenstein’s current information on COVID-19.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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