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 8 Days Tours

 Zurich – Zermatt –  Oberwald – Distentis – Thusis – Bergun – St. Moritz – St. Moritz

Itinerary

Day 1Zurich

Arrival in Zurich/Kloten or by car in Zurich/Regensdorf. Flight guests: Meet & Greet by SwissTrails representative at
the airport, transfer to hotel nearby. Arrival by car: Swiss-Trails has reserved a free parking space for your car in Zurich/
Regensdorf. Hotel accommodation in ****-Hotel in Zurich/Regensdorf. Next morning briefing at the «Bike & Hike
Terminal» of SwissTrails.Arrival in Zurich/Kloten or by car in Zurich/Regensdorf. Flight guests: Meet & Greet by SwissTrails representative at
the airport, transfer to hotel nearby.

Day 2 Zermatt

Transfer with SwissTrails minibus to Zermatt. Hourly (XX: 39) trains going to Brig. Recommended hiking stage: Valais
sun trail No. 61, Ausserberg – Brig. While saffron dishes are a great attraction in Safrans’ village Mund, it is the
Stockalper palace with its gardens, towers and arcade courtyard, which is a major attraction in Birg. Alight at: Eyholz
station, walk to Lalden and on the Valais sun trail up to Brig. Overnight.Transfer with SwissTrails minibus to Zermatt. Hourly (XX: 39) trains going to Brig. Recommended hiking stage: Valais
sun trail No. 61, Ausserberg – Brig. While saffron dishes are a great attraction in Safrans’ village Mund, it is the
Stockalper palace with its gardens, towers and arcade courtyard, which is a major attraction in Birg. Alight at: Eyholz

Day 3Oberwald

Hike on the Alpine passes trail no. 6 through the beautiful villages of the Goms: e.g. from Blitzingen to Ulrichen: On
the sunny side above the Rhone through the Goms. Without much difference in altitudes along mountain slopes through
woods and alpine meadows with a view of sunburnt old barns and stores. A view of the valley with the villages
and the conspicuously compact construction of the houses. Overnight.Hike on the Alpine passes trail no. 6 through the beautiful villages of the Goms: e.g. from Blitzingen to Ulrichen: On
the sunny side above the Rhone through the Goms. Without much difference in altitudes along mountain slopes through.

Day 4Distentis

Hiking along the Senda Sursilvana, e.g. from Andermatt to Oberalppass: A stage that will be particularly appreciated
by plant lovers. Even those interested in Geology will be drawn to look up repeatedly at the crystalline mountain
peaks. The interesting location of the trail makes this section one of the crowning stages of the route.Hiking along the Senda Sursilvana, e.g. from Andermatt to Oberalppass: A stage that will be particularly appreciated
by plant lovers. Even those interested in Geology will be drawn to look up repeatedly at the crystalline mountain
peaks.

Day 5Thusis

Hike, e.g. from Ilanz through the Rhine gorge (the “Swiss Grand Canyon») to Tamins: The Rhine gorge is an impressive
witness to the largest mapped rockslide of the Alps. It is a particularly impressive sight from the bridge that leads
through the Versamer Tobel. The huge washing well of Valendas is also interesting.Hike, e.g. from Ilanz through the Rhine gorge (the “Swiss Grand Canyon») to Tamins:

Day 6Bergun

Walk on the hiking trail Albula/Bernina No. 33:This stage starts in Filisur at the historical heart of the village. Passing
the dancing witches of Bellaluna, the trail climbs up to the best-maintained historical train station of Stugl. The destination
Bergun with its Engadine houses is considered the Mecca of train lovers.Walk on the hiking trail Albula/Bernina No. 33:This stage starts in Filisur at the historical heart of the village. Passing
the dancing witches of Bellaluna, the trail climbs up to the best-maintained historical train station of Stugl. The destination

Day 7St. Morit

Hiking, e.g. Bergun – Preda: Hike through a true engineering marvel. The hiking route follows the banks of the Albula
and crosses the railroad several times. The railroad shows the boldest railway rail routing in this section. The rail experience
trail exemplifies this hundred-year-old masterpiec of railway engineering.Hiking, e.g. Bergun – Preda: Hike through a true engineering marvel. The hiking route follows the banks of the Albula
and crosses the railroad several times. The railroad shows the boldest railway rail routing in this section.

Day 8St. Morit

Transfer from St. Moritz to airport Zurich, flight backe home.

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