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nature walk

Winter Hike across sunny mountain tops

nature walk

Winter Hike across sunny mountain tops

19 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Winter Hike across sunny mountain tops

nature walk

Winter Hike across sunny mountain tops

19 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Easy Winter Hike off the beaten track high up in the Uri Alps. ***** In this Winter Version of my very popular Summer Experience, wildflowers and the constant sound of cow bells have been replaced by snow, peaceful silence, powdered pine trees and lone animal tracks. The surrounding gorgeous scenery and vistas of the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne deep below are the same. Crisp fresh air to breathe and there can even be a Fondue or Raclette to be had on a sunny terrace of a hut. It's the land where I grew up full of traditions, history and centuries old structures of politics and agriculture. It will be my pleasure to tell you all about it. In front of Lucerne Station my guests board the William Tell Express Bus (Platform W at 09:08am) and ride along the southern banks of Lake Lucerne to Altdorf, Uri (35min ride). At the foot of the impressive William Tell Monument (terminus of bus) we meet and I take them to one of this areas many small aerial gondolas, licensed for passenger transport. It will take us swiftly up to an altitude of 1800m/5900ft above sea level. From there I lead you on an easy and safe winter hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours through an ever changing landscape, where we will mainly meet friendly locals. We will descend on one of Uri's most breathtaking gondolas over a series of cliffs. The Experience will end here right at the Tell-Bus stop back to Lucerne.

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Joe

I am a native of the of Central Switzerland, who lives part time in New York. I love Nature, the Mountains, Hiking and am very knowledgable about History, Traditions and all other aspects of life in this part of Switzerland. I would love to show Guests the spectacular setting of the fjord-like landscape of the 'Lake of Uri' bay of Lake Lucerne and areas where the centuries old half nomadic agriculture is still actively practiced.

What's included

Transportation
I wil provide tickets for the Bus from Altdorf, Telldenkmal via Bürglen to the first Gondola. Also included are both aerial…

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Where you'll be

The small aerial gondola, which takes us up, is off the beaten tourist track and will bring us to an area of mountain farms still being run on principles of Uri's centuries old half-nomadic agriculture, which I will explain in detail. This Experience will give my guests access to an area rarely visited by international Tourists, but which I have shown to many of my American Friends who were always absolutely loving every minute of it.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 21 and up can attend. The hike starts slightly downward to the Fondue Hut, followed by short non-steep uphill to a little lake and mountain kiosk. From there a little over 1h gently sloping downward towards to end of hike. Please…

More tips

On our hike we will encounter friendly cows and farmers. maybe an occasional friendly farm dog and will ride two safe closed aerial gondolas. Shoes might or might not get muddy.

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Winter Hike across sunny mountain tops
19 reviews
From $116/person
19 reviews
From $116/person