Hiking in Flumserberge (adjacent to Zurich)

Tour Number

Activity Level

79281


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children need to be able to walk for 4-5 hours and be supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Finnish (conversational), French (advanced), German (fluent), Italian (conversational)

Magnificent circular tour with sublime view


Flumserberg is a hiker's paradise with over 100km of hiking trails in intact natural surroundings high over the Walensee.

Seen from a distance, the Spitzmeilen resembles a small volcano. Up close, though, it turns out to be an imposing, rocky peak, evenly shaped and from this vantage point a unique panorama opens up around you.

We will take the cable car to the summit of the Maschgenkamm at 2, 020 m above sea level. On the way, you can already see the peak of the Spitzmeilen in the distance, dominating the horizon. The hike goes over alpine meadows, mountain brooks and streams.

You will be rewarded with a magnificent panorama encompassing the majestic Churfirsten, Glarner and Bündner Alps.

At midday, we will be reaching Alp Fursch where we will enjoy a local lunch in a cosy mountain hut and you have the possibility to buy local mountain cheese. The hike continues on a wide footpath and finally descending comfortably back to the valley by cable car.

Itinerary

Meeting place: Zurich at the train station or to your convenience

This daily hike will be approx. 4-5 hours with altitude differences from 200 to 300m. We will have plenty of time to do photos, view the beautiful flowers and the astonishing panorama. Since there are various possibilities of hikes in this region, I can adapt the length and level of this hike to your convenience.

Bus and train back to Zurich train main station.

You will need:
- good hiking shoes with a good profile
- hiking sticks might be helpful (I can supply you with them)

I will take you on a 4-5 hour hiking tour of Flumserberg region. This hike will take place from Mid June until mid of October (depending on snow).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: To your convenience we will meet in the morning at Zurich main train station or at your hotel/place of acomodation.

End location: The tour will end at Zurich main train station. However, I can end the tour where I met you if you wish. Or if you feel comfortable after the tour, I can leave you to explore on your own.

Duration: 8 hours

The duration includes time of travel starting in Zurich, the hike, lunch in the mountain hut and travel back to Zurich.

Transportation

To and from the Flumserberg/Maschgenkamm we will use public transportation.

What’s Included

My services as your personal hiking guide with
- organisation and research (such as travel plan, time table, entrance and restaurant booking if necessary etc.)
- During the hike I will supply some snacks with typical Swiss products
- guiding you during the hike including information about geography, history and legends, local people, culture, etc.)

What’s Extra

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs and snacks.

We will enjoy our lunch in a cosy mountain hut where we will savour excellent freshly prepared local dishes. At this unique place you will have the possibility to buy locally made mountain cheese.

You will need to pay for your lunch (approx. CHF 30-50 excl. beverages).

Please expect to pay for public transport from Zurich main train station, including two cable cars up and down the summit of Maschgenkamm and back to Zurich main train station by train.

Should you stay some days in Switzerland and travel with public transports, a special pass might be useful and would reduce the cost mentioned above substantially. I can assist you with the organisation of the appropriate pass/ticket.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Markus G.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/ZurichHikingTours

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