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Alpine Activity Adventure

from £1885
Women's Only Departure: June & September 2019. A week of stimulating activities from e-biking and barefoot walking to tranquil pleasures with wellness and yoga.

The typical attractive Swiss alpine village of Wildhaus is one of the highest lying villages in Eastern Switzerland. Wildhaus is a lush green mountainous area nestled between the mighty Santis Massif and the seven Churfirsten peaks. The Toggenburg mountains and Lake Constance surround Wildhaus, creating an idyllic picturesque setting.

This Alpine adventure will begin with a unique and intriguing sound trail walk at the foot of the Churfirsten mountains. Here you can unwind in a beautiful natural environment with your walk enhanced as you discover the various unusual sound installations arranged along the way. End the day with a relaxing Yoga session.

The following day commences with a scenic journey along the beautiful shores of Lake Constance by e-bike, allowing you to explore on two wheels with as little or as much effort as you choose. We then take a lake cruise from Kreuzlingen Hafen to the magical island of Mainau, which has a Mediterranean flare and is home to one of the largest butterfly houses.

Wake up the following morning for a walk or leisurely jog around the local area. Pick up some health tips and enjoy a short hike on a herb path at a medical plant garden and health centre. Return to the hotel for Pilates and time to further wind down in the hotels wellness area.

Take the opportunity to explore the unique sensation of barefoot walking, where all senses are relaxed as you enjoy the experience. There will also be a free day for you to take advantage of your local guest card and discover the surrounding areas.

This is a fun and healthy activity week in picturesque Switzerland. Our 6th June 2019 and 12th September 2019 dates are women's only activity weeks. You'll have lots of fun in beautiful Wildhaus with a group of supportive and like-minded women. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Women's Only Departures in June & September 2019. 
  • Enjoy power-assisted e-bike rides around the picturesque shores of Lake Constance.
  • Soothe your muscles with evening sessions of Yoga and Pilates.
  • Visit the Mediterranean-like paradise of Mainau island.
  • Experience barefoot walking in the alpine environment.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways) and airport transfers by train
      A local guest card, see our Holiday Information Sheet for more details
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Free use of the hotels spa facilities
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4

  1. Day 1

    We arrive in Zurich Airport and travel the picturesque train and bus journey to Wildhaus. We will spend 7 nights here at the Hotel Hirschen.

  2. Day 2

    After breakfast, we will catch the bus from Wildhaus and take a gondola to Sellamatt to the start of Toggenburg’s sound trail (6km). Here we can expect a beautiful walk in the natural world of Toggenburg. We will spend a few hours following the path to Oberdorf where we will listen and interact with 26 sound installations. Along the path there are signs containing information about the creation and tuning each instrument. We will take the chairlift from Oberdorf to Wildhaus before returning to the hotel for an after hike Yoga lesson. Dinner will be taken at the hotel.

  3. Day 3

    Today we will take a bus and train journey to Romanshorn to start our e-bike ride along Lake Constance and the surrounding shoreline villages (50km). This route will take you along the shores, through the picturesque colourful Swiss villages and through the outer fields surrounding the area. Please note it is compulsory to wear a helmet when riding an e-bike in Switzerland, these will be provided on the day. Once we reach our finishing point in Stein am Rhein, there will be time to visit the picturesque well preserved old town for a well deserved coffee break. The town is a great place for a unique photo as it received the very first Wakker Prize which is an annual award given by the Swiss Heritage Society for the conservation of its architectural heritage. There will be free time to explore the half-timbered houses and painted facades of Stein am Rhein. The rest of the afternoon will be at your own leisure. Maybe discover Stein am Rhein more before returning to Wildhaus or take advantage of the relaxing wellness area in the hotel? Dinner will be taken at the hotel.

  4. Day 4

    Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before catching the bus and train to Teufen to visit the health centre of A.Vogel, a Swiss pioneer of natural health. His health centre lies in the hills of Teufen, overlooking the beautiful surrounding countryside and the town below. The health centre is the location where Alfred Vogel lived, wrote successful health books and manufactured medicines from fresh plants. Here we will enjoy a guided tour through the medical plant centre and receive some useful health tips. There is time at leisure so you can explore the town or if you want to discover more, there is a short hike up the winding hills where you can learn more about A.Vogel from various signs along the path and even relax over a Swiss lunch in the hill top restaurant! Upon return to the hotel, there is an empowering Pilates lesson before dinner.

  5. Day 5

    Today is a free day where you can enjoy time at your own leisure. Make use of your local Oskar guest card with unlimited train, bus and boat rides in the region as well as some included mountain excursions. Why not visit Mount Säntis or Mount Hoher Kasten with its rotating restaurant? Or take a boat ride across Lake Constance or even relax in the hotels wellness area? The local Oskar guest card is included in the holiday price and will be provided at the beginning of the holiday. Your tour leader will be able to give you more information on places to visit on your free day.

  6. Day 6

    We take a bus and train to Gotenbad to spend the morning hiking Dr. Kneipp’s bare foot path. The trail takes you across the Goten Moor to the Kronbergbahn valley station called Jakobsbad. The unique and therapeutic sensation of barefoot hiking across fields, muddy paths and gravel tracks will relax your mind and body. Your feet will also be silky smooth! We will then let the gondola whisk us to Mount Kronberg to enjoy the herb and flower path on top of the mountain. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we can participate in another yoga lesson to continue today’s relaxing aura. Dinner will be taken in the hotel.

  7. Day 7

    A local guide will meet us in Drei Weiheren where we will be taken on a Nordic walking tour overlooking the city of St. Gallen. Drei Weiheren is the three ponds, an area of peace in the middle of the city and are popular swimming spots. We will break here during the day and maybe have a chance to swim if we have time! In the afternoon there will be free time to visit St. Gallen independently and enjoy the wellness area of the hotel before our final alpine dinner at the hotel. We will require your height during the booking process so we can ensure suitable Nordic walking equipment is pre-arranged for you.

  8. Day 8

    We will return to Zurich Airport via bus and train for our flight back to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by train c.2hrs15mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Hirschen

We will be staying in the comfortable family run Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus. The hotel has recently been refurbished but the wooden beams and decor still create a traditional alpine atmosphere. The hotel has a fitness and wellness centre, including a Jacuzzi pool, sauna and steam pod. Massages and treatments are available at an additional price. The hotel also has a jazz bar and bowling alley. The hotel also has its own restaurant which is also open to the locals. The large windows allow for glorious views of the immediate alpine landscape.

We stay in twin and double bedded rooms with ensuite facilities. Single rooms are double rooms for sole use. The rooms have been recently renovated and facilities include a hairdryer, satellite TV, slippers and robes.

The rooms to the front of the hotel have balconies over the main street and road with magnificent views of the Churfirsten mountain range and surrounding valleys. The rooms to the back of the hotel have a quieter relaxing garden view without balconies. Please advise our Reservations team at the time of booking if you have a preference and we will try to accommodate you.

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