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Klosters

The hiking opportunities here are magnificent and extensive, with routes progressing through meadowland, forest and alongside fast flowing glacial rivers up to exposed high level terrain.

From£1,249

  • Switzerland

  • 7 nights
  • Flora

  • Jun

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Moderate Challenging

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Tour codes: 19310

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent.

These walks are in more remote areas such as Andorra or northern Portugal.

Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.

Challenging

Grade 7

Stamina is the key to these holidays, which will typically be in the Alps or the Dolomites.

There is plenty of ascent and descent over rough and steep ground, so a steady foot and a good head for heights is advisable.

Expect about 800 - 1000m of cumulative ascent and descent each day.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the dramatic alpine mountain scenery and patchwork of picturesque flower-filled meadows.
  • Ascend the Rätschenhorn (2703m), via the Saaser Calanda col, which offers fabulous views.
  • Enjoy easy access to over 400 miles of hiking trails.
  • Walk along the wonderful ‘Panoramaweg’.
  • Visit picturesque traditional Swiss villages to relax and enjoy traditional beers.
  • Experience the ridge walk to the Weissfluh (2843m).
  • Spot marmots, chamois or ibex amongst the high peaks.
  • Travel with ease using the Davos Klosters Card, included in the price of the holiday.

If you are looking at this one week holiday why not make your stay two weeks by joining us on Switzerland's Grison Alps.

The Swiss village of Klosters is an idyllic Graubünden village, tucked away at the confluence of four valleys where much of the old world charm of an Alpine Switzerland remains. A patchwork of picturesque flower-filled meadows cover the lower slopes and the sound of cowbells often accompanies you on your walks. Higher up we may see Marmots and maybe even the Chamois or Ibex which find their summer home amidst the high peaks.

The hiking opportunities here are magnificent and extensive, with routes progressing through meadowland, forest and alongside fast flowing glacial rivers up to exposed high level terrain. The well marked tracks are generally good underfoot, but at higher levels as we snake up and around the jagged peaks there are some tougher ascents and descents. We can travel with ease as the local Davos Klosters card is included in the holiday price and provides free travel on local transport and reductions on many local attractions. 

Some of the hikes we'll enjoy include the circuit around the Gotschnagrat mountain (a favourite of our clients), or along the high alpine meadows to the south-west of Davos, teaming with beautiful flowers at this time of year; so the hiking is spectacular from the outset. Our departure on the 23rd June 2021 will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flora. 


  • Return flights Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by train
  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, 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.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Klosters

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly from London Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham to Zurich Airport and travel the very scenic journey to Klosters by train.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 7

Klosters

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Many of our walks will start from the village of Klosters and others may require us to take a cable car, train or the occasional local bus. Our walks are flexible to allow for group ability and weather conditions, and may include one or more of the following examples:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    8.7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    680m

Gotschnagrat Circuit. This magnificent high level walk on the Gotschnagrat Circuit takes us on a hike under, around and over the rocky spires of Gotschnagrat and Casanna, dramatic mountains of the Plessur Alps with panoramic views of the surrounding lush green hills and rocky mountainous landscape. We pass various habitats, perfect for a wide range of flowers, especially orchids and of course continuous splendid views. 

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    8.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    960m

Saaser Calanda and the Rätschenhorn. Definitely a day not to be missed is the interesting ascent through a collection of fascinating limestone rock formations to a rounded summit guarded by fearsome cliffs at the Saaser Calanda then on via the col to the Rätschenhorn. We start with a ride on the Madrisa gondola to Massplatte. Then climb past the Geisshorn and Bockhorn before reaching the summits for dramatic rocky views of verdant rolling hills and steep valleys before descending to the top lift station.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    9.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    821/954m

The Ducantal. We will explore a cinder track up an emerald green valley near Sertig Sand, past a hidden thunderous waterfall tucked away from the main paths. We ascend up through the trees to the Ducantal narrow valley where we can view unique rock stratas different from any other walk in this area. We will enjoy the views up the valley before pressing on to a gathering of small alpine wooden huts at Fanezmeder and Oberalp. Our winding path will take us down to Monstein and through the picturesque local village for a final descent.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    720/990m

Ridge Walk to the Weissfluhjoch. Today's superb walk is at the top of the grade because of some slight technical areas (narrow pathways with fixed wires to assist), which can be skirted by group members who are uncomfortable traversing steep grassy slopes. We take the cable car to the top station of Gotschnagrat for sweeping surrounding views before starting our steep ascent past Casanna, or on the gentler lower path to the Parsennfurgga col where we can capture more panoramic views.  A walk up a wide hidden valley takes us to the Wasserscheidl col where there is an optional continuation up a short but steep trail to the Weissfluh summit from where various options are on offer for descents to Davos on foot and/or by cable car and mountain railways.

One free day will be organised during the week, you can use your Davos Klosters Inclusive Card on any of the local mountain lifts. The Davos Klosters Inclusive Card is included and will be provided on the first day of your holiday. It gives you free travel on local transport and reductions on many local attractions. See more details on the following link: Davos Klosters Card

Day 8

Klosters

Meals

Breakfast

We say farewell to Klosters before travelling the picturesque and enjoyable train journey once again back to Zurich Airport for our return flight back to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,249

Departure dates for your selected tour

7th Jul 2021 - 14th Jul 2021 (7 Nights)

18th Aug 2021 - 25th Aug 2021 (7 Nights)

15th Sep 2021 - 22nd Sep 2021 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by train c.3hrs
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions
  • 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.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Klosters

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly from London Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham to Zurich Airport and travel the very scenic journey to Klosters by train.

Transfer Time = 3h

Day 2 to 7

Klosters

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Many of our walks will start from the village of Klosters and others may require us to take a cable car, train or the occasional local bus. Our walks are flexible to allow for group ability and weather conditions, and may include one or more of the following examples:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    420m

We take a gradual ascend from the scenic alpine village of Monbiel to the surrounding sweeping high meadows and colourful decorative flowers of the Sardasca valley. This fertile land is filled with an array of wild flowers from 1300m to 1700m, a wonderful walk to capture striking pictures.

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    545/600m

After a scenic train ride to nearby Davos, we ascend gently through woodland to Schatzalp, a 19th century art nouveau hotel with its historic and pretty alpine garden.  We follow a scenic route just above the tree line with endless wild flowers and panoramic views over the dramatic Davos valley. We will discover many reminders of the 1860's, where Davos was put on the map as a health resort and Europe's capital for pioneering a treatment for Tuberculosis. The end of the walk finds us in the tiny alpine settlement of Frauenkirch, from where either a bus or train whisks us back to Davos to catch a train back to Klosters.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    5.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    730m

A ride above the trees in the Madrisa gondola takes us high into the breathtaking mountains, before a dramatic climb through intricate limestone rock formations to an easily rounded summit guarded by the fearsome cliffs at the Saaser Calanda. Here, we find dramatic rocky views, a rainbow of flowers, verdant rolling hills and steep valleys; a truly awe-inspiring spot for a picnic lunch!  Returning to the gondola after lunch, we can enjoy a post-walk afternoon drink at a mountain restaurant.  

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300/1030m

We once again take the Madrisa gondola to the start of a high-level walk to an alpine medicinal herb garden. We wind our way down through the garden to continue beside a rushing stream to circle back over the open mountainside. We welcome a picnic lunch surrounded by colourful flowers, alpine woodland and rocky backdrops. After lunch with a view, we follow the paths to descend through the alpine woodlands, wind through the verdant Schlappin valley,  to the spring meadows directly above the hotel. Although the descent today is impressive, the well maintained and high quality paths make the amount of descent surprisingly easy and very enjoyable.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    420m

This magnificent high level walk on the Gotschnagrat Circuit takes us on a hike under, around and over the rocky spires of Gotschnagrat and Casanna, dramatic mountains of the Plessur Alps with panoramic views of the surrounding lush green hills and rocky mountainous landscape. We pass various habitats, perfect for a wide range of flowers, especially orchids and of course splendid views at all times.

One free day will be organised during the week, you can use your Davos Klosters Inclusive Card on any of the local mountain lifts. The Davos Klosters Inclusive Card is included and will be provided on the first day of your holiday. It gives you free travel on local transport and reductions on many local attractions. See more details on the following link: Davos Klosters Card.

Day 8

Klosters

Meals

Breakfast

We say farewell to Klosters before travelling the picturesque and enjoyable train journey once again back to Zurich Airport for our return flight back to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,249

Departure dates for your selected tour

23rd Jun 2021 - 30th Jun 2021 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by train c.3hrs
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions
  • 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Sport

Klosters is an unspoilt mountain resort with a romantic village atmosphere. It is a popular resort in both winter and summer. In winter it is a haven for winter sports such as skiing, winter walking, snowboarding and snowshoeing. In summer Klosters attracts nature lovers with its herb gardens, alpine adventure parks and 700km of hiking trails! Klosters has many services including bakeries, post office, pharmacy, bank, station, cafe's, small supermarkets and a tourist office; all of which are a short walking distance from our hotel. 

We spend 7 nights in the comfortable family run Hotel Sport. The hotel has an ideally located between the villages of Klosters Dorf and Klosters Platz - a short walk or bus ride will bring you to either one. The hotel is surrounded by mountains, forests and rivers, making for a perfect picturesque stay! There are a number of facilities such as the bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, bowling alley, mini golf, tennis and table tennis courts. There is free WIFI available throughout the hotel.

Rooms are equipped with Austrian style beds (some of which can be separated into two singles on request) and an en suite with either a bath or shower. All rooms include a fridge, hairdryer, radio, satellite TV, phone and safe

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 7 holiday. Stamina is the key to this challenging holiday. There is plenty of ascent and descent over rough and steep ground, so a steady foot and a good head for heights is advisable. 800-1,000m of ascent and descent in a day is likely to be the norm throughout and you will generally be walking for up to 7 hours. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Switzerland

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.
The euro is widely accepted in Switzerland, however occasionally change may be given in Swiss Francs. ATMs are widely available in most towns and villages throughout Switzerland.

Tipping

Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

We will fly between London (Heathrow) and Zurich airport and return with British Airways. On dates where regional flights are available, the group may need to wait until all flights have landed before travelling to the hotel as the transfers may be combined. Travel between the airport and hotel is by rail and takes approximately 3 hours. On departure day, some flights may depart considerably later than others so your leader may give you the option to travel by rail to the airport as a group in the morning or independently in the early afternoon. Please ask your leader for details.

Land only package: This applies if you will be organising your own travel arrangements, and travelling to the hotel independently to the rest of the group. You will still be entitled to receive a rail ticket. This enables you to travel by train between the airport and your first centre. To obtain this pass ahead of your holiday then please email Rebecca Allen at [email protected] with your travel arrangements and we can organise the delivery of your individual specific ticket, in good time before your holiday. Please be aware that the passes are not usually delivered to our offices until two weeks – ten days prior to the departure date. You will be sent your pass after this time.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Regional Transfers

Regional Flights (R2). We offer regional flight options on this holiday but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer vehicle between the airport and hotel. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.

If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.

You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.

Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance. 

UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.

The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules  which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.

In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfast and dinners are included in the holiday and will be taken in the hotel restaurants. Breakfast is a continental buffet including cereal, yoghurt, fruit and salad. Dinners are a three-course menu with a salad starter from the buffet. The hotel can cater well for dietary requirements. Lunches are not included and can typically be taken at mountain restaurants or as picnics, often in scenic locations.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Good quality waterproof walking boots with a moulded sole with a deep tread and good ankle support are essential for holidays at grade 7 and above.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun screen
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat
  • Head torch
  • Survival bag - What is a survival bag? Click here!

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Switzerland

Electricity in Switzerland is supplied at 230 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a two prong round pin continental pug adapter which will fit into any three prong receptacle. More information can be found at www.power-plus-sockets.com

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

A helpful map is the Kompass Map 113: Davos, Arosa, Prattiga, Klosters 1:40,000

Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excelled resource for information about holidays in Klosters. The local tourist office website is www.davos.ch/en (in English). There are pictures and videos of the area; there is also a link to live webcams too.

Cicerone guide to Alpine Flowers. We like this pocket-sized book on the 230 Alpine flowers  you are most likely to come across on a holiday in the Alps. There’s a really interesting introduction to the properties flowers need to survive life at altitude and good clear photos with short descriptions arranged according to the predominant colour of the flower. Order it from Cicerone directly and quote code RAMBWH for a 25% discount.

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to the areas you will be walking in may be bought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Switzerland

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Switzerland.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday.

See our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Switzerland

  • Capital

    Berne

  • Currency

    Swiss Franc

  • Language

    German; French; Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    -3°C

    Avg. Rain: 80mm

  • February

    -2°C

    Avg. Rain: 75mm

  • March

    1°C

    Avg. Rain: 83mm

  • April

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 94mm

  • May

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 114mm

  • June

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 121mm

  • July

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 115mm

  • August

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 125mm

  • September

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

  • October

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 93mm

  • November

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 97mm

  • December

    -2°C

    Avg. Rain: 86mm

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