Swiss Family Matterhorn
Swiss Family Matterhorn
- Round-trip train tickets to/from the airport
- Canyoning Excursion in Interlaken
- Kayaking on Lake Brienz
- Guided hikes in Interlaken and Zermatt
- Shuttles and gondolas on hike days
- All Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
- Tips for Local Guides
- 2 F4A Trip Guides
Do you love the mountains?
Yeah- we thought so...
If you love mountains, THIS is the trip for you…
Switzerland is Heaven on Earth for mountain-lovers from around the world. This small European country has a well-earned reputation for stunning beauty, incredible adventures and unique alpine experiences unlike anywhere else. Soaring peaks, glistening glaciers, spectacular valleys, topaz-colored lakes- Switzerland is a feast for the eyes and an Adventure Lover’s playground. Join us in September, 2024 as we visit this legendary alpine paradise.
On this trip, we’ll visit two of the crown jewels of Switzerland’s iconic destinations: Interlaken, the Adventure Sports capital of the Northern Hemisphere- and Zermatt, home of the world famous-Matterhorn. These two towns are so beautiful, so stunning, so quintessentially ‘Swiss’, it’s hard to even put into words…
Surrounded by towering mountains, Interlaken is an adrenaline junky’s dream- canyoneering, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, paragliding- if it has anything to do with ‘adrenaline’ and ‘mountains’, chances are you can do it in Interlaken… We’ll spend 4 nights in this amazing town, taking in all the impressive peaks have to offer.
Zermatt is a jewel in its own right. Car-free and pedestrian-friendly, this impeccably clean and pristine town caters to hikers and cyclists during the summer months, doubling as a world-class ski resort in the winter. Of course, anyone who comes to Zermatt comes to see the the famous Matterhorn- a towering peak stretching from the horizon in seemingly impossible angles- it is famous for a reason and one of those peaks you’ll remember forever. We’ll take to the trails to explore some of the best hiking in the area, allowing plenty of free time to enjoy this quaint mountain town.
Trip Dates: September 14-21, 2024
This trip will include spectacular hikes on some of the most breath-taking trails in all of Switzerland. We’ll explore the canyons of Interlaken, paddle across the brilliant Lake Brienz and enjoy an opportunity to ‘choose your own adventure’ in this outdoor lover’s playground.
In Zermatt, we’ll marvel at the Matterhorn, explore the local peaks and enjoy the pace and vibe of this incredible Swiss village.
TRIP PRICE: $3,995/person (Double Occupancy)
Single Supplement: $1,150
Not Included: Flights, travel insurance, add-on accommodation/excursions*, meals not listed above, tips for F4A Guides, personal expenses- souvenirs, alcohol, etc.
You are responsible for booking your flight to/from Switzerland. There are 2 options: flying into Zurich (ZRH) or Geneva (GVA). Choose whichever is better for your travel schedule/budget and we will book your train transfers accordingly. Upon arrival in Switzerland, you will collect your bags at the airport and board a train to Interlaken Ost. (We will provide specific directions for the train. The cost of your train ticket is covered in your trip price.) Please note- most international travel to Europe from the US requires an overnight flight- plan ahead and book accordingly (i.e. book your overnight flight for 9/13 so you arrive on 9/14). It is roughly 2.5 hours from either Zurich or Geneva to Interlaken- plan your flight to arrive before noon so you are able to transfer to Interlaken by mid/late afternoon on the train.
We will have a Welcome Dinner on Arrival Day (September 14)- please try to arrive in Interlaken by mid/late afternoon so you can take part in our Welcome Celebration.
Departure Day (September 21): Please remember it is roughly 2.5 hours via train to either GVA or ZRH. Book your departing flights accordingly (preferably mid/late afternoon).
A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
The first payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due May 1, 2024. Final payment will be due July 15, 2024. You will receive a reminder email when these payment are due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the trip, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit plus any additional payments made. Any payments made are non-refundable and non-transferable. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date. Travel Insurance is highly recommended (see below).
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, travel insurance or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. We recommend booking through our partners Allianz Travel or World Nomads. Alternatively, travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Nick@Fit4Adventure.com
Day 1/Arrival Day- Meet in Geneva/Zurich, train to Interlaken, Welcome Dinner in Interlaken
You’ll have the flexibility to book your flights into Switzerland at your discretion- most likely into either Geneva (GVA) or Zurich (ZRH). Regardless of where you fly into, we’ll cover your train tickets to Interlaken and help you navigate your way into town. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have time to settle into our historic Swiss lodge before we celebrate our arrival with our group Welcome Dinner. Dinner is on us- Welcome to SWITZERLAND!
Day 2- Canyoning/Paddling
We start the trip out with a rush- a rush of water AND adrenaline! Our local guides will lead us through slot canyons as we slide down rock slides and pool-hop our way through a maze of canyons. If you’ve never been canyoning before, Interlaken is THE place to do so- the canyons here are amazing… After the adrenaline subsides, we’ll grab lunch in town before setting off on Lake Brienz for a relaxing afternoon paddle across the glacially-fed lake. Feel the breeze on your face as we marvel at the towering peaks and beautiful surroundings. After the paddle, we’ll clean up at the hotel before a group dinner in town (dinner on F4A).
Day 3- Hike Day
Interlaken is blessed with a plethora of incredible trails that wind their way up into the surrounding countryside- the challenge is choosing which one to hike! Based on weather and local conditions, your guides will pick something appropriate for the group. We’ll pack picnic lunches and find a perfect spot to sit down, relax and marvel at the mountains. Upon completing the hike, we’ll return to our lodge before heading out for dinner (included in trip).
Day 4- Free Day in Interlaken
This is a day to ‘choose you own adventure’ in Interlaken- rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, wandering the streets of town, perusing the markets and shops- it’s up to you! We’ll pick out a local hike for those wanting more miles on the trail, but this day is earmarked for YOU- with so many EPIC choices, we’ll be happy to help you decide… Dinner is DIY- enjoy your free evening in Interlaken!
Day 5- Transfer to Zermatt
After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll load the train and head to Zermatt. Depending on the weather, there might be some surprises along the way, but trust us- ANY train ride in Switzerland is spectacular in it’s own right… Upon arrival in Zermatt, we’ll settle into our hotel (and hope to catch a glimpse of the Matterhorn) before gathering for dinner as a group (dinner is included in trip).
Day 6- Hike Day- Zermatt
Similar to Interlaken, Zermatt is SPOILED for world-class hiking with EPIC views from the local trails. Based on weather and trail conditions, we’ll pick out a local favorite and enjoy a day on the trails around town. We’ll pack a picnic lunch and find a spot to sit and soak up the scenery… After the hike, we’ll return to town before gathering for a group dinner.
Day 7- Free Day- Zermatt
Zermatt has a multitude of things to do and see as well, so take the day to do as you wish- schedule a spa treatment, wander the streets of this amazing town, check out the shops and boutiques, or just sit with a coffee and soak up the scenery. Alternatively, you can opt to get back into the mountains on any number of local excursions- mountain biking, additional hikes, gondola rides- there’s an endless list of things to do in Zermatt. That evening, we’ll gather for a group dinner to celebrate our epic trip in Switzerland (Finale Dinner is on F4A).
Day 8/Departure Day- Transfer to Geneva/Zurich, departures
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll board trains bound for departing flights. It’s about 2.5 hours from Zermatt to either GVA or ZRH- please book your departures for mid-afternoon or later to allow time for transit back to the airport.
We’ll be sad to see you go, but oh-so glad you joined us for this incredible adventure in the Alps! HOP SUISSE!!!
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