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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Laura Stamm Sep 06, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I want to get in touch with our group leader. but unfortunately she (and RS) has not made her email address accessible to group members. The only contact information we have been given for her is her phone number, which is in Europe. I don't think I should need to phone Europe to receive important information. In other words, I think this is a terrible policy.
Anyway, here's my question:
I've been following the weather in Switzerland during this past summer as well as this month - it's been horrible - cold, rain, thunderstorms, etc.
I want to know if our leader has a substitute plan for our group if the weather continues to be horrible. Please reply asap!

Laura Stamm Aug 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I'm on Delta #407 JFK-ZRH on 9/22. If anyone else is going on this flight I'd like to meet up at JFK or on the flight. Laura Stamm

Linda Schemmer May 29, 2014 at 05:52 PM

Going on the Sept. 1st trip and leaving from Philadelphia. Any one else going from this airport?

John Uhlmann May 06, 2014 at 02:53 PM

Leaving Chicago on July 7th for Zurich on UA 7681. If your on this flight maybe we can have a chat on the flight over.

Tom and Dorothy Whitaker Apr 10, 2014 at 08:35 PM

Like Darlene Seegert, we would love to take this trip, but may not be up to walking/hiking wveryday. Can one just op-out of some of the hikes/walks?

John Uhlmann Feb 09, 2014 at 08:47 PM

Can't wait to go on this trip.
I skied both Wengen and Zermatt. Now I'm ready to see the mountains without snow. Any skiers or birders in the group.

Darlene Seegert Sep 09, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Hoping Donna from Brick, NJ (or anyone else who attended the July or Aug. 12th trip will answer my questions. I'm considering doing this same trip but in August of 2014. I'm 71 and have some knee problems but badly want to go on this trip. I'd like to know how difficult and how long are the hikes for the group of people who want less strenuous hikes (assuming you split into groups the 2nd week)? Do they allow stops to rest along the way? Was there anyone on the trip who had knee problems and how did they fare? Also would like to know just how warm it was during those August weeks and were high temps a problem? Did rainy days create a problem? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks very much.
Victoria Jan 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I know someone who went on this trip and it is quite challenging. If you have a bad knee, you might want to consider a less active trip for the sake of yourself and the other hikers who may wish to keep up the specified pace.

Barbara Briggs Jul 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

This is my first Road Scholar trip. I'll be leaving from Boston. Any others?

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