Choose Your Pace: Hiking the Swiss Alps in Appenzell & Arosa

Step into a fairytale with every footstep along the Swiss Alps as you hike the breathtaking landscapes in Appenzell and Arosa, learning about local history and culture along the way.
Program No. 23648RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

As the Alps weave their way through the Swiss countryside, a beautiful landscape emerges filled with verdant valleys, mountain villages and quaint dairy farms. During an enriching week-long educational adventure, you’ll explore one of the best countries in Europe for hikers. On expert-led alpine walks and hilltop hikes, choose the paths perfect for your own level of desired physical challenge. Then, step back in time to learn about storybook towns with medieval wooden homes. Search for local wildlife, like red deer and golden eagles, and learn about the over 900 different colorful plant species in picturesque meadows. As you hike historic paths with expert instructors, you’ll discover that there’s just no better way to connect with your surroundings than by exploring green pastures on foot.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 1.2-7.5 miles on mountain trails. Elevations of 187-2,680ft.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about local environmental conservation on a hike through the forest or hike through the Fondeier Tobel gorge to discover historic timber buildings.
  • Deepen your understanding of Switzerland’s dairy industry on a field trip to Appenzeller dairy show and a local farm.
  • Study local history at St. Gallen’s Baroque cathedral and at the Abbey Library, which contains 8th-century literature.

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