'WILD and FREE' 5 days Hut to hut in Ticino
August 16-20th, 2023 Ticino , switzerland
'With alpenstock and knapsack light,
I wander o'er hill and valley;
I climb the snow peak's flashing height,
And sleep in the sheltered chalet,-
Free in heart -happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
The city's dust I leave behind
For the keen, sweet air of the mountain,
The grassy path by the wild rose lined,
The gush of the living fountain,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
High above me snow clouds rise,
In the early morning gleaming;
And the patterned valley beneath me lies
Softly in sunshine dreaming,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.'
Alpine Song, W. Wiliams
Imagine- your feet on a wild mountain trail breathing in fresh oxygen and beauty that come in the form of views, sounds and smells.. walking through the majesty of the wild mountain lakes and grandiose landscape when, after a long day outside you sleep in a secluded and authentic mountain hut?
Welcome to 5 day trekking and nature experience in the Italian part of Switzerland- Ticino.
Created for the advanced level hikers who love walking a lot and discover mountain in a safe but wild environment. Every day you will hike for 5-6 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, immersing into incredible views and enjoying group spirit.
We will stay in the magnificent and authentic Swiss mountain huts in the middle of the nature wilderness. Each cabin is different and authentic in its own way. There Awe reaches your soul for good.
Oberlapass- Cabana Cadlimo- Val Piora- Piota- Non-attended Hut- Lago Tremogrio-Dalpe
Total Physical effort:
Day 1: 900m +, 600m-, 8km
Day 2: 900m+, 1200m-, 15km
Day 3: 1200m+, 300m-, 14km
Day 4: 900m+, 600m-, 8km
Day 5: 400m+, 1500m-, 12km
Total for 5 days: 4300m +, 4200m-, 55km. I know, you will be proud of yourself after completing this.
Please note, this trek still is not meant to be only a physical challenge
Highlights of the 5 days trek:
Secluded trek with a scenery to minimum 7 wild lakes
Staying in local & authentic mountain refuges including 1 non-attended (quite an experience)
Visiting the biggest cheese farm in Canton Ticino
Lunch at one of the huts
Nature Connection Practices
Mindfull hiking and focus on time for thyself
Visiting yak sheperd & discovering his way of living
Details about each day
Day 1: We will start at Oberlappass and head to the place where river Rhein starts here you can cross this river with 1 step- the only place where it is possible. This river crosses 4 countries through the Alps. This special place forms lake and small rivers. What a pearl! (the main picture of the trek above. From here we reach our first hut.
Day 2: this is a long day in terms of distance but wow, what a day! This will allow to not only explore various landscapes, lakes but also pass through energetically very special place. Bonus will be lunch at the hut mid way to another hut. We will also meet yak keeper who lives alone for 6 months in the middle of wilderness in his small stone house. Hopefully we will also see some yaks but this is up to them- sometimes they stay up and avoid human beings. We will stay in a special hut that has strong connections with Nepal. And the yummie Italian food.
Day 3: We will visit biggest cheese factory in Ticino at 1800m and from there head to another side of the valley to find our non- attended hut. This hut is a hidden germ. Ruta has already slept there at various occasions and its one of her favorite huts in the Alps.
Day 4: We will take on a wild path that hardly anyone takes. The eyes and heart be still! If weather allows, we will swim in the lake at 2300 m
Continuing on the wild path, our eyes will meet with lago Tremogrio before we head to our last hut.
Day 5: we will pack our bag for the last time and head towards Dalpe, exploring last lakes, in particular lago di Morghirolo is a germ. Last chance to take in the views and fresh air before we head back to the civilization.
where wild things live
And very rare Energies wibe...
Early Bird until February 28th: 1290 CHF all included (except your transport)
After February 28th: 1390 CHF
Mother & daughter/family/couple package: 10% off
If you book 2 summer treks with Be Outside Coaching, the 2d one (of a lower value) is 5% off
Bring your friend to the trek and get 5% off (to the one that brings a friend)
What is included in the price?
Professional services by a qualified mountain leader
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All meals will be made in the mountain huts- mostly local and high quality products. In the non attended hut, we will cook all together. Food is organized and we will take it from the previous hut.
Carefully prepared routes and program
Accommodation during the trek: in an authentic swiss mountain cabins
Funicular ticket to Piotta
What is not included in the price:
Transportation to and from the trek location
Need to be in Oberalpass by 10am on August 16th, 2023, we will finish on August 20th at 4pm
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Distance: from Zurich 2h 40min, from Geneva 5h (please plan your trip prior to the trek- you need to travel 1 night before and sleep mid way, its worth the effort!)
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the trip
The rest needs to be paid until July 16th, 2023
about outing leader
Ruta has done her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment but rather outside.
This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the forests, parks and other natural places. She has become hiking ‚guru‘ and is now passionate to share the most beautiful places in the Swiss Alps with the others. During her outings she invites participants to experience nature differently: through mindfulness, nature connection practices & human element.
Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.
Ruta is a professional mountain leader ( Association of Mountain Guides in Switzerland), neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA).
By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of the Swiss Alps.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You