Welcome to 5 days trekking Adventure soul
bernese oberland, switzerland. July 8-12th, 2024
'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
The Majestic Bernese Oberland
where we will stay?
We will stay in local and authentic mountain huts and B&Bs
The first 3 days we will stay in mountain hut in the dorms, usually designated only for our group (with possible exceptions).
On the last day we will stay in a very special place, in double rooms.
Swiss Alps were formed tens of millions years ago and yet they stand still. So much wisdom, aliveness and stillness. Through the ever running rivers, streams, blooming flowers, they remind us about Life Force, the cycle. Nothing ever ends...
Mountain is also a place where the souls connect to a deeper level, through walking, challenge, experiencing the Awe.
We will meet to walk together through the journey of personal stories, celebrating never-ending friendships, flourishing through the beauty of Nature and human connections...
Welcome to Wild and Free 5 day trekking experience.
Every day we will hike for 6-7 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, enjoy the views, practice mindfulness and eating outside.
During 5 days we will hike, explore mountain lakes, glaciers, valleys and ourselves.
We will stay in a 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.
distance & elevation gain
We will start in Kandersteg village and finish in Stechelberg, Lauterbrunnen Valley, famous for its 72 waterfalls.
Have you ever dreamed of crossing the entire mountain range and end up in a completely different valley vs where you have started? This is it!
We will stay in history rich swiss mountain cabins. This is already quite an experience!
Day 1: after beautiful views to Oeschinensee lake we will hike and sleep at 2800m. WOW. This is a rare germ mountain hut that also has a stunning sunset!
Day 2: a very hidden mountain hut that not everyone can find. Known for hospitality and remoteness.
Day 3: we will stay in a typical mountain hut that also is known for local farming and is located at the entrance of Via Alpina.
Day 4:we will stay in a secluded Mountain House in the midst of Stechelberg Valley, full of waterfalls and well hidden beauty
Day 5: finishing with stunning views to Lauterbrunnen Valley and passing though multiple waterfalls
In average we will make 800m up & down, 10km
Some days will be longer than others. Main goal will be enjoy nature & human experience in a steady pace.
07.30 am Breakfast
08.30 am Hike Start
09.30 am Break / snacks
10.30 am Hiking hiking and hiking
12.00 pm Lunch Outside
02.30 pm Arrival to mountain cabin
03.00 pm Time for Yourself
04.30 pm Relaxation/reflection of the day
07.00 pm Diner
10.00 pm Star gazing/ night hiking
'One of the things that I love the most about the hut to hut trekking is that moment when, after long day outside, hiking, soaking it all in and sometimes going through challenging terrains, once of the sudden, you arrive to the mountain hut. Your shelter for the night, your home - where everyone is welcome, no matter your status, physical condition and level of tiredness .'
Ruta, Be Outside Coaching
What to look forward to?
• Nature Connection practices
• Free time for personal reflection/relaxation
• Authentic Swiss Experience
• Blue lakes & waterfalls
• Night Hiking and Milky Way Observation
• Cow bell concert 😊
'I'd sit for hours watching the birds or squirrels, or looking into the faces of flowers. When i discovered a new plant, I sat beside it for a minute or a day, to make its acquaitance and try to hear what it had to tell me.'
John Muir, My Life with Nature
What do previous participants say about Be Outside Coaching?
'To be in nature means to experience everything: the sounds, plants, trees- to touch, to feel how everything is changing. It's amazing to see how much nature gives to us. We must experience this again and again. I am so happy that i found out about the Be Outside Coaching.
What Ruta does in those Nature Retreats is amazing and i wish to everyone to experience it.'
Jurgita, teacher and school coordinator
Read More testimonials here or on Google ( tap Be Outside Coaching):
logistics AND OTHER DETAILS
PRICE: 990 CHF all included
What is included in the price?
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All meals will be made in the mountain huts- mostly local and high quality products.
All activities during the retreat: hiking, exercise, nature therapy...
Accommodation during retreat: in an authentic high-quality mountain cabins.
What is not included in the price
Your flight or train tickets from home country to Switzerland;
Transportation to Kandersteg (meeting point of the trek)
Alcoholic drinks during the trek ( not recommended anyway);
Need to be in Kandersteg by 10am on July 8th
We will finish 4-5pm on July 11th date in Stechelberg.
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the trip
The rest needs to be paid until June 8th, 2024.
50% is refundable until 1 month before the trek. 2 weeks before the trek is non refundable.
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
' There is yet another way to be, to see , to feel, to lead.
You will never hike the same way again after experiencing this.' Be Outside Coaching