Welcome to 4 day spring trekking experience
May 18-21st, 2023 Appenzell, SWITZERLAND
Through the forest deep green
Walking just walking
Meadow flowers delight is inviting
Walking just walking
Blue Alpine lake mirroring the eyes
Walking just walking
Mountain vistas calming down the mind Walking just walking
To note the beauty of the day
Walking just walking
Free in heart and mind- free and happy soul Walking just walking
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Walking on a local mountain path, through yellow carpets painted by spring flowers, swimming in a blue mountain lake and then staying in a local mountain house surrounded by pristine nature.
Meeting locals- and listening to the concert offered by them...wow, you are experiencing the authentic swiss alps. Appenzell region is reputed by the density of hiking paths, still alive local traditions, including yodeling- they say that it originates from this region back to 17th century.
Relatively low altitude on Appenzell's trails allows to experience stunning hikes in spring time already. End of May in this region is known for lots of flowers, cows are already outside, nature is already in full spring mode, approaching the summer.
This hiking experience is created for those who like to hike and spend long days outside. At the same time, experiencing local life through food, local culture and places where we will stay.
Appenzell region is known for bed and breakfast instead of mountain huts. We will stay in 3 different b&bs- each authentic in its own way.
This hiking experience is for fit hikers who do not have vertigo and no extensive fears of heights. Our hikes will be relatively easy but some slopes in this region are impressive.
Hiking with stunning vistas
Nature Connection Practices
Swimming in the mountain lakes
Staying in exclusive, historical & local B&Bs
Visiting local cheese farm
Enjoying local diners and drinks - a priority of the B&Bs in this region
Getting to know spring flowers
Intimate experience: small group - max 8 participants. Mountain do not like crowds! :)
Estimated Hiking Distances & Elevation per day:
Day 1 800+, 600-, 10km
Day 2 850+, 500-, 9km
Day 3 800+ 800-, 8km
Day 4 250+, 800-, 12km
about Mountain B&B
You will stay in 3 different B & Bs - each very different, authentic and special.
The First B&B is located next to Sealpsee lake. Here we can enjoy our time at the lake, you can swim, or go rowing- so refreshing after a long day outside.
Second B&B is located under the rock. The Historical Berggasthaus Aescher, is 170-year-old and is well known for its culinary delights. In 2015 National Geographic released a book titled “Destinations of a Lifetime“- Aescher was part of the list.
Berggasthaus Äescher-Wildkirchi can trace its history back to 1846. And the present building was constructed for monks back in 1860.
This place now receives an impressive amount of visitors. We opt for the best and arrive here late afternoon to enjoy tranquil diner and breakfast. One can just sit under the rock and enjoy stunning vistas even without hiking.
Third B&B is located on the other side of the valley next to an impressive wild lake. This took my breath away when i first visited Appnezell!
Tradition, quality & authenticity blended with, fresh mountain air, nature & breathtaking views.
logistics and price
Ruta did 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. 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 pristine the Swiss Alps.
Price and booking policy:
This trekking program is reserved for 8 participants maximum.
The following options are available:
Deluxe: 770 CHF (FULL) ( night 1 and 3 staying in a double room. this is not possible in Aescher)
Standard: 670 CHF (4 places left) (staying in 1 room with the group)
To secure booking: 50% deposit. The rest to be paid 1 month before outing (April 18th).
2 weeks before retreat: non-refundable
1 month before retreat: 50% refundable
If retreat has to be cancelled due to Force Majeure events, 100% amount will be reimbursed
What is included in the price?
· 3 night accommodation in local B&Bs including breakfast
· Program preparation: local information, nature connection practices
· Guided and carefully prepared hiking itineraries
What is not included in the price?
Lunch picnic and diner (approx 12-15 CHF/ day and diner: 30-50 CHF per diner)
Drinks during the outing
Transportation to the start of the outing
Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance
Outing start and end time:
Will start on Thursday, May 18th at 9.42am in Wasserauen. If you come from Suisse Romande, please plan your trip accordingly
We will finish on Sunday May 21st 4pm in Brulisau
Testimonials From the previuos Retreats
'I would like to thank Ruta for this opportunity to know myself better and even finding out again who I am. For a very long time i was standing like a wall and looking for excuses...during this retreat with the support of Be Outside Coaching i have discovered things that I would have never discovered by myself. Ruta supports you wholeheartedly and guides you in a way that you open your eyes fresh and start seeing things that you have never seen before. My 5 days with Ruta in the Swiss Alps have been unforgettable. Ruta gives more than one would think is possible. I am just so happy that i could participate in this journey of personal-discovery.'