High on Mountain & (Food) 4 day Trek
September 5-8th, 2024 graubunden, switzerland
Unspoiled nature and tranquility is what you'll discover when you trek in the biggest canton in Switzerland- Graubunden. With its variety of landscapes, ecosystems, history and culture, this place often leaves its visitors speechless.
Graubünden is the largest region in Switzerland, making up 17.2 % of Switzerland’s total land area. Graubünden is also the most sparsely populated region with only 201'376 inhabitants – Switzerland has 8.6 million in total. During this trip you will discover the best of this region- the vistas, the food, places to stay. And the Majesty of the Mountains.
Ruta always chooses her best places for her community. And this one is definitely on the top of her list, discovered while trekking multiple times in Engadine and Graubunden.
We will start our trek in a historical village of Bergun, where Heidi movie was made and will continue towards the upper Engadine where secluded trekking paths with marmottes, turquoise lakes and un-spoilt nature awaits for us. We have a possibility to climb 3200m peak during this trek, if conditions allow. Every day will be a surprise! ( A good one!)
We will stay in 2 different historical hotels. This is already quite an experience!
After long day outside you will be able to enjoy a conformable bed and amazing culinary delights carefully prepared by the local chefs. And even a SPA! ( in the 1st hotel)
Details on each day:
Day 1: 12km, 870m up, 870 down
Day 2: 11km, 750up, 750 down
Day 3: 10km, 990m up, 990m down
Day 4: 9km, 660m up, 660m down
Historical hotels in switzerland
From the grand hotel in the mountains, to the simple historic inn and a former monastery on the lake - every Swiss Historic Hotel has its own story to tell.
The buildings have maintained their historic authenticity and architectural significance – certified by experts – thanks to careful renovations and measures to preserve the past in line with accepted conservation practices. As well as offering high quality hospitality and service, the culinary delights have a long tradition in the Swiss Historic Hotels.
What they all have in common is the charm and warm hospitality for which Switzerland has been renowned for centuries. The dedicated managers of these historic hotels continue to write their stories today. Indulge into the story of the Swiss Historical Hotels.
During this trek we will stay in 2 different hotels:
Bergun Kurhaus ( 1 night )
Chesa Salis in Bever (2 nights)
Bergun Kurhaus was built in 1903 with many modern conveniences at that time and Art Deco style. Being close to Albula pass and part of Bernina railway path, the trip to this place is already an experience. Hotel kept the original style, enhanced by amazing cuisine and, guess what?- incredible SPA facilities. Whatever you do: eat, look through the room of your window, chill in the spa, enjoy your breakfast, you will see Nature Vistas!
Chesa Salis was built as an Engadine farm house in the late 16th century which was then turned into splendid residence. Hotel now features high quality Engadine style decoration and furniture. The rest is to be discovered during your stay here.
Historical hotel Bergun Kurhaus
Historical hotel chesa salis
Accommodation, price & conditions
Need to be in Bergun by 10am on September 5th, 2024, we will finish on September 8th at 3pm.
Please plan your trip accordingly. Maximum 8 participants
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Packages according accommodation:
Deluxe package for 1: double room with private bathroom 1190 CHF
Standard package for 1: single room private bathroom 1050 CHF
Budget package for 1: shared room & shared bathroom 870 CHF ( place 1 shared with1, place 2 shared with 2)
Package for couple private room w bathroom ( double bed): 1780 CHF for 2 ( 890 CHF per person)
What is included in the price?
Professional services by a qualified mountain leader and carefully prepared itinerary.
Accommodation during the trek: in an authentic swiss historical hotels
All lunches & breakfasts
Cable car tickets in the mountains
What is Not included in the price
All diners & drinks during diner (price per person 30-60 CHF per diner)- to be paid directly at the hotel
Transportation to Bergun and back as well as possibly some train rides during the 3 days
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the trip
The rest needs to be paid until August 4th, 2024
what to look forward to?
Authentic Trekking with breathtaking vistas
Exclusive Accommodation & foodie experience
Physical, mental and emotional nurturing by Nature
Outdoor spirit & adventure
Amazing group spirit
Information about local life, flora & fauna
Cow bell concert
About Ruta- outing leader
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).
Ruta is currently in Bali on her inner journey and will be soon certified meditation & yoga teacher, bringing even more peace and sharing to her retreats.
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.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You
testimonials from previuos outings
I joined Ruta from Be Outside coaching for a 4 day hiking trip in Appenzell and had a great time. Ruta is a experienced mountain guide that will take you to beautiful places. The trip was perfectly organized, the huts we stayed at where clean, comfortable and offered great food. She also created a relaxing and joyful atmosphere with in the group helping us to connect with nature. Totally recommend Be Outside Coaching. I will definitively join one of Ruta's retreats soon.
I had the best four days of my life. This was exactly the experience I needed. To be with like minded people, adventuring and exploring what the incredible Swiss Alps have to offer. I was searching for an intimate, authentic, non-touristy experience and Ruta absolutely provided that.
Trekking with Ruta and the Be Outside Coaching team was a life-changing experience. I loved it!
Ruta showed us amazingly gorgeous locations that we would have not found easily without her. And the nature was such a feast for the eyes. Switzerland is so beautiful. Ruta also organized for us to stay in charming historical swiss BNBs with excellent food.
In terms of the actual trek, As a beginner-level hiker, I felt in complete security as Ruta is a certified outdoor coach and also felt challenged in a good way as during our trek we did about 15km a day! It felt like a real accomplishment, yet relaxing at the same time.
I look forward to planning more outings with the Be Outside team! Thank you, Ruta!