Welcome to 'WILD and FREE' 5 days trekking

August 17-21st, 2022 bernese oberland, 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

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The Majestic Bernese Oberland

about 'wild and free' mountaIN EXPERIENCE

Imagine- your feet on a wild mountain trail breathing in fresh oxygen and beauty that come in the form of views, sounds and smells.. standing in the awe of mountain majesty, taking it all in with your eyes and heart. Witnessing the most beautiful show on Earth: the sound of running streams far below, the melody of peaceful cowbells in a meadow , a profound light heating up your face as the sun goes down...the smell of fresh nature and a cool crisp breeze on your body and indescribable view that is almost hard to absorb.

Do you believe that this splendor can truly exist?

 

Welcome to Wild and Free 5 day trekking and mindfulness experience.

Designed for fit hikers and anyone who would like to discover mountain in a safe but wild environment. 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.
This experience has been designed for participants who have a strong physical shape and are not scared of heights. The terrain is not difficult but has some steep terrain and exposure therefore firm feet is a must. The participant need to be in a very good health and physical condition and being able to walk up to 10-15km/day with 1000m+ of elevation gain. Total km to walk during 5 days: 45- 55km


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. 

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typical day

Ready for a Swiss Therapy?- cow bell concert
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A place where awe reaches your soul

We will start in Lauterbrunnen village and finish in Kandersteg.

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: we will stay in a secluded Mountain House in the midst of Stechelberg Valley, full of waterfalls and well hidden beauty

Day 2: 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 3: a very hidden mountain hut that not everyone can find. Known for hospitality and remoteness.

Day 4: sleep at 2800m. WOW. This is a rare germ mountain hut that also has a stunning sunset!

Day 5: finishing with stunning views to lake Oeshinensee and a refreshing swim

07.00 am   Morning mindfulness

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

itinerary

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Sleeping place Day 2
Sleeping place Day 1
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Sleeping place Day 1
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Sleeping place Day 2

'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

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Sleeping place Day 3
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Sleeping place Day 3
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Enjoy sunset straight from the mountain cabin...your soul will thank you
Sleeping place Day 4
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Glacier sights  that we will discover on the way..
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On the trail: hike, hike and hike again!
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What to look forward to?

• Hiking for participants with very good physical condition

• Nature Connection practices: nature and Forest Therapy practices (shinrin yoku)
• Outdoor Coaching

• Free time for personal reflection/relaxation

• Mindfulness

• Intimate experience: this retreat is limited to 8 participants max

 Extras:

• Night Hiking and Milky Way Observation

• Cow bell concert 😊

•  Inspiring & Empowering group spirit

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Be Outside Coaching Treks are known also for beautiful group spirit
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'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

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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): 
https://www.beoutsidecoaching.com/testimonials-1

logistics AND OTHER DETAILS

PRICE:

Early bird (until April 1st): 1,250 CHF/ person

Standard price ( After April 1st, 2022): 1,350 CHF

Mother & daughter package: 10% off

Bring your friend to the trek and get 5% off (to the one that brings a friend)

What is included in the price?

All meals during retreat (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, excl alcohol). All meals  will be made in the mountain huts-  mostly local  and high quality products.

All activities during the retreat: hiking, exercise, nature therapy, coaching

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 Lauterbrunnen (meeting point of the retreat)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Alcoholic drinks during retreat ( not recommended anyway);

Logistics details:

Need to be in Lauterbrunnen by 10am on August 17th, 2022

We will finish retreat at 4-5pm on August, 21st in Kandersteg

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 July 17th, 2022

50% is refundable until 1st of August 2022. After this date- its non refundable.

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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

about ruta

 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

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Can't wait to see you in the mountains!

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