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O: Winter Hiking in Switzerland

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 to Saturday, March 7, 2015
Presented by: Angeles Chapter, Orange County Group
Level: Moderate
Location: Switzerland

The Interlaken area is a veritable winter wonderland for hikers. More than 60 mi. of trails are tracked in the region and the leaders will show you the very best of them. We'll stay at the centrally located Hotel Carlton-Europe (all rooms with private bathrooms) where, after a busy day on wintry trails, we can enjoy the facilitites of a wellness village with 2 saunas (Finnish and bio), a steamroom, and a Kneipp pool.

We reach the trails, typically at altitudes of about 5,000 to 6,500 ft., by cogwheel trains, aerial trams, and chairlifts. The views of the mountains that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien are breathtaking and our meals mouthwatering. In the evening we'll learn how to play curling and how the Swiss mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The cost of $2500 with Sierra Club #, $2,600 non members, includes 7 nights accommodation sharing twin/bath (single supplement $195), buffet breakfast daily, one main meal daily (lunch or dinner), rail transportation from/to Zurich Airport, all transportation needed to get to and from trailheads. The leaders have extensive experience in the area.

Interlaken is served daily by high speed trains from/to Berlin and Paris, allowing participants to balance the week in the snow with a few days of urban fun in the capitals of France and/or Germany. For itinerary, application and cancellation policy contact the Leaders: Ed Maurer, Helen Maurer