T4 sunset hike above Walensee
What is the best way to wrap up a work week? Jump on a train after work for a nice ride along Zurich Lake and Walensee, enjoy nature and stunning views, work your legs out with a beautiful sunset hike with a nice bunch of people!
If you’ve been meaning to try some T4 hike, this one is a great start! Relatively short, T4 on the way up and T3 on the way down, so close to the impressive Churfirsten and overlooking the turquoise Walensee.
This trip is led by Celine Kahn, mountain leader.
What’s the plan?
Meet Celine at 18:15 at Walenstadt train station who will give you a lift to Hochrugg car park. If you travel in your own car, meet directly at Hochrugg car park at 18:45.
From there we start our hike with a visit to the famous peace monument Paxmal, built over 25 years by Karl Bickel in the interwar period. Worth the tiny detour! Then we start our T4 hike through forests and pastures, all the way to Alp Tschingla. The views from the top are breathtaking, so we can have our picnic above the lake and below the Churfirsten, while looking at the sun setting. After dinner, we can stop at the Alp for a coffee or a digestive before starting our hike in the dark through pastures along the Churfirsten, and back down to the car park.
Those traveling by public transport will then be given a lift to Walenstadt to catch the train back home.
Ascent / Descent: 600m
Walking duration: 3.5h
To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker and you should not be afraid of heights.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
-Zurich HB 17:12 – 18:45 Walenstadt
-Walenstadt 22:44 or 23:44 – 23:48 or 00:48 Zurich HB – depending on the time the event finishes
If you are traveling by car, you can park at the Hochrugg and meet us there at 19:00 directly.
-Small backpack with waterproof cover
Nice to have:
The price for this event is:
-CHF 50 if you don’t need the shuttle between Walenstadt and Hochrugg
-CHF 55 if you need the shuttle between Walenstadt and Hochrugg
Included in price
-Sunset hike in a small group with a mountain leader
-Shuttles between Walenstadt and Hochrugg
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Walenstadt
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 3 participants
Max. 6 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.