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** Heidi Hike & Swim!! - Gstaad **
 
** Heidi Hike & Swim!! - Gstaad ** Picture
Sunday, June 19th, 2022 @ 10:30
Gstaad not, Lausanne
 
A trip through the mountains of Gstaad and a chance to jump in the beautiful cool lake of Launensee near the end of the hike.

Accessible by train from Monteux (08h50).

A circular hike from, and back to, Gstaad.

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BASIC INFO: Please read before signing up. Particularly the bit about bringing cash, sun screen and water - IT'S GOING TO BE HOT!

Total Hiking Time: Approx 5 hours - 16KMS
Elevation: Approx 260 metres up – 400 metres down
Difficulty: Energetic - Some STEEP CARDIO bits, but mainly hiking through pastureland and woodland. We will be walking at a good pace, so a good level of hiking fitness essential.

We should be back in Gstaad for the 16h35 train back to Montreux/Lausanne.
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ROUTE DETAIL:

Starting in the village of Gstaad, we take the Wispile cable car up to 1911 metres. From there, we hike up another 260 metres, then down through woodland and mountain pastures to Lauenensee to stop by the beautiful lake for a quick coffee (or a swim!).

Then an hour's hike back to Launen for the bus ride back to Gstaad.

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THE ONE AND ONLY MEETING PLACE:

10h20 Entrance to the Wispile Cable Car

1. DRIVERS - Wispile Cable Car (Parking charged - approx CHF5 for the day)

2. NON-DRIVERS – 08h50 train from Montreux arrives 10h23 – head to the main street and follow signs for the Wispile Cable Car = as quick as you can!

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BRING:

CASH for the cable car (CHF16 with demi-tarrif/GA - CHF32 without)
CASH for the bus back to Gstaad
Good HIKING Shoes
Sun Screen/Hat
Picnic Lunch + something to share + WATER - it's going to be HOT!
Swimming stuff – if you fancy a dip in the lake at the end of the day

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COMING?

As a courtesy to your fellow glocals, please be on time - We won’t wait if you’re late – text me if you have queries – 079 834 7292
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Carolyn C
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