Swiss National Park hiking

  • September 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM

The idea is to go hiking for a day in the Swiss National Park. Because the Park is quite far away from Zurich the idea is to travel Friday night, have a long day hike on saturday and return saturday evening.

On saturday morning we hike from Zernez (1400 meters) to our destination at 2500 meters. T2 - 1100 meters up and 3,5 hours (mostly up). From Zernez we hike to Sarasinstein, Bellavista and Morteral. Then we walk for about 2 hours back to Zernez and saturday night we travel back to Zurich. Total hiking time 5,5 hours. Those who want can stay longer, but I can't due to other commitments.




Price is 68 francs per person and the price includes one night accommodation, breakfast and tourist taxes. Drinks are not included.

If there is no or little interest, I will cancel this activity. I have taken an option for 15 spots - which I like to confirm as soon as possible. Therefore it is there is interest, please transfer the money into my bank account as soon as possible (by September 3) Ideally I would like to finalize the booking on September 4.

The date of payment received will be used as a basis for allocating spots - whether or not you clicked yes on Meetup before is irrelevant. Of course when you are coming please click on yes. I will create a waiting list, but again whether you are on or off the waiting list is irrelevant - only the date of payment counts. I will regularly update all of you as to whom I received the payments from.

My bank details can be found on the Meetup activity - July 19 - Wallis hike. 

IMPORTANT 

* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way. Although the hike is not complicated, it is each individual responsibility to ensure that they can do the hike and check out the trail.

* To bring along : hiking boots, rain gear, water, snack, lunch ( I suggest we take lunch on the trails), smile, positive attitude, suncream

* In case there is lots of rain, storm or foggy etc. then of course this hike does not take place

* Given that this is a somewhat longer hike with overnight stay, I will limit the number of participants. 

* There will be NO refunds.  Two weeks before the event start date no more changes will be accepted - this to avoid people coming forward last minute and I have to change room compositions, ask for different rooms, calls the hotel etc. Two weeks before the event I like to agree with the hotel the final room list and number of participants. If you can no longer make it, then bad luck. No more changes (also not giving the room to someone else). 





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  • Patrick

    Excellent weather, nice scenery, great group and having seen wildlife what else can you request.

    7 · September 27

    • marina

      Thank you for the beautiful hike! :)

      September 28

    • Alex R.

      Great hike, thank you for organizing!

      September 28

  • Jose Luis R.

    Thank you Patrick for organizing yet again another epic hike :-)

    September 28

  • Alex G.

    Hi Patrick
    Thanks for the great hike. It was a lovely day.

    Just to let you know that Veronica, Priyanka, Tamas and I got back just fine ;-)

    Priyanka is right now on her way to Frankfurt where she will arrive tomorrow at about 5:20. After she still has another hour to get home! Tough girl!

    1 · September 27

    • Patrick

      Dear Alex, great to hear that you, Veronica, Priyanka and Tamas made it back safe. I was initially getting worried that the hike downwards would be troublesome for some of them.

      September 28

    • Alex G.

      Hi Patrick. There was a steeper section that needed some time but we all got very well at the end. It was very good team work . Cheers.

      September 28

  • Tamas T.

    Hi, in which coach are you staying?

    September 26

    • Patrick

      First class - we got upgrade from sbb

      September 26

    • Anne

      Hi Veronica and others. I put your stuff from the locker in the wooden cafeteria/hotel at the opposite of the trainstation in a room.

      September 27

  • Frank B

    Hi Patrick, I'm on the train, but haven't been able to find the group. What coach are you in?

    September 26

  • Patrick

    Hi marina, everyone needs to buy their own tickets. I only reserve the space for groups. You need to bring towels and soap.

    1 · September 25

  • marina

    And another question regarding hostel - does anybody know if there are towels and soaps in the rooms or do we need to bring this individually?

    September 25

  • marina

    Hi Patrick
    Not really sure - if you reserved places in trains, does it mean you have payed for tickets as well? Cheers
    Marina

    1 · September 25

  • Javier

    Hi Patrick

    Is there any open option at the moment? I´m very interested on this hiking! Send me a message please.

    September 23

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    we will take the 18.37 train arriving in Scuol at 21.19. We will be staying here at youth hostel. On saturday morning we will take a train at 7.40 am arrival in zernez at 8.12 am, after which we start the hike. Reservations have been made on trains on friday and saturday morning (not in evening). We will meet under big blue weird angel next to ticket counter 10 minutes before departure or directly in the train with meet up sign on the outside windows (in front of train).

    For those who go earlier rooms have been allocated, so if you tell your name you get access to the room.

    3 · September 23

  • Aniko

    I won't be able to make this trip and I paid already. I have not followed all the comments for the rules, maybe girls only. If anybody would like to take over my spot please send me a private message. Sorry to miss it!

    September 23

  • Alex R.

    Wow, I just saw the updates now. @Patrick & Pauline: fair point and sorry, I didn't read the last bullet point, and didn't know giving my spot to someone else is such a problem. Have a nice hike.

    September 21

    • Alex R.

      Looks like I'll be able to attend after all. My travel plans were canceled.

      1 · September 23

  • Marta W

    Does anybody know if the Tageskarte is valid for certain specific day or 24 h from the start of travel?
    Also, which connection to Zernez are we going to take?
    I found one from Zurich HB at 18.37... ?
    Thanks for the answers

    September 23

  • Pauline

    Guys, sorry for the confusion here.
    @Patrick next time if you need any help organising let me know. I can help with accommodation reservation, etc but I have no idea about good hiking spots.
    Enjoy!

    September 19

  • Patrick

    @ Marina, Francisco, Fran - a private message was send to you that you can still join. Same applies for Anne. If interested, please confirm ASAP and transfer money tomorrow/friday. Next week I am on a business trip abroad so will not deal with any emails.

    September 17

    • Tamas T.

      Hey Patrik,

      September 19

    • Tamas T.

      sorry for the misunderstanding, it's my fault that I didn't write you about the sex of my +1. I thought that the rooms are mixed, as when we went for skiing, it was also mixed. Sorry again, and thanks for your understanding.

      September 19

  • Pauline

    @Patrick. I fully understand. Thanks for the organisation.
    @Alex I sent you a message ( that I wanted to post here actually).

    September 19

    • Patrick

      please feel free to sign up for future events - this one is closed ( RSVP closed ) a while ago. This is nothing personal - it is a precaution to avoid that people keep signing up till the last minute. Organizing an event and participating in it means people have to make decisions and commitment in advance. I cannot have anymore this last minute yes/ no changes. If anyone has not signed up by the ravp

      September 19

    • Patrick

      then bad luck - sorry.

      September 19

  • Pauline

    if one of you could send me the hotel name I take care of my reservation and be with all of you :-)

    September 19

  • Patrick

    @Pauline, Anne, Alex, Tamas… and others - please read the last bullet point of the above text. In think this answers your question. In the past I have been quite flexible about changes but the last minute (room allocations), calls to accommodation to change participants is too much admin for me. For that reason I changed the conditions starting with this activity (and going forward). Again, one change would be fine however having 3 , 4 or more does not work. Thanks for understanding. To show my flexibility I answered various days ago to Marina, Fransisco and Fran (despite the above bullet point) and so far have not receive any payments from them. I closed the activity, transferred room list - so please no more changes. See you all next week.

    1 · September 19

    • Francisco S.

      Hello Patrick, I think there should be a problem with this website/iOS application.. Because I never saw your first reply.. I understand and imagine that is quite stressful to organize such a event for everybody. Thank you for organizing this! This time was to much on top the time but for the next time we will join! All the best and nice hiking for everybody! ;)

      September 19

    • Tamas T.

      Hi Patrik, I understand your point, but one comment, that for giving my +1 to any I think does not make any changes in organizing, or planning of the rooms, as I just take an other person with me to the trip. The same room, same bed can be used by the newcomer, and we(me and newcomer) can agree with payment(as already fully paid by me).

      September 19

  • Pauline

    Hi Alex. I grab the spot. I guess you already paid. I give you the money back or do I need to pay Patrick?
    @Patrick, is this ok with you?

    September 18

  • Alex R.

    Unfortunately I have some last minute travel to do, and won't be able to make it anymore. 1 spot up for grabs. Let me know if you're interested.

    September 18

  • Tamas T.

    Also, my +1 cannot come, so someone can take her place.

    September 18

  • Anne

    Hi! I like to join you as well. Let me know when there is a spot free :)

    September 16

  • marina

    Looking for a free spot. Please let me know if someone have to cancell.

    September 13

  • Francisco S.

    Hello all! I just get to know this group today, is still possible for me and my girlfriend to join?? Thank you very much. Francisco

    September 11

  • Alex R.

    Apologies for the delay, I just transferred 68 CHF.
    Thanks for organizing Patrick!

    September 9

  • Fran

    Hi Patrick, I guess that there isn't more places available, right? (The event says there's 1 spot available but the RSVP are closed).

    Thanks, Fran.

    September 9

  • Priyanka

    Hi Partick, Could you please also let me know the latest time by which we will reach Zurich? Because I need to return to Frankfurt that night itself..

    September 7

    • Patrick

      Dear Pryanka, if we start hiking around 9 am, adding 3.5 hours up and 2.5 hours down, this is 3 pm. If we add 45 min lunch on the trails then the earliest you can take a train is around 3.45 pm / 4 pm in Zernez. I think it takes about 3 hours to get to Zurich, so I would assume 7pm.

      September 7

  • Frank B

    Hi Patrick, apologies for the delay getting the payment through, but I assure you that the $$ will be there on the 5th. Thanks, Frank

    September 4

  • Patrick

    Payments received from Tamas (2), Alex G, Pryanka, Marta W, Jose Luis, Aniko, John S, Veronica C, Akshat, Cynthia W, Diana. Total 12 pers. Status 04.09

    September 4

  • Tamas T.

    Hi Patrik,

    Is there still place for 2 in the group? if yes, then I would transfer the money tonight.
    And what is the name of the hotel? just to check schedule for train.

    Thanks,
    Tamas

    September 3

    • Tamas T.

      oh, I saw it only now. will transfer it today if still ok.

      September 4

    • Tamas T.

      Hey Patrik, I sent the money for 2 with todays date, but with wrong reference text.

      September 4

  • Alex G.

    Oops, I missed the deadline for transferring the money.. sorry. I'll do it now, it will be on your account by the 5th or so. But I'm in!!!

    September 3

  • Priyanka

    Hi Patrick. I too have transferred the money yesterday but might take a day or two to show up in your account

    September 3

  • Marta W

    Hi Patrick. I have just transfered 68 CHF. Thank you for organizing.

    September 3

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