The Zurich Swiss Trail Club (STC) events will use the Swiss Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing and Ski Trails. There will be events scheduled for ALL levels of fitness from persons with knee injuries to extreme and strenuous activities.
There will be Urban Hikes, Country Hikes & Mountain Hikes for all levels of difficulty, City & Country Bike Rides, Ski and Snowshoe outings and weekends away which will include one or more of these activities.
All skill levels are welcome. Activities will be posted with levels of difficulty. Let’s get out and explore the extensive Swiss Trail System together.
NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
These are GROUP OUTINGS. We do not want anyone:
• to be left behind, lost or to spend the day alone,
• to miss the beauty of the planned route,
• to find themselves in a dangerous situation,
• to find themselves on terrain which is more difficult than they prepared for.
We WANT everyone to have an enjoyable GROUP experience. Therefore, the following steps have been put into place:
• activities will be limited in number,
• co-leaders (sweeps) will be assigned to activities as required,
• and the Standard Hiking & Biking Ethics for groups will be put into practice (see below).
WHAT HAPPENS ON AN OUTING
• we will form a circle; introduce the leader and the sweep (co-leader)
• attendees will be asked to introduce themselves with their first name
• any required details for the activity (distance, terrain, conditions and/or getting there and back) will be given
• we will start and finish the activity together
• wear appropriate shoes or boots and layered clothing - once an outing has started it will usually continue in spite of the weather - be prepared for changes in the weather and for extreme conditions
• these are nature outings; therefore, plenty of water will be required as restaurants, kiosks and shops will be avoided where possible; on longer outings packed food is required
• periodic, short stops will be made to drink and put on or take off clothing dependent upon weather
• as there are generally no rest room facilities, bushes and rocks serve in their stead
• at about the midpoint of a longer outing a "snack/lunch stop" will be taken
• the leader may choose to change the duration of the outing or the route or the pace dependent upon weather or physical conditions of the group
• everyone is invited to have a coffee or a drink afterwards
• please take note of the 'No Show' policy found under Pages on this group
• Outings are free to all participants.
• The events are not designed for children under sixteen unless specified.
• No pets are allowed on the outings.
STANDARD HIKING ETIQUETTE FOR GROUPS
Managing groups on walks, hiking trails and bike routes can be challenging; therefore, activities will follow a set of Standard Hiking & Biking ethics put into place to help make group activities more enjoyable for all. These Ethics are commonly used within organizations such as the Swiss Alpine Club. A few simple rules make it much easier to hike with a group.
Please review the 'Hiking Trail Etiquette' document on this link.
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