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We are Christian women from International Protestant Church who love the Word of God and enjoy hiking and fellowship. Other than hiking with us, you may want to join us in our Sunday worship service. Visit our church website https://www.ipc-zurich.org/ for more information.

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Arvitrail Snowshoeing (Wirzweli) - Hike 55

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Arvitrail Snowshoeing (Wirzweli) - Hike 55

Wirzweli – Gummenmattli – Hinterhegen – Chüenerenegg – Gross Ächerli – Holzwang – Chli Ächerli – Langboden – Wirzweli

Hiking Description:
Length: 14KM
Level: Medium
Duration: 5 Hours + 1.5 allowance for lunch, rest
Ascent and descent: 385m-420m
Highest point: 1533m
[masked] Zurich HB - Luzern P[masked] Luzern - Dallenwil P13-P[masked] Hike plus lunch[masked] Dallenwil - Luzern P1-P[masked] Luzern - Zurich HB P6-P5

We start next to the mountain station of the Dallenwil-Wirzweli cable car (1'227 m a.s.l.) and walk for about 15 minutes (1 km), past the mountain chapel to the starting sign for the Arvi trail. It’s on the left, next to the lower station of the Gummenalp cable car. From here, the marked trail runs parallel with the Tannenpfad trail as far as Hinterhegen. Here the first ascent begins in the direction of Dürrenboden towards the pond where we take a short break. This is followed by about 2km ascent past the Meierhutte farm. We continue along the hiking trail through the Arvi woods (Please note: this is a designated undisturbed wildlife area – please do not leave the trail, and keep your dog on a leash).

Through alpine meadows we come to the highest point of the Chienerenegg, at 1'533 m a.s.l. where we enjoy the wonderful view of the well-known surrounding Central Swiss Alps (Titlis, the Walenstock peaks, Hoh Brisen, Buochserhorn, Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn). We then continue along the precipitous crest which leads to Ächerlistrasse road (1'440 m a.s.l.) and cross it. The trail will lead us towards the valley. Once past the Gross Ächerli farm, we will see the Holzwang mountain chapel (1'443 m a.s.l.) which is our next stop. First we hike up to the hill cross, where a breathtaking view of the valley awaits us. On a clear day, we can see the lake in Canton Obwalden, and the Brienzer Rothorn.

The way back to our starting point takes us left, past the hill cross, and we will see the village of Wirzweli, the Engelberger Aa valley and diagonally across it, Maria Rickenbach. The trail leads us down to the cantonal road, past Chli Ächerli farm and to the alpine farm Langbodenstubli, right by the Eggalp cable car. Then we head back towards Dallenwil-Wirzeli cable car station where we start the hike.

What to bring and wear:
1. Snowshoes and poles
2. Waterproof jacket, caps, scarf and gloves
3. Sunglasses, sunscreen
4. Water and food for lunch and snack

Please try to bring your snowshoes to save time. If you can't, you can rent snowshoes for CHF25.00 at the gondola station Tel. [masked] or [masked].

Please be prepared for sun, cold, rain and snow.


Aare Riverside Family Hike and Swim - Hike 64

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Please consider the risk of contacting COVID-19 before signing up. If you decide to join the hike, please wear a mask during transit time and observe physical distancing during the hike.

Aare Riverside Hike and Swim - Hike 64
Level - Easy
Distance - 17.1 km
Hiking Time - 4.5 hours + 2.5 lunch, rest and swim
Ascent - 250 m
Descent - 220 m
[masked] Zurich to Bern P31 to P[masked] Bern - Munsigen P3 to P[masked] Hike and swim[masked] Bern, Barenpark to Bern Bahnhof B[masked] Bern-Zurich HB

Münsingen- Schützefahrbrügg/Parkbad - Hunzigenbrügg–- Auguetbrügg- Elfenau- Bern/Bärenpark

Please add the cost of the ferry ride to your budget - 2CHF for adults, 1CHF for children.

Come and join a refreshing river hike in the protected area of Bern.
We start our hike in Münsingen, crossing the Schützenfar bridge to reach the renaturalized Märchligen and the broad Kleinhöchstetten protected wetlands. From there, we cross another bridge "Auguetbrügg", the covered wooden bridge dating from 1832 that was moved here from Hunzigen in 1973/74 to reach Muribad. We walk through the forest and reach the river bank and cross over the other side of the river through the Bodenacher ferry. We continue our walk admiring the landscape with its ponds, crystal-clear streams, extensive reed beds, water plants and birds and gnarled old trees. Along the route, we will see the former Grand-Duke of Bern's residence and hopefully, some animals such as ibex, bison and water birds in their enclosures as we walk near the zoo. Soon, we will cross over the 120-year-old Kirchenfeld bridge where we can enjoy the impressive views of the Parliament Building. Our path will start to be adorned with the view of City of Bern and accompanied by the rapids of the river until we reach the Bärenpark. We will end our walk with a swim in the river Aare or we may stop for a swim along the hiking route.

Source (we will follow the reverse of this route):

What to bring:
1. Food and water
2. Mask, hand sanitizer, soap
3. Cap, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
4. Swim clothes
5. Towel or blanket to sit on

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