What we're about

A community of amazing people and endless outdoor adventures.

What stories will you tell?

"Happiness is only real when shared", built through exciting adventures and told through captivating stories.

Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing... There must be something for you!



Touring Monkeys (the “Organiser”) legally operates under Spofibo GmbH, an outdoor event company registered in Switzerland. Touring Monkeys (the “Organiser”) provides organised activities (the “Events”) to interested individuals (the “Participant”).

By booking or participating in an event, the Participant confirms that he/she has read, understood and agrees to the Terms and Conditions: https://touringmonkeys.com/terms-and-conditions .



The full amount has to be paid upon booking.


If the Participant cancels his/her booking:

- 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the Event cost applies.

- Less than 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% of the Event cost applies.

The Participant can sell his/her booking to another interested party who meets the fitness requirements of the particular Event. In this case, the Organiser is entitled to an Administration Fee of CHF 30.

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel any Event for any reason whatsoever. In the event of cancellation by the Organiser, the Participant will be offered an alternative Event or a full refund. However, this will not apply for cancellations due to force majeure; (adverse weather conditions, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding, epidemic, etc). The Participant is responsible to have adequate insurance to cover these circumstances.


The Participant is aware that the conduct of outdoor events depends on uncontrollable external factors particularly weather conditions. In this regard, the Organiser has the full right to change the itinerary prior to or during the Event or to cancel as deemed necessary for reasons of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for the health, safety, enjoyment, or comfort of the Participants of the Event. Any changes are at the discretion of the Organiser.


No COVID certificate is required for Touring Monkeys outdoor activities. However, some of our events imply meals, overnight stays or travels that might require a certificate. It is the participant's responsibility to check the current measures in place and do the necessary before the event start.

You can check the Swiss current measures and ordinances here: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/massnahmen-des-bundes.html

Upcoming events (4+)

Indoor Bouldering for all levels - Schlieren

Kletterzentrum Gaswerk Schlieren

Some outdoor activities can also be practiced indoors, and this is why we love to go indoor bouldering whenever we can!

Indoor bouldering is a perfect place to start or improve your level safely and with almost no pre-requirements (except for the shoes and maybe some chalk).

Whether it’s your first time or you are a bouldering veteran, tag along to have some fun together, meet new people and maybe learn something new. We are no instructors but we’re happy to introduce you to this activity and to share our knowledge with you 🙂

We meet at Kletterzentrum Gaswerk Schlieren, near the fireplace in the dining area, at 6 pm. If you arrive later, you will find us in the bouldering area “Boulder II” on the first floor.

The entry fee for bouldering is CHF 28.50 and shoe rental is an additional CHF 9.

We look forward to seeing you!

Uetliberg Early Morning Trail Run 8-10km / 350-450m ascent

Zürich Triemli

Yes, it's an early start, but yeah, the Uetliberg early morning trail run is well worth it! If you want to catch the sight of deer crossing paths and an orange Zurich lake with the Alps in the background, this is when you need to go running.

We meet at the S-Bahn station Triemli at 07:00 (S-Bahn station, not the roundabout) to go for an amazing loop up and down hills in the forest.

Technical information:

  • Distance: 8-10 km
  • Elevation gain:[masked] meters
  • Speed: approx. 7:30-8:00 min/km

Looking forward to running with you!

‘Awaken your true nature' Retreat


CHF 1,390.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up.
After a long hibernation, in springtime, nature in the mountains finally comes back to a full life! The temperatures rise and the sun shines! Nature is slowly reawakening from the winter sleep and blooms in all colors.

Awaken your senses with meadows of alpine flowers, mountain streams full of water, and chirping birds. Awakening to Nature and wellbeing retreat has been created with the intention to offer what humans may need the most: realizing the true nature of one's Self, finding inner balance, grounding within it & re-connecting to mother Earth.

Learning how to reconnect with thyself, with nature around us as well as how to deepen and expand awareness.

This event is hosted and led by Ruta Mikulenaite, one of our Touring Monkeys’ partners.

What's the plan?
Nature connection practices, such as hiking and forest therapy, are pathways allowing to return to a basis of health and happiness. While exploring the outside environment, we can reconnect with our inner world.

By including movement & yoga, meditation & breathing practices in this journey, we offer the opportunity to explore deeper realms of inner reality which will open the doors to self-compassion, kindness & love. By enjoying these practices daily in a pristine alpine environment, true mental and physical detox will take place. You will learn to truly take care of yourself and expand the experience back home, nourishing the connection you’ve built.

3 experienced wellbeing professionals will take care of you.Ruta is a mountain leader, nature therapy guide & outdoor coach; Danielle, an experienced Yoga teacher & Coralie Rognon, is a certified Food Science and Nutrition chef

Well being package

  • Nature connection and exploration: Forest/nature Therapy, connect with the senses (Japanese Shinrin Yoku)
  • Explore the 5 elements through activities in Nature and yoga practice
  • Mountain Therapy - a mindful way of hiking and connecting with your senses (Ruta is the only guide doing this in Switzerland)
  • Hiking (all levels, suitable for beginners)
  • Yoga: vinyasa flow, hatha & yin
  • Guided Meditations
  • Creative experience: mandala drawing, land-art
  • Sacred traditions practices: text reading, sharing circles, fire ceremony...
  • Time for yourself
  • Spa Time: sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
  • Intimate experience: small group - max 12 participants

Food during retreat
The food will be created by Coralie Rognon, who holds a Master's degree in Food Science & Nutrition and worked for several years developing healthy products for international food companies.

For her cooking is a way of grounding in. She creates food with lots of respect, and fresh & quality ingredients. The outcome is always delicious, creative & healthy dishes.

The retreat venue
You will stay in an authentic & private Swiss chalet located in a pristine and wild Chateau D'oex- Gstaad Valley, a place still full of traditions and original lifestyle. Chalet is surrounded by the mountains and forest of the gorgeous Pays d'Enhaut region.

This valley is reachable by public transport (gorgeous belle epoque train) and it's 1h 40min drive from Geneva and 2h 50min drive from Zurich. On a day when you might not feel like hiking, you may just relax on a long comfy chair and watch the mountains.

How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you take the following:

Friday 7 April 2023
Zurich HB 08:32 – 11:55 Château-d'Oex (via Fribourg, Bulle and Montbovon)

Monday 10 April 2023
Château-d'Oex 16:03 – 19:28 Zurich HB (via Montbovon, Bulle and Fribourg)

The price for this event is:

  • CHF 1’390/person for a standard room
  • CHF 1’490/person for a superior room

All rooms are for single use with a private bathroom. (A 10% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. We will then contact you and send you the details for the payment of the balance.)

Included in price:
-Accommodation in a local Swiss Chalet (bed linen, towels, private bathroom)
-Facilitation & all activities included in the retreat program: yoga, meditation, hiking, forest bathing, access to sauna&jacuzzi
-Vegetarian & plant-based creative food (breakfast, lunch/snack & dinner)
- All transfers to & from the hikes
-Pick up from the train station if you arrive by train
- High quality SPA facilities

Not included in price:
-Alcohol during the retreat (not recommended anyway)
-Transportation to the retreat venue
-Personal travel to Switzerland & accident insurance

Group size
Min. 4/ Max. 12
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to the cancellation policy:
-2 weeks before retreat: non-refundable
-1 month before retreat: 50% refundable
-If retreat has to be cancelled due to force majeure, 100% of the amount will be reimbursed

Lead Climbing Refresher’s Course


CHF 150.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up.


You’ve led climbed before but would love a refresher course before the season kicks off? Maybe you’ve done lead climbing indoors and would love to apply your skills to the outdoors, maybe you need a reminder about how to set and clear your anchor, or maybe you just feel more comfortable going with a professional climbing instructor before going with your friends?

This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.

What’s the plan?
Tim will meet the group at a given train station or bus stop and will give you a lift to the crag picked for the day (if needed), where we will refresh the fundamentals of lead climbing and practice all day.

To join this event, you need to be able to lead climb 5A routes, whether indoors or outdoors.

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
The location will be determined the week before the course, depending on the weather forecast. It will be accessible from Zurich by public transport in less than 2 hours.

Kit list
Day Clothing Essentials:

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt
  • Climbing trousers
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Technical gear:

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 4x Locking carabiners
  • ATC Belay device
  • 10x Quick-draws (per 2 participants)


  • Climbing tape
  • Chalk ba


  • Water (min. 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch


  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental
You have the possibility to rent the following equipment directly from the guide:

  • Climbing harness: CHF 10
  • Climbing helmet: CHF 10
  • ATC Belay device: CHF 10
  • 4x Carabiners: CHF 10
  • All the above listed items: CHF 30

The price for this event is CHF 150.

Included in price:

  • 1 day of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor
  • Climbing guidebooks of the chosen area
  • Climbing ropes

Not included in price:

  • Transport
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks and snacks

Group size
Min. 3 / Max. 6 participants

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up.

Past events (376)

Uetliberg Early Morning Trail Run 8-10km / 350-450m ascent

Zürich Triemli