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Team Outing in Zurich


Hiking Tour from Zurich: Walensee


What you'll do

 Discover Switzerland's Deepest Lake – Emerald Green Waters & Ferry Experience 

EXPERIENCe hosted by Samantha 

Dear intrepid traveler,

Join me for a captivating moderate-level hike along the shores of Walensee, Switzerland's deepest lake. 


This 10 km/6.2 miles journey is carefully designed to immerse you in Switzerland's natural beauty. It combines awe-inspiring landscapes with a touch of adventure.


Trail Overview:

  • Start: Ease into the hike on a paved path, enjoying the views of the shimmering emerald waters.

  • Forest Path: The trail ventures into the forest, offering shade and serenity under the canopy of trees.

  • Waterfall Detour: Encounter the stunning Seerenbachfälle waterfall, a perfect spot for memorable photos.

  • Challenge Detour: A second detour adds a ca. 200m/650ft ⬆️ ascent and descent for the more adventurous, traversing less frequented paths.

  • Quinten: The hike culminates in Quinten, a serene and secluded town with a unique microclimate. It is only reachable by foot or ferry. Here, we'll relax, have a bite, and perhaps even dip our feet in the lake.

  • Return: Conclude the adventure with a scenic ferry ride over the crystalline waters of Walensee and a train ride back to Zurich.

  • Natural Splendors: Experience unparalleled views of the Swiss Alps, Walensee's tranquil waters, and Quinten's relaxing isolation.

  • Breaks: We take short breaks as needed to rest, drink, and snack. 

  • Duration and Pace: The entire tour is designed to last up to 8 hours, including breaks, a ferry ride, and a lunch stop. The tour's flexible nature means it can be adjusted to match your pace and preferences, ensuring an enjoyable and personal experience.​​

at a glance

  • Tour Length: up to 8 hours long-including breaks/lunch/transfers

  • Hike Length: 10 km/6.2mi

  • Hiking time: 4 hours

  • Extensions: yes

  • Bailouts: no

  • Cost: CHF 690.00

  • Extra Costs: ca. CHF 70.00 per person (trains & ferry)

  • Cancellation Policy & GTCs

  • "No-Questions-Asked Cancellation Assurance"

  • Participants: up to 10 guests

  • Meeting Point: Zurich Main Train Station (Zurich HB)

  • Starting time: early morning

  • Location: Walensee

  • Transportation: public transportation & hiking

  • Activity Level: easy to moderate

  • Personalized Pace: The hike is tailored to your comfort level, ensuring an enjoyable experience

  • Customizable Difficulty: add an extra 200m/650ft ascent

Requirements &

  • Fitness Level:  Participants should assess their fitness level as moderate. The hike includes a paved road, uneven forest paths, and a possible significant ascent/descent.

  • Safety: Your safety is our priority but also your responsibility. Be mindful of the trail conditions and your physical limits.

  • Equipment: Wear comfortable, broken-in hiking shoes and layers suitable for changeable weather conditions. Bring a bathing suit and towel if you want to dip your feet into the lake. Also bring a daypack, ID, cash/cc, and personal medication.

  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended to protect against the sun.

  • Hydration & Snacks: Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the tour and your favorite snacks.

  • Hikers participate at their own risk and are responsible for their physical well-being.

  • The guide disclaims any liability for accidents, injuries, or damages to personal property.

  • The tour is subject to weather conditions and may be adapted or canceled for safety reasons.


  • Language Availability: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Italian

  • Kids: active kids welcome! 

  • Pets: FAQ

Making the most of your Tour


  • Stay close to the guide and heed safety instructions.

  • Embrace the tranquility of the environment and leave no trace behind. We carry out all our trash back to the city. 

  • Be prepared for physical activity and rest as needed.

  • Engage with your surroundings and enjoy this hike's unique views and experiences.

  • Take your camera with you, yet be mindful of the terrain.

On request

what is included

☞ Professional, multilingual guide & friend

☞ Coordinated public transport and route planning

☞ VAT tax 

☞ Photos & Memories for a Lifetime! 

☞ Bonus: The Zurich Insider's Exclusive Guide to Zurich (e-booklet)​

  • Public Transportation Tickets

  • One way with private car

  • Food & Drinks

  • Entry Tickets (Museums, Shows, Churches, etc.)

  • Cable Car, Cruise, etc.

Ready for an unparalleled hiking experience?

Prepare for an unforgettable journey to challenge your body, captivate your senses, and refresh your spirit. I look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes along the Walensee and sharing this incredible adventure.


Ready to embark on this breathtaking journey? Sign up today with The Zurich Insider to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Walensee trail.

Your Experience Host

has it !

Samantha has a lot of knowledge of both the history and culture of Switzerland; super cool and funny, and we had a spectacular time. The views and the weather super good. One of my girls had gotten sick in Milan, food poisoning, and Samantha was very understanding and flexible. We ended up doing it all. Many assertive recommendations, restaurants, places to visit, she even helped us buy the train tickets to Lucerne. The truth is that we loved meeting her.

Saul, Puerto Rico (Family)

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