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Walensee Guided Hike From Zurich

Explore the southern shore of Lake Walen and enjoy a cozy boat ride on the lake

Tour Overview

From $250 | Guided Private Day Hike | All Year Round

Join us for an amazing Walensee Guided Hike From Zurich. This is a perfect idea for an active day trip if you’re staying in Zurich and surroundings. Spend a day hiking around the beautiful Walensee and visit the village of Quinten, dubbed as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. Round off your experience with a boat cruise across the lake.

On this guided day hike from Zurich, you’ll enjoy the assistance of our local English-speaking guide. The guide will adapt the length and difficulty of the hike to your preferences. Starting at the “garrison city” of Switzerland, Walenstadt, you will enjoy a mild hike along the shores of Lake Walen, admiring its deep turquoise waters. Enjoy visiting Quinten, where, due to the very mild climate, grapevine, palms, kiwi trees and other exotic fruits are grown. End your adventure with a thrilling boat cruise before heading back to Zurich. 


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Walensee Guided Hike From Zurich

This Walensee Guided Hike from Zurich has been designed to let you experience the best of the Walensee region. Enjoy the guidance of a local expert and visit the charming car-free village on Quinten. Step on the old ferry to cross the lake before coming back to Zurich.

guided walensee hike from zurich
guided walensee hike from zurich
guided walensee hike from zurich
walensee guided hike from zurich

Meet your guide at Zurich Main Railway Station at 8:30 under the big clock in the main hall.

If you’re staying in the city center, your guide will meet you at the reception desk.

Your direct train is leaving at 9:12 am. 

After an hour train ride you will arrive at Walenstadt, the old “garrison city” of Switzerland. If you feel like it, you can start your hike from here (about 11 km/7 miles). Alternatively, your guide will take you by bus to Walenstadtberg, a hill above the city, where a shorter version of the hike can start.

Over the next 7 km/4,5 miles you will enjoy an unparalleled views on the blue waters of fiord-like Lake Walen. Admire the rugged silhouettes of Churfirsten rock formations and the pristine nature of the southern side of the valley.  

After 2,5 hours you will reach the car-free village of Quinten. Here you can admire unusually exotic nature – thanks to its protected location and southern exposure, Quinten enjoys a truly Mediterranean climate with palm trees, kiwi fruits and grapevine.

Enjoy a lunch break here before hopping on a boat for a quick ride across the lake to Murg, where you will board the train back to Zurich.

The return time is flexible and depends on your preferences. 

Approximate time of arrival in Zurich is 5 pm.

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Details and pricing

The price of the trip depends on the number of participants and starts at $250. 

Price reductions for children, teens, and Swiss Travel Pass holders may apply.

  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal use

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Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Comfortable footwear with sturdy soles
  • Warm layered windproof clothing
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  1. Click on any of the “Book now” buttons on the page.
  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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