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Beautiful Zurich Private Guided Ridge Hike

Experience impressive views over the city of Zürich

Tour Overview

From $220 | Guided Private Half-Day Walking Tour | All Year Round

Join our Zurich Private Guided Ridge Hike. Experience impressive views over the city of Zürich, the lake, and the Central Swiss Alps while walking at a leisurely pace on the hill of Uetliberg.

Enjoy an oasis of peace in beautiful nature so close to a big city. Learn more about the area’s past and present customs and traditions, and gain an understanding of how the area has become the financial powerhouse it is today. Get to ride in the only cable car in the canton of Zürich. Enjoy an easy hike on a mostly flat trail, suitable for every one with average fitness level. This is a quiet, private tour where you can learn about the region and Switzerland – while enjoying great Alpine views.

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Zurich Private Guided Ridge Hike Itinerary

Zurich Private Guided Ridge Hike has been designed to show you the beauty of Lake Zurich shore with its varied landscape and rolling hills. Enjoy a cable car ride to Uetliberg Mountain and walk on easy, accessible and well-signposted path 

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We meet at Zürich’s train station – under the “Meeting Point” sign at the Big Clock.

Morning meeting time is 8:30 am. 

Afternoon meeting time is 1:30 pm. 

After meeting your guide and reviewing the day’s activity, we catch a local tram to the starting point of the hike – the 870 m/ 2850 ft home mountain of the city of Zurich. From there we will see an imposing view over the city below.

We then take a quick detour to the observation deck at the restaurant Uto Kulm for some more imposing views over the city, the lake and the Swiss Alps.

Afterward we set off at a gentle pace along the walking trail, following the Path of the Planets noticing interesting facts about the solar system along the way. 

Each meter you walk corresponds to a distance of 1 million km / 622,000 miles. It is a reminder to us of the vastness of our universe but the beautiful setting in nature also reminds us to focus our actions on the preservation of this place we called Earth.

Following the edge of a forest and crossing meadows and farmland, the route takes you high above Lake Zürich spreading out below you as you walk, picturesque views accompanying you most the way.

As we go, take time out to enjoy the peace and tranquility which seems a world away from the hustle of the stock market and financial dealings that take place down below in the city of Zürich.

We finally reach the end point of the hike and reward yourself with refreshments on a terrace with a magnificent view before catching the only cable car to be found in the canton of Zürich.

At the base station, it is a short walk to the local train station for a short ride back to Zürich’s main train station.

We’ll be back either around 12:30 pm or 5:30 pm. 

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Details and pricing

Adult Standard: US $220 per person, based on 2 or more
Adult Standard: US $245 for one person

Child (Standard ages 6 to 16): US $110 per child
Children under 6 years are free

  • All transportation
  • English-speaking Guide providing first-hand information on Switzerland so you get a sense of the people, the place and how it is to live here
  • Meals
  • Items of personal nature

See our Cancellation Policy for more details.

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
  • Sunscreen & sunhat
  • Comfortable footwear
  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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