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Aug. 11-20, 2018


First Publication: 1706            Last Publication: 1806

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Our trip will be based in Chamonix, France, and Zermatt, Switzerland. In
Chamonix, we will be surrounded by Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in
the Alps and many of our hikes will have views of the mastiff and its
glaciers. We will then head over to Zermatt where we will have views of
another great mountain -- the Matterhorn (the sixth highest peak in the
Alps and one of the best known because of its unique shape) -- while we
hike through charming Swiss villages, past alpine tarns (lakes) and
through alpine meadows. Anticipated highlights include hiking for five
(5) spectacular days, rides in mountain gondolas and funiculars (an
underground cabled railway), a tour of Geneva, a visit to Chamonix's
L'Aiquille du Midi where you can choose to step out onto The Void and
visiting "the most attractive hamlet" in Switzerland -- Findeln. We will
take time to explore the towns, meet the locals and socialize! This trip
is designed for social and fit people wanting some luxury of hotels and
good meals at the end of the day. This is a trip for experienced hikers
who enjoy an active vacation. You should be fit enough to walk up to 8
miles per day for several days in a row with a day pack in all different
weather conditions. You will be required to carry your personal gear
(i.e., rain gear, pack lunch, extra layers, water, etc.) for each hike.
Elevation gains/loss will range between 1100 and 4300 ft. over the
course of the week. Our pace will be moderate so that we may enjoy the
scenery and gain an appreciation for these beautiful countries. If you
enjoy a fast pace, you may be disappointed as we intend to stop and take
time to take pictures, meet the local residents, and socialize with each
other. Our accommodations will be at comfortable inns and hotels. The
towns we are visiting are small but very popular. All single travelers
will be paired with a same gender roommate. Switzerland has a very good
public transportation system which we will be using for some of our
travels. Everyone must be able to carry/drag their own luggage.

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For details contact L Mike Darzi,; CL Len Ulbricht,

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