DAY OUT – ACTIVITIES & GET-TOGETHER DINNER
DATE & TIME
Friday, 27 August
14:00 – 00:o0 CEST
Discover one of the most extraordinary landscapes in Switzerland, the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’, Mount Rigi. Participants will travel via Europe’s first cogwheel train, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, to the peak of Switzerland’s most glorious landmark, Rigi Kulm, and soak up the breath-taking view. The Organising Committee has prepared a special tour and later dinner for a remarkable experience at the peak.
The majestic Mount Rigi is surrounded by a trio of lakes—Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug, and Lake Lauerz—and to the neighbouring pinnacles of Mount Pilatus and Brunnistock. The gorgeous mountainside has captured the hearts of writers like Mark Twain and painters like JMW Turner.
As the ride is 1,800 metres above sea level, don’t forget to bring a jacket. Once we reach Rigi, gear up to participate in our very own AIJA Swiss Olympic Games 2021, filled with challenging yet super fun activities. Followed by an ‘aperitif with a view’ from the terrace of the Rigi marquee. The seated dinner will be a full Swiss buffet menu inclusive of local specialities like raclette and fondue.
Concluding the evening with an afterparty before getting back to the valley and Zurich. So, get ready to create unforgettable memories with AIJA friends and experience the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps.
Note: Hourly transfers will be organised back to the Zurich Marriott hotel (22.45-00.00-01.00-02.00)
Dress code: Casual with comfortable mountain or sport shoes
Hike to the famous Swiss mountains that are just around the corner with breathtaking views of the lakes and mountain peaks. Create your own adventure and a memory of this wonderful city.The hike will be limited to a group of 50 people upon registration (first come first served basis). Kindly bring your hiking equipment with you. So register today and book your spot!
Departure by bus: 14.00 CEST
Meeting point: AIJA Congress lobby (2nd floor)
Duration: approx. 2h.
Altitude meters: approx. 500
Level of difficulty: no technical difficulties but some steep parts.
Physical condition: Good level of physical condition is recommended.Equipment: High profiled hiking boots not essential but at least running shoes are recommended. Small backpack with bottle of water, rain jacket and 2nd T-shirt for the evening.