4.6 billion years of Earth's history in 4.6 km

This journey radically transforms our understanding of the history of our planet and offers new perspectives

REGIONE

Everywhere

PERIODO

All year

DURATA

Between 3h and a day

DORMIRE

Optional

TECNICA

INTENSITA

DISLIVELLO MEDIO

about +-250m

This is a 5-6km hike where each step will count as 1 million years of the history of the earth

Gruppi privati

Personalizzato, nelle date che preferisci

On this journey, each step will be equivalent to 1 million years. In the process, a new vision of our common history will emerge, which will allow the development of new perspectives. We will then be able to imagine sustainable solutions to the challenges and crises of our time

This day will be like no other.


We'll walk along the history of the earth, starting from the day it was formed. We'll see the moment the moon became our satellite, much closer - and bigger - then today, we'll witness the arrival of water, the birth of oceans, the first continent(s), the start of life, and a few mass extinctions such as the one of the Dinausors. We'll see the days get longer, the sun's radiaton change, and what happened more recently: the arrival of hominids, the formation of the alps, the ice ages and finally the start of the neolithic period to end with what is proposed to be the "anthropocene".

Programme


Timing example: start at around 10am, end at around 2 pm. Program and location will be sent on request and registration

Gear list


  • Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)

  • Personal belongings and medication, telephone

  • Tick repellent

  • (High) hiking shoes with profiled / Vibram soles

  • Warm hiking clothes, at least:

  • 1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs in case of low temperatures or wind

  • 2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus down (puff) jacket

  • Long pants and hiking jacket

  • If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain. Evt. umbrella

  • Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves

  • 1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos

  • Snacks, dried fruit, etc.

  • Walking sticks, camera, binoculars (recommended)

Pricing and Booking

Example of arrangements we can help with:

  • Lodging / meeting room booking

  • Organisation of outdoor workshops

  • Catering on the way, picnics, for example cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, etc.

  • Wine tasting events


We offer VIP minibus transfer to the event's starting point.


Payment: at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days

Contact us for group prices and special arrangements. You can place a booking request to obain a quote that we will confirm after having contacted you to finalise all details.

Included


  • Guiding services by a professional Mountain leader with Swiss federal certificate

  • Fresh espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point

  • Presentation of the Deep Time Walk theme along the way, over approx. 4.6 km

  • Explanations about the region, its nature and landscape

  • Observations of fauna, flora, geology. If tei allow, we can discuss various aspects related to the forest and its trees, its role in biodiversity and our relationship with it

Not included


  • Public transportation

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