4.6 billion years of Earth's history in 4.6 km
This journey radically transforms our vision of the planet and allows us to develop new perspectives and solutions to current crises
For radically new solutions, we need radically new perspectives. On this day, where each step is equivalent to 1 million years, we will make new connections with the history of the earth and our nature.
These connections will guide us in imagining sustainable solutions to the challenges 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".
Timing example: start at around 10am, end at around 2 pm. Program and location will be sent on request and registration
Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)
Personal belongings and medication, telephone
(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)
From CHF 90.- pp.
Price pp. 125.- for the full day.
Contact us for group prices, groups larger than the maximum indicated, or specific catering options.
Optional lunch: world champion cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, CHF 30.- pp.
Contact us for VIP minibus transfer to the meeting point (6 passengers).
The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.
Payment: on site 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
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