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guided hike

Through the bear's den

guided hike

Through the bear's den

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Through the bear's den

guided hike

Through the bear's den

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start off by taking public transport to Les Plans-sur-Bex, from where we will hike through a forest along the Avançon river to the entry of Vallon de Nant natural reserve. We will follow the mountain hiking trail through the natural reserve and enjoy impressive views of Grand and Petit Muveran, as well as the glacier of Martinets. Along the way I will tell of reserve's rich geological past and magnificent flora and fauna that it boasts today. Towards the end of the hike we will pass through the tiny mysterious 'Bear Hole' cave, where you will be able to take awe-inspiring photos. This is a mountain hiking trail, so good shoes are absolutely necessary. If you are prone to dizziness and vertigo, I do not recommend that you participate in this hike. This is a round-hike and it will end at the same point where we started. There is also and alpine garden if you interested in exploring the mountain flora of every continent.

Yury's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Your host

Learn more about Yury

Yury

I am hiker with nearly 20 years of experience and have hiked every known and less known trail in the Swiss Alps. On every hike I will provide you with insight into historical, geographical and environmental features of the region. I believe hiking is the best way to discover this beautiful country and look forward to taking you along for the hike.

What's included

Tickets
Tickets Return train and bus tickets from Montreux to Plans-sur-Bex (via Bex)

Where you'll be

Our path will follow the Avançon river, first through a forest and then the Vallon du Nant natural reserve. We will also visit the 'Le Trou à l'Ours' cave. This one is my personal favourite. It's tiny but once passing through, you feel like you've travelled through time. The hike goes upwards for about 3/4 of the way. There is a restaurant at the end, in case you are hungry.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Previous mountain experience is welcome but not necessary.

What to bring

Good mountain hiking shoes

More tips

I will plan the hike in accordance with local weather forecast and adjust the itinerary if necessary. If you are feeling confident, we may also take a slightly longer trail.

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Yury
Through the bear's den
New experience
£79/person
New experience
£79/person