Skip to content
guided hike

Mountain hike to Hörnli with Akita dogs

guided hike

Mountain hike to Hörnli with Akita dogs

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Mountain hike to Hörnli with Akita dogs

guided hike

Mountain hike to Hörnli with Akita dogs

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Catch the S15 train at 8.39 at Zurich main station at 8.39 am on Track 43 or 44. At 9.08 am you will arrive at Rüti ZH on Track 2. Please change to Track 3 and take the train S26 at 9.12 am (direction Winterthur) to Steg where you will arrive at 9.31 am. Archie & Betty - your four legged tour guides will wait with me at the train station for you. Whenever fog covers the lowlands, we take a little sunshine hike to the "Hoernli" (1133 m above sea level). After a short walk through the little village Steg, we can admire a colorful bunch of Alpacas grazing at the hillside next to the road. Shortly after we turn off the road unto the hiking route to the Hörnli mountain with a bunch of steep ascends followed by some flatter bits that let us catch our breath. After about 40 minutes we can spot the Restaurant at the top of the Hoernli. With our eyes fixed on it, we will manage the last steep 15 minutes with ease. While hiking up (and on the top) we are rewarded with beautiful views over the mountains and hills. After having had a coffee, we have a few options descending: If you are adventurous, you may descend on your own terms by kickboard or sledge (in winter) to the station or with us on foot. Walking time: about 2h45, ascent / descent 440m each. Route: Steg 695m - Breitenweg 901 m (45min) - Tanzplatz 970m (10min) - Hörnli 1133m (40min) - Steg 695m (1h10).

Your host

Learn more about Ursula

Ursula

I'm an regular hiker and spend lots of time outdoors with my beautiful white Akita dogs. As they and I get easily bored doing the same rounds over and over again, we continuously look for hiking tours in the greater Zurich area or my home region, the Toggenburg - Switzerlands answer to Hobbit-Land. Our hikes are easy to medium level, so most of you should be able to follow with no problem at all.

Guest photos

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

Alpaca-Ranch Hiking Trail from Steg to Hörnli Hiking Trail from Hörnli via Hinterhörnli to Steg If snow conditions allow: sledging trail down If guests would like to drive down on their own terms with the kickboards - the kickboard road.

Guest safety

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 of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please note, that my very friendly Akita Dogs are hiking with us. Should you have further appointments after the hike, please check feasibility before booking. The time span of the experience is based on an average hiking speed and includes a coffee break.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Ursula
Mountain hike to Hörnli with Akita dogs
5 reviews
$83/person
5 reviews
$83/person