What can we learn from forests and trees?

Reflections on the intelligence of trees and how it might inspire us in our lives

REGION

Jura, Alps

PERIOD

All year

DURATION

1 day or more

LODGING

Optional

GROUP SIZE

min 4

TECHNICITY

INTENSITY

ELEVATION

about +-150m

This hike is done in a loop on easy paths and is adaptable according to the physical condition of the participants

Private groups

Custom, on the dates of your choice

Public outings

Trees, resilient and fragile, have found solutions to adapt permanently and have colonised the planet for 350 million years. A walk in the forest soothes us and contributes to our well-being; what if trees could also inspire us in our lives and relationships? By awakening our senses, we will meet trees and reflect on this question.

This outing is an invitation to go deep into a forest, to melt into nature and stop in front of the trees. We will observe them, feel the atmosphere, smell the air and imagine (or listen to) the whispers of nature. 


We will discuss the origin and function of these whispers, what they evoke in us and what inspiration they might give to our lives.


The empirical observations of our ancestors and modern science will guide us. Connecting this knowledge to our feelings can be a great catalyst for solutions to our daily challenges.  


Ernst Zürcher's research and publications will help us in our approach; they will allow us, for example, to establish parallels between the ways in which plants interact with our own and to extract ingredients that could help us in our daily lives.


This day can be organised as a timeless journey, a workshop or a team building event for companies. In all cases it will be about positioning ourselves as full members of nature and developing new individual and collective perspectives.

Program


Will be communicated after having been developed with the trustee

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)

Costs

From CHF 95.- pp.

The "standard version" of this outing can be declined in several variants and is adaptable to a group depending on the objectives or the issue.

Contact us for Catering and/or accommodation offers, group prices, or a group larger than the maximum indicated.

Contact us for transfers in a 6 passenger VIP minibus.

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

Included


  • Guiding services by a mountain leader with federal certificate

  • Fresh espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point

  • Background information on the region, nature and landscape

  • Animation on the theme according to the agreed format

  • We will also discuss various aspects of biodiversity in relation to the forest and the place of humans in it

  • Observations of fauna, flora and geology

  • Winter: snowshoes and sticks according to available stock, contact us

Not included


  • Public transportation

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