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Alps and Action
Grimentz is a paraglider’s, mountainbiking and hiking hotspot in the Swiss Alps
A Swiss Escape with Flaks
10 to 17 Entrepreneurs, summer Alpine vibes, Swiss quality, Extreme sports hotspot, spectacular views, a true Swiss escape in one of Europe’s outdoor gems
The Swiss Alps have always been among my favourite destinations in Europe. The authenticity of the villages and the spectacular mountain peaks make this a great place to go to both in summer as well as in winter. This winter we experienced Grimentz with our friends from Swiss Escape and fell in love with the little village, the luxurious chalet and the beautiful surroundings. We now want to share this experience with you in summer!
Flaks is the Norwegian word for ‘luck’. It’s a lifestyle choice. It’s reachable. And I want to share it with you. Let us introduce you to the natural wonders of Switzerland!Elmar Haker
Last 4 earlybird tickets are now available
Why we choose Grimentz for our Switzerland workation
Laidback & Cosy
Base for Hikes
About our Location
Grimentz is a pictorisque Swiss Alpine village, which lies in the Val d’Annivieres Valley, in the South of Switzerland. In winter it’s a popular ski-destination and in summer it’s a beautiful outdoor activity base.
Haz and Fanny, our friends from Swiss Escape, manage a permanent coliving space here consisiting of two luxurious chalets with a spectacular view over the village and to the surrounding mountains. The chalets are perfectly located in the center of the village, very close to the cable car station that also functions in summer. For the Flaks-week we have both Chalets at our disposal and we will organise some extra included activities
Getting to Grimentz is easy by public transportation (or with your own car) and public transportation is regularly available for various excursions around.
Included in your stay you will get 2 dinners and an access pass for public transport, cable car stations (they also function in summer) and various other activities.
You bring your laptop, we'll take care of the rest!
What we will do at our Switzerland Workation
The area around Grimentz is perfect for mountainbiking. You can take a cable car up and bike down through the beautiful Alpine landscape.
The Val d’Anniviers is famous for the good paragliding conditions. If you have never experienced this sport then a tandem flight through these valley’s will definately get you excited!
At Grimentz there is a beautiful Via Ferrata for intermediate to advanced climbers. If you are still a beginner you can climb the practice walls for free (included in your stay)
Hiking the Alps
Grimentz is the perfect base for various hikes. You can start right from the chalet or take up one of the lift-cabins up the mountain
Grimentz is part of the pictoresque Val d’Anniviers, which is famous for its ‘glacier wine’. Apart from the good wines the region has to offer, the valleys are filled with beautiful vineyards.
Sun- and stargazing
The sky in the Swiss Alps is spectaculair and a visit to the local observatory is included in our stay. We plan a visit during the day for a picknick in the area and some sungazing, but with your own transport it’s possible to visit by night as well.
Excursion to Moiry dam & glacier
The Moiry dam and blue lake and glacier behind it show a beautiful panorama over the Alps. Perfect for an afternoon picknick
Grimentz is in itself a top attraction and we are staying right in the middle of it. Its wooden houses are timeless and in the summer they are famous for colourful flowers displayed in the windows.
Suggested Program for the week
With Flaks we want to curate an unforgettable experience, where we get the most out of our location as well as learning from each other and improving our businesses. We always adapt our program to the needs and wishes of our participants and weather-conditions for example. That being said: we try to stick to the initial program below:
Sunday 26th of August - Arrival
Monday 27th of August
Tuesday 28th August
Wednesday 29th August
Thursday 30th August
Friday 31st August
Saturday 1st September
Sunday 2nd September - Departure
Checkout at 12:00 AM
Getting excited yet?
Our Accommodation and Workspot
Our wooden chalets are very well located close to the shops, cable car station, public transport and the historic center of Grimentz. It has a beautiful view over the historic village of Grimentz. The chalets are very luxurious with a large comfy living room with balcony and modern kitchen. The rooms and beds are of the highest quality and each chalet has 3 bathrooms. We will have two chalets, each housing up to 7 people. You can choose to either share a double room or take a single room.
The huge table in the living room can also be used as your workspot. There are comfy desk-chairs available and whenever you want you can move your office to the balcony. Coffee and tea will be freely available and two dinners will be included in your stay (on your arrival Sunday and your last Saturday). Food and drinks can be easily purchased in the supermarket, which is 5 minutes walking distance. Depending on your preferences you can cook your own meal, organise dinner together with the other Flaksers or choose one of the typical Swiss restaurants available in the village.
Itinary Switzerland Workation
From Sunday 26 August to Sunday 2 September
Regular tiket: 599
Last minute: 650
Only 2 tickets available for this price
spots will sell out quickly
Regular tiket: 799
Last minute: 850
Only 2 tickets available for this price
spots will sell out quickly
*No VAT applicable | limited spots
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
– Welcome Fondue and goodbye raclette;
– Coffee/Tea at the workspot;
– Access pass for lifts, public transport and various activities in the region.
- 3 inspiration-meetups
– Speed date pitch meetup
– Marketing/Branding meetup
– Business efficiency meetup
- Workshops based on input participants
Examples from previous events:
– Investing strategies;
– Facebook marketing;
– Search engine optimization;
* The focus of this week will be on networking, learning and outdoor fun. Although we will definately have time to get some work done, we recommend participants to have 50% or less of their normal workload in this week, so that you can enjoy this retreat to the fullest.
* Towels and linnen are provided. Washing machine and dryer are available for use;
* All participants will be added to a facebook group to communicate travel plans;
* We provide you with a Grimentz pass with which many activities in the region are for free. These include the public transport, access to cable cars, access to the tennis court, minigolf, a copper mine and the observatory;
* Paragliding, mountainbiking, bungeejumping and other activities can be arranged in Grimentz when you arrive;
* Travel-suggestions (more information about this when you apply):
– Easiest is to fly on Geneva, take a train from the airport to Sierre, and the bus up to Grimentz
– Alternative is to fly on Milan, take a bus to Domodossola, then the train to Sierre and the bus up to Grimentz. You can also travel to Grimentz from Basel or Zurick airport.
– Or take your own car/motorbike for a roadtrip (recommended ;))
* Flaks is a networking and learning event. It can be added as a business expense.
You're an Entrepreneur
Elmar is the founder of Flaks and is a digital marketeer and wordpress specialist. He has a passion for travel and entrepreneurship and supports his clients - location independently - from the most beautiful places in the world.
Founder of the following initiatives:
Global Talent Project: an initiative to put creative talents in developing countries in the digital spotlight.
Sum of Parts: a joint initiative bringing entrepreneurs together to enhance their businesses.
Retreatrs: a platform to help experts organise awesome retreats risk free and without organisational headaches.
Flaks: Co-working with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs in some of the most beautiful places in the world, while we help and inspire each other to achieve our goals in combination with an awesome experience.
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We have a limit of 17 spots for this workation. Apply in time to make sure you’re one of them!
Contact us if you have any questions!