Swiss Escape with Flaks

26 August - 2 September
Join us for an action filled week in the Alps!

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Together with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs you work on your business, learn new skills and get inspired.


A get-away in a beautiful place with smart like-minded people. Expand your network, get inspired and boost your business.


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

Founder, Flaks

Last 4 earlybird tickets are now available

Why we choose Grimentz for our Switzerland workation

Extremely Picturesque

Laidback & Cosy

Untouched Nature

Affordably Reachable

Co-working Facilities

Outdoor Hotspot

Base for Hikes

Beautifully Located

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

Wine tasting

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

Explore Grimentz

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
14:00 – Welcome
16:00 – Village tour through picturesque Grimentz
17:00 – Speed date pitch meetup
19:00 – Crepe night
Monday 27th of August
11:00 – 11:30 Marketing/Branding meetup
12:30 – Introduction of the buddy system
19:00 – Sunset hike (up to Bendolla)
Tuesday 28th August
10:00 – Cable car ride up Sorebois and hike
13:00 – Optional: Mountain biking or paragliding
19:00 – BBQ (bring your own) – depending on weather-conditions and fire-hazards
Wednesday 29th August
11:00 – Tour to Moiry Dam and Glacier
12:30 – Picnic with spectacular view
14:00 – Back at Swiss Escape base
20:00 – Optional: Escape Room
Thursday 30th August
10:00 – 11:30 Business efficiency meetup
During the day – Optional activity: action sport (MTB, paragliding, climbing)
17:00 – Optional Bread-making workshop
19:00 – Minigolf and/or tennis
Friday 31st August
During the day – Optional Planetary hike with sun-gazing from the observatory
Visit to local market
Saturday 1st September
During the day – Optional activity: Wine tasting tour
Goodbye Raclette night
Sunday 2nd September - Departure

Checkout at 12:00 AM

Getting excited yet?

Read on!

Our Accommodation and Workspot

Shared Chalets

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

Shared room

Regular tiket: 599

Last minute: 650


Early bird:
€ 530,-

Only 2 tickets available for this price
spots will sell out quickly

Private room

Regular tiket: 799

Last minute: 850


Early bird:
€ 730,-

Only 2 tickets available for this price
spots will sell out quickly

*No VAT applicable | limited spots


– Welcome Fondue and goodbye raclette;
– Coffee/Tea at the workspot;
– Access pass for lifts, public transport and various activities in the region.

Business program

  • 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;
    – etc


* 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.

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Elmar Haker

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!

See you in Switzerland!

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