There's lots for families to discover too! After all, Switzerland is a true hiking paradise. This section has suggestions for trips in all parts of the country, with destinations that offer you and your children much more than just a beautiful panorama.
Kitzeltrail (tickle path) at the Brunni mountain station
The barefoot trail around the idyllic Härzlisee at 1,860 meters is a real pleasure, as you can walk without shoes on sand, wood chips, pebbles, clay, water and other surfaces.
Special: feel revitalized through experiencing therapeutic Kneipp principles.
Treasure hunt along the Suonen
Walk along the historic channels and hunt the hidden treasure. The easy walking paths offer a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains, valleys and villages.
Special: after an exciting afternoon, there’s a surprise waiting for your children.
Treasure hunt in Cardada
Children can enjoy a fantastic journey through nature solving different puzzles as they go.
Special: impressive trip in the glass gondola-lift designed by Mario Botta.
Lötschental legend trail
On the Lötschental legend trail, children will hear exciting stories of the Lötschental, combined with a beautiful hike from Laucheralp to Fafleralp.
Special: if you answer the questions in the legend quiz correctly, you’ll get a small gift.
Fairy tale trail
The trail from Bever to Spinas explores the fairy tale tradition of Val Bever. At six stops along the way, fairy tales are presented along with sculptures by artists from Graubünden.
Special: an illustrated book of the stories along the path is available for CHF 15.
The dwarf trail around Lake Grenon is an enchanting experience for young and old. Several signs along the way tell the stories of the dwarfs. They are said to have lived along the lake and held a key to paradise.
Special: the path can also be easily walked with a baby carriage.
Alt St. Johann
Toggenburg story trail
An exciting walk with 10 stops along the way. Striking pictures from the tales are perfect for photo opportunities. The trail starts at Alp Sellamatt and follows wonderful mountain paths along the Churfirsten and at the foot of the Chäserrugg.
Special: the story trail is open both summer and winter.
Canoeing on Lake Thun
Paddle along the idyllic coves and bays in a canoe. There are routes of various lengths, from 30 minutes to up to 3.5 hours.
Special: if you wish, you can arrange a canoe picnic in advance.
Kid’s obstacle course in the rope park
Children can experience nature from a different perspective in the “adventure forest”. After a brief introductory obstacle course, there are three more to try. The main attraction of the children's obstacle course is the longest zip wire in Europe – pure excitement for kids!
Special: nowhere in the Alps is it easier to see as many four-thousand-meter peaks than in Saas-Fee.
Lucky Luke Trail
While on the hunt for Lucky Luke, you have to find various stations along the way and solve the puzzles. This is a great way for parents to motivate their children to go hiking.
Special: children get a small figurine from the world of Lucky Luke.
Dwarf Bartli trail
In the jewel mine or at the dwarf’s castle, children and parents can discover the world of Bartli the dwarf. After an exciting expedition, there are cozy restaurants and well-equipped grill areas for a meal or a drink.
Special: you can buy a book, CD and guide book about Bartli the dwarf at the tourist office.