There are 88 different hiking experiences available in the UNESCO World Heritage- listed Jungfrau region. There is spectacular mountain scenery and the Alps’ highest concentration of glaciers, as well as gushing waterfalls, soaring peaks and mountain meadows. Grindelwald, Mürren and Wengen are all picturesque places for family stays, and Obersteinberg is a quiet, unspoilt spot. Children will love the flying fox experience at Grindelwald where adventure-seekers race at speeds of up to 84 km/h down an 800-metrelong cable from First station to the Schreckfeld intermediate station. A family of four can even enjoy the gigantic Tyrolienne simultaneously. www.jungfrauregion.ch/en
HIT HIKE The Faulhornweg WHERE Grindelwald This hike starts with a cable car ride from Grindelwald, continues with panoramic views of the Jungfrau and ends at Schynige Platte alpine gardens. Along the way there are snow-clad peaks flanked by massive glaciers, and views of Interlaken and sparkling lakes on both sides. There are connections back to Interlaken or Grindelwald.
Hiking is king in the Lucerne Region. The mountain backdrop with broad valleys and crystal-clear lakes is an ideal setting for a variety of hikes. Families will love the chance to discover the surrounding VOLUME 8 2017 The two-hour hike is easy and offers a chance to exercise little legs and teach them something along the way. There are humorous anecdotes posted on trees along the route to entertain children. The hike includes 25 logs with placards posted on them that teach kids about the valley and local culture. The hike route starts from Schlattli and heads to the church bridge in Muotathal.
The City of Geneva is surrounded by majestic mountains offering an easy escape from the busy city, making it a perfect hub for family hiking. Mont Salève is only 12 kilometres south of Geneva. It takes about about four hours to hike up, but it is possible to take a cable car or drive to the top of Salève and then walk around the plateau, where there are plenty of marked hiking trails. www.lake-geneva-region.ch
HIT HIKE Mike Horn Family Trail WHERE Château-d’Oex On the slopes of La Braye this twohour hike gives families the chance to learn about the adventurer Mike Horn through a treasure hunt and exhibition. Energetic families who want to extend their hike can continue on the ant hiking trail which leads through a forest and reveals everything about these fascinating creatures. Children will like the animals on the small farm en route and a chance to run across the meadows on the slopes above Château- d’Oex. www.myswitzerland.com/families