Hiking trails suitable for children in early April

Hiking trails suitable for children in early April

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themillersfrombloomington
themillersfrombloomington
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Mar 16, 2012 - 6:30 AM
Hello,
We are a family with two children, age 8 and 12. We plan to visit the Bernese Oberland area the first week of April when the children are on Easter break. Could you please recommend some hiking trails that are suitable for the children during that week?

Thanks.
Olga
Olga
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Mar 17, 2012 - 3:15 AM
Hello,

There are hiking tips and day trips in the Bernese Oberland part of this website. The hiking tips part has catagories which will tell you something about the difficulty of the hike. I hope this gets you started, the Bernese Oberland has lots of possibilities for hiking with children!

Have a nice trip,
Olga
Olga
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Mar 17, 2012 - 6:44 AM
Hello,

Just to make my reaction more complete: as you will be in Switzerland in the first week of April, you will have to check if all hiking possibilities mentioned in the hiking tips are open. There may still be snow. You can check the weather forecast on SF1 Meteo and/or Meteoschweiz, and the local tourist offices.

I hope the weather will be fine!
kim11
kim11
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Mar 17, 2012 - 11:07 AM
Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and Grütschalp to Mürren are both spectacular, easy, and pretty much guaranteed to be open. When walking from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg be sure to walk over to visit the Trümmelbach Falls as well.
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
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Mar 17, 2012 - 12:49 PM
Hello, the walk through the aareschlucht should also be open in April, I think. Check details on the links Olga referred to. You could also take a train ride to Lucerne and visit the transport Museum which the children will really enjoy as it's very interactive. Maggie
Wandermann
Wandermann
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Mar 17, 2012 - 3:12 PM
Hi,

The Aare Gorge Maggie refers to opens April 6th (only the western entrance, near Meiringen).

I am quite sure you could walk in the Lauterbrunnen valley all the way (or sections) from Wilderswil to Stechelberg (Wilderswill - Zweilütschinen - Lauterbrunnen - Stechelberg).

You could ask a local tourist office whether it is possible and safe this time of year to hike from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg (v.v.) (see hiking tips Olga mentioned).

Enjoy your stay!

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