Sep 4, 2014 - 9:36 PM
we spent the last week in Lauterbrunnen area. This was family vacation of two families with kids aged 12 years, 6 years, 6 months (so just a bit older than your baby) and 5 years and 1.5 year. As you can see we hiked in a big group which is always slower (especially with 6 and 5 year old who were of course walking on their own) but here's what we managed to do:
- Grütschalp to Mürren (Mountain View Trail) extended with a part of the North Face trail going down to Murren - We really enjoyed this trail. There's a bit of an ascent in the beginning but perfectly doable with a baby in my opinion
- Grosse Scheiddigg – Schilt- First - this is a longer version, which we wanted to do to see the marmots but without climbing Schilt it is an easy, almost flat trail with astonishing views! I highly recommend that.
- Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg - another scenic and very easy trail, perfectly doable for you. We had perfect weather and the view was astonishing. Not to be missed.
We also climbed to Faulhorn in a reduced group (just one family with 5 year old and 1.5 year old) via Bachalpsee. I think that First to Bachalpsee is very scenic and relatively easy trail. As far as Schynigge Platte goes, we were going down there from Faulhorn where we spent the night, so we just walked a part of the loop of the Panorama Trail. It is also beautiful and worth a visit. Depending on how it goes for you and if your baby likes being in a baby carrier you could even consider that trail if the weather is nice.
Of course just as TravelBug wrote, you have to take into account that probably you will need to do more stops and rests and your hiking time might be longer than signposted but on the other hand it doesn't have to be like that if your baby likes sleepeing in the carrier just as my kid was and still is doing. Then you just walk without stops.
I hope it helps and I do hope that you enjoy your vacation in the Alps just as we did.