Travelling with elder in wheelchair

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numanabid
numanabid
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Mar 8, 2016 - 3:20 AM

Hi,

I am planning for vacation in July. My mother will be with me, she is 65 and cannot walk long distance (although she is not disable), for that she uses wheelchair, my question is:

Is Switzerland friendly for such travelers?

Is wheel chair can be used on roads of tourists areas? if not then which areas i should avoid

Lastly, trains / train station will be difficult for her to get in? if yes then which

My plan is to visit these in 10-12 days: Zurich, Interlaken, Lucerne, Jungfraujoch, Flüelen, St. Moritz., Zermatt, Montreux.

Thanks,

Nauman

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Mar 9, 2016 - 1:30 AM in reply to numanabid

Hi Nauman...

Welcome to My Swiss Alps.

I am not an expert on your question, but this web site may help you get started.

www.mis-ch.ch/en/travel-info/

Slowpoke

Last modified on Mar 9, 2016 - 1:30 AM by Slowpoke
Arno
Arno
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Mar 9, 2016 - 6:37 AM in reply to numanabid

Welcome Nauman!

Switzerland is pretty wheelchair friendly, but there will be challenges too: some towns are hilly/others are flat, there are cobble stone streets while others are smooth, old buildings may have stairs only, etc. There are no certain areas to avoid that I can think of. It's usually not difficult to find an hotel very close to the rail station. Please see myswissalps.com/ hotels/railstations, and post details to the Accommodation forum if you need more help with that.

Train travel won't be a problem. There are more and more trains with low floors so you can easily get on board without assistance. In other cases you need to arrange for train staff to help you with a mobile ramp. All details can be found here: sbb.ch/en/station-services/passengers-with-a-handicap.html.

This page might be helpful too: myswissalps.com/ plantrip. And this one: www.wanderland.ch/en/r outes/obstacle-free-routes.html.

Last modified on Mar 9, 2016 - 6:51 AM by Arno
numanabid
numanabid
13 posts
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Mar 9, 2016 - 2:29 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for the detail Arno, for sure i will check the links, can you suggest me a link where i can find multiple options for itineraries...

Arno
Arno
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Mar 9, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Glad to help Nauman! Please see the second last link, click "Do it yourself", then "Sample itineraries". You'll also find lots of tips to create your own itinerary in that section.

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