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lorena
lorena
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May 14, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Hello!

We are planning our summer holidays and I would like to ask for recommendations for a suitable region to travel under our circumstances:

Family of 3 (2 adults and a 3 year old), one week trip for mid-July, I will be 20 weeks pregnant by then. We do not have a lot of experience hiking but spent the last summer in the Berner-Oberland region and visited Oeschinensee, Bachalpsee, Männlichen, Wengen, Mürren, Schilthron, etc. and had a great time.

We are looking for a family-friendly area with easy hikes (3 year old and pregnant mom), where we could visit lakes, mountains, has kids activities and maybe a thermal bath to spend a day and have some spare days just to relax and enjoy nature.

We were thinking about Engelberg area and visit Titlis, Bannalpsee, Fürenalp... Do you think this could be a good fit? We were also thinking about Zermatt area.

If you have another suggestion, I will appreciate it. We own a car and live in Zurich.

Thank you in advance,

Lorena

Anna
Anna
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May 15, 2020 - 8:21 AM in reply to lorena

Hi Lorena,

Assuming the gondolas will be running as per normal by July, Engelberg is certainly a good choice if you're looking for hiking trails that are suitable for strollers and younger children. You can find a list here: www.engelberg.ch/en/summer/families/hiking-with-pushchair/

Highly recommended is the loop trail around Trübsee. It's fairly flat and has a couple of playgrounds and numerous grill spots along the way, with amazing view in the summer. Details of the trail here: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/engelberg-obertruebsee-truebsee. If you wish, you could combine this hike with a trip up to the Titlis summit.

A personal favourite is the Brunni Tickle Trail in the Brunni-Engelberg area. The highlight is a small mountain lake called Harzlisee that offers a theme trail every kids (and kids at heart) will love. There's also a toboggan and a huge playground to keep everyone happy :)

If you don't mind travelling a bit further, Zermatt also offers plenty of easy hiking options for families. www.myswissalps.com/zermatt/activities (scroll down for hiking suggestions)

You won't go wrong with either :)

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on May 15, 2020 - 8:22 AM by Anna
Mark
Mark
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May 15, 2020 - 11:31 AM

Hi Lorena

Another forum favorite is the Ticino area. It would be quite different from your previous trip to the Jungfrau area. We stayed in Locarno and enjoyed the short scenic hike from Cardada to Cimetta. There is a very large playground at Cardada. Nearby are lakes, castles, Lugano, old town in Ascona to explore. The section on Ticino on this website is very informative. Anyway it is a beautiful area and a very different experience from your previous trip.

The Upper and lower Engadine valley are reported to be very scenic with lots of hiking opportunities. I haven’t been there yet but have a trip to Sils planned for this September. Fingers crossed!!

Mark

lorena
lorena
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May 15, 2020 - 1:11 PM in reply to Anna

Thanks a lot for your advice and suggestions Anna and Mark!

I will look into it and let's hope we can decide because there is a lot to see :) Hope everything is open and running in July. So far I have checked with two resorts and they will be open.

Regards,

Lorena

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