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The most beautiful hiking trips for families in autumn

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Sunny autumn days are perfect for going out in the fresh air with the family.

Chestnut path in Murgtal SG

Autumn is chestnut season. On the two and a half kilometer long hiking trail in the canton of St. Gallen, you can collect a few chestnuts while walking. The path leads through the chestnut forest to the Murg Gorge with an impressive waterfall. Those traveling with younger children can also take the shorter route, which is only 1.5 kilometers long.

Start: Murg train station
Destination: Murg train station
Distance: 1.5 – 2.5 kilometers
Duration: 1 – 2 hours

Goat migration in Enney FR

Hiking with goats? This is especially fun for children. The five child-friendly goats accompany you on the way through the mountains and should motivate the young hikers. In this original way, you can easily convince your children to go out into the fresh air and do sports. During the mountain hike you have to answer exciting quiz questions about the goats and you can even brush the goats.

Start: Enney
nneyDistance: 2 kilometers
Duration: –

Alpine flora adventure trail in Savognin GR

This adventure trail is particularly suitable for families on a beautiful autumn day. The hike from Somtgant GR to Tigignas GR takes around 1.5 hours. You can discover 100 different alpine flowers, medicinal plants and alpine herbs. Right next to the mountain station there is a restaurant from which you can enjoy a wonderful mountain panorama. For those who prefer to bring their own picnic, there are several barbecue areas.

Start: Immediately
Target: T
igignasDistance: 4.7 kilometers
Duration: 1.5 hours

Turquoise green Tseuzier reservoir

The hiking trail to Lac de Tseuzier in the communes of Ayent VS and Icogne VS leads across alpine pastures, forests and small waterfalls. The highlight is the turquoise reservoir, where you can stop for a picnic or stop at the mountain restaurant.

Start: Ayent dam
Destination: Dam A
yentDistance: 4.9 kilometers
Duration: 1.5 hours

Planet Hike in Effretikon ZH

A trek through the galaxy! From Effretikon you walk to Kyburg Castle. Along the way, children learn information and distances about the nine planets in the solar system. There are several picnic spots along the route where the young astronauts can rest. The hike ends at Kyburg Castle, where you can add a tour to it.

Start: Effretikon
Destination: Sennhof-Kyburg station
Distance: 11.2 kilometers
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Hiking route at Lake Sils

The easy hike in the Upper Engadin lake landscape is well suited for families. The route only takes about an hour and 20 minutes. You can enjoy a view over Lake Sils and see the orange-gold mountain forest on the Chastè peninsula. There are many rest stops along the way where you can take a break. Those interested in culture can visit the memorial stone of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche on the peninsula.

Start: Sils-Maria, Posta
Destination: Sils-Maria, P
ostaDistance: 5 kilometers
Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Olive path with a view of Lake Lugano

In autumn it is often a little warmer in Ticino than in the rest of Switzerland. Autumn is also the time of the olive harvest in the south. The “Sentiero dell’olivo” is an easy route between Gandria TI and Castagnola TI and takes about an hour. On the hiking trail you have a wonderful view of Lake Lugano. On several boards you will be informed on the way about olive cultivation, the history behind it and the extraction of olive oil.

Start: Gandria
Destination: Castagnola
Distance: 3.3 kilometers
Duration: 1 hour

Lynx Trail near Lenk in the Simmertal

In the Bernese municipality of Lenk BE, you can hike four kilometers in the footsteps of the lynx. On the way you learn everything about the big cats and their way of life. There are also life-size replicas of lynx, chamois and deer. A lot of fun is guaranteed!

Start: Leiterli mountain station
Destination: Wallegg Stube
Distance: 4.5 kilometers
Duration: 1.5 hours

Hiking in Switzerland

Amden & Weesen Tourism / @alpine_treasures

Where are the best hiking trails for families? Where can you enjoy the most beautiful view over the peaks? Blick presents the best places to hike, discover, enjoy and experience in Switzerland.

Amden & Weesen Tourism / @alpine_treasures

Where are the best hiking trails for families? Where can you enjoy the most beautiful view over the peaks? Blick presents the best places to hike, discover, enjoy and experience in Switzerland.

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