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Swiss Alps Family Getaway

February 24, 2013 by

Alps Family Vacation

Discover the magic on an Alps family getaway.

A summer Swiss Alps family getaway offers adventure for everyone from biking, to hiking, or scenic train trips. It’s an ideal place to have fun and to enjoy the culture of stunning mountain villages with views of the iconic Matterhorn Mountain. 

Alps biking

Alpine Hiking with Children

Companies like Tiscover My Bed in the Alps provide Alpine vacations that allow parents to relax while their kids explore trails, green pastures and more for the perfect hiking holiday with kids.

Along with hiking, other kid-friendly activities include swimming in crystal clear lakes, playing in the park, and staying in one of the best hotels. 

Alps Mountain Biking

There’s nothing like exploring the Alps on two wheels. Depending on the age of your kids, you can choose exciting mountain bike routes, or gentle pasture trails and lovely riverside routes. Whether you’re a serious mountain biker, or looking for a leisurely bike ride, the Alps has it all.

Bike-friendly hotels feature bike guides and guided tours. 

Bernina Express

Bernina Express

Scenic Rail Tours

If you’re ready for a chance to sit back and relax as you take in the beautiful Alpine countryside, consider a scenic rail tour on the Bernina Express or Glacier Express. The Bernina Express meanders along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world to the exclusive Top of the World resort.

The Glacier Express offers a relaxing day trip offering views of the pristine Switzerland mountains, deep gorges and more. 

Other Things to Do

While spending time with the family on an Alps vacation, there’s plenty more to do and see. Consider going out with a naturalist to learn about Alpine wildlife, or visit one of their famous cheese factories, or better yet, see how they make Swiss chocolate and enjoy a sample or two on an expedition designed to please kids of any age. 

Photo credits: s.schmitz, zumturm, hrs51

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