The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
The Ravensburger Games Trail Grächen
The first and only Ravensburger Games Trail in Grächen-St. Niklaus is synonymous with fun, suspense and adventure in the open air. Here children encourage their parents to hike! Huts are interspersed along the trail, which can be undertaken in several stages. Each hut has a particular theme such as “take it easy” or “witches dance”. A day hike takes families to six play stations and two playhouses, as well as to the Hohtschuggen viewpoint. Families will enjoy refreshments and views in the charming café before continuing to the idyllic Grächner Lake.
How to get there: Train to St. Niklaus, then bus to Grächen
Return: Bus to St. Niklaus, further by train
Total hiking time: 3h
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Grächen