10 Swiss Hikes Suitable for Strollers

It’s so nice to have the option of bringing a stroller on the trail, not only to carry my child but also all the gear and picnic stuff we like to bring. I love that Switzerland has lot of  “obstacle-free” routes, not just for strollers but also for wheelchairs, so everyone can enjoy the great outdoors, even pregnant mamas with swollen feet. Here are some of our favorites…

1. Flumserberg Flower Trail

This little stroll was the first hike we ever did in Switzerland with our then 2 year old. This short 2 km loop was just right for his little legs, a good introduction to a lifetime of hiking with his family. The views were big, the flowers plentiful, and the cows friendly. A few years later we took his great grandmother on this same walk and it was just her speed. Read more…

2. Stoos Fronalpstock Panorama Trail

This Panoramaweg is a 1.5 km loop, starting along the cliffs overlooking Lake Luzern, then looping back through the fields back to the chair lift. The path is wide and groomed dirt, suitable for even lightweight strollers. There’s a small playground and picnic area at the start of the hike, right on the edge of the cliffs, but fenced in for safety. You have to take a chair lift up, but the staff will safely hook your stroller on to a separate chair. This is our top choice for taking visitors. Read more…

3. Hoch Ybrig

We can’t decide if we love Hoch Ybrig more in summer or winter; it’s great in all seasons. We love this ridge trail, where the views are so dreamy. The kids like this trail because it’s all downhill and easy walking. The trail is smooth and just fine with strollers. At the bottom, there are a couple playgrounds, restaurants and a nice fire pit by a pond if you fancy a picnic. This one also requires a chair lift, but the staff is helpful loading and unloading a folded stroller. Read more…

4. Rigi Panorama Trail

A mountain train brings you up to the tippy-top of Rigi Kulm, where you can admire amazing panoramic views without hiking a bit. But we like to walk as well. So instead of riding down, you can push your stroller along this smooth dirt path down as far as you care to walk, as little as 1 km to the next train stop or as much as 9 km to the end of the Rigi Panorama trail, where there is a big playground with trampolines, slides and swings. Read more…

5. Pizol Heidi Trail

This Heidi theme trail has play stations along the way to help motivate your child to keep walking. The kids get a little trail passport that they stamp along the way as they complete the stations. It’s not a difficult trail, but little legs can get tired over the 4 km. So it’s nice to have a stroller along in case they need a break. There are lots of play areas, several restaurants and picnic areas along the way. Read more…

5. Engstligenalp

After riding up a cable car past an amazing waterfall, you reach an enormous, strangely flat alpine valley surrounded by impressive snowy peaks. There is an easy stroller-friendly path circling the valley, passing over a few streams and through a boulder parkour course. There’s lots of room for the kids to safely run around, while you admire the view. Read more…

6. Küsnachter Tobel river walk

This Zurich walk is a local favorite. The trail is good for little kids as it is all downhill and follows the river the whole way. There’s even a dragon hidden in the rocks. The path is flat and mostly wide, very doable with a stroller. There are several picnic areas with fire pits and wood. It’s good in all seasons, but particularly pretty in spring and fall. Read more…

7. Melchsee Frutt mountain resort

This trail is good for those who want to enjoy the alps, but don’t want to walk very much. Instead of walking there and back, you can take a little tourist train to the far end of the trail, then leisurely walk back along the lakes. The train has room to transport folded up strollers and the path is flat and smooth, no problems. If you want to cut your trip short, you just catch the train back from one of the stops along the way. There’s a big playground back at the cable car station as a reward for little walkers. Read more…

8. Swiss Grand Canyon

This is an easy walk through the forest and flower filled fields out to a dramatic lookout over the Rhine Gorge, aka “Swiss Grand Canyon.”  The path is stroller-friendly, which is good because the walk is easy but a little long. There’s a playground at the start, a delicious restaurant in the middle, fire pits, and lovely views. If it’s a hot day, combine this with a swim at the gorgeous Caumasee. Read more…

9. Pigniu Reservoir and Waterfalls

One of our favorite lakes is Lag da Pigniu in Graubunden, a bit west of Flims/Laax. There’s a loop trail around the lake, but only the east side is suitable for strollers. The path leads you to two dramatic waterfalls on the far side of the lake. There’s a lakeside picnic area with fire pits near the waterfalls and plenty of room to run around and throw rocks into the river. It’s an easy, beautiful day in nature and one our yearly traditions. Read more…

10. Leukerbad

Leukerbad has two nice stroller paths, one in the valley along a river and one way up on the mountain pass along a lake, both amazing. In July, they have a fun festival for bringing the sheep down whole mountain into the valley. It’s hard to describe, so you are just going to have to click through and see all the pretty pictures for yourself. Read more about the valley walk and mountain pass…

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2 comments

  1. We did amazing route today with 2 kids 2 and 5 y.o. using recommendations from this amazing web-page. We selected the path Elm Riesenwald Theme Trail, and it perfectly fits strollers.
    Thank you for your informative blog, we plan to do more routs using your page as a guide.
    Misha

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