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Living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, we are more than ever excited to discover Switzerland as a family and to visit new places. Today we want to share with you our family trip to Bernina Glaciers adventure territory with just a few highlights of so many things you can do with children in the Engadin mountains.
Pontresina is an adorable mountain town near famous St.Moritz filed with many different possibilities for a nice summer vacation with children, from camping, hiking, climbing on the rocks or at the robe park to swimming in the lake or in the local wellness pool. We stayed two nights at the 4-star-superior hotel Saratz which has an amazing view on the Glacier. The hotel surprised us to be very kid-friendly. We loved those little tiny details like children bathrobes and local goodnight stories we found in the room. Along with swimming pools and playgrounds, the hotel offers free child care services for the kids from up to 3yo with organised activities and entertainment.
Our day trip to Cavaglia Glacier Garden with the Rhätische Bahn was the biggest highlight. Our 6yo was especially excited to travel on the red train that she saw for the first time. It was a unique experience to look at those white mountain lakes from the open train windows. Arriving at the station, we were warmly welcomed by Romeo Lardi, not not only the Cavaglia Glacier enthusiast but also the president of the Gletschergarden Cavaglia, who guided us through the “Grummo” trail (Grummo is the friendly giant of Cavaglia) and told us all about the garden`s fascinating history and rotating stones that worked out those incredible rock formations, the powerful experience of nature which took us back in the centuries thousands of years ago. The kids and we learned a great deal about the glaciers in general, it was indeed, a wonderful and fruitful trip.
On the way home the next day, we still managed to hit another trail from Pontresina to Val Roseg and back. “Track of Fix” is a theme trail created especially for children and quite an easy hike along the mountain river toward the glacier. Nevertheless, after 2 hours walking, we were perfectly exhausted for a delightful lunch at Restaurant Roseg-Gletscher which has a fantastic local food a great view on the whole valley. But the biggest highlight for our kids was the horse carriage ride that took us back to Pontresina.
From our experience, both trips are great for kids up from 5yo, but, just like we did, the little ones you can always carry in the child carrier (Maybe it will be something for you: Hiking with kids packing list (also printable PDF) (auch als PDF Datei)). I’m guessing, you will want extra few days to enjoy Glacier and the whole area because there are so many things to see and do there. We will, for sure, have to come back again!
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