How long and hard can a hike be for a child?
A walk of two hours or 200 metres above sea level can quickly become a day trip with small children, if you get fully involved with them. Because children move from one break for playing around to the next. For planning, this means: Depending on the child's joy of running, 300 or 400 metres of altitude difference and four-hour tours at pre-school age are sufficient. What counts is the entertainment value of the hikes. But already with six, seven years, the first short summit tours can be undertaken. But as with everything, the differences from child to child are great. Parents have to adjust to the child.
Which hiking destinations are worthwhile for children?
Children love animals and everything that splashes. Tempting hiking destinations are therefore alpine huts with cattle breeding or a petting zoo. For my children, the most exciting things to do are running streams to build dams, ponds and lakes to throw stones or waterfalls. We therefore like to go hiking in gorges, e.g. in the Wolfsklamm near Stans, the Partnachklamm near Garmisch or the Breitachklamm in the Allgäu. There it splashes at every corner.