Above all else, a hike with children must comply with two criteria: its degree of difficulty must be easily doable and, preferably, there should be something to discover on every corner.
Numerous family hikes in Zug / Lech am Arlberg fulfil both of these requirements. You can check out the loveliest of them here, now:
Across the Stone Sea
The Steinerne Meer (literally “Rocky Sea”), an alpine karst plateau on the Formaletsch, is an impressive witness to the region’s around 200-million-year past when the region was still located well below sea level. A fact that is hard to imagine these days. Unless you have climbed across the witnesses of this era yourself. If you are sure-footed, it is a unique chance to cross the sea for yourself.
Follow the Lech – to the Älpele
The short hike along the River Lech to the Gasthof Älpele further back in the Zugertal is characterised by a lovely countryside, and is even easy to manoeuvre with small children. Even when the sun is at its highest, your hike takes you through a cool, shady piece of wildly romantic countryside along the first stretch of the Lech trail: this path next to the water demands more of your senses than of your condition. Fragrant mountain meadows, idyllic bridges and, a very special feature, a fire pit somewhat off the beaten track, are ready and waiting to be discovered. The reception team at the Rote Wand will gladly provide you with a hint. Incidentally: if you are in a rush, you can head straight to the Älpele via the direct path which passes the hotel.
The Green Riddle Ring
Boredom has no place on the Green Riddle Ring, a sort of extension of the popular Green Ring, for there are loads of stations to discover and riddles to solve. And the best thing about it? The puzzles are equally hard for grown-ups and children, since it is not only a matter of making a guess – they have to climb, fish, turn, tread and pump too. Once you have finished the detective work, take a well-earned rest on the lovely terrace of the Rudalpe. And if you still haven’t had enough, take time at the water playground to build a dam, construct whatever takes your fancy and splash about to your heart’s content.
Tip: For stays of 3 nights or more, you will receive your Lech Card for free.