Hiking in Wengen in Sept with a baby

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Aug 20, 2019 - 4:12 PM

My husband and I are staying in Wengen from 9th - 15th September and are bringing our 6 month old daughter. Usually we would be very active and do day-long hikes but are mindful of not overdoing it with the baby on board (although she is very used to, and loves, long walks in the carrier!)

We are thinking of doing the Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg walk on one day, and then either carrying on walking back to Wengen or getting the cable car if necessary.

Another day we are planning on getting the cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and then walking to Mürren and on to Gimmelwald.

On one day we were hoping to do a paraglide (we will take it in turns as the baby doesn't fancy that!)

Do these sound like sensible hiking suggestions? Would anyone recommend anything different, or any other manageable hikes if we can fit a third one in?

Finally, I would be grateful for a rough idea of what the weather will be like in early - mid September. I know that it can be very changeable but have no idea whether we should be packing shorts/t-shirts or waterproofs and fleeces (or all of the above!)

I have tried to work out the costs of travel (we have a car which we will leave in Lauterbrunnen so won't need the train from the airport) and for 4-5 days of cable cars I think that paying as we go will be more cost effective than the Swiss Travel Pass or the Half Fare Pass. Does this sound about right? I don't think that we will be doing the Jungfraujoch or the Schilthorn.

Thank you for any recommendations or suggestions that anyone has - we can't wait!

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Aug 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Hi RachRiley and welcome to MySwissAlps!

All these walks mentioned by you sound manageable for me with a baby in a carrier:

Here you can search for more hikes: www.myswissalps.com/hi king. You can filter the region "Bernese Oberland" then the subregion "Jungfrau region" and then the difficulty "easy".

Here you find some option for paragliding, just use the filter to make it easier: www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/sports

Regarding the weather, it is true it changes very fast. I would put all, the shorts and the waterproofs with pullovers too. Make sure you will have the right shoes too! And do not forget about the sunscreen and sunglasses. I recommend to read this: www.myswissalps.com/we ather and www.myswissalps.com/we ather/forecast. And please refer also to this under the "Clothing & footwear" part: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/preparation

To make your holiday cost effective first you should definitely know what you're going to use (like funicular, cable cars etc). Here you'll find a good spreadsheet to make the calculations and how to choose the best pass: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. Be careful when you are calculating the prices of the point to point tickets, SBB timetable shows already the half price (as you would have the Swiss Half Fare Card). In most cases rail passes are better and more convenient solution as the point to point tickets.

One more thing, as you are traveling with a baby: be aware that under 2 years old high altitude is not always recommended, before visiting areas over 2500 m, you'd better consult your doctor. See more practical information on this page under "Preparation": www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch.

I hope I've answered all of your questions. If you have any left do not hesitate to let me know :)

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