Local Tip from Manu
Railway hike for families
A leisurely stroll through the Rhine Gorge with a toddler is the perfect day trip in autumn. The temperatures are still quite warm at 600 m.a.s.l. and the children don't have to be wrapped up like on the mountain.
The arrival and return journey with the Rhaetian Railway is an experience in itself. Travelling by train is relaxed and a real adventure for children. Especially on Sunday, when the open adventure train drives through the Rhine Gorge.
The section from Versam to Valendas can be easily walked. The trail runs through forests and clearings, with a beautiful view of the gorge and the surrounding mountains. The kids can marvel at the most impressive part of the Rhine Gorge from their carrying backpack or take a nap. Rushing streams, bizarre sandstone towers and vast forests await you in the Swiss Grand Canyon.
My little one loves the nature playground. What could be nicer than playing in the unique floodplain landscape with the stones carved round by the water or making your first long distance throwing attempts? With a little attention, you can also discover beaver tracks along the way.
At the end of the hike, a cosy café at Valendas station invites you to eat and drink before the return journey with the Rhaetian Railway, on which you can once again experience and enjoy the Rhine Gorge.