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Hiking with children Tips for your family hiking tour

Hiking with children is fun! To ensure that you and your children return back home safe and sound, you can find the best and most important tips for family hiking tours here, without putting yourself in any danger.

Route planning

  • Plan your tour in detail and adapt the route to suit the weakest.

  • With children, hiking tours need to offer plenty of variety and be neither too long nor too steep.
  • Take regular breaks, ideally at the mountain huts, viewing platforms, lakes and other attractions.
  • A playground, stream and couple of climbing rocks are available to keep children amused while you take a break.
  • Motivate your children en route with games, walking songs and short competitions (e.g. who can find the best walking stick?).
  • Stay on the marked trails for your own safety and out of respect for the plants and animals.

Your hiking rucksack should contain:

  • Sufficient drinks and also some warm dringks in the thermos flask
  • Healthy snacks e.g. fruit, vegetables, bread, muesli bar, biscuits
  • Emergency kit with a flashlight, matches or lighter, first aid kit
  • Blanket
  • Mobile phone – via emergency call 140 (mountain rescue) or euro emergency call 112 you get help
  • Hiking maps
  • For the little ones: spare clothing – even in bright sunshine, an excursion into a stream can result in wet clothes
  • For the little ones: a cuddly toy suitable for mountain adventures!
  • For the little ones: sweets plasters for small scrapes and scratches!

The right equipment is essential

  • Robust hiking boots with a good profile are indispensable. The shoes ensure good grip at slippery paths grip. Water-repellent or even waterproof shoes can be an advantage if you have to cross a stream.
  • Always run new shoes beforehand, because blisters on the feet can ruin all the fun of the hike.
  • Clothes should be adapted to the weather. Wearing several layers means that you can react quickly to changes in the weather.
  • Even in good weather, it is important to take rainwear with you. The weather can change quickly and unpredictably in the mountains.
  • Sun protection must be included in any basic equipment. The intensity of the UV rays increases with the height of the mountains.
  • If you have small children, you should also be able to carry them if necessary. There are some great baby carriers. Pushchairs and buggies are only suitable for solid and less steep terrain/trails. 

Environmentally-friendly hike!

Take empty bottles and packages back into the valley or dispose of them in the containers provided. Adults should set an example!

Prepared for an emergency!

  • A mobile phone can save lives in an emergency.

  • Ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged before you start your hike and how you get access to how to get access to all telephone networks in an emergency.
  • Mountain rescue emergency line = 140

  • Euro emergency line = 112
  • Leave details of the planned tour and your mobile phone number with friends, relatives or or on vacation at your host / hotel. 
  • Trust the experience of locals, mountain guides and hut owners, especially info on routes and weather forecasts.
  • Pay attention to the weather forecasts in the media. The wind and visibility conditions are important in addition to the temperature, rain and sunshine.
  • Thick fog and cloud can an quickly affect visibility and make orientation very difficult.
Familie steht im roten Bilderrahmen des Photopoint am Feuerkogel mit Blick auf die Bergstation und den Traunstein


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