Ten great winter excursion tips for you

Sporty action or relaxation, alone or with the family, in the forest or on the slopes: Mobility gets you quickly and flexibly to some places that are great to discover in winter. We’ve put together some tips for you here.


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Skating through the forest: ice trail in the Engadine

Fancy skating through a winter-wonderland fairytale forest? That’s exactly what you can do in Sur En in the Lower Engadine. The unique ice trail winds its way through fir and spruce trees along the River Inn, leading back to the starting point after three kilometres. You can hire skates and helmets on site, and there are even special skate chairs, too. A unique experience for the whole family.

How to get there: By public transport to Scuol railway station; from there it is 10 minutes using Mobility (parking at Camping Sur En)
Further information: www.eisweg-engadin.ch

Ski and toboggan at the same time: Skitti in Ticino

Can't decide whether you want to speed down the slopes on skis or on a toboggan? Then why not opt for the Skitti! You sit comfortably as on a toboggan, but you run on skis! This makes it easy to steer, as well as enabling fast manoeuvres and zigzagging. The Skitti is only available at Leontica-Nara in Ticino, where its inventor – ski instructor Pierluigi Paganetti – teaches you the correct technique in person. And in no time you’ll be hurtling down a five-kilometre run through the wonderful winter landscape to Cancorì.

How to get there: By public transport to Biasca Stazione; from there it is 20 minutes to Leontica-Nara using Mobility

Further information: www.skitti.ch and www.nara.ch

Winter full moon magic: SUP tour on Lake Lucerne

Stand-up paddling in winter? Yes, it really is possible. Equipped with a dry suit and neoprene shoes, you can enjoy Lake Lucerne in the cold season, too: smooth water, fresh air and silence – without any boats on the water. The SUPoint in Buochs also offers guided SUP evening tours in the magical light of the full moon in winter – as well as other highly pleasurable events such as SUP with fondue.

Further information: www.supoint.ch

How to get there: By public transport to Lucerne railway station, from there it is 20 minutes to Buochs using Mobility; or by public transport to Stans railway station, from there it is seven minutes to Buochs using Mobility (parking at Seeplatz)

With huskies through the snow: Erlebniswelt Muotathal – a unique world of experience

Want to feel what it’s like to be an Inuk? At Erlebniswelt Muotathal you can set off with huskies and toboggan to enjoy a unique ride with your very own dog team. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about these tenacious four-legged friends and how to handle them; after your outdoor experience you will also have the opportunity to help care for the animals and feed them.

Further information: www.erlebniswelt.ch/huskies

How to get there: By public transport to Schwyz railway station, from there it's a 20-minute ride with Mobility to the Husky Lodge at Erlebniswelt Muotathal

Uphill under steam: nostalgic train rides up the Rigi

Would you like to enjoy the winter panorama offered by the mountains of Central Switzerland? On two dates (30 January and 27 February 2022), a trip up the Rigi will be available in a retro-style train: locomotives and carriages dating back to the 1870s have been lovingly and professionally restored to take you up to the Queen of the Mountains – complete with steam and sparks, gleaming metal and the smell of coal fire. At the top you can enjoy the view, a circular hike, a fine meal – or even a visit to the spa at Wellness Rigi Kaltbad.

Further information: www.rigi.ch

How to get there: By public transport to Lucerne, Zug or Schwyz, depending on where you are coming from; it is then 25 to 35 minutes to Vitznau using Mobility

The spirit of winter over hill and dale: winter adventure trail in Nidwalden

A family outing with a difference: the spirit of winter comes alive during the cold season at Erlebnishof Vorsäss in Ennetmoos/NW. Integrated in a story, the adventure trail runs over two kilometres through forests and fields, also passing a usable fire pit. The lovely fairy tale can be listened to at home beforehand or read to the children on site. Various stations lie in store with puzzle questions, ideas for games, and songs. This is a fun way to learn all kinds of fascinating things about native wild animals. Those who solve all the riddles correctly get to take home a little surprise, too.

Further information: www.erlebnishof-vorsaess.ch/wintererlebnispfad-besucher

How to get there: By public transport to Sarnen or Stans; from there it takes 15 minutes to Mueterschwandenberg in Ennetmoos using Mobility (Mittler Vorsäss 1)

Even more beautiful under a full moon: 12 kilometres of tobogganing fun in Prättigau

Are you familiar with the Prättigau mega-railway? Extending over a distance of twelve kilometres, it is one of the longest toboggan runs in Switzerland. You'll cover an amazing 1,100 metres of altitude difference between the Fideris Heuberge and Fideris village – perfect for tobogganing fans! If you want to make the experience even more magical, enjoy the toboggan run at night or even by the light of a full moon – or combine it with a delicious fondue. Toboggans can be rented on site or you can bring your own.

Further information: www.heuberge.ch

How to get there: By public transport to Landquart railway station; from there it is 17 minutes to the valley station Fideris Sägerei using Mobility. The bus then takes you to the starting point of your downhill experience.

Propelled by the wind: snow-kiting in the Jura Mountains

Glide over vast expanses of snow driven by the power of the wind: this is a unique winter sport you can learn in the Jura Mountains. You will receive instruction on how to use the snow-kite, which can be rented on site. Then it’s off to the slopes with your skis or snowboard and the mini paraglider that pulls you along effortlessly. The course is held at a suitable location in the Les Breuleux region depending on snow and wind conditions.

Further information: www.maisondutourisme.ch

How to get there: By public transport to Biel railway station; from there it is 35 minutes to the Les Breuleux area using Mobility

Suspension bridge feeling: the bridge circuit trail on Sattel

Did you know that Sattel-Hochstuckli is home to one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in Europe? Cross the legendary Skywalk, which is 375 metres long – and your head for heights will be rewarded with a unique view. The bridge circuit trail from Mostelberg mountain station is a leisurely two kilometres – a truly outstanding experience for the whole family, in winter too.

Further information: www.sattel-hochstuckli.ch

How to get there: By public transport to Goldau or Schwyz, for example: from there it is 20 minutes to Mostelberg using Mobility

High up on the Lauchernalp: the highest-altitude winter hike in Europe

Look forward to the diverse range of activities available in Lauchernalp, situated the beautiful Lötschental valley: varied pistes, versatile winter hiking trails and the legendary Lauchernalp high-altitude panorama trail, which starts at the Hockhorn gondola mountain station. At 3,111 metres above sea level, it is the highest-altitude winter hiking trail in Europe! Just one kilometre along the well-prepared trail, you reach the vantage point where a breathtaking view of 40 four-thousand-metre peaks awaits you. Look forward to views of the Matterhorn, the Kanderfirn glacier and the Blüemlisalp massif. After enjoying a snack – if you like a bit of high speed – you can go on a toboggan ride from Lauchernalp back to Wiler.

Further information: www.bergwelten.com//t/ww/24003

How to get there: By public transport to Visp, from there it is 30 minutes to the Lauchernalp cable car using Mobility. From Lauchernalp, take the chairlift and gondola to Hockenhorngrat.

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