Family travel guide to Switzerland in summer: nature, well-being and adventure

Summer in Switzerland is a green and sunny paradise, perfect for families. With Pioupiou Cosmetics, discover a unique experience, combining relaxation, nature and precious family moments. Here is our summer version for an unforgettable vacation.

Between luxury relaxation stay and nature stay

Luxury Spas and Hotels: the Alps in summer

Switzerland is renowned for its luxury hotels and exclusive spas. In summer, take advantage of summer offers in renowned establishments, such as the Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa in Villars-sur-Ollon, ideal for family relaxation with massages, gourmet children's menus and well-being treatments.

Farm Stays

Spend a few days on a Swiss farm, where children can feed the animals, pick fruit and learn about agricultural life. Farms in the Emmental region offer interactive experiences.

Camping and Glamping

Opt for camping or glamping by the lakes or in the mountains. Sites like those of Lake Lugano or Valais offer spectacular locations and modern facilities.

Switzerland in Summer: a natural spectacle

Family Walks and Hikes

Summer offers breathtaking Swiss landscapes. Explore national parks, wildflower fields, lakes, mountains and glaciers. Admire the waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The Swiss Alps offer panoramic views and trails suitable for all levels.

Gastronomic Delicacies

Local markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables in summer. Take part in family culinary workshops to learn how to prepare summer dishes and enjoy strawberries, Zug cherries and Valais apricots.

Summer activities

Events and Festivals

  1. Montreux Jazz Festival, Paléo Festival in Nyon, Mountain Festivals : Concerts and activities suitable for families.
  2. Swiss National Day (August 1) : Take part in fireworks, parades and traditional celebrations and feasts. Go up to the mountains or book at the farms near you, it's a very joyful day.
  3. Open Air Cinemas : Enjoy movie evenings under the stars in Zurich, Geneva and Basel (Open Air, Allianz Cinema). Family films are often on the program.

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

  1. Cruises on the Swiss lakes : Embark on a cruise on Lake Geneva, Lake Zurich or Lake Lucerne.
  2. Swimming and water sports : Try paddle, kayak or pedal boat on Lakes Thun or Neuchâtel.
  3. Bike routes : Rent bikes and explore the roads of the canton of Vaud or the cycle paths of the Engadine. The mountain bike trails are perfect for the more sporty.
  4. Days at badi (beaches on lakes) : Enjoy the best children's beaches, playgrounds and ice cream parlors for a relaxing day with the family.

Practical advice for your family trip to Switzerland

Preparation : Book your accommodation and activities in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises. Tourist locations, passes and peaks can be very popular.

Ecotourism : Favor panoramic trains to reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying the landscapes. Everything is well connected in Switzerland.

Weather : Bring suitable clothing, as the weather can be changeable in the mountains even in summer. Remember to protect yourself and your little ones (hat, sunscreen ).

Inspiration : Visit for ideas and information for planning your family trip and finding the right places. Some Instagram accounts are full of good ideas (don't hesitate to contact us to find out more).

Summer in Switzerland promises unforgettable moments for families seeking relaxation, discovery and adventure. With Pioupiou Cosmetics, enjoy an experience of softness, nature and well-being, thus creating precious memories for your family.

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