Lavaux

We love hiking and we love the Swiss scenery! I was worried that having a baby would mean we wouldn’t be able to do as much of it as before. I think this is true to an extent with a tiny baby (under 6 months), what with the frequent feeding and changing which can be difficult in the countryside in the winter, but with a little research we have found some good pushchair friendly walks around Switzerland that will keep us going until the spring when he is big enough to go in his Deuter kid comfort 3 hiking backpack. 

Lavaux is a truly beautiful area of Switzerland and we are lucky to have it only an hour away from Geneva. Once again, we hopped on a trusty sbb train to visit these vineyards overlooking the lake and mountains. 

We have discovered that walking through vineyards is generally a great way to explore an area with guaranteed pushchair friendly paths weaving in between the vines. We found this walk through the terraces of lavaux.

We took the train the Chexbres and enjoyed walking through the vineyards and soaking up the views. Even though it was February, the sun was shining and it was warm (ish). We firstly walked towards Saint-Saphorin, which is a very ornate little village next to the lake with a couple of little cafes/restaurants. The path towards it was smooth but in the village there were a lot of cobbles! 

We then headed back up and along the vineyard roads towards Epesses. We stopped regularly along the way to feed Jack, change him and to have a picnic. Luckily I could sit on the walls to feed him at any moment he needed food. There were also plenty of benches and picnic tables dotted along the paths.

Jack dozed in his pushchair while we chatted and enjoyed the views. We saw quite a few other parents with babies who had had the same idea as us! We didn’t complete the whole circular walk, but we walked for a few hours until we decided to get on the train at Epesses.