Laax: 7 outdoor experiences for families

If you only put Laax on your list of winter destinations, you’re missing out on a lot! Especially for families with children, the region is quite an outdoor adventure land in summer or autumn.

Towards the end of August 2021, my son and I explored Laax and the surrounding area and were so happy. We had lots of adventures, enjoyed the sun, the water and nature, burned off some energy and relaxed. Here are our 7 tips for outdoor adventures for families.

1. Right on the doorstep: Lake Laax

Those who – like us – stay at wellnessHostel3000 get numerous leisure activities practically served up on a silver platter. On Lake Laax, the kiosk rents out pedalos as well as SUP (stand-up paddling) equipment. Smaller children can let off steam in the water playground, by the goat enclosure or at the nearby Robinson playground.

Blick vom Pedalo aus auf den Laaxersee ©Natalie Sidler

2. Action in the freestyle paradise of Laax

Scooters, skateboards and bmx are also very popular among kids at the moment. So it’s not surprising that they would like to try out Galaaxy Park, the pump track and the Snake Run at the rocksresort Park – all at once.

For those who want to surf the wave of happiness, the UrbanSurfwave at rocksresort is highly recommended. Especially for young stunt scooter heroes, this combination of pump track and bowl features is considered the absolute highlight among outdoor adventures. Rental equipment is available at LAAX Rental at rocksresort.

At rocksresort you surf with anything that rolls © Philipp Ruggli

If you prefer to combine a high-altitude hike with freestyle experiences, Galaaxy Park at the Crap Sogn Gion mountain station is an ideal way to end the day. But you can easily spend a whole day there at 2252 metres above sea level: There’s a wide range of activities available and entry and on-site rental equipment are included in the mountain railway ticket.

Trampoline fun on the Crap Sogn Gion (2228 m) © Philipp Ruggli

The Space Station (or Galaaxy Park) is much more than just a mountain station © Philipp Ruggli

3. Lake Cauma: hike, marvel and of course swim

The turquoise-blue Lake Cauma, also called the Pearl of Flims, is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Switzerland. Many circular paths invite you to take leisurely hikes. Optionally, these can be combined with Lake Cresta or a magnificent view of the Rhine Gorge.

Near the Conn restaurant, you can look down into the Rinaulta like a swift from the lofty Il Spir viewing platform.

The lake itself offers refreshing opportunities for bathing all over. Because we had our diving masks with us, we were also able to observe many fish as a little bonus. The best way to pay for admission to Lake Cauma is directly via the Inside Laax app, which gives you many discounts thanks to the guest card.

We liked the view of Lake Cauma as much as bathing in it ©Natalie Sidler

4. Insider tip Connbächli

Shortly after the start of the Camasee circular trail, we happened to come across a turn-off marked “Connbächli”. We spontaneously took this alternative path and were blown away. You can read more about this root path with mystical forest sections, small rapids, boat trips and butterflies in my next blog post.

The Connbächliweg took us on a magical journey. ©TVB Laax Falera

5. Senda dil Dragun: at eye level with the treetops

Auf der sagenhaften Senda dil Dragun (deutsch Drachenweg) spaziert man nicht unter den Bäumen, sondern über sie und neben ihren Wipfeln durch den Wald. Der längste Baumwipfelpfad der Welt wurde im Juli 2021 eröffnet und schenkt uns eine ganz neue Perspektive auf Laax.

Während die Erwachsenen die Aussicht geniessen und interaktiv mehr über die lokale Natur erfahren, freuen sich die Kids vermutlich am meisten auf ein rasantes Rutscherlebnis. Um den Einstiegsturm Murtschetg schlängelt sich nämlich eine 73 Meter lange Rutschbahn mit Spassgarantie.

The Way of the Dragon shows Lake Laax and the forest from above © Philipp Ruggli

6. Climbing fun and adrenaline at the Flims high rope park

Not necessarily higher, but a lot more exciting are the various courses at the Flims high rope park (Prau la Selva). As there are climbing courses in various degrees of difficulty, this trip is guaranteed to suit large, medium and small squirrels.

I was particularly impressed by the professionalism and humanity of the staff – my son preferred to be inspired by other highlights, such as the snowboard obstacle, the cable cars and the lofty platforms.

In season it is worth booking by phone: The climbing attraction is very popular.

Action on the course at the Flims high rope park ©Natalie Siedler

7. Biking: exciting outdoor adventures on wheels

In Laax and Flims, nature can also be explored particularly well on two wheels. The holiday region also focuses on uncomplicated rental with high-quality bike equipment. These are good conditions for a carefree outdoor experience with kids.

Skill areas at the Laax and Flims valley stations also allow you to keep improving your biking skills.

Awesome bike trails help get your heart pounding © Philipp Ruggli

8. Wild card: Bad weather variants

If the weather doesn’t adhere to our holiday plans, we have to be flexible. For example, the Flims high rope park is usually popular even in bad weather because the forest offers a certain amount of weather protection. However, it is closed in the event of hail, thunderstorms or strong winds.

In such cases, you can always turn to Europe’s first freestyle hall, the Freestyle Academy in Laax. Or, you can plan a trip to the newly renovated indoor swimming pool. As guests of the youth hostel, we were able to play a round of billiards or test our opponents’ nerves in a match of table football in the foyer.

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Surrounded by mountains over 3,000 metres high, you can choose between rooms with a view of the mountain lake or the Alps. On 1,835 m2, Aua Grava comprises an indoor pool including a water slide for children, a modern fitness centre with a course room and a spa area.  All the senses are pampered with saunas, fire bath, herbal steam bath, feature showers, sound room, Kneipp pool and much more.

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