/ Family friendly alps destination?

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This summer we want to go to the alps. I've been to Chamonix loads of times and twice to the Saas valley and fancy somewhere different. It would be myself, my wife and our 1 yr old. We are looking for somewhere with:
1. a few short, easy alpine routes with non glacial approaches that I can solo (think Joderhorn type thing) ideally done from the campsite not a hut.
2. Some nice cycle ride options suitable for a bike with a 1 yr old on the back
3. Scenic walks
4. maybe some bouldering
5. I don't know about this one but is any of the easiest via feratta ok with a kiddy in a carrier? That sounds hugely irresponsible but some might be appropriate.

So far I am thinking a week in Arolla then head over to the dolomites but I don't know the dollies at all so open to suggestions of where to go. Also struggling to find a guidebook for Arolla that covers the alpine stuff as opposed to just the sport.

Any ideas for destinations?
PeterBlackler - on 19:36 Fri
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

Do you know the Ecrins? Ailefroide perhaps...

It has some of your requirements at least; I don't think anywhere will have all



cragtyke on 21:12 Fri
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Have a look at the Otztal and Zillertal/ Mayrhofen tourism sites.
In reply to cragtyke:

Thanks, will take a look
In reply to PeterBlackler:

A little, I've skied there a few times now and climbed valley ice in winter twice there but not been in summer. Will take a look.
Jus - on 17:23 Sat
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Val di Mello sounds like a good bet!
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

I can't recommend the Dolomites enough. Unrivalled scenery, easy access, via ferrata and some of the best road biking in the world. Campsites in most of the major towns.
Trangia on 17:59 Sat
In reply to Somerset swede basher:

The Engadin ticks many of your boxes


It's a beautiful area. I spent a couple of weeks there with my ex. She was a non climber, but had plenty to keep herself occupied in the valley whilst I took myself off for a couple of 2/3 day climbs in the high mountains including Piz Bernina 4,049m. Apart from this we did loads of scenic walking and cycling together and we did one easy, virtually glacier free, peak called Piz Morteratsch 3,796m, her first ever Alpine peak. Non technical and fun.
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Thanks all.

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