We spent our last night of the school break in the town of Leukerbad which is about 50 minutes from Riederalp and is a popular spa town known for its two thermal baths heated with warm, geothermal water. I’ve also had this place on my radar for a while and since it was on our way towards home, I thought it would be the perfect place to end our winter break.
The hotel we stayed at included free passes to the thermal bath and a free round trip journey on one of the cable cars, but since we only had Monday morning and we had already had some unbeatable views for the past 4 days, we decided to just to the pools. Although the actual facility is older, it is kept up very well and the setting for the outdoor pools is just beautiful. It was pretty awesome to swim in these warm waters surrounded by snow and snow covered mountains! There were two indoor kids pools and the kids had a great time going back and forth between the different pools. After a few hours, we were ready to get some lunch before hitting the road to go home.
We looked on Tripadvisor and found Pizzeria Giardino, a pizza place just a few minutes walk away in the center of the town with a huge playroom for the kids. Living in Geneva, we really miss kid-friendly restaurants, so this place was a nice treat for everyone. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch and the kids had a great time playing!
The town of Leukerbad reminded me a bit of a Florida retirement village, but just in the snowy Alps instead. There were also lots of families and there seemed to be a good amount to do between the spas, skiing, sledding, and winter trails. It was a perfect end to our winter wonderland trip and we were all relaxed and refreshed after this little getaway!