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Hiking holidays Family hiking at the lake of Lucerne

Hiking: Round tour Lake Lucerne

Alpine pastures on the Rigi

The Rigi is often called the queen of mountains because of her characteristic shape. From here you can see the Pilatus, the Gotthard Massif and the many deep blue lakes of central Switzerland. This family friendly hike leads from one cottage to the next. You sleep in the hay and in cosy family rooms and enjoy the hospitality high up on the Alp.

Itinerary

The tour from Klingenstock to Fronalpstock is one of the most panoramic hikes in Switzerland. Unique views of Lake Lucerne and the nearby rock pyramids of the Mythen peak await you today. After the hike, you descend through the Stooswald forest to Brunnen on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 13 km
505 m
1'370 m

Before you strap on the hiking boots you have to proof your skill and craftsmanship. You visit the museum of Victorinoxwhere you can assemble your own Swiss pocket knife. Afterwardsyou are well equipped to start your hiking tour. Take the cable railway up to the Urmiberg and accompanied by wonderful views of the lake of Lucerne, you make your way to your first mountain Inn on the Rigi.

approx. 2.5 h
approx. 7 km
655 m
235 m

Today you can expect more great views. On a panorama path  you walk down to Hiterenboden and then back up to the peak of the Rigi. From here you have great views of all of central Switzerland. In every direction you can see a different lake. In Rigi Kaltbad, you can try your luck in the most beautiful minigolf course of the Alps.

approx. 2.5 h
approx. 7 km
90 m
200 m

You hike along the rack railway down to Rigi Kaltbach and to the Müseralp. A panorama path leads you past the Räbalp to the Seebodenalp. You have a great view of the lake basin of Küssnacht and the Pilatus. By cablecar down to Küssnacht am Rigi and by train to Merlischachen.

approx. 3 h
approx. 6 km
80 m
525 m

You walk through the small city of Küssnacht at the Rigi and then hike up to the Ferrenmoos. On the way you pass a little pond where you can make a fire in the fireplace. Once you are back at the Lake of Lucerne you take the bus to the city of Lucerne.

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
290 m
845 m

Tour character

The tours are made for families, but a certain fitness and hiking ability are still required. The hikes lead on well-established paths through alpine terrain. Minimum age: 8 years.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Stoos
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

daily except sunday
Season 2
13.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

daily except sunday
Family hiking at the lake of Lucerne, 7 days, CH-ZSFSL-07X
Base price
1'015.-
659.-
0.-
1'045.-
689.-
0.-

Category: Mountain Inn or middle class hotels, 1 x sleeping in the straw. In one mountain Inn and the accommodation in the straw you will find the bathrooms in the hallways.

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
daily except sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
daily except sunday
Family hiking at the lake of Lucerne, 7 days, CH-ZSFSL-07X
Base price
Base price 8 - 14 Years
Base price 0 - 7 Years
1'015.-
659.-
0.-
1'045.-
689.-
0.-

Category: Mountain Inn or middle class hotels, 1 x sleeping in the straw. In one mountain Inn and the accommodation in the straw you will find the bathrooms in the hallways.

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Stoos
Extra night double room Stoos (family)
Lucerne
Extra night double room Luzern (family)
125.-
99.-
125.-
99.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Stoos
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

daily except sunday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

daily except sunday
Stoos
Extra night double room Stoos (family) 125.- 125.-
Lucerne
Extra night double room Luzern (family) 99.- 99.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Building a Swiss pocket knife in the Victorinox museum (1x per family)
  • Cable car rides according to the program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room)
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Rides with public transport. Approximately CHF 16.- per person.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
  • An overnight stay in straw is planned in Brunnen. If desired, the overnight stay can also be booked in a hotel for an extra charge. (Adults CHF 45.- p.p., children CHF 20.- p.p.)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Arth-Goldau. If you arrive directly, hand in your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Lucerne. In case of direct departure, luggage must be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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