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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

In the morning you will visit the Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau. There you can see bears, lynxes and other animals up close. From here, you walk along the shore of Lake Lauerz and climb up to a small pass on the northern foothills of the Rigi. In Brunnen, the straw bed of the Bucheli family awaits you.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
545 m
610 m

Before you strap on the hiking boots you have to proof your skill and craftsmanship. You visit the museum of Victorinox where you can assemble your own Swiss pocket knife. Afterwards you 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. 6.5 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. 5 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.

approx. 3 h
approx. 5 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 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lauerz/Schwyz
  Season 1
01.05.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day except Sunday
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day except Sunday
Family hiking at the lake of Lucerne, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWBL-07X
Base price
745.-
529.-
799.-
565.-

Category: 4 x mountain Inn or middle class hotel, 1 x sleeping in the hay, 1 x youth hostel (Lucerne). In one mountain Inn and the accommodation in the hay you will find the Bathrooms in the hallways.

Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day except Sunday
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day except Sunday
Family hiking at the lake of Lucerne, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWBL-07X
Base price
Base price 8 - 14 Years
745.-
529.-
799.-
565.-

Category: 4 x mountain Inn or middle class hotel, 1 x sleeping in the hay, 1 x youth hostel (Lucerne). In one mountain Inn and the accommodation in the hay you will find the Bathrooms in the hallways.

Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Building a Swiss pocket knife in the Victorinox museum
  • Entrance Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau
  • Cable car rides according to the program
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • Rides with public transport. Approximately CHF 16.- per person.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train via Zurich to Arth-Goldau.
  • Parking space in Arth-Goldau: CHF 8.-/day.
  • Travel back by train in 35 minutes from Lucerne to Arth-Goldau.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • Maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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