Alpine pastures on the Rigi

Because of her characteristic shape, the Rigi is often called the queen of mountains. 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.


Here you are welcomed by wonderful views of the Urner lake and the mighty mountain Bürgenstock. You spend the night in the hay on the farm of family Bucheli.

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. 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. 6 km
555 m
225 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. You finish the day with a descend to the Chäseren wodden cottage and get a tour through the cheese cellar with the Senn (alpine shepheard).

approx 2.5 h
approx. 9 km
335 m
310 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.

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
290 m
845 m

For the first time in a long time you descend back down into the valley. 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. 3.5 h
approx. 13 km
300 m
885 m

Take the bus to Kriens and then the cable car up to the Krienseregg. High up in the mountain you have a great view of the city and lake of Lucerne and off you go on a treasure hunt.

On this hike you get to explore the Drachenmoor (dragons mire) in a playful way.

approx. 2 - 3 h
approx. 3 km
100 m
100 m


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.

Services & Information


  • 6 nights incl. breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Building a Swiss pocket knife in the Victorinox museum
  • Tour of the cheese dairy in the Chäseren wodden cottage
  • Cable car rides according to the program
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included

  • Rides with public transport. Approximately CHF 16.- per person.


  • Arrival by train via Zurich to Brunnen.
  • Parking space in Brunnen: CHF 5.-/Day
  • Travel back by train in 45 minutes from Lucerne to Brunnen. approx. CHF 18.- per person and ride.

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