Hiking holidays Round tour Lake Lucerne Lucerne - Küssnacht

Hiking: Round tour Lake Lucerne

Panoramic trails in the heart of Switzerland

A hiking adventure in the heart of Switzerland. The high altitude hikes around Lake Lucerne are pearls worth discovering. First you pass over Renggpass to reach the lakes and peaks of central Switzerland.

From here you continue to Nidwalden and enjoy marvellous views on Lake of Uri and Mount Rigi. After crossing the lake basin you will climb the “queen of the Mountains” and dream of the spectacular mountain panoramas you’ve enjoyed during the last days.


Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, Lucerne is the perfect starting point for your hike round Lake Lucerne.

Today’s leg leads via Horw peninsula to Mount Pilatus. Steep passage over the Renggpass, the only overland link to Obwalden in the 1860s before the construction of the Brunigstrasse.

6.5 h
approx. 21 km
945 m
945 m

By bus to Dallenwil and with the cable car up to Niederrickenbach. This leg leads on the well-known “wildlife path" on the mountain flanks of Schwalmis and Oberbauen. You reach Niederbauen and go by cable car down to the same placed village.

5.5 h
approx. 15 km
1'135 m
715 m

Down towards the shores of Lakes Lucerne and through the refreshingly cool gorge on the Urnersee lake-along the lakeshore road to Risleten and a climb through the attractive Risletenschlucht gorge.

Crossing of the Stützberg along the historic path to Volligen and arrival in Rütli, with views down to the Urnersee lake. From here by ship to Brunnen.

3 h
approx. 10 km
330 m
640 m

Another cable car brings you up on Mount Urmiberg. From here you continue via Gätterlipass on well-developed trails towards Rigi Kaltbad.

4 h
approx. 14 km
675 m
445 m

Steep descend towards Seebodenalp, one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Swiss mountains. Take a break in the mountain hut. If you want, you can shorten today’s hike by cable car down to Küssnacht am Rigi.

3.5 h
approx. 11 km
215 m
1'215 m

Tour characteristic

Steep ascends and descends await you on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Even though most of the can be avoided by cable cars you need surefootedness and a good physical condition to go on this trip. There are some steep streches.

The Schwyzer Höhenweg at SwitzerlandMobility

The Waldstätterweg at SwitzerlandMobility

The Weg der Schweiz at SwitzerlandMobility

The Rigi Panoramaweg at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
every days
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
every days
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
every days
Round tour Lake Lucerne, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWLK-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3*-Hotels, spa-hotel in Rigi Kaltbad

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)

Services & Information


  • 6 overnight stays with breakfast
  • luggage transfer
  • Cable car Niederbauen - Emmetten
  • Cable car Dallenwil – Niederrickenbach
  • Shipping Rütli – Brunnen
  • Cable car Brunnen - Urmiberg
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Public bus from Alpnachstaad to Dallenwil
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking in Lucerne is expensive. You will find further information on www.pls-luzern.ch
  • Return travel by train from Küssnacht am Rigi to Luzern. Length: approx. 20 minutes

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.

This tour has 1 more variation


4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Herbert Hofer CH | 08.09.2019
Hohe Zuverlässigkeit
Die Tourenwahl war grundsätzlich in jeder Beziehung sehr abwechslungsreich und landschaftlich sehr interessant und zeitweilig anstrengend. Die Kombinationsmöglichkeiten mit Bahnen und Schiff haben wir sehr geschätzt. Das Karten- und Infomaterial war sehr ausführlich. Überall haben die Unterkünfte unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Wir wurden jeweils freundlich empfangen und in jeder Beziehung wurden wir bestens betreut. Auf jeden Fall eine gelungene Uebernachtungsauswahl!
5 stars
Excellent organisation
Excellent organisation - No problems with luggage transfer Choice of hotels can be improved as we like some comfort (especially in Luzern). We stayed an extra night in Luzern and booked the hotel by ourselve, unfortunately our choice of hotel was not good. The reservation we made in Hotel Weisser Kreus was a mistake. This so-called boutique hotel was not good (small rooms, poor breakfast and especially no airco with temp 40°C!) Rigi Kaltbad Hotel with wellness was very good & relaxing

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