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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.

Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

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

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
every days
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
every days
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
every days
Roundtrip Vierwaldstättersee, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWLK-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
825.00
259.00
849.00
259.00
875.00
259.00

Category: 3*-Hotels, 4*-Hotel in Rigi Kaltbad

Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Luzern
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Küssnacht am Rigi/Luzern
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
129.00
89.00
89.00
129.00
129.00
89.00
89.00
129.00
129.00
89.00
89.00
129.00

Services & Information

Included

  • 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
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included

  • Public bus from Alpnachstaad to Dallenwil

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

Customer feedback

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
JEAN-PIERRE VAN DOREN BE | 30.07.2019
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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