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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.

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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.

approx. 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.

approx. 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.

approx. 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.

approx. 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. From Küssnacht a boat trip to Lucerne.

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

Tour character

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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lucerne
  Season 1
06.05.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

every day
Season 2
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Round tour Lake Lucerne, 7 days, CH-ZSWLL-07X
Base price
1'045.-
1'079.-
Surcharge Single Room 325.- 325.-

Category: 3*-hotels, 4*-spa-hotel in Rigi Kaltbad

Season 1
May 6, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Round tour Lake Lucerne, 7 days, CH-ZSWLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'045.-
325.-
1'079.-
325.-

Category: 3*-hotels, 4*-spa-hotel in Rigi Kaltbad

Season 1
May 6, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Lucerne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Küssnacht am Rigi / Lucerne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
99.-
144.-
99.-
144.-
99.-
144.-
99.-
144.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lucerne
  Season 1
May 6, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023

every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023

every day
Lucerne
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 144.- 144.-
Küssnacht am Rigi / Lucerne
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 144.- 144.-
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Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Cable car rides and boat trips according to the program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription 
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • Public bus from Alpnachstaad to Dallenwil (CHF 6.- 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) 
Information

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. Duration: approx. 20 minutes.

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  

  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

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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