Arrival to Lucerne
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.
Lucerne – Alpnachstad
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.
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.
Emmetten – Brunnen
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.
Brunnen – Rigi Kaltbad
Another cable car brings you up on Mount Urmiberg. From here you continue via Gätterlipass on well-developed trails towards Rigi Kaltbad.
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.
Departure or extension
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
Category: 3*-Hotels, 4*-Hotel in Rigi Kaltbad
- 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
- 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