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Around lake Lucerne 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3

  • 7days
  • Switzerland

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Panoramic trails around Lake Lucerne

A hiking adventure in the heart of Switzerland.The high altitude hikes around Lake Lucerne are pearls worth discovering. First you pass over Rengg pass to reach the lakes and peaks of central Switzerland. From here you continue to Nidwalden and enjoy marvellous views on Lake 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 day

Tour character: level 3

Steep ascents and descents await you on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Even though most of them can be avoided by cable cars you need surefootedness and a good physical condition to go on this trip. On Lake Lucerne it is partly steep uphill

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 6 nights accommodation in 3* hotels with breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Cable car Niederbauen-Emmetten
  • Cable car Dallenwil–Niederrickenbach
  • Shipping Rütli–Brunnen
  • Cable car Brunnen-Urmiberg
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1xper room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Public bus from Alpnachstaad to Dallenwil
  • Tourist tax, if due


  • 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.20minutes
  • Departure daily from 2 May to 18 October 2020
  • No minimum number of participants

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Lucerne

    Thanks to its attractions, 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.

  • Day 2

    Lucerne–Alpnachstad approx. 21kms 6.5hrs | +945m -945m

    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.

  • Day 3

    Alpnachstad-Niederrickenbach-Emmetten approx. 15kms 5.5hrs | +1,135m -715m

    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 village.

  • Day 4

    Emmetten-Brunnen approx.10kms 3hrs | +330m -640m

    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.

  • Day 5

    Brunnen–Rigi Kaltbad approx. 14kms 4hrs | +675m -445m

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

  • Day 6

    Rigi Kaltbad–Küssnacht am Rigi approx. 11kms 3.5hrs | +215m -1,215m

    Steep descent 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.

  • Day 7

    Departure or extra nights.

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Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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