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Lake Lucerne Family 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 1
Because of her characteristic shape, the Rigi is often called the queen of mountains. From here you can see the Pilatus, the Gotthard Massif and the many deep blue lakes of central Switzerland.This family friendly hike leads from one cottage to the next. You sleep in the hay and in cosy family rooms and enjoy the hospitality high up on the Alp.
The tours are made for families but a certain fitness and hiking ability are still required. The hikes lead on well established paths through alpine terrain. Minimum age: 8 years
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Goldau / Lauerz
Settle in to your hotel
Goldau–Brunnen approx. 12km 4hrs | +545 -610m
In the morning you will visit the animal park in Goldau. There you can see bears, lynxes and other animals up close. From here, you walk along the shore of Lake Lauerz and climb up to a small pass on the northern foothills of the Rigi. In Brunnen, the straw bed of the Bucheli family awaits you.
Brunnen–Rigi Burggeist approx. 6.5km 2.5hrs | +655m -235m
Before you strap on the hiking boots you have to proof your skill and craftsmanship. You visit the museum of Victorinox where you can assemble your own Swiss pocket knife. Afterwards you are well equipped to start your hiking tour. Take the cable railway up to the Urmiberg and accompanied by wonderful views of the lake of Lucerne, you make your way to your first mountain Inn on the Rigi.
Rigi Burgeist–Rigi Kaltbad approx. 7km 2.5hrs | +90m -200m
Today you can expect more great views. On a panorama path you walk down to Hiterenboden and then back up to the peak of the Rigi. From here you have great views of all of central Switzerland. In every direction you can see a different lake. In Rigi Kaltbad, you can try your luck in the most beautiful minigolf course of the Alps.
Rigi Kaltbad Seebodenalp–Küssnacht am Rigi approx. 6km 3hrs | +80m -525m
You hike along the rack railway down to Rigi Kaltbach and to the Müseralp . A panorama path leads you past the Räbalp to the Seebodenalp. You have a great view of the lake basin of Küssnacht and the Pilatus. By cablecar down to Küssnacht am Rigi.
Küssnacht am Rigi–Meggen–Lucerne approx.10km 3hrs | +290m -845m
You walk through the small city of Küssnacht at the Rigi and then hike up to the Ferrenmoos. On the way you pass a little pond where you can make a fire in the fireplace. Once you are back at the Lake of Lucerne you take the bus to the city of Lucerne.
Departure or stay extra nights
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.
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