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The Rigi - First Trail

Route
Winter Hiking
Length
2.4 km
Travel time
0 ½ h
The Rigi - First Trail
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
The Rigi - First Trail
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Rigi Kaltbad 

The First trail is a simple but panoramic hiking trail that leads through the enchanting Rigi winter wonderland.

The easy walk leads you from the village square Kaltbad to Rigi First. On the flat and very easy walkway with a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne, the reformed mountain church by Zurich architect Ernst Giesel and the typical snow-covered "Nagelfluh" walls deserve special attention. From the First sun terrace, the idyllic upper First Trail leads back to Kaltbad. An enjoyable round trip without any strain.

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .

In order to let our next generation also inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.  

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Technical details

Tour type
Winter Hiking
Starting point
Rigi Kaltbad
Point of arrival
Rigi Kaltbad
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, November, December
Directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) - Rigi First (1453 m) - Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

Safety information

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.

Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible. 

Author’s advice

A stay in the Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad to end up the hike relaxingly is highly recommended.

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Good to know

Parking

At all Rigi valley stations you will find parking spaces at a fee.

Further information on parking

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival / Return journey

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht -  direction "Weggis - Vitznau"

A4 highway - exit Brunnen -  direction "Vitznau - Weggis"

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of this hike, is easily accessible from Vitznau by cogwheel railway or cable car from Weggis.

Click here to timetable

 

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