Source: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
This hiking trail starts at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First station and follows the route of the former Rigi-Kaltbad-Scheidegg railway. Many contemporary witnesses recall the old railway.
Rich green hills, wild meadows and interesting rock formations line the path. The magnificent panorama with its dazzling lakes and sublime Alps in the background looks like out of a painting. On the way you will find lovely resting places and fireplaces to linger. If you prefer a cosy break, the alpine restaurants are also a good choice. The route to your destination Rigi-Scheidegg remains diversified, exciting and picturesque.
You can find the up-to-date operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.
In order to let our next generation also enjoy the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of the waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
Wheelchair-accessible parking spaces are available in Goldau and in Kräbel.
Travel barrier-free: from Arth-Goldau railway station you can reach the Rigi trainstation within 5 minutes, which will take you to the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop. For transport with the Rigi Bahn, you must register at least 1 hour in advance (Tel: +41 (0)41 399 87 87). Special couches available for groups of up to 20 wheelchairs. The staff will be happy to help you get in and out.
On the last 300 metres it encounters a gradient of approx. 14%. An accompanying person is recommended.