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Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures

Route
Thematic Trail
Length
5.7 km
Travel time
2 ½ h
Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures
Photo: Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures
Felsenweg
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures
Felsenweg
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures
Restaurant Hinterbergen
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi - The Path of Nature Treasures
Luftseilbahn Vitznau - Hinterbergen
Photo: Rita Baggenstos, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Rigi Kaltbad - Rigi First - Unterstetten - Seeweg - Glettialp - Hinterbergen

From Rigi Kaltbad the hike leads flat along the former route of the Rigi-Kaltbad-Scheidegg-Railway (1874 to 1931). From Rigi First you can reach Unterstetten via a rocky path. 

Breathtaking views from the vertical rock wall and enchanting nature characterise the path of natural treasures from Rigi Kaltbad to Hinterbergen. Throughout this tour, you will greet the mighty Alpine peaks within your horizon - partly even covered with "eternal snow".

A large part of the trail leads over lush alpine pastures. From Rigi First, 12 information boards provide insights into the biodiversity and natural treasures of the Rigi. The rocky structure, natural history and mild sea climate of the Rigi south face have contributed creating a rich flora and fauna. From Rigi Unterstetten follows a short ascent to the Seeweg (lake route), which leads via Glettialp all the way downhill to Hinterbergen. Lake Lucerne with its signature shape lies at your feet. From Hinterbergen the cable car will take you back to Vitznau.

 

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.

Technical details

Tour type
Thematic Trail
Starting point
Rigi Kaltbad
Point of arrival
Hinterbergen
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
94 m
Descent
469 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1437 m) – Rigi First (1453 m) – Felsenweg – Rigi Unterstetten (1451 m) – Seeweg – Glettialp (1390 m) – Hinterbergen (1063 m)

Equipment

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

Author’s advice

Take a short break on one of the plenty banches - an effortless way of discover oneself. 

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Good to know

Parking

At the stations of the Rigi Railways you will find parking spaces at a fee.

Further information on arrival and 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 Brunnen - direction Vitznau - Weggis

A4 highway - exit Küssnacht - direction Weggis - Vitznau

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

You can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike trail, via Vitznau by cog railway or cable car via Weggis.

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