The Rigi First loop road




2.44 km long
round trip
difficulty: easy
condition: very easy
Great panorama
Winter hiking
  • 00:30 h
  • 57 m
  • 57 m
  • 1,437 m
  • 1,493 m
  • 56 m
  • 2.44 km
  • start: Rigi Kaltbad
  • destination: Rigi Kaltbad

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.  



Best season

depending on the weather


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

Tour information

  • Familiy-Friendly

  • Loop Road

  • Stop at an Inn


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


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

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

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.

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


Additional information





Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege


Gäste-Service Rigi


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

Safety guidelines

Please always follow the marked winter hiking trails.


Getting there
The Rigi First loop road
6356 Rigi Kaltbad