Apr 7, 2018 - 11:45 PM
The hikes on and around the Rigi are mainly easy, especially of you take the train to the top plateau zone first. Many people walk around on the Rigi in sandals...
At Kandersteg, if you arrive from Spiez (ie travelling south) , get off at the station and look towards the direction the train you have got off is going. you will see the motor vehicle shuttle trains loading to the right hand side. walk down the steps at the south end of the platform (platform 1) past the Kiosk shop. Cross the road by the bridge under the railway. Do not go under the railway, but carry on up the minor road called Eisbahnweg, alongside the railway which will be on your right.
Keep going due south following the yellow walking signs and with the railway still to your right.
You will eventually come back to the railway. You will start seeing groups of Scouts... Cross under the railway and turn right past the International Scout centre to walk back to Kandersteg following the river, with an optional diversion up to the Allmenbach waterfall from where you can see people tackling the via ferrate extreme hiking route (there is also a small off the beaten track cable car)
Last modified on Apr 8, 2018 - 12:04 AM by 1960man