Most worthwhile mountain trip from Lucerne?

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Jul 11, 2018 - 1:46 AM

Of the four mountain trips that can be easily done from Lucerne - Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn and Titlis, what do you think is the most worthwhile?

We will only have two full days in Lucerne, and will only do mountain trips if the weather is good. So it’s possible that we may only be able to do one, if that.

So if you had to choose one of the four, which would it be? ( I can’t hike due to problem feet, so it all needs to be done with trains, cable cars etc)

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Jul 11, 2018 - 2:12 PM in reply to Judy52

Hi Judy52,

I think everyone's opinion will be different here. :)

I haven't visited Titlis yet, https://www.myswissalp but it is the highest of the 4 mountains (much higher) and features a glacier and year-round snow to experience.

I did quite enjoy both Pilatus and Stanserhorn.
https://www.myswissalp / https://www.myswissalp - especially the unique way of getting to each mountain as described on those links.

Rigi is a mountain I often encourage people to do for its hike and while most are fairly easy it still might not make sense for you in this case. https://www.myswissalp

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Jul 11, 2018 - 9:45 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas

I think we’ll try to go up Titlis then. It did sound to me like the most dramatic scenery.

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Jul 12, 2018 - 4:33 AM

Hi Judy

as Lucas mentioned above everyone has different views regarding which mountain is preferred over other.

Titlis has snow even at this time of the year and you may do snow fun acitivities there besides being in the panoramic gondola which turns 360• . Titlis might take most of the day.

Pilatus has unique way to travel to that includes all modes like a gondola, mountain train which is steepest of all, a ferry over lake Lucern . So enjoy your travel in a unique way.

Stanserhorn has a unique open air gondola.

Rigi is the lowest of all peaks and has its unique charm.

Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn are very near to Lucern so you may be able to do 2 in a day if weather permits.

Would also suggest you to go through their individual websites that states all the acitivities available these peaks and rates as well.


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Jul 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Thanks Rahejaparag

We may get time to do one of the other three as well if the weather is good.

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