Mt Rigi or Pilatus as half a day trip?

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zittelm
zittelm
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Mar 26, 2018 - 2:03 AM

We are coming into Lucerne from Zurich and wondering if going to Mt Pilatus or Rigi can be done in an afternoon or are they full day trips. We are in Lucerne for 2 nights may 16th - 18th - Is it worth it to try and do both mts. We are a family of four and hope to do a bit of hiking also as sounds like hikes available up on the mts. we dont want to rush thru them.. We are not really intersted in spending too much time in Lucerne proper except in the evening. Also any nice places to get a drink or a bite with a great view we should try and seek out . thanks for responses

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM in reply to zittelm

Hi zittelm,

They can be done in an afternoon. It's even doable to do both in one day. Please use the Swiss timetable to plan your trip.

These pages will explain how to get to each mountain top:

The cogwheel train Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm is closed for winter, and will reopen some time in the first half of May, depending on weather conditions. At the beginning of May, you can start checking whether or not it has reopened: www.pilatus.ch/en/nc/l ive/.

We have listed some hikes in the area on our webpage here: www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne/activities.

zittelm
zittelm
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Mar 26, 2018 - 1:08 PM in reply to Chantal

Thank you. Are they that much different to take the time to do both. Should we fire go the boat ride on the lake. For one of them. ?

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 26, 2018 - 3:19 PM in reply to zittelm

Yes, they are different. You would save time by taking the train to Alpnachstad on your way to Pilatus, instead of the boat.

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