May 17, 2018 - 7:01 AM
Hi Team, Planning a trip from Lucerne to Mt Rigi next month (4 adults). Can you please
(1) confirm that all transport planned in the following is free with our Swiss Travel Pass (I am sure it is from reading your information but just to check) and
(2) The days available to do the trip (weather permitting) are Sunday 24th June and Mon/Tues 25th/26th June. I have had a look at the timetable (very small) can you check that the times I have listed are correct. and finally, that this plan makes sense.
Getting there: Boat from Lucerne to Vitznau, the boat leaves Luzern Bahnhofquai platform 1 at 8:12 am (earliest) and then at 15 mins past the hour. Some comments suggest that the 9:15 am boat is very busy so the earlier boat may be better? What about the later boat at 10:15 am? We don't want to be packed like sardines! do you have any advice to give?
Cogwheel Train from Vitznau - Rigi Kulm - The cogwheel train leaves at 9:15 am (which connects with the arrival of the 8:12 am boat from Luzern or 10:15 am to connect with the 9:15 am boat from Luzern) Where possible, sit on the right side going up for best views?
Coming back: Walk down to Rigi-Kaltbad to get the cable car down to Weggis (comments say that is a gentle descent of approx. 4 kms from Rigi Kulm to Rigi-Kaltbad, is this accurate?) At Rigi-Kaltbad the cable car goes down to Weggis every 30 mins and the journey takes 10 mins.
At Weggis, take the boat back to Luzern. The boat leaves at 5 mins past the hour.
Let me know what you think of this plan and any improvements that we could make. Given that we are walking the 4Km down to Rigi-Kaltbad, where would you recommend getting lunch? Good views/ good menu and fair price. Thanks for all your help. Your website has been a terrific help when planning this trip.