Questions about Rigi hike and how to get there

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new member
Dec 23, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am planning a day trip in and around Lucern during next and plan to hike Rigi. As this is my first hike in Switzerland I have a few questions.

1. Which trails are open during winter? Is there a cost to enter?

2. What are ways to get to trail head? Is it possible to reach from network? How much would this cost?



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Dec 23, 2016 - 9:02 AM

Hi Geethan,

Welcome to MySwissAlps!

1. There is no cost to enter the trails, but there is a cost for the trains/cable cars/boats to get there. Please see nce-Enjoy/Winter/Winter-hiking-trails for the trails.

2. You can pick any trail, and start walking at any point along the trail. VBL is basically the public transport company in and around Lucerne, not including the Rigi area, but they will be able to sell you a ticket to anywhere you'd like to go. Depending on your other travel plans it might make sense to buy a rail pass so you do not need tickets. The Tell-Pass is an example, but there are other passes too.

6736 posts
Dec 26, 2016 - 2:20 AM in reply to geethan

Hi Geethan-

When? It matters, because some trails are not open in the Winter, and public transport has reduced service...less the Winter.


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new member
Dec 27, 2016 - 7:08 AM


Sorry I meant "next week"

And I already did the hike on Christmas day :)

Thanks for the advice and support.

Here is a short video clip from my hike:

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top member
Dec 27, 2016 - 10:58 AM in reply to geethan

Nice, geethan!

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