Apr 26, 2017 - 12:36 PM
I’m planning a trip for my partner’s birthday in late July. Due to the schedules of other guests and accommodating everyone I’m packing a lot into one trip that I wouldnt otherwise do. My partner and I, and another friend arrive into Geneva Thursday night, and two friends will arrive into Zurich late Friday.
Some assumptions/rational in the proposed schedule to help you understand my thought process
- Three of us will rent a car as it’s more affordable than each of us getting train tickets (to be fair, I've not done a complete price comparison)
- Lauterbrunnen for a day- I had originally planned for us to spend the whole weekend doing this, but since other friends decided to join us we wanted to minimize their travel time to a hike destination, and opted for Rigi for Saturday/Sunday.
Please see my proposed schedule below - would love your thoughts.
Three of us arrive in Geneva
1840/2120 Outbound flight Gatwick to Geneva
9-12pm Drive to Lauterbrunnen (3 people)
Lunch in Lauterbrunnen
Hike Options (lower key hike 1-3 hrs)
Accommodation - ? Gimmelwald - www.mountainhostel.com /
(Friends arrive late evening Zurich)
Drive Lauterbrunnen to Weggis or Rigi Bahnen (park)
Friends train from Zurich (they may opt to do the boat beforehand
Hike options (more robust, 3-5 hrs)
Mark Twain Trail? Or one of the other ones listed here.
www.rigi.ch/en/Experie nce-Enjoy/Summer/Hiking/Hi king-trails-on-Mount-Rigi
Accommodations - Stay in Kulm (At the top) or Kaltbad (spaaas)? Or other options?
Hike a different trail (lower key hike 1-3 hrs)
1400 Drive Rigi to Geneva (3 hours)
1910 Fly home