Stroller friendly winter hike on Mt. Rigi in March

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mrsl
mrsl
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Jan 11, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Does anyone else know if this hike is stroller friendly around the third week of March? Please and thank you!

WINTER HIKING TRAIL RIGI CLASSIC

Rigi Kulm – Staffel – Staffelhöhe – Känzeli – Rigi Kaltbad

An easy walk that doesn't present any particular challenges. It's all downhill and there's a decrease in altitude of around 300 metres. The section between Rigi Kulm and Rigi Staffel features an asphalt path.

www.rigi.ch/en/Experie nce-Enjoy/Winter/Winter-hiking-trails/Winter-hiking-trail-Rigi-classic

mrsl
mrsl
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Jan 11, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Or this one?

WINTER HIKING PANORAMIC TRAIL

Rigi Kaltbad – First – Unterstetten – Hinder Dossen – Rigi Scheidegg

The captivating panorama walking trail follows the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway line to Unterstetten. This flat first section is followed by a gentle ascent to Rigi Scheidegg.

www.rigi.ch/en/On-the-mountain/Rigi-Kaltbad-First/Winter-hiking-trails-from-Rigi-Kaltbad/Winter-hiking-panoramic-trail

Slowpoke
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Jan 12, 2019 - 1:26 AM in reply to mrsl

In general, neither one is good for strollers at ant time of year.

Your first choice is possibly a better option, even though the first section is not good for strollers. Ride down from Rigi Kulm and pick up the trail at Rigi Staffelhöhe. Neither one has paved trails, and substantial parts of the trails may have ruts or steps and not be smooth. The first option gets a little bit more sun.....but, the second option is much more level.

End of March is questionable. Trails may not be open...you're still in the end of Winter at that altitude.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 12, 2019 - 1:32 AM by Slowpoke
mrsl
mrsl
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Jan 12, 2019 - 6:44 AM

Thanks slowpoke! Maybe I’ll take him in the carrier then. He’s getting heavier though, hard on the back though I’m pretty determined not to let him stop us from having a winter walk!

I’m checking the weather for March is around 1-11 degrees Celsius. I would normally pack only suede walking boots. But in your experience, should we still prepare for heavy duty water proof winter boots for mountain excursions? We’ll also be in Gstaad, Schilthorn, and Jungafroch. Mount Rigi is the only one we were planning on doing a short hike. Thanks!

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