Mar 16, 2023 - 10:03 PM
Nice choices: Mt.Rigi and Mt.Pilatus :-)
More information on both can be found here:
Points to note:
- Do check the weather forecast before heading out, weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Should it be unfavourable, sometimes they will close the cable cars.
- On a similar note, check also that the cable car or cogwheel trains are running. This can be found in the "route" tab in the above links. Some of the mountain cable cars may be having a maintenance break.
- As you are hiking, check the timetable so you are back in time to take the train down.
I think the Rigi Loop Road is a sensible choice, it is considered easy so should be fine for you and your family. If you are wanting a longer hike, perhaps the Panoramaweg would work. Easy and with wide paths. You start this hike at Rigi Kulm and it ends at Rigi Scheidegg. I did this walk a long time ago and from memory it took around 2 and half hours? The Classic Rigi walk is another easy walk, taking around 1 hour 10 minutes. This starts at Rigi Kulm and ending at Rigi Kaltbad.
The playground at Mt. Pilatus is called Pilu Land and yes you will need to alight at the first stop, Krienseregg. I am sure you will find children playing here if the weather is pleasant :-)
For hikes in the area, if your children are willing to, especially once they have seen the playground ;-) there are a few dotted around, all fairly easy but I would check with the local tourism office to see if these trails are open. As some trails are not recommended for walking till May.
I hope this helps.
Last modified on Mar 16, 2023 - 10:04 PM by Yolanda