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Around the Rigi

E-Bike · Canton of Schwyz
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner 
  • Gersau am Vierwaldstättersee
    / Gersau am Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Seepromenade in Brunnen
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Schiff bei Gersau
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Küssnacht am Rigi
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Hohle Gasse in Küssnacht am Rigi
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Lauerzersee mit Mythen
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
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Easy / intermediate tour offering fine views of the Rigi and various lakes. The route is dotted with restaurants, attractions and inviting bathing spots.

moderate
51.1 km
3:47 h
351 m
351 m

From Brunnen, the route first visits Gersau, where the mild southern-like climate favours palms and sweet chestnut trees. Passing through Vitznau, Weggis and Greppen, it snakes its way around orchards to reach Küssnacht am Rigi, a place steeped in history. Here, make a point of visiting the Hohle Gasse, the “hollow way” where folk hero William Tell is said to have killed Bailiff Gessler. The next stretch brings you to Immensee, followed by Arth and Goldau on a cycle path. Why not visit the Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, a scientifically managed zoo situated in the area that was devastated by the Goldau landslide of 1806? Sparkling in the distance is Lake Lauerz, while the Rigi, “Queen of the Mountains”, looks majestically down on her subjects. From Seewen, the route now follows the lower course of the Muota until you return to where you started, Brunnen.

Author’s recommendation

  • Lake Lucerne
  • Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Centre
  • Hollow Way
  • Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
  • Lake Lauerz
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Author
Schwyz Tourismus
Updated: April 15, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Geissbühl, 526 m
Lowest point
415 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Busy main roads Küssnacht and Brunnen - Gersau - Vitznau - Weggis, Lauerz, Goldau – Arth

Tips, hints and links

Start

Brunnen (435 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.994540, 8.605248
UTM
32T 469985 5204633

Destination

Brunnen

Turn-by-turn directions

 Brunnen – Weggis – Küssnacht am Rigi – Immensee – Goldau – Lake Lauerz – Seewen – Brunnen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Brunnen lies on the most important north-south railway axis and benefits from excellent connections with the rest of the Swiss Federal Railways network. Excellent rail links.

Recommendation: take the boat to Brunnen.

Getting there

Ein dichtes Netz gut ausgebauter National- und Hauptstrassen verbindet Brunnen mit allen wichtigen Zentren der Schweiz und der Nachbarländer.

Weitere Informationen: www.tcs.ch oder www.maps.google.ch

Parking

Auf dem Ortsplan von Brunnen finden Sie die verschiedenen Parkplätze eingezeichnet. Alle Parkplätze sind kostenpflichtig.

Empfehlung: Muotaplatz für Langzeitparkierer (24 Std.) CHF 5.-

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
51.1 km
Duration
3:47h
Ascent
351 m
Descent
351 m
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