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Snowshoe Tour Rigi via Chäserenholz (2.8km)

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Rigi Kulm - Upper Schwändi - Cheese wood - Rigi Kulm

This snowshoe trail from Rigi Kulm leads you down the valley to Obere Schwändi. On the way back you will pass the alp Chäserenholz, where the alpine farmer will be pleased to serve you a delicious cheese plate.

moderate
2.8 km
2:00 h
279 m
279 m

Central Switzerland: panoramic snowshoe hike

Sign-posted snowshoe trails accompany beginners and inexperienced skiers through the unspoiled alpine snow landscape. From the starting point at Rigi Kulm, beautiful trails of about 1 to 2.5 hours extend through the Chäserenholz area.

Snowshoeing does not require any special technical skills and can be practiced by anyone, even on the prepared winter hiking trails.

The necessary equipment can be rented at the Rigi Kulm Rental Centre and at the Rigi-Sport-Kiosk Rigi Kaltbad.

For your information

The current operating status of the cable cars and hiking trails can be found here.

In order to let our next generation could also enjoy the beauty of the Rigi, we would like to ask you to dispose of your own waste in the waste bins which are located at all the stations of RIGI BAHNEN AG. Thank you.

Author’s recommendation

In the alpine dairy Chäserenholz, I treat myself to a fine cheese platter, made from local Rigi milk.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,753 m
Lowest point
1,474 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Alpkäserei Chäserenholz
Rigi Kulm Hotel
Alpwirtschaft Chäserenholz
Rigi Pic Snack & Shop

Safety information

Please always stay on the marked trails.

Tips, hints and links

For the sake of the wild animals:In winter, wild animals need quiet retreats to survive. Please stay on the toboggan run so that the those animals are not disturbed.

Start

Rigi Kulm (1,752 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.055051, 8.485940
DMS
47°03'18.2"N 8°29'09.4"E
UTM
32T 460958 5211410
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Destination

Rigi Kulm

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kulm (1797 m) - Obere Schwändi - Chäserenholz (1577 m) - Rigi Kulm (1797 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

Rigi Kulm, the starting point of the hike, can be easily reached via Vitznau or Goldau with the cog railway.

Here to timetable

Getting there

Vitznau: A4 exit Küssnacht am Rigi, follow the signs to Vitznau

Goldau: A4 exit Goldau, follow the signs to the open air parking lot A4 of RIGI BAHNEN AG

Parking

There are plenty parking spaces avaliable at valley stations. Fees apply.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

DD
47.055051, 8.485940
DMS
47°03'18.2"N 8°29'09.4"E
UTM
32T 460958 5211410
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy winter equipment:weather-adjusted winter clothing, hiking boots with a good profile, drinks, food, walking sticks

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
279 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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