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Path of Rigi First

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Rigi Kaltbad – lower Firstweg – First – upper Firstweg – Rigi Kaltbad

An easy, panoramic walk that you can do with a pram, too.

easy
Distance 2.5 km
0:45 h
49 m
49 m
1,487 m
1,438 m

This easy walk goes from the village square in Kaltbad to Rigi First, some of the way on an asphalted track. On the way, there are benches and a playground to spend some time at. On this path, which is accessible for prams and wheel-chairs and has lovely views of Lake Lucerne, you should note particularly the Reformed church designed by Zurich architect Ernst Giesel, the typical gompholite rock faces and an information sign about the origins and geology of Mt. Rigi. From the sunshine terrace in First, the idyllic upper Firstweg takes you back to Kaltbad… a lovely round trip that is not at all strenuous.

For your information

You can find current operating status of runs and slopes 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

The Mineralbad & Spa on Rigi Kaltbad invites you to a relaxing bathing experience.
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Gäste-Service Rigi
Update: April 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,487 m
Lowest point
1,438 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Alpina
Klanghotel Bergsonne
Panorama Restaurant
Gasthaus Rigi-Bärenstube
Chalet Schild

Start

Rigi Kaltbad (1,437 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'678'136E 1'210'853N
DD
47.044108, 8.466850
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.7"E
UTM
32T 459500 5210203
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Destination

Rigi Kaltbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – unterer Firstweg – First (1484 m) – oberer Firstweg – Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Good accessible by train and bus

You can easily reach Rigi Kaltbad by cog railway from Vitznau or by cable car from Weggis

Getting there

Further information of getting-there and parking

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 first.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'678'136E 1'210'853N
DD
47.044108, 8.466850
DMS
47°02'38.8"N 8°28'00.7"E
UTM
32T 459500 5210203
w3w 
///incur.joggers.surround
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes, maybe walking sticks

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
49 m
Highest point
1,487 m
Lowest point
1,438 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Accessibility Suitable for strollers

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