Gersau - Gätterlipass - Chellensack - Hoecheli - Rigi Burggeist - Rigi Scheidegg
This scenic tour takes you from the "Old Fryen Republic" of Gersau to Rigi Scheidegg, where you will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the Alps and central of Switzerland.
At the beginning of this hiking trail, it leads you from the lake to the former silk factory. A geological information board provides information how the water generates electricity power for the silk factory. After a steep ascent you will reach remote cottages, which are still inhabited and managed all year round. The trail leads through the Schlaetterwald forest to Gaetterli - a traditional mountain inn.
Alternatively, there is a mountain path leads to the Hochflue vista point or down to Lauerzersee and Goldau. The hiking trail to Alp Chellensack and on to Hoecheli leads past lush green meadows and the typical orchids,, which is also known as Rigirollen. Along the mountain ridge you will have an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne. After this impressive mountain hike you will reach the cosy mountain inn Rigi Burggeist. After another half hour you will be arrived at your destination: the magnificent vista point of Rigi Scheidegg Arche.
For your information
You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here.
In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.
Rest StopSeehotel Schwert
Hotis Seerestaurant Pauli
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Alpencafè Rigi Maison
Tips and hints
Use the aerial cable car Obergschwend-Rigi Burggeist for a shortcut.
The Kraebel-Rigi Scheidegg aerial cableway is recommended for the return journey.
A4 highway, main road (Seestrasse), Gersau
However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.
ParkingIn Gersau you will find parking spaces for a fee.
EquipmentHigh profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain jacket, drink, food and walking sticks when possible.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.