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Regional hiking trail

Mountain Hiking Tour Gersau - Rigi Scheidegg

· 1 review · Regional hiking trail · Central Switzerland
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  • Blick in die fantastische Bergwelt auf Rigi Scheidegg.
    / Blick in die fantastische Bergwelt auf Rigi Scheidegg.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Rigi Scheidegg.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Gemütlichkeit wird hier auch von den Ziegen gepflegt.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Blick auf den Bürgenstock und den Vierwaldstättersee.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Schwyzer Wanderwege
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Gersau - Brand - Biregg - Obermatt - Burggeist - Rigi Scheidegg 

From the Riviera village of Gersau, you will march directly through a varied landscape to Rigi Scheidegg.

moderate
7.2 km
3:40 h
1232 m
21 m

This challenging ascent is the most direct route from the Gersau village to the Rigi-Scheidegg vista plateau. Until 1873, Rigi guests were carried to the Rigi in carrying chairs or on horseback. Today, your energy level will be tested. On the road you will reach the Nielen bridge via Eggi. A steep mountain hiking trail then leads to Brand. Continue along a short stretch of road until you reach the Ober Gibel signpost. There you leave the mountain road to go steeply up again. Biregg, Breitaebnet, Obermatt, Windegg and Burggeist are the intermediate stops on your challenging summer hike. As soon as you reach your destination Rigi Scheidegg, you will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view for the exhausting ascent. You can take the Burggeist aerial cableway or the Kraebel aerial cableway back to the valley. 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

I recommend to plan enough time to enjoy the view and take delicious regional delicacies on the sunny terrace of mountain inn Rigi Burggeist.

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Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Updated: May 27, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1647 m
Lowest point
436 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Steak House
Restaurant Schiff
Berggasthaus Rigi-Burggeist
Berggasthaus Rigi Scheidegg
Hotis Seerestaurant Pauli
Alpencafè Rigi Maison
Gasthaus Tübli
Restaurant Traube

Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain coat, drinks, food and walking sticks, when possible. 

Start

Gersau (436 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.990872, 8.524673
UTM
32T 463856 5204259

Destination

Rigi-Scheidegg

Turn-by-turn directions

Gersau (435 m) - Brand (719 m) - Obergibel (785 m) - Biregg (907 m) - Breitäbnet (1197 m) - Obermatt (1264 m) - Burggeist (1551 m) - Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrive conveniently by train and bus:

By SBB to Brunnen station, Auto AG Schwyz Line 2 from Brunnen to Gersau SBB timetable 

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - main road direction Gersau 

Parking

You will find in Gersau parking spaces for a fee.

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Cynthia Cordero Vasquez
March 31, 2016 · Community
Mal eine gute App 😊
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:40h
Ascent
1232 m
Descent
21 m
Public transport friendly Scenic In and out Refreshment stops available Family friendly Summit route

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