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Mountain Hiking Tour Gersau - Rigi Scheidegg

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  • Blick in die fantastische Bergwelt auf Rigi Scheidegg.
    / Blick in die fantastische Bergwelt auf Rigi Scheidegg.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Rigi Scheidegg.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Gemütlichkeit wird hier auch von den Ziegen gepflegt.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle Schwyzer Wanderwege
  • / Blick auf den Bürgenstock und den Vierwaldstättersee.
    Photo: Erhard Gick, Geschäftsstelle 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
Distance 7.2 km
3:40 h
1,232 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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Update: May 27, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,647 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

Start

Gersau (436 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'612E 1'204'995N
DD
46.990872, 8.524673
DMS
46°59'27.1"N 8°31'28.8"E
UTM
32T 463856 5204259
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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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'612E 1'204'995N
DD
46.990872, 8.524673
DMS
46°59'27.1"N 8°31'28.8"E
UTM
32T 463856 5204259
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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Cynthia Cordero Vasquez
March 31, 2016 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
1,232 m
Descent
21 m
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