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Hikes around Lucerne – the Blogger Hike Challenge 2019

Hiking Collection by
MySwitzerland

Hiking is the trump card in the Lucerne-Vierwaldstättersee Region. The landscape captivates with its fascinating mountain world with wide valleys, crystal-clear lakes and breathtaking panoramas. As you can see, the ideal setting for your varied hikes awaits you here. With the train and the numerous mountain railways, you can comfortably and quickly get up to lofty heights and start your hike with a magnificent view. Whether exciting mountain tour, comfortable family hike or the rustic “Buirebähnli-Safari” — here everyone will find his suitable route.

In June 2019, six adventurous bloggers will each be exploring a spectacular hiking route in various Swiss regions: Climb the Mythen near Lucerne, enjoy the view from the San Salvatore in Ticino or a relaxed rail hiking trip? Switzerland also has something for every type of hiker in the Valais, Graubünden and Bern region, with a wide variety of hiking trails to choose from — the path quickly becomes the destination! Together with "ME AND MY BRAVE FOX" (bhc2019.myswitzerland.com/region/luzern), this collection takes you up into the breathtaking mountain landscapes around Lucerne and Lake Lucerne.

There's also a great competition: Test your knowledge of Switzerland and win your very own personal trip to Switzerland for two: With SWISS you fly to Switzerland, where you will explore the Bern region and Ticino. A total of five overnight stays await you at the Handeck Hotel and Natural Resort and the Hotel Belvedere Locarno. On top of that, you'll get two Swiss Travel Passes, with which you can use buses, trains and ships on your journey free of charge.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:03
    3.53 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,225 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    There are many paths leading up to the Rigi, but you will experience the most spectacular ascent with the first and oldest cable car in Europe. The cogwheel train starts on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Vitznau and drives you relaxed up to Rigi Kaltbad.From here a pleasant hiking trail leads you under trees to the viewing platform "Känzeli", where you can enjoy a clear view of the impressive Alpine chain and the deep blue Lake Lucerne. The hike continues to Rigi Staffel and finally to the 360 degree panorama at the peak Rigi Kulm. From here it is also worth a detour to the alpine forest Chäserenholz. After you have strengthened yourself there with regional delicacies, you wander back to Rigi Kulm. Here you jump back into the rack railway and drive back to the valley.In October, it will again be "Yoga meets Weggis". This time the Weggis Yoga Festival takes place in the Seminarhotel Flora Alpina in Vitznau. Look forward to three days of pure relaxation and inspiration for your yoga practice. Between your yoga classes, you can simply enjoy the view of the lake from the terrace or relax in the heated outdoor pool. All information about the Yoga Festival can be found at yogameetsweggis.ch.

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    5.87 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    At over 5,000 kilometers, the Via Alpina is a long-distance hiking trail of superlatives. Of course, you do not have to go all that, but you can just pick out your favorite sections. The Via Alpina partial hike, which we have selected here, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Engelberg region. The imposing mountains around the mighty Titlis, the mountain flora, the picturesque Melchsee, the turquoise Tannensee, the deep blue Engstlensee the mirror-smooth Trübsee and the view of the distant Bernese Alps are just some of the highlights of this hike.Your hike starts at the Tannalp. From here, you can now comfortably hike past the mirror-like Engstlensee lake and, after a few bends, climb up to the Berghuis Jochpass. After a well-deserved rest on the large panoramic terrace, you follow the route down to the valley, where the hike ends on the shores of Lake Trübsee. From the Trübsee the cable car takes you downhill to Engelberg.If you want to experience more hiking adventures in the Engelberg region, then you should take a look at the hiking package. With the package you can use all cable cars in the areas of Fürenalp, Engelberg-Brunni and Engelberg-Trübsee-Jochpass-Engstlenalp for free - only the driveway to the mighty Titlis costs extra. Overnight stay in the mountain hotel Trübsee, which stands in the middle of the impressive mountain landscape. You can view the offer here: hoteltruebsee.ch/en/activity/detail/wanderabo/6071/66021.Fancy a little wellness at the end of the hiking day? Then a whey bath is just the thing for you. The whey makes your skin silky soft and you can just relax at your bath. Afterwards you have a shower and you feel fresh. Here you can find all the information: engelberg.ch/sommer-in-engelberg/weitere-sommer-aktivitaeten/molkebad/infrastrukturdetail/bank-post.

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    6.28 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,225 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Engelbergertal in the heart of Central Switzerland is known for its many small cable cars. Since they are often run by farmers, they are affectionately called "Buiräbähnli", ie Bauernbähnchen. On this hike you use several of these "Buiräbähnli" to float up into the mountains of the Engelbergertal.This partial hike starts in Grafenort, so we recommend you to travel by train. From there, the nostalgic Rugisbalm and Eggendössli trains go up to the starting point of the hike. Passing the crystal clear Lutersee, the route passes the Alp Zingel. In this Alpbeizli worth a snack. Strengthened, you hike downhill and back to Engelberg. In the backpack you have after your "Buiräbähnli safari" not only many impressions of the beautiful nature of the Engelbergertal, but also of the cable car culture - pure adventure!The "Rock & Safety Days" in June and September offer climbing enthusiasts a great deal of thrills. Together with local mountain guides you will explore the most exciting via ferrata around Engelberg. Under their guidance, you will learn the proper backup techniques and the necessary tricks to handle most of the exciting passages too. All information about the "Rock & Safety Days" can be found at engelberg.ch/packages-deals/rock-safety-days.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    15.7 mi
  • Duration
    09:20 h
  • Elevation
    3,850 ft

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Hikes around Lucerne – the Blogger Hike Challenge 2019
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MySwitzerland