"Classic Hike" Vitznau Sports & Outdoors Tip by sandysmith
Vitznau Sports & Outdoors: 2 reviews and 9 photos
A rewarding scenic 5 hour hike from Rigi Kaltbad - Scheidegg - Burggeist -Hoecheli- Soeren - Chellensack - Gaetterli - Rohrboden - Egg-Gottertli/Schwand to Urmiberg. Start can be reached by Rigi Bahn and the end stop is a restaurant with a wonderful view and a handy cable-car down to the lakeside resort of Brunnen, further down the lake shore from Vitznau. Of course if your knees allow you can descend by a steep path.
The kaltbad to Scheideggg section follows an easy gravel path - formerly the Scheidegg railway line. Its worth taking a detour off this path to follow the cliff paths for views over the lake, namely the Felsenweg and the Seeweg. Bit of a climb at either end of the Seeweg path but the views are your reward. Gaetterli is a convenient stop for some refreshment at the lovely situated cafe there.
This was a wonderful hike and deserves more pictures in a travelogue - please look if interested.
Equipment: good walking shoes, I managed fine in trekki sandals
always a good idea to have map and wet weather gear just in case.
WAter and a picnic is a good idea too
Definitely take a camera!
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