Source: Gäste-Service Rigi
Author: Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Rigi Kaltbad - First - Unterstetten - Rigi Scheidegg
Cross-country skiers will find probably the most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere here.
The 7 km long, classically prepared cross-country trail takes you from Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg and follows by the mostly flat route of the former Rigi-Scheidegg railway. You will start at Rigi Kaltbad, where you can use deposit compartments and changing rooms. Via Rigi First you will reach Rigi Scheidegg after 7 kilometres. The panoramic views of the Alps, Lake Lucerne and the Schwyz basin are just breathtaking . A sporty treat for body and soul awaits you. You can rent the cross-country skiing equipment in the sport shop at Rigi Kaltbad.
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.
Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1453 m) – Unterstetten (1451 m) – Hinder Dossen (1546 m) – Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)
Please always follow the marked cross-country skiing trail.
Winter suitable cross-country skiing equipments, drinks.
At the end of this hike, I recommend to take a refreshment with local delicacies in the mountain inn Rigi Scheidegg and enjoy this wonderful view.
Parking spaces are avaliable at Rigi valley stations 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.
A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, direction Weggis - Vitznau
A4 highway, exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis
From Vitznau or Weggis, you can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike, either by cogwheel train or aerial cable car.