Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Cross-Country Skiing
8.6 km
Travel time
approx. 2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Trail
Photo: Gäste-Service Rigi
Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Trail
Photo: Gäste-Service Rigi
Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Trail
Photo: Gäste-Service Rigi

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 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.

Technical details

Tour type
Cross-Country Skiing
Starting point
Rigi Kaltbad
Point of arrival
Rigi Scheidegg
3 / 6
248 m
37 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December

Rigi Kaltbad (1436 m) – First (1453 m) – Unterstetten (1451 m) – Hinder Dossen (1546 m) – Rigi Scheidegg (1656 m)

Safety information

Please always follow the marked cross-country skiing trail.


Winter suitable cross-country skiing equipments, drinks. 

Author’s advice

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.

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Good to know


Parking spaces are avaliable at Rigi valley stations for a fee.

Further information on arrival and parking

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

Arrival / Return journey

A4 highway, exit Küssnacht, direction Weggis - Vitznau 

A4 highway, exit Brunnen, direction Vitznau - Weggis


Accessible by bus and train
Public transport

From Vitznau or Weggis, you can reach Rigi Kaltbad, the starting point of the hike, either by cogwheel train or aerial cable car.

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