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Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike

Ride the funicular in the world and enjoy the stunning alpine and lake panoramas.

Tour Overview

From $300 | Guided Private Day Hike | From June to October

Join us for a stunning Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike: a peak-to-peak hiking adventure with fantastic views of Lake Lucerne.  Spend a day discovering the hidden gems of Central Switzerland and get a birdseye view of the lake as well as Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, and other famous peaks.  Enjoy the sun, clean air, and the vast alpine meadows beneath your feet.

On this Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike you will visit one of the most famous peaks and ridges of Central Switzerland. Enjoy a thrilling ride on the steepest funicular in the world in Stoos and marvel at the panoramic views from Klingenstock. This trip is private so you can set the pace and length of the hike yourself, depending on your fitness level and the weather conditions. 


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Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike Itinerary

This Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike has been designed to let you experience the best of the Lake Lucerne area. Ride the steepest funicular in the world and embark on a thrilling peak-to-peak adventure with a fantastic view of the lakes and countless mountain peaks. 

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Your guide will pick you up at 7:45 am at your hotel in Lucerne. If you’re not staying in Lucerne, you will meet them at the Lucerne Torbogen

We’ll start this Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike with a ride on a local train along the shores of 2 lakes to Arth-Goldau, where we will change to a local bus to Schwyz. We’ll then take the world’s newest and steepest mountain funicular reaching the resort village of Stoos at 1300 m / 4265 ft. It is one of nine car-free towns in Switzerland.

A brief hike through the pretty mountain village takes us to the chairlift station. A relaxing 20 minute ride on a chairlift takes us to the top of Klingenstock (operating times depend on weather).

The real hike begins at the top with a 360º alpine view, following a mountain trail that meanders along the ridge; in places the path has been carved out of the rock and strong steel cables provide security to the hiker.

Along the route you may be lucky to see farmers at work harvesting “wild hay” on the steep mountain slopes. A refuge hut gives information about this age-old farming method, its particular challenges and its importance for the maintenance of the local ecology.

A short steep final ascent gets you up to the Fronalpstock where the highest restaurant in the canton of Schwyz is located. Reward yourself with a refreshment at the very Swiss restaurant with an unbeatable view over the whole Lake Lucerne.

This tour is only possible in good weather and with no strong winds blowing.
In case of bad weather on the day of the tour, an alternative hike will be offered.

You will descend the Klingenstock by chairlift or if you still have energy you can hike back down to Stoos with your Guide. 

End your Lucerne Ridge Guided Day Hike with a funicular and a train ride will back to Lucerne. You should arrive back around 5 pm.

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Details and pricing

The price of the trip depends on the number of participants and starts at $300. 

Price reductions for children, teens, and Swiss Travel Pass holders may apply.

  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • All activities mentioned in the tour
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal use

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Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Comfortable footwear with sturdy soles that have a good grip; ankle-high boots are not essential but recommended
  • Warm layered windproof clothing
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
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  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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