38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
38 Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi

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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi

Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi

Zofingen (Pfaffnau)–Brunnen

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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi

Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi

Over rolling fields to Willisau, along tiny, idyllic peat ponds to the tourist attractions of Luzern. On via Küssnacht am Rigi to Brunnen, sometimes on panoramic paths high above the lake, sometimes taking bend after bend around the lake.
Peaceful Pfaffnertal is shaped by farming. Then follows a stamina-sapping up and down section, efforts compensated by wonderful views in Bellevue. After old tractors in the Burgrain Farming Museum, enjoy the sweet, hard Willisauer Ringli biscuits in the town. Along protected ponds in Ostergau to Ruswil, Switzerland’s largest farming municipality.

Over the Brunau mountain ridge to Emmenbrücke, Luzern’s multi-culti agglomeration. After visiting the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), lakeside promenade or Verkehrshaus (Transport Museum) in Luzern’s seething tourist pool, the perspiration-producing route climbs again; picture-postcard views of the lake and Rigi.

Küssnacht was once a port on the old Gotthard route, the «Hohle Gasse» from the Tell legend is not far off the route. Then a twisting panoramic stretch along the Vierwaldstättersee to climate-cosseted Gersau, where palms and chestnut trees give a southern feel. But the town of Brunnen, historic old Switzerland and the Gotthard await.
Over rolling fields to Willisau, along tiny, idyllic peat ponds to the tourist attractions of Luzern. On via Küssnacht am Rigi to Brunnen, sometimes on panoramic paths high above the lake, sometimes taking bend after bend around the lake.
Peaceful Pfaffnertal is shaped by farming. Then follows a stamina-sapping up and down section, efforts compensated by wonderful views in Bellevue. After old tractors in the Burgrain Farming Museum, enjoy the sweet, hard Willisauer Ringli biscuits in the town. Along protected ponds in Ostergau to Ruswil, Switzerland’s largest farming municipality.

Over the Brunau mountain ridge to Emmenbrücke, Luzern’s multi-culti agglomeration. After visiting the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), lakeside promenade or Verkehrshaus (Transport Museum) in Luzern’s seething tourist pool, the perspiration-producing route climbs again; picture-postcard views of the lake and Rigi.

Küssnacht was once a port on the old Gotthard route, the «Hohle Gasse» from the Tell legend is not far off the route. Then a twisting panoramic stretch along the Vierwaldstättersee to climate-cosseted Gersau, where palms and chestnut trees give a southern feel. But the town of Brunnen, historic old Switzerland and the Gotthard await.
100 km | 3 Stages
Asphalted: 93 km
Natural surface: 7 km
1450 m | 1550 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Pfaffnau, Dorfplatz
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Arrival / return travel Brunnen
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Services

Accommodation

B&B Brand
B&B Brand
Fischbach LU
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Hotel und Gasthaus Post
Willisau
Gasthof Rössli
Gasthof Rössli
Ruswil
Gasthaus zur Emme
Gasthaus zur Emme
Werthenstein
Hinter-Langnau
Hinter-Langnau
Schachen LU
Hotel Kreuz
Hotel Kreuz
Malters
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Gästezimmer Meyerisli
Neuenkirch
Seeburghof
Seeburghof
Luzern
B&B Haus im Löchli
B&B Haus im Löchli
Luzern
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Holiday Inn Express Luzern-Kriens
Kriens
Kollers-Hoftreff
Kollers-Hoftreff
Meierskappel
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Rigi Kaltbad
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina
Vitznau
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Hotel Nidwaldnerhof
Beckenried
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Beckenried
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Seeblick Höhenhotel
Emmetten
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
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Places

Willisau
Willisau
Wolhusen
Wolhusen
Werthenstein
Werthenstein
Malters
Malters
Lucerne
Lucerne
Küssnacht am Rigi
Küssnacht am Rigi
Rigi
Rigi
Weggis
Weggis
Vitznau
Vitznau
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Beckenried - Klewenalp
Emmetten
Emmetten
Gersau
Gersau
Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Brunnen
Brunnen
Morschach
Morschach
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Places of interest

Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Wolhusen Tropical Centre
Willisauer Landstrasse
Willisauer Landstrasse
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke)
Glacier Garden
Glacier Garden
KKL Luzern
KKL Luzern
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Musegg Wall
Musegg Wall
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Rosengart Collection Lucerne
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai
Swiss Museum of Transport
Swiss Museum of Transport
Hohle Gasse
Hohle Gasse
Rigi rope park
Rigi rope park
Rigi Railways
Rigi Railways
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Vitznau Fortress (Festung Vitznau)
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Wood Trail und Natural Bike Park
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
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Swimming

Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Outdoor swimming baths Wolhusen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Swimming complex Mooshüsli Emmen
Park bathing complex Kriens
Park bathing complex Kriens
Lido Weggis
Lido Weggis
Lido Seelisberg
Lido Seelisberg
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
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Signalization

Signalization
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