Hiking off the beaten track


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (advanced), Italian (conversational), German (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

Full day hiking tour in central Switzerland

Lucerne lies on the foot of several fantastic mountains and is the starting point for some amazing day hikes. Depending the time of the year and interest, I will suggest and guide you to the hidden places of central Switzerland. There are many different choices and it makes it hard to choose the right one:

- Join me for a day hike to deep blue mountain lakes
- Climb one of the many peaks of the central Alps.
- Enjoy a winter hike on Mt. Rigi
- Combine your hike with the world's steepest cogwheel train or the fantastic open-air gondola "Cabrio"
- Hike to a traditional dairy and try their delicious mountain cheese.

On my hikes you will get in contact with the real local life. Tell me your preferences and I'll design an unforgettable day hike for you.


depending on the place we go

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of the tourist information in the railway station Lucerne.

End location: In the railway station Lucerne.

Duration: 8 hours

Some hikes are not recommended in bad weather. I know the area very well and together we'll find the right alternative.


The trailheads are 30 - 60 min. away from Lucerne and can be reached by train or bus.

What’s Included

- Local tour and hiking guide
- Organisation of the tour
- Guide's expenses (transportation, tickets)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 CHF - - for food and drinks
- your transportation cost

What’s Extra

- Your own transportation cost
- Food and drinks


•I am not a driver. The public transportation is very good and is the best option for most tours. I can also accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for a seperate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

We chose the tour "Off the beaten path" with Nicole and it was everything we expected and more! Not only did we avoid the crowds but we were led through fields and pastures straight out of a movie set! Swiss cows with bells serenaded us along the whole walk! There were ample stops for hydration and refreshments. Nicole was very knowledgeable about her country and supplied all the information to make this day one of the highlights of our trip. I highly recommend her and this chosen trip.
William Hewitt

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