Day excursion with hiking sections to Mount Pilatus

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Tour Number

Activity Level

476635


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No. for children older than 8 years suitable

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Enjoy the beauty of the most famous summit in Central Switzerland


With the help of cogwheel train (depending on the season) and ropeway, we reach the mighty summit of Pilatus. Here you'll have time to explore the summit region, make the Dragon Trail and do some Shopping.

We undertake a short and easy hike to Tomlishorn, the highest summit of the Group. Afterward, we descend by ropeway to Alpe Fräkmüntegg, from where we start our second hike downhill to cozy Alpe Unterlauenen. Here you won't meet other tourists and are for sure a bit off the beaten trail.
Enjoy another great view of Mount Pilatus with its north face. After another 30 min walking, we reach the bus station in Eigenthal and bus no. 73 brings us then back to Lucerne.
Highlights of this private tour:
- using one of the most spectacular mountain ropeways in the world
- using the steepest cogwheel train in the world (from the middle of May to middle of November)
- enjoying fantastic views from Mount Pilatus and Tomlishorn to Eiger, Jungfrau and many other summits
- visiting a typical Swiss Hut with farm animals.

Itinerary

Approximative schedule:

Trip to Mount Pilatus
Stay at Mount Pilatus and hike to Tomlishorn
Hike the dragon trail
Descend to Fräkmüntegg
Hike to Alp Unterlauenen
Stay at Alp Unterlauenen
Hike to the bus station in Eigenthal
By bus back to Lucern.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet at your Hotel, where I can pick you up.

End location: I'll bring you back to your Hotel or any other place in Zurich

Duration: 10 hours

Tour duration is flexible according to passion of participants and willingness to explore all sites around Mount Pilatus.

Transportation

Public transport.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal hiking guide with:
- Organisation and guidance
- Snacks with typical Swiss products during the hike
- Mineral water and tea on the hike.
- My travel costs.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 CHF - For dining out at Alpe Lauenen. Credit cards are accepted at the summit Station and also at Fräkmüntegg.

What’s Extra

Other: - Tickets for public transport (boat or train ride, cogwheel Train, bus, ropeway). Price depends on your specific Discounts (Tourist pass, Senior, junior, etc.) and season.

Regular round ticket Price Luzern-Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm-Kriens-Luzern Schiff 2. Klasse inkl. Bus / Boat 2nd class incl. bus app. 100 CHF, reduced with Swiss pass app. 50 CHF.

Ticket Zurich-Lucerne-return.

Hiking boots and warm + weatherproofed clothes would be essential for this excursion.

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs and snacks.

You can enjoy lunch, coffée, etc. in the various restaurants on the trip.

Restrictions

None.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent the day with Andre going up Mt. Pilatus. He is an experienced climber and has vast knowledge of Mt Pilatus. Even though it was rainy and cloudy most of the day, we made the best of it and enjoyed our day. He was flexible and made suggestions that made our trip memorable.
Flavel Heyman

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Private tour guide André

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