Never say never. We didn´t expect any last minute changes, but unfortunately we couldn´t avoid those, an apology about it to everyone who has already signed up. We contacted Stoos tourism to confirm the route marking for Stoos - Fronalpstock, instead, we were firmly instructed not to take the hike due to plenty of snow still on ground. So, for the sake of safety, we had to come up with another route for the hike. Life is full of surprises ;)
Our new stage will be the majestic Rigi! The start will be Rigi Kaltbad and the hike will finish in Brunnen. According to the online tourist information the trail is free of snow.
The hike from Rigi- Kaltbad to the Urmiberg is one of the prettiest and most popular ones. One can glean up to four lakes simultaneously, as well as a splendid alpine panorama. At the end of your hike you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic cable car ride down to Urmiberg.
The hike is 12 km, approx. 4,5 h, but please add an hour for lunch and extra time for taking some mind-blowing pictures. Full trail description under the following link:
We will take the ship (toward Fluelen) from Luzern at 8:12 am, arriving to Weggis 8:53 from where we take the Luftseilbahn at 9:20 up to Rigi Kaltbad arriving there at 9:30. Please note that since we are taking the ship instead of the train, we will meet at the ticket sales booth for the ship tickets, which is opposite of the main entrance of the Luzern train station, on the square that opens in front of the train station.
To bring along:
· Camera and lenses OR a lot of patience and a beautiful smile if you are not a photographer J
· Water/something to drink/eat for a picnic (there are also restaurants along the way)
· Hike boots
· Sun protection and sun glasses
· Rain coat or windstopper
We hope most of you will still be able to participate and will be very happy about your flexibility :)