Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Europe itinerary review
  2. 2 Lisbon ... Two days only ... Must see?
  3. 3 European Travel in March
  4. 4 Itinerary Critique, please?
  5. 5 Ferrara or Verona for a 4/5 hours stopover?
  6. 6 Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in No Man's Land
  7. 7 Voltaren in Dubrovnik?
  8. 8 Day trips from Uzes
  9. 9 Tuscan Winery Suggestions
  10. 10 Advice to store my luggage in Paris ?
  11. 11 Favorite restaurants in Barcelona, Seville, Granada, San Sebastian
  12. 12 Markets in Malaga, Seville, Madrid
  13. 13 Neighborhood Bistros in Paris
  14. 14 Avoid Viking River Cruises
  15. 15 Renting International Cars from USA
  16. 16 Berlin/Prague/Vienna/Budapest
  17. 17 Trip Report My First Trip to Europe...
  18. 18 Iceland in October
  19. 19 All of Spain or something else..?
  20. 20 Gracia Neighborhood in Barcelona Spain
  21. 21 Barcelona Car rental return
  22. 22 Trip Report Les bons plans de Whathello
  23. 23 Holiday in Cilento Region
  24. 24 Favorite restaurants in Paris
  25. 25 Enjoying England for a year!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help us choose a panoramic easy hike between Lucerne & Brienz

Hi All,

As some of you will remember from my last post, I will be travelling to Switzerland towards the end of this month with my wife and my parents (in late 60s). We will be staying in Lucerne and will be taking day trips around that region.

We arrive on Wednesday night and leave on Sunday afternoon for our 4pm flight from Zurich. Sunday morning we intend to spend in Lucerne and that leaves us 3 full days for day trips. We have already decided to visit Mt. Rigi on one day and Titlis- Engelberg on the other. We will be doing some easy short hikes on both these days – Rigi Kulm to Kaltabd on Rigi trip and Trubsee or Brunnipfad on Engelberg trip. However, it’s the third day which I have not been able to firm up my mind.

We would like to do some short and scenic hiking on this day as well and therefore I have discounted the excursions to Mt. Pilatus and Stanserhorn. I think 90 mins is about maximum I would be keen to travel by train/ship/bus away from Lucerne and therefore I have following options:

1. Klewenalp – Stockhutte hike: However, am not sure if it would be similar views as Mt. Rigi hike. Also, this looks like a half day excursion unless we go to Seelisberg but travelling back from Trieb is too time consuming.
2. Seelisberg – Bauen hike: Biggest challenge with this hike is steep descent from Wyssig to Bauen. Other doubts I have are the same as ones above which are similar views like rigi hike and also similar boat trips etc.
3. Brienzer Rothorn – Schonbuel Hike: This looks like a good day trip in a different region however am a little uneasy with the walk gradient as it has several ascents and descents and as we are not experienced hikers therefore if these are challenging sections then it would not prove to be a pleasant day out for us
4. Brunig-Hasliberg - Hasliberg Reuti Panormaweg & combine it with a visit to Aare Gorge: While I understand panormaweg a relatively easy hike but am unsure if it is scenic enough as it’s relatively low level walk. Also, is it worth the time and effort to get here.

So will appreciate if you could advise us on which of these walks offer best views or any other suggestion where we can have a relatively nice walk with great alpine views (e.g. First-Bachalpsee and mannlichen to kleine scheidegg hikes we took in wengen area couple of years back which are our great favourites)

Thanks in advance

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement