Canton Nidwalden Outdoor sports

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Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Cable Car, Cogwheel Train & Lake Cruise

1. Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Cable Car, Cogwheel Train & Lake Cruise

Embark on a day trip from Lucerne and ascend Mount Pilatus by cable car. Go on a hike and kick pack on the panorama terrace, descended the mountain by cogwheel railway, and complete your experience with a return journey by boat. Depart Lucerne and relax aboard a comfortable coach on the drive to Kriens. Then, climb aboard the panoramic gondolas and journey to Fräkmüntegg to board the aerial Dragon Ride cable car up the mountain. Get magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks from the panoramic windows. Arrive at the top of Mt. Pilatus, 2,132 meters above sea level and feel like a bird as you survey your surroundings. Hike to the summit or venture down the Dragon Trail where dragons with healing powers were thought to live in the Middle Ages. Relax on the panoramic terrace and take in the magnificent vistas of the mountains and lakes. Eat at one of the restaurants to enjoy lunch on top of the world. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime as you descend the mountain on the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Arrive in Alpnachstad to embark on a one-hour cruise back to Lucerne on the beautiful "Lake of the 4 Cantons" (only during summer).

Stans: Tandem Paragliding Experience

2. Stans: Tandem Paragliding Experience

Experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Swiss Alps from an aerial perspective on a tandem paraglide flight from Stans. After meeting your pilot at the train station, take a quick cable-car ride to reach the launch site and listen to a brief safety briefing before you take to the skies.  Then, feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you take in breathtaking views of the Alps. Soar like a bird, surrounded by stunning views of Lucerne, Engelberg, and Emmetten. Feel the freedom of the wind as your pilot takes you on an experience like never before. After landing in the valley, head back to the train station after an unforgettable day in the skies.

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What people are saying about Canton Nidwalden

Definitely worth visiting Mt Pilateus. The views are spectacular. It was great to experience the gondola, airway cable and cogwheel trains. Didn’t get to do the tobaggan run due to weather but looked like a lot of fun. Great place to hike, saw mountain biking. Food was very tasty and very good at the hotel sit down restaurant The tour guide was great and very helpful with providing information. Would definitely recommend this tour!

The views from Mt pilatus are too good. Our guide was very nice and informative. I believe her name was Sophia. She gave us good tips and was attentive to her travellers. Transportation was smooth. The trail was easy and views were breathtaking. The Gondala and train ride were fun. I met good people on the trip. Only wish was to have more time on the mountain.

Little bit of fear in 1st cable car and a lot before we got on the 2nd one, but worth the anxiety. The views from the top are amazing. Loved it. The tour guide was also very informative and helpful. Highly recommend

This is a fully wonderful experience. The views are worth a million dollars.

Had a great time exploring the beautiful sights of Lucerne !