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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne

Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

Product ID: 39002
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Spend the day in the breathtaking wilderness of Switzerland with this exciting full-day tour from Lucerne. Hike part of the way up the famed Mt. Pilatus, with a gondola & aerial tram to assist you to the top, and ride the world's steepest cog wheel down.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the breathtaking Alpine views from the top of Mt. Pilatus
  • Relax on a 40-minute scenic bus ride through the Lucerne countryside
  • Embark on a 1-hour hike on the Flower Trail once at the top of Mt. Pilatus
  • Enjoy an amazing 40-minute ride on world's steepest cogwheel train
  • End the day with a cruise across Lake Lucerne aboard a steamship
Full description
Every visitor to Lucerne is determined to conquer the towering Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's signature mountain, and to experience the world’s steepest cogwheel train. With this tour, you can do both without breaking a sweat.

Begin the day with a scenic 40-minute ride aboard a yellow postal bus from Lucerne, and wind your way up to the alpine village of Schwarzenberg at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. From this conclave of farmhouses nestled in the Alpine meadows, start your leisurely 1.5-hour hike through the pine needle forests and green pastures. Rest for lunch at a local alpine restaurant or with a picnic at a nearby meadow, and then travel to the top of Mt. Pilatus aboard a Pilatus gondola as well as an aerial tram.

Once on top, hike the famed Flower Trail to the top of Tomlishorn, Mt. Pilatus' highest peak, and take in the spectacular views of the icy peaks of the Swiss Alps along the way, and then begin your return trip to Lucerne. Descend to Alpnachstad on the world’s steepest cog wheel train, and then board a lake steamer for a relaxing cruise across Lake Lucerne.
  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Certified hiking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal nature

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The arch in front of the Lucerne train station at Bahnhofplatz. Your guide will be wearing a red hat and shirt or a red jacket.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
Good hiking shoes strongly recommended.

Total hiking time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Organized by

ECHO Rails & Trails

Product ID: 39002