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Full moon overnight hike

Description

At night, the atmosphere in the Alps is truly unique. A magical sense of calm fills the air. The darkness of night reveals undiscovered aspects of the landscape and accentuates the surrounding natural soundscape. Head out and explore while others are sleeping. 

Hiking enthusiasts, moon-lovers and those seeking to escape the everyday take note – Mt. Rigi is not only worth the trip during daylight hours. The Queen of the Mountains also has much to offer under the silvery light of the moon. The new full moon hike from Vitznau-Hinterbergen will take you under the cover of darkness to Rigi Kulm, where you will be rewarded with a spectacular sunrise. This display of natural beauty is followed by a delicious brunch at the Chäserenholz alpine farm. A local guide will entertain participants with interesting facts about Mt. Rigi as they expertly lead the group through the enchanting Alpine landscape. It’s truly a hike for all the senses.

The hike takes place during the night from Friday to Saturday. 

Important information 
Number of participants:
Minimum 6, maximum 14 people

Meeting point: The meeting point is the valley station of the Vitznau-Hinterbergen aerial cable car, which is just above Vitznau (please note the meeting point is the aerial cable car station in Vitznau, NOT the Rigi mountain railway station)

Return trip is at 10.05 a.m. from Rigi Staffel to Vitznau

Poor weather: We will contact you in advance if the tour is cancelled because of poor weather. If we have not called you by 4.00 p.m. on the day of the tour (Friday), then you can be certain that the tour will take place. We will ring you to inform you if the tour is cancelled.

Parking: At the valley station of the cable car Hinterbergen above Vitznau (CHF 6 for 24 hours)

A good level of fitness is required! The hike is challenging and involves an increase in altitude of 800 metres (actual time spent walking: 3 ½ hours)

Clothing: Sturdy footwear and a headlamp

Date                                   

Sunrise                  

meeting time        
15 June 2019 05.20 a.m. 01.20 a.m.
20 July 2019 05.40 a.m. 01.40 a.m.
17 August 2019 06.15 a.m. 02.15 a.m.
14 September 2019 06.50 a.m. 02.50 a.m.

Getting there

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