Fun for the whole family

MOunt Rigi south side safari

Discover the south side of Mount Rigi in many different ways – by boat, cable car, shuttle bus, public bus, cogwheel railway or on an easy hike. Thanks to the play areas, firepits, space to romp around and stunning views along the entire route, the Mount Rigi South Side Safari is the perfect choice for a day trip with the whole family. 

Mt. Rigi south side safari
Familienwanderung auf der Rigi


This new circular tour of Mount Rigi is one of a kind. Travel by minibus from Gersau to Obergschwend, then continue the ascent to Rigi Burggeist by cable car. Experience and enjoy the beautiful, panoramic hike from Rigi Burggeist to Rigi Kaltbad. Then hop on the cogwheel railway from Rigi Kaltbad to Vitznau and travel back to Gersau by boat or bus – a fabulous circular tour for families, walking enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates a good view.

You can begin the Mount Rigi South Side Safari at any point along the route, whether you're in Vitznau, Gersau or already on Mount Rigi. The family-friendly hike from Rigi Scheidegg to Rigi Kaltbad (or vice versa), the various modes of transport, the range of activities along the way such as the children's play areas and firepits, and the magnificent mountain views make the Mount Rigi South Side Safari a very special day trip.


  • Attractive and easy hike along the accessible panoramic trail – also possible with a pushchair
  • Play areas at Rigi Scheidegg, Rigi Burggeist and Rigi Kaltbad
  • Covered, maintained firepits along the route
  • Alternative catering options in the restaurants along the route
  • Four different modes of transport
  • One all-inclusive ticket, the ride with the mountain bus no. 535 Gersau - Obergschwend is included


The minibus is operating daily from 13th of May 2021 at the following times:

Gersau departure09.4812.1814.4816.48
Obergschwend arrrival 10.0612.3615.0617.06
Obergschwend departure10.1512.5015.1517.15
Gersau arrival 10.3313.0815.3317.33



The Mount Rigi South Side Safari can be booked at the weekends from the end of May to the end of October. The minibus only runs during these times. However, Rigi Scheidegg and Rigi Burggeist can be accessed at any time.

Between the villages Vitznau and Gersau there is either running a public bus or the boat.


Please book the tickets below: