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Rigi-Panoramaweg

Rigi First–Rigi Scheidegg

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In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.

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The route starts a the Arth-Goldau RB station from where you take the Rigibahn to Rigi Wölfertschen-First. This is the beginning of the demanding route, with breathtaking panoramic views accompanying you along the entire way.
This popular high-level path is stunning, affording views of the Vierwaldstätter (Lake Lucerne), the Zugersee lake and the impressive Alps. Not to mention a slice of history! The path leads along the route of the former Scheidegg Railway, easily recognizable for the old railway bridges, short tunnels and decommissioned wagon, which you pass in the midst of natural surroundings.

Lush, green hills, wild meadows and fascinating rock formations line the route. The spectacular panorama, with it's glistening lakes and backdrop of towering Alps, appears as if it had been painted. The stunningly scenic route leads across the slope, partly through shady forests and repeatedly passing sections of old railway track, a witness to railway history.

There are sufficient comfortable places and barbecue spots to take a break en route. And at all times you are treated to magnificent far-reaching views. Alpine restaurants also offer the chance to stop for refreshments. The route remains varied, fascinating and picturesque all the way to the destination at Rigi-Scheidegg.
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Length:
7 km
Hiking time:
Rigi First–Rigi Scheidegg: 1 h 50 min
 
Rigi Scheidegg–Rigi First: 1 h 40 min
Requirements:
difficult (for wheelchair users)
Conditions:
difficult (for wheelchair users)
Height difference:
Rigi First–Rigi Scheidegg: 240 m
Rigi Scheidegg–Rigi First: 70 m

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Arrival / return travel Rigi First
 
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The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility in the right-hand column are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.mis-plus.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Barrier-free travel / public transport
 
It takes just 5 minutes from the Arth-Goldau support railway station to reach the Arth-Goldau RB station of the Rigibahn, where you take the aerial gondola to the stop at Rigi Wölfertschen-First. The Rigibahn requires advance notice of 1 hour (Tel: +41 (0)41 399 87 87). The Rigibahn staff will assist with boarding and alighting. Transport is only possible in manual wheelchairs.
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Parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users
 
The Arth-Goldau railway station has a parking space suitable for wheelchair users.
WC at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop
WC at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop
 
The waiting room at the Rigi Wölfertschen-First stop has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. There are two steps up to the waiting room and you may need help here as inside the waiting room are two narrow ramps that can be put over the steps. These ramps are also used to get on and off the cogwheel railway. WC info: door width 90cm; movement room (DxB) 170x95cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, none; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 58cm.
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km0 - km3.1
km0 - km3.1
 
The first part of the route leads over a mostly level gravel path. Seven drainage channels across the path have to be crossed within the first 0.5km. At km0.8 is an approx. 100m section with a 7% gradient.
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WC Horse-drawn carriage stable
WC Horse-drawn carriage stable
 
If you follow the directions to Rigi Kaltbad at km1.0, you reach the Rigi Kaltbad-First station after about 1.1km. If you contine towards Rigiland along an approx. 250m-long gravel path you reach the stables for the horse-drawn coaches. Here you'll find a wheelchair accessible toilet. Before reaching the stables, the gravel path has a 40m uphill section with a l7% gradient. WC info: door width 100cm; movement room (DxB) 140x166cm; seat height 42cm, hand grips, left and right moveable; access left; mirror height 120cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
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km3.1 - km6.9
km3.1 - km6.9
 
The second section of the route also leads along a gravel path and has a continual ascent with an approx 7% gradient. There are cattle grids before and after the bridge at km2.9, but these have a special device that can be lowered for easy crossing. These must be operated by an accompanying person. At present the bridge has a temporary wooden ramp. On the last 300m in Rigi Scheidegg you meet an ascent of approx 14%.
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Barrier-free return journey / public transport
 
An aerial cableway operates between Rigi Scheidegg and Kräbel. Five steps have to be overcome to enter the station. The staff at the station will assist you but it is advisable to have other helpers at hand and you should have a manual wheelchair. From Kräbel station you can return with the Rigibahn to Arth-Goldau, from where you can reach the Arth-Goldau support station in 5 minutes. Those returning the same way and using the Rigibahn for the return journey must give advance notice of 1 hour (Tel: +41 (0)41 399 87 87). The Rigibahn staff will assist with boarding and alighting and again transport is only possible with a manual wheelchair.
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Arrival / return travel Rigi Scheidegg
 
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