Stanserhorn & The Geo-trail

Mount Stanserhorn is the perfect mountain for hiking at all levels. it offers everyone the possibility to pick the appropriate hike.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Most of us have experienced what a regular cable car feels like. The Stanserhorn mountain though, has made it for its guests more excited. The world’s first convertible-style cable car, the Stanserhorn CabriO, is where the fun begins.

On this full-day photography tour you will discover the magnificent Mount Stanserhorn in the heart of the stunning Swiss countryside. This journey to the (6230ft / 1900m) high summit involves different transportation methods, first take the train to Stans on the southern side of Lake Lucerne, a ride which will take roughly 20 minutes, then make a time-jump ride on a wooden vintage funicular from the 19th century right before getting to the top-modern Cabrio cable car. Wander from the summit down to the plateau at 1200 to 1600 m above sea level in the Engelberg valley through the Geo-trail towards the holiday destination of Wirzwerli where we will take a Gondola ride down to the station. A 10 min. stroll will lead us to the train station and back to Luzern.

Before we begin with our hike, you’ll first be delighted with flowering meadows; stunning views over a hundred kilometers of alpine peaks, the city of Lucerne in the distance and also Lucerne’s own Mount Pilatus rising 2,128 meters into the sky; the lower sprawl of the Bürgenstock and the characteristic double peak of the Mythen among an endless scenery of lakes and mountain meadows.

Marvel at the sights in an unforgettable ride through the valley, you can have a panoramic and completely unobstructed view while you float under the open sky with pristine mountain air blowing through your fluttering hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage. The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable.

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TOUR ATTRACTIONS

  • The world’s first convertible-style cable car
  • Cabrio trips on the open-top-deck of the double decker cable car
  • Vintage funicular train ride
  • Spectacular views of lakes and mountains
  • Geo-trail
  • Enjoy a full-guided photo tour

TOUR SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Day Tour from Luzern

Departs From: Lucerne Train Station

Duration: 9 hours

Availability: daily at 07:00 am

Book your excursion here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641

Available in following languages: German, English & Spanish

The open upper deck holding 30 people is completely optional and passengers can decide whether they want to ride with or without a roof. If the weather doesn’t comply with your plans or if you prefer to have four solid walls, a floor and a roof surrounding you, you can also ride in the lower, fully enclosed cabin.

The Geo-trail was put together in collaboration with Nidwaldner Wanderwege, Pro Natura and WWF Unterwalden, and follows existing hiking trails, some of them Alpine. The trail is easily divided into several stages, as there are various different possibilities for both ascent and descent. The Stanserhorn – Wirzweli route is among one of our most beautiful mountain hikes.

Access/Start: At the mountain station on the Stanserhorn

Arrival/Return: Finish Wirzweli; return by cable car to Dallenwil and by train to Lucerne.

Conditions & Requirements: Medium

Total km: 10 km

Panoramic views : Over Lake Lucerne and the town, Pilatus, Bürgenstock, Rigi and Mythen across to Säntis, Tödi, Uri Rotstock and Titlis as well as the Bernese Alps.

To discover on your hike : Lucky hikers may find fossilized animals and plants that are millions of years old.

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TOUR PRICE:

CHF 520 (up to six persons)

Our pricing is per-tour NOT per-person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you’ll probably pay less than if you took a big tour.

Transportation cost per person: CHF 60 approx. (all cable cars & train Luzern-Stans-Luzern)

INCLUDES

  • Profesional photographer & guide
  • Travel & landscape photography tutorial
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Private Tour

EXCLUDES

  • Food and beverages
  • Travel Transportation (cable cars & trains)
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities cost

 

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PLEASE NOTE

  • Mountains paths are mostly steep, narrow and partially exposed. A sure foot and no fear of heights as well as a good physical condition are required. Solid shoes with slip-proof soles are necessary.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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