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.

Overview

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. Great for Landscape photography!

Discover the beauty of Lucerne city on an optional 2.5 hrs. photo walk and photograph and know the history of Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City old Wall and Lucerne Castle.

All Camera skills welcomed! From a Compact, professional camera to an smart phone.

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.

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.

Explore Lucerne city as a local on an optional 2.5 hrs. photo walk which includes visits to the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Old City Wall and Lucerne Castle.

Highlights

  • 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

INCLUDES

  • Professional photographer guide
  • All Transportation to/from attractions (train from Lucerne, Vintage Funicular and the Cabri’o to Stanserhorn)
  • Small Group Tour
  • Photography assistance
  • 2.5 hrs. Lucerne Walking Photo Tour (Optional Tour Extension)
  • Lift Ticket to Lucerne Castle (Optional Tour Extension)
  • Private photography shooting along the tour (Optional Tour Extension)
  • On-line private gallery to download the images  (Optional Tour Extension)

EXCLUDES

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Camera equipment 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

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TOUR PRICE:

CHF 499 p.p. (up to six persons)

Book this tour with any of our Optional tour extensions: Lucerne City Highlights or a Photo Shooting along the tour. 

  • Lucerne Photo Walk: Take our 2.5 walking city tour including the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City Old Wall and Lucerne Castle
  • Starts 14:00
  • Cost CHF 120

 

  • Photography Shooting: I will take of you along the whole tour. I am a professional photographer and i use the best camera equipment and software. It also includes a private on-line gallery to download the images.
  • Starts 8:00
  • Cost CHF 120

Additional Info

Type: Day Tour from Luzern

Departs From: Lucerne Train Station

Duration: 7 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.

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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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