Top Ten Switzerland Classic Adventures

Catch the Sunrise from Mt. Rigi
By Mark Honan
Mount Rigi
In training: up Mount Rigi (Swiss Tourism)

If you have a yen to see the sunrise from a mountaintop, there's no better place to head than Mount Rigi (5,894 feet). Travelers have been trekking up here since the 19th century to do just that. A handy hotel a few feet from the summit means you can make your ascent the day before. It'll take about four hours to hike up (you can halve that if you take a mountain bike). The going isn't too tough, though it does get steeper at the end. Your reward will be a magnificent panorama of Alpine peaks crowding around the convoluted contours of Lake Lucerne.


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