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ECHO Trails - Day Tours

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Address: Langensandstrasse 52, Lucerne 6045, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 79 917 68 73
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ECHO Trails walking, hiking and biking tours take you out of the city into...

ECHO Trails walking, hiking and biking tours take you out of the city into breathtaking scenery and fresh Alpine air. Come along for a tour of jaw dropping alpine vistas, quaint villages and working farms, hear the story at historic places and enjoy the picturesque countryside.Our passion is to share the incredible beauty around Lucerne and in the central Switzerland area. ECHO Trails works in tandem with Switzerland's efficient public transportation system and depending on the tour, we use a combination of local buses, trains and/or boats for transfers to and from our end destination.ECHO Trails native English-speaking, guided half- or full-day walking, hiking and biking tours are tailor-made for you. There are half-day, full day walks, hikes and bike tours to choose from. Even with limited time you can have a genuine Swiss outdoor experience Small groups – maximum 15 people per tour Carefully chosen trails Informative itineraries Friendly and enthusiastic English-speaking guides For anyone in average physical condition Guaranteed departures All tours include historic or cultural insights Relaxing pace with frequent photo stops All transfers on public transportation system Each tour includes a stop at a scenic restaurant.

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william tell swiss path hike

we did this hike with echo trails on 30th oct 2016. The booking was well coordinated by eve . Dave our guide kept us informed of the weather and the change of daylight time etc... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we did this hike with echo trails on 30th oct 2016. The booking was well coordinated by eve . Dave our guide kept us informed of the weather and the change of daylight time etc. On the day of the hike we were met by Dave and eve at the scheduled rendezvous -the arch outside the lucerne station. We first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I took the Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour, which was a half-day of biking and a boat cruise, with breaks at restaurants and a Swiss Army Knife retail store. Scenery was absolutely beautiful with a mix of urban and rural sights, and the guide (Pete) was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat ride, on a paddle steamer with a cup... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experience. Your cudos about Pete, your Guide will be passed on. Wishing you many more fun tour and travel experiences. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We met with our guide (Peter) at the Lucerne Central Trail Station. We took about a 30 minute train ride to a nearby cog railway. The cog railway took us to the top of the mountain where we had beers (early in the morning --- we were on vacation ; ) Then proceeded to walk down. Went to an operating... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences with others. Glad you enjoyed Pete as your Guide and will pass on the compliments. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time hiking Mt Rigi. Rene is one of the best guides I have been around. Very knowledgeable and gave us a once in a lifetime experience. Would recommend this to anyone!!!!

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your experience. Hope to see you on a tour again. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The owner of ECHO, Rene' Welti, led us on a beautiful hiking tour of the Swiss Alps outside of Lucerne. We are all in our 60's so we requested a relatively easy hike and he accommodated us. We took the train, then the bus, then the paved trail to get to the beautiful forested path which led us to a... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Great to know you enjoyed your "Window on Swiss Life" and thanks for sharing. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I just got back from this 10 day Alpenwild "Scenic Alps Rail" Tour with Rene' Welti and Suzanne of Echo Trails as our guides. The trip far exceeded our expectations. The trip started with a tour up to Mt. Pilatus with a short hike at top. All we could say was "wow", what beautiful scenery, thinking this... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your Scenic Alps By Rail tour highlights with others. Wishing you many more fun and memorable trips. with best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We call this our WOW vacation because of the many beautiful sights we saw on our Scenic Alps by Rail tour. Our guide, Rene Welti was fantastic. His knowledge of Switzerland was outstanding. The tour was fast paced to include the many beautiful towns/villages and mountain tops we could see on this 10 day trip. We enjoyed the Bernina and... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Many thanks for sharing your experiences with others. You and Merwin are the "perfect" people on trips; always happy, gung ho and interested in what you are seeing and doing. Wishing you many more fun trips. The Swiss Alps are always going to be here so hurry back. with best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Rene Welti personalizes all hikes according to the level needed. Rene speaks the language and streamlines your time for the maximum fun and beauty of the area.

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Teresa, Many thanks for sharing your experiences with others. And for providing for lot's of levity and fun throughout our time together. Wishing you and Tom many more happy and memorable trips. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Echo Trails- St. Moritz Panoramic Trip with Rene Welti was just outstanding! So many beautiful mountains to hike and enjoy magnificent views, fun train rides, including an eight hour ride up the mountain on the Glacier Express, and excellent hotels and delicious food were all over the top! Can't wait to join Rene for another trip to beautiful Switzerland... More 

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it's great to hear you enjoyed your St. Moritz Panorama Week. with best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The tour with Pete hiking from Engelberg Fuerenalp was great. We had a terrific walk surrounded by a magnificent scenario (mountains, rivers and... caws). Pete was a perfect guide indeed. Thanks a lot ECHO Trails for this wonderful experience.

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences and glad to hear your In the Heart of the Alps time with Pete went so well. He will enjoy reading your comments. With best regards, René Welti More 

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