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ECHO Trails

Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
+41 76 664 32 71
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Half-Day Walking Tour of Lake Lucerne Villas and Castles
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Private Day Hike of the Alps from Lucerne
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Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour with Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
+41 76 664 32 71
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

On Monday, June 26, my wife and I spent the day with an Echo Trails guide and had a wonderful time hiking in the Alps near the town of Engleberg. Our guide was terrific. While on the train to Engleberg she spent the time explaining...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank for you for sharing your experiences on your ECHO Trails tour. This very helpful for others to hear. Wishing you safe travels, René Welti, Owner

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a blast on our Echo Trail Swiss Alps Tour. We'd like to give a special shout out to PETE CUMMINS - our great tour guide! He was very patient and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to accommodate us. He...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thanks for sharing your experiences about Pete and your ECHO Trails tour. Your comments are very helpful for others who are planning their Lucerne visit. Wishing you continued safe travels and great experiences. René Welti, Owner

Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you are anywhere near Lucerne, and enjoy the outdoors, do yourselves a favor and book a trip with Echo Trails! From my initial interactions with Eve, the amazing booking coordinator, to the actual outing with our fabulous guides, Pete and Madeleine, all members of...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your family outing with ECHO Trails. It's gratifying to hear that all your plans met with your expectations with everyone having a good time. Wishing you continued safe travels, René Welti Owner

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I did not complete my hike with ECHO but the customer service interaction and experience was great, so I wanted to write a review. I emailed ECHO to see if they had any groups I could join to hike while on my own in Lucerne....More

Thank Kee201
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Many thanks for the kind comments regarding Eve's interface with you. We always try to accommodate the best way we can. We trust your St. Moritz experience went well as this is a wonderful area. Please keep us in mind and referrals are always welcome....More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you can possibly do so, this fantastic four day circuit hike (out and back from Lucerne) is worth building your entire Swiss vacation around. Echo Trails sets up hotel stays along a hiking circuit around the far end of Lake Lucerne, your luggage is...More

Thank ChuckM58
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Chuck & Brian, First of all many thanks for all the kind comments. All of us are so glad you and your son enjoyed the Lake Lucerne region experience you envisioned. We live here so we relate and know how wonderful our surroundings are....More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...More

Thank DSerode
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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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

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 ---...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

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

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, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

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

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Souz M
6 June 2016|
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Response from Rene W | Property representative |
If you have a Swiss Travel Pass it's included and no extra cost. If google Mt. Rigi you will see all the rates; depends how far you want to go; it's all affordable. There are all kinds of marked trails so you can spend as... More
2 May 2016|
Response from Rene W | Property representative |
Hi Aritra - Thanks for the cudos. I'll be back in Lucerne June 24 so if you wanted to do any of the tours on June 24 or 25 feel free to book what you like. I go out with 1 person too. The best is to please send me an e-mail... More