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Address: Langensandstr. 52, Lucerne 6005 , Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 079-917-68-73
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Description: 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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Unforgettable Swiss Experience

As a temporary resident of Switzerland, I was intrigued with the prospect of getting an insider's view into this unique country and landscape. René was able to provide my friend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Amanda O
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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a temporary resident of Switzerland, I was intrigued with the prospect of getting an insider's view into this unique country and landscape. René was able to provide my friend and I with just that experience. He had a perfectly planned tour of the Vierwaldstättersee, which included stops at some of the regional highlights. We met punctually at the Luzern... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Knowledgable, competent, accommodating, friendly, fun.....what else could you ask for in a tour guide? Rene went out of his way to make our experience in Lucerne more special than we could ever have expected. He went beyond the call of duty the night prior to our day tour of Mt. Rigi by picking us up at our hotel so that... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's great to hear how you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experience. Please come back soon as the Swiss Alps and I will be here to welcome you back. with best regards & Happy New Year! More 

Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My family and I visited Lucerne over Thanksgiving and we had a once in a lifetime trip thanks to Rene. Prior to our trip I set up a tour with Rene and he completely tailored to the day to our needs/wants. He even went out of his way to show us around the city the night before, since there was... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to hear you really enjoyed your Lucerne ECHO Trails experience. The Swiss Alps and I will be here to welcome you back soon again. With best regards & Happy New Year! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When I was in Switzerland I wanted to get on one of the beautiful mountains I could see all around me. As I looked online for a guide ECHO trails came pretty recommended and reflecting back im happy I chose Mr. Welti. He was willing to figure out a custom hike for me and I definitely appreciated that. The hike... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed your Mt. Rigi ECHO Trails experience. As discussed, I will try to add this kind of a hike on the menu of tours offered. Thanks again for all you helpful comments and suggestions. With best regards & Happy New Year! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I thought I had booked a trip that was just about Christmas markets in various cities of Switzerland. Was I ever wonderfully surprised. We had a personal guide named Rene Welti. He not only took us to several different cities (all by train I might add) but introduced us to the different region's cultures and food. Not only did we... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's great to hear how you enjoyed your Swiss Trip. Wishing you and yours all the best in 2015. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The highlight of our trip to Switzerland this fall was our Heart of the Alps Hike that we took with Rene Welti. The hike was fantastic, but Rene made it so much better with his knowledge of the country and local customs / history. He even helped us out when we stopped to talk to some Paragliders that were gliding... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to hear how you enjoyed your In the Heart of the Alps experience. Thank you for your comments. Wishing you continued excellent hikes and all the best for 2015. More 

Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of participating in René Welti’s ECHO Tour – In the Heart of the Alps. Rene was very well informed and gave me insights to both geography and culture of the region in a way I could never have appreciated from books or the web. His engaging guiding made the adventure one of the best I... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experience. Come back soon. More 

California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had never toured with a guide, but decided to book an E-bike tour with ECHO Trails around Lake Lucerne. It was spectacular......a wonderful ride through the hills surrounding Lucerne stopping at lots of interesting historical sites, on to lunch at a Swiss bistro and then back to our starting point via a lake cruiser. Rene knows the local culture... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

What a pleasure to hear how you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experience. The Swiss Alps and I will be here to welcome you back soon again. More 

Baltimore, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our half day hike in the Alps was the highlight of a wonderful vacation. The scenery was spectacular and Renee and Dave made our experience unforgettable. They knew so much about the area and were the best! Definitely exceeded our expectations and the next time we are in Switzerland we will be hiking with them again!

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing and come back soon again. With continued best wishes and safe travels, René More 

Cavan, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! We decided to do the Mt Rigi Hike and Spa on our last day of our 10 day trip around beautiful Switzerland. We were the first Irish customers and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our day. We met up with Rene under the arch in Lucerne and then took the regional train, cog wheel train, walked to... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this review

Great to hear how your Mt. Rigi experience "capped" your 25th Anniversary Wedding Swiss trip. Thank you for sharing and come back soon again. With best wishes for the next 25 years too, René More 

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