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ECHO Trails - Day Tours

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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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A Unique Experience

We had a fantastic experience with EchoTrails Tours from the very beginning. We spent the weekend with Rene and Pete on the E-bike tour on Saturday and the Mt. Rigi hike on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic experience with EchoTrails Tours from the very beginning. We spent the weekend with Rene and Pete on the E-bike tour on Saturday and the Mt. Rigi hike on Sunday. Rene was very easy to reach through email when planning and booking the excursions. He always responded quickly and was very helpful. Our experiences were better than... More 

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Port Perry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had one full day in Switzerland and I wanted to make sure it was a good one. I had contacted Rene Welti of Echo Trails many months prior to plan our perfect day. His ideas and communication were fantastic. He came up with the perfect adventure for my family. It started in the morning when we met by the... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This trip had it all! Beautiful scenery, excellent accommodations, memorable excursions every day and the best guide, Rene Welti. This was a trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend Rene and his company for any type of hiking trips in the Swiss Alps. he is so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and he listens to your needs as a traveler.

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The day after a small snow storm Rene guided us on an adventurous hike in the Alps a short train ride from Lucerne. There was about 6" of fresh snow on the ground so the views were absolutely spectacular! It was great to have a local guide us who knew the trail very well and was able speak the language.... More 

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PERTH AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did the heart of the alps day tour and loved every minute.We were fortunate to have good weather which started a bit cold but our awesome guide had gloves and hats for these unprepared Aussie travellers. The day started at the train station where we were met and escorted by train ,bus and cable car to the start of... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Myself and my husband went on this day trip from Lucerne with our guide Pete. It was a well organised tour and Pete was very informative of the area and answered our questions fully. Pete was a friendly guy and we felt comfortable in his company. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the gondola ride up the mountain to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My clients were visiting Lucerne and wanted to explore the surroundings by bike. I contacted Rene, the owner of the company and from the get go he was very accommodating and friendly. Mt clients really enjoyed the experience, the electric bikes are just fantastic, even being in the mountain and biking over 30 miles in a day, they felt very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My family and I (husband and 2 kids, ages 9 and 11) had an absolutely wonderful day tour of Lucerne led by Dave and Eve. We stayed in Zurich and took the train to Lucerne very early that morning. Dave and Eve met us at the train station, helped us grab a picnic lunch, then got on our way. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What a lovely experience! We road on e-bikes from Luzern, Switzerland, to the far end of Lake Luzern, about 40 km. we rode through towns, forests, wetlands, and farmland. René, our leader, was experienced, knowledgeable, and kind. The e-bikes made whatever terrain we encountered completely comfortable. I would highly recommend this tour! It was a great way to see and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind and gracious comments. You all did great considering some of you hadn't been on a bike for years. The weather held up for us too. Wishing you continued safe and fun travels. René Welti More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We spent 7 Days with Rene Welti, owner of ECHO Trails, on a tour of Switzerland by Train (the tour was organized by Alpenwild). Rene is a Swiss-born American who now lives in the Lucerne area and knows Switzerland like - NO, better than - a Local. He is a great leader, motivator and encourager of his tour members -... More 

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

Many thanks for all the "cudos". You and your wife were so very helpful and gracious throughout the trip. Hurry back to Lucerne and let's do more together. René Welti More 

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Address: Langensandstr. 52, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 079-917-68-73
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne

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