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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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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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Backpackers Mt Rigi hike

We did the Backpackers day hike and had an amazing time! Our guide Pete was knowledgeable and fun! Make no mistake- this hike is strenuous and you should be in decent physical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

René Welti, founder of Echo Trails, was our escort for the Alpenwild "Scenic Alps By Rail" tour at the end of September. This was an amazing tour, not only for the sights being seen, but for the number of locations visited using the premier rail tours of Switzerland and other forms of public transportation on land and water. A key... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We did the Backpackers day hike and had an amazing time! Our guide Pete was knowledgeable and fun! Make no mistake- this hike is strenuous and you should be in decent physical shape to sign up for this!! The views were amazing. This is a great activity if you are looking to do something active while staying in Lucerne.

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

It's great to know you enjoyed your hike with Pete and thank you for sharing your experiences. Wishing you continued safe and fun adventures. René Welti More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Thank you to our wonderful guides Eve and Dave for showing us the beautiful Alps. Everything was perfect! Everywhere we looked the vistas were so beautiful. The grazing cows, all with bells, sounded like a bell choir! The hike was downhill for the most part and the trail ranged from narrow paths to rocky declines. Our guides let us set... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences. Wishing you continued safe and fun adventures. René Welti More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

It's great to know you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experiences. Thanks for taking the time write a Trip Review. with best regards, René Welti More 

Port Perry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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

Congratulations; you are a wonderful family and it was a real privilege to be your guide. Wishing you many more special Happy Birthdays. with best regards, René Welti More 

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

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

Thank you for taking your time write a Trip Review. Great to know you enjoyed the trip. With best regards, René Welti More 

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

Thank you for being flexible and understanding. As Californians you should be very proud of your day in the alps and in the snow. with best regards, René Welti More 

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

Thank you for being so flexible and enjoyable on the tour. with best regards, René Welti More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a Trip Review. The kind words will passed on to your Guide. With best regards, René Welti 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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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your time write a trip review. With best regards, René Welti More 

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