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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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alpen wild train tour of switzerland

just a fantastic tour, everything was great. we had a super guide, renee welti, was so amicable, helpful, always on top of everything, always willing to take care of any issues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just a fantastic tour, everything was great. we had a super guide, renee welti, was so amicable, helpful, always on top of everything, always willing to take care of any issues, gave us options and choices of outings and fieldtrips, full of information and knowledge on switzerland, provided us with wonderful experiences, great walks and hikes, etc. all the trains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

René is a terrific and experienced guide. We had a wonderful hike with him through great wildflower meadows and spectacular cliff walks. We highly recommend him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss booking a tour with Rene when you are in the Lucerne area. It was the highlight of our trip. We did the day bike ride that ended with making our own Swiss Army Knifes - something I did not even know was possible to do. Rene is an excellent guide and host. The E bikes made the... More 

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

Mary, Thanks for sharing your E-Bike & Swiss Army Knife assembly experiences. Wishing you continued happiness and fun travels, With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had an absolutely wonderful day with Rene while doing the Mt. Rigi hike. As a guide, Rene provided an excellent experience that neither of us will ever forget. While trekking up Mt. Rigi we learned about Swiss culture and took in the breathtaking views. This experience was really top-notch, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend ECHO... More 

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

Many thanks for sharing your experiences. It was a pleasure hiking with you. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons and I just returned from the 4 Day Semi-guided hiking tour which completes part of the Swiss Path. The circuit is rich in history with views of Ruetli Meadow and Tell's Chapel. Parts of the journey were taken by ferry, gondola and cogwheel trail with very clear directions on timetables and locations. A guide stays with you the... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experiences on the 4 Day Semi-Guided Lake Lucerne Hike. Wishing you and your sons continued great times together. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip on the train. The ascending is marvellous. Left and right-moutains, trees, chasms, waterfalls, lakes. It's breathtaking. You must see that. It's very difficult to describe the atmosphere, it's worth seeing and enjoying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Backpackers' Rigi Hike with Pete and we had such an amazing time. This hike was certainly the highlight of our weeklong trip through Switzerland and Italy. The backpackers' hike is definitely strenuous, and if people are not looking for a workout they may want to sign up for another hike offered by this company. but the beautiful... More 

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

Emily - Great to hear you "accomplished" your hiking goals and pleased to forward your comments to Pete who will be interested to also read them. Best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We did the William Tell Swiss Path Hike with Rene and had such a great time. We saw some beautiful places that we wouldn't have known about otherwise, and trust me I did my research for this trip. Rene managed to avoid the rain in Lucerne and our hike was nothing short of beautiful and picturesque. This was easily one... More 

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

Dear Kay, Thanks for being great sports on our hike. Glad you enjoyed the scenic highlights and day with ECHO Trails. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We had less than good weather to start the day but Rene came up with great options and as a result we had a great time. We strongly recommend you book him and let him know your interests. He'll plan out a great day. Tons of local knowledge. We'd certainly book again.

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

You all were great & glad the day went well. Thanks. René Welti, owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We had an excellent one day trip to Mt.Rigi with our fantastic guides Eve and Dave Harpur. The weather wasn't the best on the day we planned it and so with their guidance we travelled the next day.They were very flexible, child freindly and wonderful company. It turned out to be a great day with gorgeous weather giving us beautiful... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your Mt. Rigi experience and for the cudos for Eve & Dave that are passed on. With best regards, René Welti, Owner More 

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