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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 Full-Day Alpine Ridge Hiking Tour from Lucerne
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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
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Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

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

Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences. The scenery here is incredibly beautiful. With best regards, René Welti

Reviewed July 6, 2016

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

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

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...More

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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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2015

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

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Souz M
Hi Echo Tours Team, I am visiting Weggis and would like to ask about Hiking/trekking trip Cost to Rigis Alpine and Mount Pilatus ... and how long/ time each trip consume? I will be in Weggis on 20th June
June 6, 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
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Aritra_86
Hi Rene I read fantastic reviews about ECHO trails on trip advisor, I will be in Zurich from 20th June to 25th June, travelling solo. I wanted to do some hiking around Zurich /Lucerne. I request your input , are you organizing any hiking tour during that time, I will be glad to join.
May 1, 2016|
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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
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