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Heart of the Alps Private Hike with Transport from Lucerne
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Private Swiss Alps Hike with Transport from Lucerne
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Mt Rigi & Mt Pilatus - 2 Peaks in 1 Day
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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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“e bike” (8 reviews)
“bike tour” (5 reviews)
“william tell” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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"e bike"
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"bike tour"
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"william tell"
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"swiss army knife"
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"swiss alps"
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"great company"
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"beautiful hike"
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"mt rigi"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"train station"
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"beautiful country"
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"year olds"
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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...More

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

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

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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...More

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

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

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Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Susan G
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2015

Thank you for taking your time to write a trip review and the kind words regarding your Guides. with best regards, René Welti

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Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank mdarling528
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2015

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

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Reviewed June 11, 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 -...More

Thank Mike P
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2015

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

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Reviewed June 4, 2015

I joined Rene on a foggy and sometimes drizzly day in April for a hike on the William Tell Path, despite the weather this ended up being one of my favorite travel experiences to date. Rene is a fantastic guide - energetic, interesting, and laid...More

1  Thank Margo E
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2015

Thanks for being such a good sport and enjoying what you saw and experienced. Come back and visit Lucerne soon again. With best regards, René Welti

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Reviewed May 31, 2015

Because we did not have a lot of time in Switzerland and I really wanted to make the most of it, I booked a tour with Echo Trails and set up the Mt. Pilatus tour with Rene Welti. About 4 days before the tour, Rene...More

1  Thank LCB0505
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2015

Thanks for being real troopers with the weather. You were a pleasure to hike with and I am very pleased to know you enjoyed your Lucerne visit and ECHO Trails experience. With best regards and return soon again. René Welti

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Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's a lot of money to spend... but it's worth it. What really sets Rene apart is his love of the area and love of taking people on tours. Some things that really stood out- grilling sausages on the mountain, Rene sweet talking the tram...More

Thank Andy Z
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2015

Hi Andy & Tara, You two were great sports and really fun to be with. Thanks for the kind comments and wish you both continued happiness and good health. Great you keeping the coasts clear and you Tara developing those special ed kids. Come back...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great day- Rene is engaging, knowledgable and flexible. My (almost 16 year old) daughter and I had the privilege of spending the day with Rene today. I think his initial plan for a middle age mom and teenage daughter was a short day, rest and...More

1  Thank Michelle F
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2015

Hi Andy & Tara, You two were great sports and really fun to be with. Thanks for the kind comments and wish you both continued happiness and good health. Great you keeping the coasts clear and you Tara developing those special ed kids. Come back...More

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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,...More

3  Thank Amanda O
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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2015

Amanda - Yes, our hike and time together was very special. Thanks for your kind comments. Wishing you continued happiness and good health. René

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Souz M
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
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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