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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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In the Heart of the Alps Hike 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
Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
+41 76 664 32 71
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Switzerland and spent a day in Lucerne. We wanted to do something different than the usual tourist activities so we booked a day long bike tour around Lake Lucerne. We were thrilled with the experience...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Many thanks for sharing your ECHO Trails - 25th wedding anniversary E-Bike tour experiences with Pete Cummins as your guide. It's nice to hear that all your experiences matched and even exceeded your expectations. Wishing you many more happy travel memories and we welcome you...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

David was charming, informative and so lovely and accommodating. We did what we planned out and then David added more based upon our interests. He was a wealth of knowledge about the area and the country!

Thank Jeffrey S
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments about your tour with David as your guide. Yes, he is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the Lake Lucerne region and Switzerland. Wishing you continued safe and memorable travels, René Welti Owner

Reviewed 6 July 2017

As part of our vacation to Europe, we spent 4 nights in Lucerne and did 2 hikes with Echo Trails. Throughout the months proceeding our trip, I was in communication with Eve discussing hike options. She was always prompt with a response to a question...More

Thank creagh5
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you very much for your positive feedback as this will be forwarded to Eve and Dave. It's great to hear you experienced a special two days. Wishing you continued fun and safe travels, With best regards, René Welti Owner

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the "In the Heart of the Alps" hike with Pete. When we originally were trying to decide which hike to do (there are many options) we really wanted something in the Alps and mostly hiking instead of other activities. This...More

Thank Logan R
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you so much for your very explicit and detailed review. This will definitely help others in their Lake Lucerne region visitation planning. Your positive comments will be forwarded to Pete. Wishing you continued enjoyable travels and welcoming back to the Swiss Alps, René Welti...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We spent the morning biking with Pete on the "E-Bike Panorama Ridge Ride" and it was beautiful. The views of the countryside and the mountains were spectacular. Familiarized ourselves with the bikes and then headed out of town for 2+ hours before ending in an...More

Thank Deborah H H
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your experiences. Glad to hear you enjoyed your tailored E-Bike tour all the while seeing the beautiful scenic highlights outside of Lucerne. Wishing you continued safe travels, René Welti, Owner

Reviewed 29 June 2017

On Monday, June 26, my wife and I spent the day with an Echo Trails guide and had a wonderful time hiking in the Alps near the town of Engleberg. Our guide was terrific. While on the train to Engleberg she spent the time explaining...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank for you for sharing your experiences on your ECHO Trails tour. This very helpful for others to hear. Wishing you safe travels, René Welti, Owner

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a blast on our Echo Trail Swiss Alps Tour. We'd like to give a special shout out to PETE CUMMINS - our great tour guide! He was very patient and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to accommodate us. He...More

Thank RathacK
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thanks for sharing your experiences about Pete and your ECHO Trails tour. Your comments are very helpful for others who are planning their Lucerne visit. Wishing you continued safe travels and great experiences. René Welti, Owner

Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you are anywhere near Lucerne, and enjoy the outdoors, do yourselves a favor and book a trip with Echo Trails! From my initial interactions with Eve, the amazing booking coordinator, to the actual outing with our fabulous guides, Pete and Madeleine, all members of...More

Thank TamraG
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your family outing with ECHO Trails. It's gratifying to hear that all your plans met with your expectations with everyone having a good time. Wishing you continued safe travels, René Welti Owner

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I did not complete my hike with ECHO but the customer service interaction and experience was great, so I wanted to write a review. I emailed ECHO to see if they had any groups I could join to hike while on my own in Lucerne....More

Thank Kee201
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Many thanks for the kind comments regarding Eve's interface with you. We always try to accommodate the best way we can. We trust your St. Moritz experience went well as this is a wonderful area. Please keep us in mind and referrals are always welcome....More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you can possibly do so, this fantastic four day circuit hike (out and back from Lucerne) is worth building your entire Swiss vacation around. Echo Trails sets up hotel stays along a hiking circuit around the far end of Lake Lucerne, your luggage is...More

Thank ChuckM58
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Chuck & Brian, First of all many thanks for all the kind comments. All of us are so glad you and your son enjoyed the Lake Lucerne region experience you envisioned. We live here so we relate and know how wonderful our surroundings are....More

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Souz M
6 June 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
2 May 2016|
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