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ECHO Trails

Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
+41 76 664 32 71
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USD 168.57*
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Half-Day Walking Tour of Lake Lucerne Villas and Castles
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USD 305.54*
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Private Day Hike of the Alps from Lucerne
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USD 358.22*
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Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour with Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise
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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 2 weeks ago

Rene and Suzanne were excellent guides. Rene knows the country thoroughly and helped us navigate the transportation system to take in all the top sights. His ability to speak the languages of the area was also tremendously helpful. More that than, they were fun to...More

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Rene W, Guide at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your fun experiences on the 9-day Swiss Scenic Rail Tour. Wishing you many more memorable travel experiences. René Welti, Guide

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met Eve at our hotel bought packed lunch and went for a hiking trail she recomended for the family. Eve was amazing and this tour was one of our highlights. Best to wear hiking boots but we wore snickers, which were fine too. Took...More

Thank Eyal L
Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your sharing your recent ECHO Trails tour experiences with Eve as your guide. It's nice to hear that all your family members had a good time too. Your comments about Eve's ability to share her perspectives on Swiss life will be forwarded...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Switzerland celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, we decided to book a tour with Echo Trails. We met our guide, Peter, at the Lucerne train station, and from there, he took us up the beautiful, winding trails of Mt Pilatus...We had a light, fluffy...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences on the Mt. Pilatus tour. We are very pleased your 30th Wedding anniversary was a special one and will let Peter know how pleased you were with his guiding skills. We wish you many more happy and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect bike tour of Lucerne! My husband and I highly rate and recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our trip in Lucerne and if we come back we would only use Echo Trails. Our guide for the day, Pete Cummins, was informative and...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails - E-Bike tour experience with Pete Cummins. It's always special to hear the feedback and great to know you received a "perfect 10 five star tour". We wish you many more wonderful travel memories and welcome you back...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The bike used for this tour is an E Bike , it electronically assists you when needed , it was a wonderful way to cover the 35 mile scenic ride through the Luzern region of Switzerland. Our personnel guide was Peter who did a fantastic...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experiences on the E-Bike tour with Pete as your guide. The ride from Luzern to Brunnen offers you an authentic window into Swiss life and one of a kind scenic views of the beautiful scenery. It's great you were able...More

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 4 weeks ago

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 8 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!

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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

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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

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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

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Souz M
7 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