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ECHO Trails - Day Tours

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Address: Langensandstrasse 52, Lucerne 6045, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 79 917 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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Trekking in Switzerland

This was not my first trip to Switzerland. But this time, I wanted to hike the trails as well as sight-seeing and shopping. It's was great to have a guide like Rene to trek in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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Los Altos Hills, California

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Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was not my first trip to Switzerland. But this time, I wanted to hike the trails as well as sight-seeing and shopping. It's was great to have a guide like Rene to trek in the Swiss Alps. Rene guided us at our own speeds. The views are breath-taking. I loved when the cows followed us with their bells along... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your recent ECHO Trails Swiss trip experiences. Switzerland is really one big postcard with every step of the way a "Kodak" moment. Wishing you many more Swiss trips with ECHO Trails. René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I recently participated in a St Moritz based tour conducted by Echo Trails. I was in the travel industry a long time ago and more recently a management consultant, and these experiences have left a critical streak in me with respect to travel and tourism. Having said that, I cannot fault the 6 day day trip that Echo Trail's founder,... More 

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

Van - Real glad you enjoyed the St. Moritz experience. Wishing you further fun trips. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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

Thank you for sharing your recent Swiss trip experience. It's great to hear how you enjoyed the trip. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences. It's nice to hear you really enjoyed our time together. With best regards, René Welti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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 - Day Tours, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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 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 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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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