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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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Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour with Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise
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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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Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We call this our WOW vacation because of the many beautiful sights we saw on our Scenic Alps by Rail tour. Our guide, Rene Welti was fantastic. His knowledge of Switzerland was outstanding. The tour was fast paced to include the many beautiful towns/villages and...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear Ann, Many thanks for sharing your experiences with others. You and Merwin are the "perfect" people on trips; always happy, gung ho and interested in what you are seeing and doing. Wishing you many more fun trips. The Swiss Alps are always going to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Rene Welti personalizes all hikes according to the level needed. Rene speaks the language and streamlines your time for the maximum fun and beauty of the area.

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear Teresa, Many thanks for sharing your experiences with others. And for providing for lot's of levity and fun throughout our time together. Wishing you and Tom many more happy and memorable trips. With best regards, René Welti

Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Echo Trails- St. Moritz Panoramic Trip with Rene Welti was just outstanding! So many beautiful mountains to hike and enjoy magnificent views, fun train rides, including an eight hour ride up the mountain on the Glacier Express, and excellent hotels and delicious food were...More

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

it's great to hear you enjoyed your St. Moritz Panorama Week. with best regards, René Welti

Reviewed 16 August 2016

The tour with Pete hiking from Engelberg Fuerenalp was great. We had a terrific walk surrounded by a magnificent scenario (mountains, rivers and... caws). Pete was a perfect guide indeed. Thanks a lot ECHO Trails for this wonderful experience.

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

Thank you for sharing your ECHO Trails experiences and glad to hear your In the Heart of the Alps time with Pete went so well. He will enjoy reading your comments. With best regards, René Welti

Reviewed 15 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....More

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

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

Reviewed 7 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....More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

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

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...More

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

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

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, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

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

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...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

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

Reviewed 17 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...More

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

Many thanks for sharing your experiences. It was a pleasure hiking with you. With best regards, René Welti, Owner

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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
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
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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.
1 May 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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