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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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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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"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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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was a great nine day tour, all by public transit. There were a total of 17 of us, including our wonderful guides, René and Suzanne. Included in the group were two great, helpful photographers, Bill and Linda, who helped the guides with many things....More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Dianne, Many thanks for all your comments regarding our recent 9-day Swiss Scenic Rail tour. You all were a great group where we all had lot's of fun, plus many sunny, blue sky, 3000m scenic alps days. Wishing you many more Happy & Memorable...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Rene and Suzanne planned and executed a wonderful trip through the Alps. Every part was well planned from hotels, food, and train travel. We had a great time.

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your recent Swiss Alps trip. Wishing you many more Happy & Memorable trips. Please hurry back to Switzerland so we can do this again. With best, René Welti

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I met Pete Cummins at the Lucerne Railway station and went to pick up our Echo bikes. Even though it was raining a little at the start, it soon fined up. We took light waterproof coats which kept us warm and dry....More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Lyn, Thank you for sharing your recent ECHO Trails tour experience highlights. Your comments will be forwarded to Pete who I am sure will appreciate hearing them. We wish you many more Happy Trip experiences and please hurry back to Switzerland. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Rene and Suzanne were terrific guides for our group of 10 ... 6 family members and 4 others we had not met until the trip. Nice size group. The hotels, food and Alps experiences were amazing. No way we could have planned and executed this...More

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Lance, You and your family members were a joy to guide. We lucked out with the blue sky & sunny weather. What a pleasure to know you all enjoyed your Swiss Scenic Rail Tour experience. Wishing you many more Happy Trips and Memories. René...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 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

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

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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

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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
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Aritra_86
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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