Your Invitation to Hiking in Switzerland
Welcome to our small group, custom intimate Swiss-guided-hiking,biking and escorted tours led by native English speakers!
Let us help you feel the Alps first hand and plan your future hiking trip in Switzerland today! Our base is in Lucerne for it’s easy access, central location (in a medieval town), situated directly on Lake Lucerne and surrounded by the Swiss Alps! Lucerne is located on all the major transportation hubs-trains,boats and planes! A Lucerne visit provides you one of the best places to hike in Switzerland and experience all that Switzerland has to offer!
ECHO Trails offer smaller, individual tour “adventures” able to mix and mingle with the local people, offering daily surprises and history that will make you feel more like a local and not as a “tourist” – leaving you with years of special memories of Switzerland and the Alps! Plan smart and allocate enough days in Lucerne so you maximize your experiences in the area. Each hiking in Switzerland guided tour begins and ends by the Lucerne train station with an average tour size of 2 to 4 people.
Please choose from the full, half-day, semi- guided tours on the page (below or to the side). Each hiking in Switzerland tour is linked to a separate page with a tour map, description, pictures and rates. Also see the 8-day escorted multi-day specialty tours and the Scenic Alps by rail, boat, bus and feet tour. The page will allow you to easily book an on-line reservation for your tour today!
Please read the Trip Advisor reviews in the “Testimonials” section about their ECHO Trails experiences and see why ECHO Trails is Trip Advisor’s # 1 recommended tour company in Lucerne.
New – Need a Swiss Pass or a Swiss Hotel room? Please check out our Book a Hotel and / or Swiss Pass menu. You can now purchase your Swiss Pass on-line and also reserve your Swiss hotels on our site too.
We look forward to hiking or cycling with you, sharing what we love best in Lake Lucerne region, the magnificent natural beauty of the Swiss Alps! Reserve your guided hike or bike tour today!
Santa Cruz, CA Chris & Murphy enjoying the Alps
USA Nancy & Amanda on Mt. Pilatus Flower Trail
On a Glacier Express segment from St. Moritz in the historic dining car
Andrew, Navy Veteran wanted a 4 to 5 hour Mt. Rigi hike...we will name Backpacker Mt. Rigi hike
On the Bernina Express
San Jose State Alumns dining at the Wildemann restaurant, one of the oldest and finest in Lucerne
Swiss national heritage trail 16th century castle stop with view of Altdorf where the William Tell story happened
Enjoying the Lake Lucerne Steamer rewards after a morning E-Bike ride
Swiss alpine scenery through the windows of a historic dinning car with white table cloth
Utah, Amanda & Kathy with Irish Sarah enjoying the visit to the Aschwanden cheese dairy and the scenic alpine views
Calgary Kui Kui enjoying the Mt.Rigi scenery
Scenic Alps By Rail, Boat, Bus & Feet group enjoying Ticino hospitality
Santa Cruz, Murph getting the roayal Lucerne tour by one of Lucerne's "Friendly Hosts"
Edelweiss in Zermatt with ladies from the USA & Australia
Yes, the Matterhorn view from the Gornergrat worth the trip to Switzerland
Wisconsin - Mary & Rosean, Boston-Nancy & Melbourne-Eunice enjoying their walk through the Lavaux vineyards in the Lake Geneva region
Taiwan meets Chaeserenholz on Mt. Rigi
Take a T...and an A...then ad an I plus a W..then another A and finally a N...what's it spell.... TAIWAN of course!!!
Mike, Sue, Stu and Cindy spelling their Alma Mater...what's it spell? OHIO of course!!
Noel from Ireland helping to grill the Swiss sausages to perfection
Ryan & René enjoying the Mt. Pilatus view
Geok & Michael from Singapore relaxing after their E-Bike ride
Geok & Michael High-Fiving their Lake Lucerne E-Bike experience
Michael & Geok relshing their alpine views only available from the E-Bike trails.
Peter & Tony from London, Jess from Brisbane, Australia and Anischka from the Netherlands enjoying their "In the Heart of the Alps" experience
Tom, Lynn, Bev & Richard from Canada enjoy "In the Heart of the Swiss Alps" hike
San Diego, Pete completes the 4-Day Lake Lucerne Circle Tour Hike
Australian couple loving the view
Mom, I hiked 30km / 18 miles today!
Evening shot of Mt. Pilatus on the cruise back to Lucerne
Cute Alpine women you meet on ECHO Trails tours
Mom & Daughter from California smiling after the Swiss Path hike
Hartford, CT ladies enjoying the Lake Lucerne Boat cruise
Kennie from Taiwan
Mt. Pilatus view
There's room for everyone on the trails.
Great view from Mt. Pilatus
Easy local bus to start the Mt. Pilatus hike
Mt. Pilatus view from the Lake Lucerne boat
On the trail
Coffee & apple flan on the mtn tastes extra good.
Alphorn on Mt. Rigi Cheese-Dairy farmer Franz Toni Kennel's place
Folklore on Mt. Pilatus
Easy family hiking on Mt. Rigi
Sausage grilling on the Mt. Rigi hike
Janie from San Jose, CA hiked the Engelberg Valley!
Afternoon Lake Lucerne View
Yes, You will see cows!
Lunch grilling spot on the Wildlife Trail
Swiss National Day Hiking Gang