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Lucerne comes from the latin "lucerna" meaning lamp. The legend is an Angel with a light streaming finger directed the 8th century Benedictine monks to build the city's first chapel. The Hof Church Cathedral still stands and is one of Lucerne's centerpieces. Definitely worth a visit to see.

Many Swiss say Mt. Rigi is their favorite place for hiking. Also this is where Swiss tourism started in the 19th century with the first hotel built in 1816 in Switzerland. Mt. Rigi offers year-round hiking and that's why ECHO Trails offers Summer & Winter Mt. Rigi guided tours.

At 7000ft, Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's "Home Mountain" offers awesome Swiss Alp views and a great way to experience the alps up close.

The on-the-lake perspective brings out all the beautiful tiny places that you normally wouldn't see from the road. That's why all the Full-Day Lake Lucerne Region tours include lake steamers in your experience.

Agriculture is still central to Swiss life today. "Everyone- can-do-an-E-bike tour"! You experience the "real Switzerland" with spectacular views you only get from the bike paths.


Your Invitation to Hiking in Switzerland

With ECHO Trails, you are guaranteed an outstanding, customized, intimate, small group Swiss-guided hiking and biking tour experience. All our tours are led by native English speakers. Most tours are single party bookings with a dedicated Guide who tailors the day to meet your needs, fitness level and expectations. You’ll see the best panoramic vistas and meet the local Swiss along the way.

Looking for more than a Day tour? Then check out the Lake Lucerne Semi-Guided 4-Day Circle tour and the 9 night Scenic Alps Rail tours.

But don’t take it from us, read though our testimonials on Trip Advisor and then book your guided tour today!

Yeah, we're having a great time

Going up to the top of Mt Pilatus

Reward after a great day hiking

New York Family shot on Mt. Pilatus

USA Rowing Fans enjoying a cool one at Rigi Cheese-Dairy farm

Dallas, Patel's speaking with newly elected Stephan Roth, Mayor of Lucerne

Ohio, Dan & Lisa enjoying local Lake Lucerne fish in Bauen

On a Glacier Express segment from St. Moritz in the historic dining car

On the Bernina Express

San Jose State Alumns dining at the Wildemann restaurant, one of the oldest and finest in Lucerne

Taiwan meets Chaeserenholz on Mt. Rigi

Ryan & René enjoying the Mt. Pilatus view

Easy local bus to start the Mt. Pilatus hike

Janie from San Jose, CA hiked the Engelberg Valley!

Yes, You will see cows!

Ring the bells; we hiked Mt. Rigi

Enjoying "In the Heart of the Alps"

Alpine flowers on Mt. Rigi

Swiss sausage grilling on Mt. Rigi

Alpine panorama on Mt. Rigi