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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.


Guided Day Hikes & Walks in Switzerland

Explore the dramatic scenery of one of Europe’s high spots

Experience the rich culture and centuries-old traditions

Encounter Switzerland and the Swiss at a pace that suits you

  • Guided walks, hikes, electronic bike and rail tours
  • Half day, Full Day, up to 10 day tours
  • For couples and small groups
  • Tailored to meet your interests and fitness levels
  • Highly experienced, knowledgeable native English speaking guides
  • Award-winning tour operator

At ECHO Trails we offer an outstanding, tailored service for individuals and small groups who want to explore one of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland on foot, or on electronic bike. The average party size is 2 to 3 people.

Our experienced guides are all native English speakers who will take the time to understand your needs, interests and fitness level. Our itineraries won’t just guide you to stunning panoramic vistas. We’ll take you off-the-beaten-track to find local artisans and enjoy cultural events that most tourists won’t get to see.

Whether you join us for a few hours or a few days, we can promise our walks will inspire you, refresh you and give you memories to share for a long time to come.

But don’t just take our word for it, read though our testimonials on Trip Advisor, where we are ranked as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Lucerne.  Book your guided tour today!


We enjoyed the Mt. Pilatus adrenaline rush!

San Jose State Alums, Val & Curt checking out the Steinbock on Mt. Pilatus

Reward after a great day hiking

Enjoying lunch on Mt. Rigi Cheese-Dairly farm

New York Family shot on Mt. Pilatus

Hiking Mt. Pilatus Flower Trail

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

"We had a fantastic experience with ECHO Trails", Dan & Nancy from Ohio

Amazing "Scenic Alps Rail tour" now on a Glacier Express segment from St. Moritz in the historic dining car

This trip had it all! Beautiful scenery, excellent accommodations, memorable excursions every day and the best guide, Rene Welti. This was a trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend Rene and his company for any type of hiking trips in the Swiss Alps. he

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

Calgary Kui Kui enjoying the Mt.Rigi scenery

Utah, Amanda & Kathy with Irish Sarah enjoying the visit to the Aschwanden cheese dairy and the scenic alpine views

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!!!

Noel from Ireland helping to grill the Swiss sausages to perfection

Ryan & René enjoying the Mt. Pilatus view

Tom, Lynn, Bev & Richard from Canada enjoy "In the Heart of the Swiss Alps" hike

My wife and I went to Lucerne as part of our Europe trip and the one thing we wanted to do more than any other way go hiking in the Swiss Alps. Echo trails was the highest rated guide on trip advisor so we booked in and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Two things m

Mom & Daughter from California smiling after the Swiss Path hike

Kennie from Taiwan

Hartford, CT ladies enjoying the Lake Lucerne Boat cruise

Easy local bus to start the Mt. Pilatus hike

Folklore on Mt. Pilatus

Sausage grilling on the Mt. Rigi hike

Easy family hiking on Mt. Rigi

Janie from San Jose, CA hiked the Engelberg Valley!

Afternoon Lake Lucerne View

Yes, You will see cows!

Fun on Mt. Rigi

All hikes on sign posted paths.

Ring the bells; we hiked Mt. Rigi

Enjoying a cool one on the cruise back to Lucerne.

Had an incredible time in the Swiss Alps with Echo Trails.

Easy Mt. Rigi hiking

California couple enjoying Lake Lucerne

Singapore Honeymoon couple enjoying Mt. Pilatus

Australian couple enjoying a glass of Swiss wine for lunch

Welcome to the Lake Lucerne region

Relaxing on the Swiss Path hike

Fun on Mt. Rigi

Assembling your own Swiss Army Knife on the E-Bike tour; lot's of fun!

The E-Bike was fun!

In the Heart of the Alps tour rest spot

Savoring the views and having fun on the In the Heart of the Alps hike

Alpine flowers on Mt. Rigi

Swiss sausage grilling on Mt. Rigi