Discover Switzerland’s Outdoor Experiences
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
- From half a day up to 10 days
- 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!
Last week I had the pleasure of having Rene guide me up Mount Pilatus, just outside of Lucerne. Throughout the day Rene shared his knowledge of the local history and customs, which made the experience even richer. I highly recommend Rene and ECHO Trails s
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. Rene was a fantastic host and guide. Couldn't imagine a better trip.
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
It's fun, easy and memorable to assemble your own Swiss Army knife at the Brunnen Victorinox store visit on the E-Bike tour
A 40km bike ride with electrically-assisted bicyles from Lucern to Brunnen via Küssnacht and Goldau. Our guide Rene was friendly and knowledgeable, pointing out many things of interest (especially historical) in a pleasantly companionable way. I whole-hea
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