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About Us

ECHO Trails is now recommended by Trip Advisor as the #1 rated tours company in Lucerne. In the Trip Advisor reviews testimonials you  read first-hand the joys, awesome experiences and wonderful memories people experience with our walking, hiking and biking tours.

Our goal is to give you a “WOW”


We invite you to join one of our English-speaking, guided day tours to experience the beauty of the area. ECHO Trails’ visitor hiking and biking tours take you to places selected for their special scenic, historic and  cultural aspects.  You will learn  where Switzerland began in 1291 and hear the iconic William Tell story. Part legend, part fact, this fascinating story describes the beginning of Switzerland’s 700+ year history with its beginning in the Lake Lucerne region. All tours include fantastic vistas and incredible Alpine scenery.
The pace of the tours is leisurely with time to take photos. A stop at a local, scenic restaurant is always included. All tours work in tandem with Switzerland’s efficient public transportation system as we use local buses, trains and boats for our transfers.
Our guides are passionate about sharing their Switzerland story. Our Chief Adventure Officer, René Welti, is a Swiss-American, Swiss certified hiking guide with a 25+ year professional tourism career having led many trips and tours to and through Switzerland. Every guide will have completed training sessions on Swiss ecology, history and culture.
We are delighted to have the support of Swiss tourism experts serving on the ECHO Trails Advisory Board. Ruedi Jaisli, Founder of Swiss Trails and a pioneer in Swiss Adventure tourism. He helped conceive the system of national, cross-Switzerland signposted routes. He scouted the routes, wrote and published the first guidebook and gathered Switzerlands’ ECO tourism partners into a national non-profit organization titled It is an ongoing effort created to maintain and sustain Switzerland’s natural resources for future generations.Swiss Trails is Switzerland’s official ground handler for and provides luggage transport on all the national and regional hiking, biking, inline skating and paddling routes. I am proud to  work with the owners, Ruedi and Prisca Jaisli, and their most capable luggage transport handlers. Their expertise and service is phenomenal. owned by Julianna Priskin and Louis Palmer is a new strategic local partner. Julianna Priskin is a tourism expert in the field of sustainability. Louis Palmer is the first man who ever travelled around the world in a solar powered car, the so called “solartaxi”, for which United Nation’s Environment Programme has warded him with the “Champion of the Earth Award”.  Together they offer tours to sustainable and authentic places with the world’s only 100% electric van.
Interlaken based, Flying Wheels owners, Frank and Miriam, are the enthusiastic and passionate owners of their cycling company offering English-speaking guided tours with electric bikes as well as bike rentals in Interlaken. They have been an inspiration to ECHO Trails and we recommend their programs.

  Swiss Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Lucerne Tourist Office – Friendly Host
  • LivinginLuzern – Outdoor Leader
  • Swiss American Society in Lucerne – Member
  • International Men’s Club of Zug –  Member
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association – Member
  • Swiss SKAL International Lugano Club  – Member
  • World Tourism Forum Lucerne – Ambassador

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