E-Biking through the Swiss Knife Valley with Lake Lucerne boat cruise
A 3 to 4 hour bike ride on mostly off-road trails over 40 kms/24 miles;
E-bike assisted pedaling enables everyone with a “normal level of physical fitness” to enjoy the day. Pedal at your own comfort level – there is no record needed to be set.
A relaxing 2-hour scenic boat cruise back to Lucerne ends the trip.
This is a combination of gentle exercise with relaxation for a perfect day.
spectacular view of Switzerland’s classic scenery
a gentle, stress free, bike ride experience
full day use of e-bike and helmet
two hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne
visit to the Victorinox retail store & Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
your english speaking guide provides information about Swiss culture & history
The Bike Ride
Easy riding on power-assisted bikes on a 3 to 4 hour ride at your own pace, over 40 kms/24 mile distance on mostly off-road paths.
Note: Participants must be 16 years or older to ride e-bikes.
This is a quiet, private, guided tour which you will totally enjoy.
All Year round.
Meet: 08:30 am – Under the arch in front of the Lucerne train station
Return: 5:00 pm
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Lucerne Guided Bike Tour & Boat Ride – Details
Touring the following villages and towns during this E-bike tour: Luzern – Kuessnacht – Goldau – Brunnen – Gersau – Beckenried – Vitznau – Weggis – Lucerne
The bikes we use make this tour very easy for everyone to do. (Note – according to Swiss Law, minimum age is 16 years).
The E-Bike difference is you can chat, enjoy and ride with ease because you have the battery to assist you while you pedal. People who do not normally ride bikes will feel comfortable going with you since riding up, down and through the alpine scenery is easy and lot’s of fun.
At the Lucerne train station you get fitted on to your Swiss made e-bike.
The Bike tour starts at the Lucerne train station. We ride through town on a dedicated bike lane and pass the 8th century Hof Church / Church of St. Leodegar that marks the beginning of Lucerne.
We ascend easily up to the Dietschiberg hill and stop for one of the best views of Lucerne.
The trip continues through Lucerne’s first established golf course in 1925 with great views of the surrounding alps and countryside. We cruise cruising downhill on gravel packed roads and pass farm houses that sell locally produced food from their garages.
Payment is with the honor system: put money in the box with a slot. The non-alcoholic apple cider is a favorite.
The route continues through small villages on narrow bike roads. There will be some riding along a car driven country road – but with a dedicated bike lane.
Then we shift to a dedicated bike road with Mt. Rigi and the central Swiss alps as your view. We stop off at a local water fountain, top off our water bottles while watching the horses grazing by the nearby horse farm.
We then enter the small lakeside resort of Kuessnacht am Rigi and avoid the traffic by taking side roads.
We soon arrive at the historic “Hohle Gasse” where one can listen and see the William Tell story told by a unique audio-visual presentation.
This is place where the legendary William Tell shot Gessler. There is also a historic William Tell chapel worth a stop and visit.
We continue the ride and soon are riding along Lake Zug and pass through the village of Arth and cross the train station area in Goldau.
We pass by a nature area consisting of wetlands and ride through a combination of gravel and paved roads.
Soon we are riding along the Lake Lauerz and pass by the Schwanau island where a first class restaurant is a great place for a special meal.
Ride to Brunnen - Lunch -Boat Ride Return to Lucerne
Afterwards we soon reach Brunnen through some back trails and scenic roads.
After a leisurely stay in Brunnen, we board a lake steamer for a scenic and relaxing two-hour boat ride back to Lucerne.
Our goal is the lakeside resort of Brunnen where we stop for lunch (not included). We visit the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Visitor Center and collect our pre-ordered Swiss Army pocket knife.
After a leisurely stay in Brunnen we board a lake steamer for a scenic and relaxing two-hour boat ride back to Lucerne.
Adult Standard: US $450 per person, based on 2 or more
Adult Standard: US $645 for one person
Adult with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Rate less US $30 per person
Adult with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA: Standard Rate less US $46 per person
5 or more contact ECHO Trails
Full Day use of E-Bike including helmet and full instruction on handling the bike
Two hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne
All transportation costs for you and your bike
Private tour with English-speaking guide who will give you all you need to know about Switzerland
Items of personal nature.
Food and beverages – options to purchase a picnic lunch or stop at a restaurant
Cancellation and Changes
The tour departs rain or shine.
Full refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure.
50% refund if cancelled by 6.00 p.m. the day before departure.
No refund on the day of departure.
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