Cycling as a means of transport has many advantages. It does not create pollution, it is quiet, and it is quick. Over distances of less than 6km, cycling has proven to be unbeatable and often quicker than traveling by car, as the latter is often held up in traffic. Over longer distances, combining cycling with travelling by public transport is a good alternative to using a car.

Cycling paths

The Grand Duchy currently has a network of 600km of cycle paths. The network is to be extended to some 900km.

Particular attention is paid to creating cycling paths in built-up areas so as to promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transport.

To encourage gentle mobility, the local networks of cycle paths are coordinated so that they can be linked up to the national network of cycle paths.

Along these lines, Luxembourg City has worked out a concept for bicycle mobility, which can be consulted on its website on the 'Bicycle' page.

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Bicycle rental

Bicycle rental services are available all around the country and the cities of Luxembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette have an operational self-service rental bike system. Other towns and villages are launching pilot schemes for bike rental.

Cycling and safety

Cyclists are fully considered as road users and must abide by the Highway Code.

Train, bus and bike

In the Grand Duchy, bikes are carried on trains and buses free of charge.

Trains: Passengers are allowed to take their bikes with them on any national CFL train, on condition that they load and unload their bikes themselves.

Buses: Bikes may be carried on buses, as long as the bus is adequately equipped.

M-Box: Secured spaces for bicycle storage M-Box, available close to public transportation stops, guarantee a better protection of cyclists and their bicycles against theft or vandalism.

Learning to ride a bike

You don't (yet) know how to ride a bike? LVI (Lëtzebuerger Vëlo-Initiativ a.s.b.l.) organises bike-riding lessons for adults

Cycling to work — Mam Vëlo op d'Schaff

Burn off some calories rather than petrol on your journey to work!

This initiative, organised by the Mobility Centre in May, June and July each year, encourages people to cycle to work for at least 15 days. Combining cycling with using public transport is also encouraged.

  • Updated 14-09-2017