Are you looking for a day or weekend to disconnect in nature while staying active? You will find an incredible amount of walking paths, cycling paths and mountain bike routes all over the country. On only 2,586 km2, you will discover amazing rock formations, rivers meandering through forests, small villages full of charm and character! There are many ways you can discover Luxembourg by yourself, as a family or with a group of friends: a relaxing walk combined with a cultural tour, a bicycle ride to cover a wider area, or a real challenge drenched in adrenaline with your mountain bike. Join us to disconnect actively!
Luxembourg on foot
Hiking is certainly the best way to discover not only Luxembourg's nature reserves with their very different landscapes, but also villages that you can go through using one of the many routes available. In fact, Luxembourg features one of the largest pedestrian networks in Europe, with over 5,000km of paths!
Circular walks are signposted with a blue triangle on a white background and offer itineraries of between 4 and 16km, forming circles. They are especially appropriate for family walks. Some go through the woods, such as the circular walks of Beaufort or Born, while others invite you to discover towns as well, such as that of Echternach, and villages such as Bourglinster.
The Mullerthal Trail is a great option if you fancy discovering the natural beauties of the Mullerthal region. The nature trails passing through meadows and forests, often just alongside typical rock formations, are truly impressive!
You will be able to hike across borders with the NaturWanderPark de lux, which will also be an opportunity to discover the Luxembourg Ardennes on foot.
Castle and history lovers? Why not take the national trail of the Valley of the Seven Castles? It is a 37km trail between Gaichel and Mersch, which will immerse you in peaceful scenery in the heart of the Guttland region.
Move, we carry
You've always wanted to go on a bike trip but never had the will or strength to take your luggage with you? No more excuses with the latest initiative: Move, we carry.
It is a service for individuals and travel professionals, allowing free luggage transport for all hikers or cyclists who wish to discover Luxembourg in stages. Removed after 10 a.m. in the morning and delivered before 4 p.m. at the latest the same day, from and to any paying accommodation located in the Grand Duchy, the luggage thus follows tourists at a distance when they go hiking or cycling.
Make your reservations online and don't miss the information on the initiative's website. Free service until end of September 2021!
Luxembourg by bike
Luxembourg is a cycling nation and bicycle touring is booming. The national network of cycling paths currently covers 600km, but it is planned to reach 950km. If you are a fan of cycling, you can discover the country by using the 23 paths that run across the Grand Duchy.
You fancy a daytrip but the route you decided on is far from your home or hotel? So take advantage of Luxembourg's rail network to use the routes available from station to station and return to your starting point by train if you are tired!
If you would like a longer getaway to really disconnect, it is worth noting that the network of establishments with the Bed+Bike label is there for you and your bike all over the country. Such accommodation offers secure bike storage facilities, tools for small repairs and specific bicycle touring tourist information. You can also be sure you'll get a balanced breakfast!
And don't forget that if you don't have a bicycle, for yourself, your family or your visiting friends, you can rent bikes all over the country!
Following the success of Letz bike, published in 2020, Rom Helbach has published Letz walk - bike & run in 2021, a book that is destined to become the essential companion for hiking in Luxembourg. Photographer and passionate cyclist, Rom Helbach travels the country's natural spaces and offers you a selection of the 50 most beautiful trails in the Grand Duchy.
The book contains 240 pages with 620 photos and also includes maps and the trails are downloadable as GPX files. The bilingual German-French edition is available on the website of the publishing house RomdeLuxe Productions and in most bookshops in the country.
Luxembourg by mountain bike
Luxembourg offers 700km of mountain bike trails that can help you discover the country's most hidden natural treasures while staying sporty. The diverse landscapes of the country, with a relatively rugged topography and profuse vegetation, is perfect for mountain-biking.
The trails' varying degrees of difficulty meet all expectations. Are you looking for a medium-level trail amidst the vineyards with breathtaking views on the Moselle river? So take the Greiveldange trail. Are you in for a strong dose of adrenaline? The RedRock MTB Trail awaits you in the South of the country, in the Land of the Red Rocks.
Mountain-biking guided tours are another option to discover new trails with other mountain-biking lovers, such as in Larochette or Bettendorf-Reisdorf. The perfect opportunity to make new friends while going across the country actively!