Good news for cycling fans: the 4th edition of the Vëlosummer has just been launched. For the 2023 edition, there are 13 routes covering more than 500km. Throughout this new edition, 114km of roads will be closed to traffic, 90% of them for just one or two weekends.
Vëlosummer is a great opportunity to rediscover the joys of cycling in a safe and practical way, and also to take in some of Luxembourg's most picturesque and varied landscapes, check out cultural attractions, support local shops and products. To help you pinpoint hotels, restaurants and nearby tourist attractions along the way, a handy road map has been produced, showing the different routes in detail. Further information and details about the routes can be found at www.velosummer.lu and via the Visit Luxembourg app.
One of the new features of the 2023 edition will be two circuits that will allow two-wheel enthusiasts to cross the Belgian and French borders.
The bed+bike and Move We Carry initiatives make it easier for cyclists to travel around the country and enjoy all the benefits of slow tourism this summer. The Rent a Bike initiative lets you hire bikes on the various routes.
A rapidly expanding network
Luxembourg currently has a network of 640km of cycle tracks, set to grow to 900km by 2028.
A network of express cycle ways links the country's different regions. This series of 23 cycle ways is expanding rapidly and developing into a dense grid that will facilitate and accelerate travel throughout the country. Local and regional paths and cycle tracks also give cyclists the opportunity to move away from the beaten track and into beautiful natural surroundings.
Move We Carry
The luggage transfer service movewecarry.lu, which cyclists can use to have their luggage delivered free of charge to their next accommodation stop, is available again for 2023. This service is a great practical solution for exploring Luxembourg on foot or by bike.
It is available for any paid accommodation anywhere in the country: the luggage is picked up after 10 a.m. and delivered by 4 p.m. on the same day. Your suitcases and other equipment will be following you at a distance from one stage to the next.
Are you after comfort and simplicity? The bed+bike label has been awarded to several hotels and B&Bs that offer a range of services for cyclists: secure storage for bikes, repair and maintenance kits, specific information and hearty, healthy meals to give you all the energy you need for your next ride.
Rent a Bike
If you do not have a bike, the Rent a Bike initiative is there to provide you with equipment in the different regions: Rent a Bike Ardennes, Rent a Bike Diekirch, Rent a Bike Miserlerland and Rent a Bike Mëllerdall. Depending on the station, you will find various types of bikes: city bikes and mountain bikes, and their electric versions, as well as children's trailers and other accessories (helmets, padlocks, pumps, etc.).
Given the success of previous editions, don not hesitate to book your bike in advance!