We are a group of mountain bikers that have set up an association whose purpose it is to share the nicest trails of Luxembourg with the rest of the world.
We do all have a lot of experience in mountain biking, both in Luxembourg and abroad, and mostly followed some training to become guides.
We only guide in areas of Luxembourg where we either are true locals or where we spent days and days recognizing the trails and exploring alternative routes.
It is our pleasure to make you enjoy those tracks and we feel responsible for your well being and your safety.
Ferdy has been guiding his friends for years through the country before he started to set up this program of multi-day tours or trailcamps.
He not only knows the tracks to be followed but the whole area where he is guiding, with detailed information on History, Nature and People.
His home area is the neighbourhood of the capital of Luxembourg, in a triangle linking Mersch to Steinfort, but also towards the east, the so called
"Grengewald". His extensive scouting trips also made him familiar with most of the rest of the country, especially the Müllerthal, the Esch-sur-Sure area, the Our valley and more generally
the "'Eisléck", the luxembourgish Ardennes. If he has only 2 or 3 hours to get his kicks, he rides the Hesper trails in the Alzette valley, close to the capital.
Christiane is the only lady in the team. Her home area is the upper Sure region, around the lake and beyond, towards the Belgian border.
Christiane adores mountain bike races, especially in the Alps, where she earned some honorable ranks. Don't challenge her uphill, you are likely to lose....
Psst don't tell anyone, but she also gives spinning classes...
Luc is probably the most knowledgeable mountain biker of the South, the so called "Red Rock Area". Together with Christian, they are our experts for this maze of trails, that keeps on changing and evolving. Riding with Luc, and you are sure that your journey is optimized, both in terms of distance and difficulty.
Besides riding his bike, Luc is a very versatile companion: he is an excellent photographer, having published some books, he climbs, has traveled half of the world and is never short of a story to cheer up the group.
Pitt "never midd" is the youngster. Meet him in the middle of the Winter, and bet he is able to bike 80 km at an impressive speed. Pitt grew up on the edge of the
Müllerthal and you can call the latter his home area. But he might also guide in the center of the country, up to the Belgian border and towards the city of Luxembourg, or even in the
Pitt regularly challenges himself through the participation at mountain bike races in Luxembourg or abroad, where he confirms his intrinsic gift for biking. If you
find Pitt too quite, wait until dinner time, and let him relax in the middle of the group.
Christian as much as Luc, was born and grew up in the mining South of the country. Being a sports teacher, he is probably the one of the team with the biggest patience - even the most critical situation can't make him lose his nerves.
Christian not only knows the South but also the surprisingly trail-rich Mamer valley, as he covers the latter with his groups of pupils that choose mountain biking as their optional activity at his school. Hence he is also responsible for the next generation of happy bikers that participate in our tours!
As most of us, Jerry had other loves before mountain biking. After Volleyball came swimming (he is a swimming coach) but now he is a pure biker. As for Pitt, the Müllerthal is his local area.
Jerry is always at the disposal of the group, never too tired to help or to advice. As a former member of the committee of the VC Filano cycling club, Jerry knows how to organize events, and how to prepare tracks and trails that please everyone.
3 Countries 2 Days
3 Countries 2 Days brings to an area not so much explored by our guides so far, namely the southwest of Luxembourg, and includes the neighbouring countries, Belgium and France. It will be offered for the first time in 2018, and is still in elaboration, by our 2 guides Luc and Christian.
On the first day, we will take a train ride to Steinfort/Kleinbettingen, on the belgian border. The guides will then bring you south, biking along the border, aiming for Esch/Alzette where we plan the first overnight stay (Hotel or Youth Hostel). The ride is not very technical, surely less then day 2, but there will be as many singletrails as possible, passing Messancy, Aubange and Pétange. The good thing about this area is, that even though it is not a top destination (like the Müllerthal or the Esch-sur-Sûre lake), there is a high population density and hence many mountain bikers. Our challenge - that or our guides - is to explore the region and to hunt for the smallest bit of trail. So there will be surprises, even for the acquainted.
On the second day there will be more fun, while crossing the Red Rock Area, and later, heading to Luxembourg-city, where we include the nice Hesper trails, a kind of fun park at the doors of the capital (5-10 km of singletrails to end the journey).
The endurance level is 3, meaning 50-60 km per day and up to 1250 m of uphill (more details later,
when the scouting is finished). The technical skills, necessary for this event are "intermediate", meaning that it is accessible for bikers with
some experience, but more demanding in terms of physical level.
This trip is planned for June 16-17, 2018.
Starting point is the Luxembourg-city Youth Hostel (2, rue du Fort Olisy, L-2261 Luxembourg, Tel.: 26 27 66) where we will drop our luggage and meet for a coffee or an optional breakfast at 8h30. We will start on our bikes from there and head for the train station where the journey begins. The trip ends at 16h00 on the second day, at the same spot.
Prices are as follows, they include the guiding, the transport of the luggage, the overnight stay and the breakfast on the second day:
- Youth Hostel (double room): 140 EUR;
- Hotel, double room: 155 EUR
Single rooms upon request and availability. Evening meals and lunches are not comprised. Registration deadline (payment received) is May 25 for the Youth Hostel and June 13 for the Hotel.
Please use the following link to the registration page (reservation code 3C2D 2018): not binding at that stage, you will be sent a
registration form to be filled in, scanned and sent back. Once the payment is done, your registration is effective.
Every participant will be responsible for the biking gear and the bike - participants without a helmet or with a clearly insufficient bike will be refused. For this trip, we recommend a normal cross-country bike, with up to 120 mm of front supension. A full suspension bike with at least 130 mm of front travel is not mandatory but can be useful. Participants can rent test bikes from S-cape Sports (25 EUR / day).