3 Countries 2 Days

 

Three countries in two days: most likely Luxembourg is a place that is highly suitable for this kind of experience. So here is one of a few possibilities:

 

We start from Luxembourg-city with a short train ride to the Belgian border and head southwards on our bikes, sometimes east, sometimes west of the frontier. Spot the ancient border marks (see picture)! The towns and villages we pass are the dormitories of the Grand-Duchy, giving shelter to the army of the so called "frontaliers" or cross-border workers, people that have a job in Luxembourg but live in the neighboring regions.

 

The further south we get, the more industrialized the area becomes. Passing Messancy, Longwy and Aubange, we will soon arrive in Esch-Alzette, the unofficial capital of the South and former pioneering steel metropolis. Nowadays, Esch hosts the only University of the country, and the steel work areas are being transformed into residential zones. The last part of the journey crosses the former open sky mines, the well know "Red Rock Area", a maze of often unmapped singletrails that we will ride at the end of the first day and the beginning of the second. Night in Esch/Alzette (Youth Hostel or Hotel).

 

And the second day, there will be quite a few kilometers on the rocking red rocks before we change direction and head North again, aiming for Luxembourg-city. If you think the fun part is over now, be wrong. After crossing the nice - protected - Kockelscheuer woods and its charming singletrails, we head towards Hesperange and follow then the meandering national river "Alzette", where the valley abounds with trails left and right, of which we will add as many as you can take, after a long journey.

 

Physical level: 3/4 (up to 60 km per day and 1200 m of climbing)

Technical level: intermediate.

 

 

 

Organizational aspects

 

 

This trip is currently not planned but can be offered "on demand". Please write an email to singletrails.lu@gmail.com or phone +352 621 35 66 41.