Müllerthal Trailcamp: great outdoors, great trails, great way of improving your riding skills

The Müllerthal area is most famous for its hiking trails through the sandstone canyons of the white and black Ernz rivers and along the Sure river. On a length of more than 100 km, the Müllerthal Trail ("Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe" award) passes through all the natural particularities of the region. There are numerous other small hiking paths that meander through forests, pastures and impressive canyons with bizarre rock formations. We can bike on all these treasures, although many are really challenging, due to the multiple stone steps that have been built over the years to explore the rocky surroundings.

 

The approach to explore the area by bike during the two days is very similar to the Trailcamp on the shores of the Esch-sur-Sure lake. We will start slowly and increase the difficulties over the weekend. Whereas the switchback bends are the highlight of the latter, in the Müllerthal, the stone stairs and the rocks covering the underground are what is most challenging. It is hence also advisable to bring along a bike with enough travel: some 140 mm will put the biker more at ease (even though 100 mm are sufficient). In case there are enough particpants, we will split into two groups. Our basecamp will be in Berdorf which lies in the heart of the Müllerthal and allows hence to go into any direction of interest.

 

Organizational aspects

 

This camp is planned for the weekend of Oct. 21/22. The price is 120 EUR and it includes the guiding as well as 1 night with 2 breakfasts (2/4-bed-rooms in the Echternach Youth Hostel). It does not include meals (lunches, dinner) or drinks. Single rooms upon request (15 EUR extra per person). The event is open for home sleepers (or those that want to book their own accommodation) for EUR 85 (including 2 breakfasts). Minimum number of participants is 6, maximum is 12. Registration deadline is Oct. 9 (payment).

 

Recommended Hotels (book your own + 85 EUR participation fee for home sleepers): "Bed and Bike" Hotels in Echternach (Hotel le Pavillon, Hotel Bel-Air Sport & Wellness, Hostellerie de la Basilique).

 

 

The camp starts on October 21st, at 8h30, at the Echternach Youthhostel with a common breakfast followed by a briefing. It ends, at the same place, on October 22nd, at 16h00. Address of the Youthhostel: 1, Chemin vers Rodenhof
L-6487 Echternach; Tel.: (+352) 26 27 66 400.  A detailed road-map will be sent to the participants 1 week before the start. 

 

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, as for all other trips, a standard cross-country bike with 100 or 120 mm front travel is sufficient. Bikes with rear suspension provide more comfort but are not needed. Participants can rent test bikes from S-cape Sports (25 EUR / day).    

 

 

Link to registration page (not binding at this stage; please use reservation code: MTTC 2017)