Singletrail Orgy: only the best is good enough

Three days on three different locations enjoying the best singletrails of the country: a dream for the technically skilled or those that want to improve their riding aptitudes. Your guides, who are true locals, will take you to the best spots of their home region, often including not so well known trails. The areas covered are the Müllerthal, the lake of Esch-sur-Sûre ("Stausee") and the South of the country ("Red rock area") . These 3 days guarantee pure cruising pleasure with an estimated singletrail content of around 50%! Through their perfect knowledge of the area, your guides can adapt to your individual level and make you enjoy even more.

 

As a matter of fact, the "Singletrail Orgy" takes the best from the Trailcamp at the Esch-sur-Sûre lake, the "Red rock area" as well as all tours and trailcamps passing through the Müllerthal ("Border to Border", "Ancient Ground" and Müllerthal Trailcamp).

  

Depending on the overall size of the group and the respective skill levels, there will be 2 subgroups. Basic technical features (position on the bike, braking, easy bends) as well as more advanced ones (sharp bends, steep up/downhills, drops, stones and roots) can be exercised all along the camp. There remains ample time to repeat critical spots and more demanding challenges.

 

Average distance per day is about 40 km, with around 1000 m of total uphill climb. Minimum technical level is "intermediate" but it also suits for more advanced bikers. See our detailed description. The endurance requirement is level 2-3 out of 4.

 

 

Day 1: The Müllerthal area

 

For our first trip we will meet in Berdorf. 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. What is most challenging in the Müllerthal are the stone stairs and the rocks covering the underground as well as some steep up/downhills.

 

Day 2: The lake of Esch-sur-Sûre

 

The artificial lake of Esch-Sauer ("Stau" in Lëtzebuergesch, i.e. "dam") was built as a drinking water reservoir in the 1950s. Over the years, the harsh landscape with its precipitous valleys and poor soil has become a paradise for hikers and mountainbikers, home to a homonymous nature park.

We will meet in Lultzhausen and go for a great ride through this area that concentrates an astonishing amount of downhills with switchbacks, many rather difficult, sometimes 5-10 in a row. There exist dozens of kms of other singletrails, some steep and/or with stones and roots, giving sometimes way to spectacular views over the lake and the surrounding pastures.

 

Day 3: The Red Rock area

 

Last but far from least: often, our friends from abroad just want to bike in the red hills along the french border and nowhere else. The former iron ore mining area offers multiple single trails, steep cliffs, green forests, other nature reserves, all this amidst the remnants of the former steel mills. We will leave the meeting point in Esch-sur-Sûre, direction south-east to warm up on the first singletrails of the day. In the forest between Esch-sur-Alzette and Rumelange, the trails are technically easy and the biking is fluid. When reaching Rumelange, we may stop at the terrace of the “Musée des Mines” for a cup of coffee or a sip of history. Near Rumelange, the trails become more rocky and narrow and we will have some nice views over canyons created by the mining activity. We will continue to Tétange and Kayl, where some really steep uphills await us. As a matter of fact, around there, the tour includes some really beautiful paths in the "Haard" Nature Reserve. Towards the end, we will get our kicks on the “Rollercoaster” trails of the “Lallénger Bierg” in Schifflange, where there is a fully-fledged bike-park. We then head back to the “Gaalgebierg” in Esch-sur-Alzette with some last really nice technical sections.

 

 

Guiding by Christian, Ferdy and Jerry.

 

 

 

Organizational aspects

 

This trip is planned for May 22-24, 2020. It starts and ends in Beringen/Mersch (Hotel Martha) - participants are supposed to reach respective starting points by car. For those without cars, arrangements can be found. After final registration, participants will receive a detailed road map with adresses for respective starting points and phone numbers.

 

The price is as follows:

- EUR 140 for the participation without overnight stays;

- EUR 285 for the stay in the Hotel (double rooms);

- EUR 380 for the stay in the Hotel (single rooms).

 

 

Please register before May 15 through this link (participation code "STO 2020"). For enquiries, contact us through email: singletrails.lu (at) gmail.com.