Stausee (Esch-sur-Sûre) trailcamp

 

Two day mountainbike trailcamp around the picturesque Ardennes lake of Esch-sur-Sûre. High singletrail content, many switchback bends.

 

The artificial lake of Esch-Sauer ("Stau" in Letzebuergesch, i.e. "dam") was built as a drink-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.

 

Its Luxembourg’s area that concentrates the most downhills with switchbacks, many rather difficult, sometimes 5-10 in a row. There exist dozens of km of other singletrails, some steep and/or with stones and roots, giving sometimes way to unexpected views over the lake and the surrounding pastures. It is hence a perfect spot for a trailcamp and there will be plenty of time to exercise and to increase your skills.

 

The underlying idea of the trail camp is to do as many singletrails as possible and to adapt to the respective levels of the riders (intermediate and advanced only - no beginners!). Hence, if there are enough participants, we will ride in 2 differently levelled groups: one comprising intermediate bikers that will want to exercise on the sharp bends and narrow hiking paths, and another one with the more experienced bikers will ride enduro-like around the lake.

 

Average distance per day is about 40 km, with around 1000 m of total uphill climbs (that might be steep) which classifies it level 3 (out of 4). Minimal technical requirement is "intermediate", but it surely can make more advanced bikers happy too! Our deep knowledge of the area allows us to include new trails each year.

 

Links to albums: 2015, 2016

 

Organizational aspects

 

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