Our new trailcamp in Vianden is the fourth in the club (after Red Rock, Müllerthal and Stausee). How can it be that we have not come earlier here? The area around this medieval village abounds with nice little trails that can't await to be discovered by you. So here it goes...
The camp is still in preparation, hence we cannot reveal it all, but it will be different from all the others. Vianden lying in a sort of basin surrounded by quite high and steep Ardennes hills, what we plan is a sort of "up and down": up on large forest tracks and down on the narrow trails. You can expect around 3-4 climbs and descents per day, each one having around 200 m of height difference. There will of course be some junctions and additional climbing, but we will work on these aspects in the winter months...
So basically, there will be around 35-40 Km of riding for around 1000-1200 m of up- and downhill. The endurance level is set at 3 (out of 4) and the technical level is "intermediate - advanced". Rock sections and switchback curves will be the pepper and the salt of the daily dishes.
Guiding by Ferdy and Jerry.
This trip is planned for April 1-2, 2018.
Starting point is the Vianden Youth Hostel (3, montée du Château; L-9408 Vianden; Tel.: +352 26 27 66 800) where we will meet on the first day round 8h30 for a coffee and have a chat on the program of the weekend. The camp ends at 16h00 on the second day, at the same spot.
Prices are as follows, they include the guiding, the overnight stay and the breakfast on the second day:
- Guiding only: 85 EUR;
- Youth Hostel (shared room): 110 EUR;
- Hotel, double room: 155 EUR;
Single room upon request and availability. Evening meals and lunches are not comprised. Registration deadline (payment received) is March 3 for the Youth Hostel and March 24 for the Hotel.
Please use the following link to the registration page (reservation code VTC 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 full suspension bike with at least 130 mm of front travel. Participants can rent test bikes from S-cape Sports (25 EUR / day).