Luxembourg -Blumenthal (easy):
Blumenthal - Echternach (easy): 19 km / 250 m uphill
Echternach - Larochette (easy): 28 km / 720 m uphill
Blumenthal - Larochette (difficult): 50 km / 1100 m uphill
Larochette - Mersch (easy): 12.5 km / 200 m uphill
Larochette - Mersch (difficult): 20 km / 500 m uphill
Mersch - Luxembourg (easy): 25 km / 550 m uphill
Mersch - Luxembourg (difficult): 33 km / 900 m uphill
|Favourite overnight stays||Favourite Restaurants / Bars / Cafés||Favourite attractions|
|Echternach||Youth Hostel (budget)||Pizzeria Una Storia (formerly Girorgio)||Benedictin Abbey|
|Hotel Bel Air Sport & Wellness||Restaurant Aal Eechternoach||Roman villa at the lake|
|Bike park at the lake|
|View on Echternach from Liborius Chapel (Germany)|
|Beaufort||Youth Hostel (budget)||L'Auberge Rustique||Castles (there are two!)|
|Larochette||Youth Hostel (budget)||Op der Millen (15 minutes walking from the village centre)||Castle|
|Some portuguese cafés and restaurants with typical food||Local mountain bike track (part of the difficult option but can be added to the easy one)|
|Mersch||Hotel Martha (Beringen)||Fabrik||Public pool (camping)|
|The kiosk in the parc (lake)||Railway station|
Hints and tips:
- The first section (Luxembourg - Blumenthal) exists only in one version. It's not technically difficult, yet nice riding sometimes on singletrails. Have a first break at the Schetzel Cave (just 200 m off track follow the signs).
- There are no good sleeping possibilities between Luxembourg and Echternach. In the easy version, it's about 45 km and 500 km uphill. This should be feasible even for less experienced riders in one whole day.
- The difficult version "Blumenthal - Larochette" does not cross the city of Echternach (in order to maximize the amount of singletrails) but it can easily be combined with the green versions in order to cut short and stay overnight in Echternach.
- Mersch has a railway station which makes it easy to connect with Luxembourg-city (trains every 15 minutes).
2-day version for experienced riders: overnight stay in Larochette
3-day version for intermediate riders: overnight stays in Echternach and Mersch
4-day version for beginners: overnight stays in Echternach, Beaufort and Mersch. Take a half day to visit the two castles of Beaufort.