Luxembourg is a beautiful country that offers great opportunities for cycling alone, with friends or with the family. You’ve just arrived in Luxembourg as an expat and want to discover the country? Have you been here long?
Riding your bicycle, you’ll discover another side of the country, a more bucolic Luxembourg, turned towards nature. Follow the roads or signposted paths to admire the fields ready to harvest in summer, the pretty colors of the forests in autumn, enjoy the fresh air of spring, … And why not take the opportunity to stop and have a picnic or a snack in the beautiful Luxembourg countryside?
Mountain bikers can explore forests and other natural areas. Are you more of a road bike rider? Numerous bicycle paths are available for the comfort and pleasure of all.
Bicycle paths on the Luxembourg territory
Luxembourg has many bicycle paths in the city and outside the city. The national network comprises around 950 km of cycle paths, of which 600 km have already been completed. Increasingly, local authorities are formalizing roads and paths for bicycles. These marked trails are clearly indicated by blue road signs.
How do I find the cycle paths?
All national cycle paths are listed on the Ponts et Chaussés website. You’ll find the national map, with useful information for each section. You also have the possibility to download the itineraries. Very useful to avoid getting lost on the way!
The Luxembourg by cycle map is also very useful and rich in information. This one informs you about the characteristics of the tracks, the difference in level, the distances of the various cycle routes. You can also find bike rental sites.
The explanations on the map are in French, German and English. For the points of sale see the site lvi.lu.
The website luxvelo.lu also lists cycle paths in Luxembourg and further afield. You’ll find plenty of ideas for cycling in Luxembourg, to Belgium, France or Germany. In addition, the site not only lists route information, but also has an online Googlemap and GPX routes.
Pedal from station to station with the bike trails
It’s also possible tocycle around Luxembourg using the various routes that run from station to station. The CFL rail network makes it easy to combine train and bike. Most of these routes, suitable for all levels, are part of the national network of cycle paths.
The Luxembourg by cycle map shows cycle routes along former railway lines. It’s a great way to discover beautiful spots far from home, without having to cycle hundreds of kilometers. What fun! These trails are ideal for family outings. The tracks are often flat and the return journey can even be made by train, so you can push the pedal a little further every time.
Our bike rides in the Guttland
Located in the center and west of the country, Guttland offers beautiful landscapes. You can walk along the Attert cycle path, which runs alongside an old railroad line along the border with Belgium.
The Alzette Valley also offers a nice idea for a walk, especially with children. From Luxembourg you can follow the Alzette Valley from Grund to Hespérange.
Bike trips along the rivers Moselle, Sûre or Our
The Moselle valley and its vineyards can be explored over one or more days by bike.
The website Visitmoselle.frlists the different cycling paths in the region, while indicating the level of difficulty of each route. Let’s not forget that if the Moselle river bank is flat, the visit of the surrounding villages can quickly turn into an athletic performance to climb the hillsides of the vineyards. But what a beauty!
On these bike tours through the Moselle, Sûre and Our regions, you can spend the night in a youth hostel at a very reasonable price . Remerschen, Echternach, Vianden, Larochette and even Luxembourg make charming stops. The comfort of the hostels is quite good, and you can even take advantage of packages.
The Red Earths
In the South of Luxembourg, the Terres Rouges offer an amazing panorama, witness of the mining past of Luxembourg. Mountain bikers can enjoy over 100 miles of biking at the RedRock Mountain Bike Trails.
Ecotourism with the Vëlosummer summer event
“Vëlosummer” is a program of 11 summer tourism tours across the country. Over 500 km of trails are open to cyclists, including 120 km of roads closed to traffic for one or two weekends.
A “Move we carry” service offers cyclists luggage transport from one accommodation to another. In addition, places to stay and tourist sites are highlighted, so that cyclists can visit the country.
Every summer, the Vëlosummer encourages enthusiasts to get on their bikes and discover Luxembourg in a different way . Ride on roads closed to traffic, following recommended trails and itineraries.
Plus d’informations sur le site velosummer.
Push bike outings in the Grand-Est region
Want to rack up the miles? You can also go beyond Luxembourg’s borders. Discover the regions of Lorraine in France, Germany or Belgium. The lorvelo website will give you all the itineraries and useful information you need.
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