Hiking in Luxembourg
With plains and forests, lakes and rivers, the landscapes of Luxembourg are as charming as they are fascinating. And there is no better way of exploring them than on foot. Hiking through Luxembourg, will surprise you at every turn: a picturesque village here, an ancient ruin there and incredible views that will take your breath away. There are so many hiking trails throughout the country that you can explore all five regions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this way: from the capital and its surroundings, to the Ardennes, to the Land of the Red Rocks in the south, to the Mullerthal Region and the Moselle Region.
Many exceptionally beautiful circular walks are scattered across the country and lead through breathtaking landscapes. The walking routes not only cross Luxembourg. Some stretch beyond as, i.e., the marvellous cross-border hiking trails within the nature parks of Luxembourg. Furthermore, hikers can select between wide-stretched hiking routes of 40 km, 50 km or 60 km crossing different touristic sites or natural sceneries (possibility to stay overnight on the track). Various walking maps group the hiking routes per region or per theme.
A fascinating, quality certified trail in the heart of “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”
The Mullerthal Region is one of the most popular hiking regions in Luxembourg. Its landscape is dotted with towering sandstone rock formations and crisscrossed by the rivers that created it. The awe-inspiring rocks are also a firm favourite with climbers and have earned the region its nickname: “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”. The Mullerthal Trail is an exciting trail with magnificent views. It takes you to all sorts of cultural and natural attractions which are great for families and children. The trail stretches over 112 km and consists of three big loops (Routes 1, 2 and 3) in six stages, each with its own distinctive character. And there are four additional routes called the “ExtraTours” (A, B, C and D) which complete the wonderful Mullerthal Trail. Along the trails you will be impressed by magnificent views over the river Sûre and by beautiful woodlands with rare sandstone rock formations and enchanted castles.
The Mullerthal region – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland has a very good public transport system which allows the hiker to return to the starting point.
The Éislek characterized by high plains and steep sloping valleys are located in the north of the country. Far from the industrial heartland to the south, this is a mythical landscape of dense forests and heroic vistas. It is a beautiful place that modernity has left unscathed. See the historic towns of Vianden, Clervaux and Wiltz, well worth visiting, as well as the imposing castles in the region.
Escapardenne Lee Trail & Eislek Trail
A quality certified trail through the Luxembourgish and Belgian Ardennes
The Escapardenne trail crosses the Belgian-Luxembourgish Ardennes and stretches over 158 km, which can be split up into different stages. The trail is divided into two main sections: the Lee Trail (52 km) and the Eislek Trail (106 km), both are certified as “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”. The Lee Trail consists of 3 stages and takes you from Ettelbruck to Kautenbach. In Kautenbach you have direct access to the Eislek Trail, enabling you to continue your route for 5 more stages to reach La Roche-en-Ardenne.
Hiking friendly hotels await you along the trail. Hiking without luggage is also possible on demand, enabling you to hike without having to carry a heavy load. Guided by excellent trail signs, it is possible to enjoy the Escapardenne in the direction you prefer. A trail guide and hiking maps make it all the more easier to escape everyday life and enjoy the nature of the Éislek.
An incredible adventure across borders
Discover exceptional hiking trails along the rivers Sûre and Our, in the NaturWanderPark delux.
This hiking park has nine cross border routes between Germany and Luxembourg, offering some 170 km of superb hiking trails. Each circular walk has its own unique character and charm. The varied itineraries wind through the unique cultural and natural landscapes of the Nature Parks of South Eifel and Our, and the Mullerthal Region. These are some of the most enchanting regions you will ever discover.
PREMIUM WAYS DREAM LOOPS IN LUXEMBOURG
Start dreaming on these three certified circular hiking paths in the Luxembourgish Moselle Region!
Hiking at highest level await the active and recreation-seeking hikers on the three certified premium trails in the Moselle Region. These high quality walking circuits run mostly on narrow nature-oriented paths, past impressive stone formations and idyllic water courses and breath-taking panoramic look-out points with truthful boundless views. Each of the three loops enchant with its own distinctive cultural and natural landscapes.
Along the way you will find numerous beautiful spots to sit down and relax. Or why not take a break in one of the hiking-friendly restaurants, of which there is at least one near every dream loop. Thanks to the strict guidelines of the German Hiking Institute the paths are well signed in both directions. Hiking on the dream loops is definitely a well-being experience!
Hiking in the Moselle Region gives you the opportunity to discover on one hand the remains of the Roman history and on the other hand to stroll along romantic wine villages and vineyards with panoramic views on the Moselle river.
INTERNATIONAL TRAILS IN LUXEMBOURG
Two long-distance European footpaths cross Luxembourg, following the course of the national footpaths. These are the E2/GR5 European footpath, which links the Netherlands to the Mediterranean, and the E3, which stretches from the Bohemian Forest to the Atlantic. Luxembourg is also situated on the Way of St. James (or El Camino de Santiago), a Christian pilgrimage route. On the 160 km Luxembourg stretch of the trail, pilgrims pass Roman roads and watercourses on the way to sites where the cult of St. James of Compostela is celebrated. These include famous pilgrimage destinations like the basilica that houses the tomb of Saint Willibrord in Echternach, Luxembourg Cathedral and Dudelange Castle, which once belonged to the evangelical order of St. John of Jerusalem.
NATIONAL HIKING TRAILS IN LUXEMBOURG
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has a network of national footpaths which cover the whole country and link up the biggest tourist sites. There are about 20, ranging in length from 15 to 68 km. These national footpaths are well maintained, and marked in both directions with various yellow symbols on a blue background.
CIRCULAR ROUTES IN LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg has numerous circular walks, marked with a blue triangle on a white background. They range in length from 4 to 16 km, are well maintained, and they are easily accessible. And because the departure and arrival points are the same, when you have finished your hike you will end up back where you started, which makes things nice and easy for you.
CFL HIKING TRAILS FROM STATION TO STATION
Hikers often enjoy to return to their starting point of their walking tour by train. A great selection of walks in the Grand-Duchy are available to the enthusiastic hiker.