Luxembourg is the ideal travel destination for hikers: The country has one of the densest networks of hiking trails in Europe. Reconnect with nature and rediscover the simple pleasures of walking, while getting to know the country and its people.
‘Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe’: routes such as the 112-kilometre Mullerthal Trail and the 106-kilometre, cross-border Escapardenne Eislek Trail, including the 52-kilometre Lee Trail, are well-signposted and packed with challenges. They lead through a wonderful variety of sometimes wild and unspoilt landscapes.
The Luxembourg Ardennes is a fascinating hiking area. In Éislek, as it is called in Luxembourgish, there are over 200 circular hiking trails through forests, past castles, over high plateaus and between rocks. The “Éislek Pied” groups 18 of these hiking trails around remarkable sites, which are particularly beautiful and varied. They are also one of the reasons the Éislek has now been voted Europe's first quality hiking region (“Leading Quality Region – Best of Europe”).
In the south of the country, hiking culture is also breaking new ground: covering more than 90 kilometres, the Minett Trail is fresh and exciting. It leads through a fascinating nature reserve created on an former opencast mining site. The Kabaisercher lodges welcome hikers who want to rest for a night after an active day. These original cabins include former industrial buildings, the entrance portal of the Fairy Tale Park, schools, factories and tourist vehicles that have been converted for overnight stays.
In the centre, the Guttland.Trails lure leisure hikers onto dreamy paths. In the east, a number of Dream Loops certified by the German Hiking Institute await hikers in the vineyards of the Moselle and along the river.
Many hiking tours offer perfect opportunities for combining outdoor experiences with a taste of Luxembourg’s unique culture. They take you through picturesque villages, to historical ruins and sightseeing highlights – and even across international borders. Choose a route split into stages that let you wind down at the end of each day with a delicious meal and a glass or two of excellent local wine.
There are also extra comfort hiking trails if you are not so good on your feet, or if you have small children with you. The comfort trails offer the possibility of walking or rolling along the natural beauty of Luxembourg with ease, and there are plenty of opportunities to rest.