Hiking in Luxembourg: a class of its own

01 September 2016

Find out about some of the best places for hiking in beautiful Luxembourg.

Luxembourg has one of the densest certified hiking networks in Europe, laid out in an enviable array of beautiful landscapes. Enchanting woods, glistening lakes, breath-taking views, picturesque villages, mystery ruins and castles filled with stories: Luxembourg is truly in a class of its own. 

Whether you’re a diehard hiker seeking new challenges or a less ambitious nature-lover looking for tranquillity and fresh air, you’re bound to find your heart’s desire here. There are national trails, local trails, cross-border trails, European trails, thematic walks, circular or linear ones, flat routes and more demanding ones. In other words there are paths to take and scenery to see for everyone.

To make the experience even easier, Luxembourg also has an extensive network of hotels and accommodation that are part of the “hiking without luggage programme” that offers a convenient luggage transfer system. Moreover, there are several hiking “packages” available, with planned tours and hikes plus hotel stays included - a good idea if you have difficulties choosing between all the trails.

One of the Grand Duchy’s most popular hiking regions is the Mullerthal region, also called “Little Switzerland” because of the many rock formations you stumble upon while wandering amid trees and past rivers. 

Rich in cultural spots too, The Mullerthal Trail has been awarded the quality label 'Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe'. It is a clear favourite among young travellers, groups and families alike. However, you’ll find just as many top-notch trails and memorable sights in Luxembourg’s other regions.

The Escapardenne trail in the lustrous Ardennes region for example, counts eight stages that follow the course of the Sûre River, offering magnificent views along the way and taking you across the border to Belgium. The Naturwanderpark Delux and its nine cross-border trails bring you to Germany and further along the Our River, through so many different landscapes that you can only be surprised. Just as memorable are the three circular hiking paths (with the label“Premium Trail”) in the Moselle region – especially if you combine your trip with a visit to a few wine cellars!

Indeed, Celts, Gauls and Romans have all cultivated vines in the valley of the Moselle River and the know-how has been handed down and improved successfully over the centuries. The Grand Duchy’s renowned crémant (made according to the traditional Champagne method) continuously wins awards in international competitions and its wines naturally follow suit.

Prepare to be enthralled.

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