Walking and Cycling tours in France Bike tour from Strasbourg to Luxembourg through 3 countries

Bike tour from Strasbourg to Luxembourg through 3 countries

The itinerary leads you through three quite different countries in Europe: France, Germany and Luxembourg.

This beautiful self-guided bike tour begins in Strasbourg, where the historic town centre is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage.

The lovely cycle path goes into the Zorn valley along the Rhine-Marne canal and its numerous locks.

You arrive in the region of Saarland which offers a lot of attractions: baroque city of Saarbrücken, the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“, the museum of ceramics Villeroy & Boch and the well-known Saar bow in Mettlach.

Your trip continues through the vast vineyards on the right, on the left side of the Moselle up to the Roman city of Trier. For the last day you will discover other magnificent varied landscapes with green forests and colourful fields. Luxembourg City, the capital of the only Grand Duchy in the world, will surprise and delight you.

 

A local opinion of a cycling expert living there :

Late in Springtime or the whole Summer also on warm days in Autumn it is a pleasure to ride a bike there!
No traffic...beautiful Landscape on both sides...nice villages for a stopover...for Croissants and a coffee..
Nice people too!

Day 1

Arrival in Strasbourg Check-in at the hotels and take the opportunity for free sightseeing.

Day 2

Strasbourg – Saverne approx. 50 km You leave Strasbourg by the European Parliament. The cycle trail leads you along the towpath of the Marne-Rhine canal to reach Saverne. Many towns and villages surround the cycle path, as Brumath, the capital of Alsace in Roman times and Hochfelden, famous for its brewing tradition. You arrive to the picturesque town of Saverne with its impressive double lock. Cycle along the marina and enjoy a fantastic view at the Rohan Castle!

Day 3

Saverne – Mittersheim – Saarbrücken approx. 65 km + transfer Today you will cycle again along the Marne-Rhine canal and its locks. You pass by the Saint Louis Arzviller inclined plane, this impressive structure enables the canal to bypass a set of 17 locks. It is the only shiplift in Europe of a transversal type! Another peculiarity is the pond of Gondrexange, it was created in the Middle Ages by fish-farming monks. Then the canal winds through the magnificent valley of the river Saar to Mittersheim. In the evening you will have a transfer from Mittersheim to Saarbrücken, a baroque city.

Day 4

Saarbrücken – Merzig approx. 45 km You will follow the Saar cycling route which takes you to cultural highlights as the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks). Covering an area of more than 600.000 m2, the gigantic foundry is the only fully preserved ironworks from the heyday of industrialisation in the world. Then you pass in the city of the Sun King, Saarlouis, before you arrive in Merzig where you will be staying for two nights.

Day 5

Round trip in the „Merziger Äppelkischd“ approx. 35 km Take a relaxing break in the small town of Merzig or cycle in the heart of the “Merziger Äppelkischd”, which means “apple box”, so named because of the many local apple orchards. On the way, you will see numerous apple trees, vast cornfields, rapeseed fields and maize fields. You will discover a lot of pieces of art (carved stones) that invite bikers to an extraordinary cycle day at the German-French border.

Day 6

Merzig – Trier approx. 60 km After breakfast you will be cycling a few kilometres to pass the 1st hightlight, the Saar Bow, which is a unique natural wonder. From there you will cycle to Mettlach where you can visit the famous Ceramics manufacture Villeroy & Boch. Behind the Baroque facade, you can experience more than 260 years of ceramic and corporate history. The route leads you to Saarburg a picturesque town where you can admire a waterfall of 20 meters high. Continue to the vast vineyards right and left of the river Moselle until Trier. Take your time to visit the Porta Nigra, the amphitheater, the Imperial Baths or the magnificent cathedral

Day 7

Trier – Luxembourg approx. 55 km You begin this stage at the Römerbrücke and cycle again along the Moselle before you reach the border. You cycle now on small country roads, through little villages, through hilly landscapes with green forests and colorful fields. You arrive in Luxembourg, a modern and cosmopolitan city where you can visit the Ducal Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the impressive casemates registered on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Day 8

Departure after breakfast or extension

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Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
CULTURAL TRIP
Duration :
8 Days
From :
595 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

3 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking email or phone assistance

 

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Starts in : Strasbourg

Ends in : Luxembourg

Access :  train station. International airport

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more,combine with another tour

 

See also :

Cycling tour from Strasbourg to Basel

Alsace- Cycling around Villages and Vineyards

 

 

 

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Highlights
· The „Quartier de la Petite France“ in Strasbourg
· Beautiful cycle path along canals and rivers
· Wine-growing landscape in Saar and Moselle
· Notre Dame of Luxembourg