• Travelcode: 316

    Strasbourg - Luxembourg

    Cycling trough three countries

    • This beautiful 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 their numerous locks.

      You arrive to 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 to the vast vineyards on the right and the left hand side of the Moselle until 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 you with their myriad delights.

      Tour profile / level 2

      You will ride mainly on cycle paths along the canals and waterways. The paths are mainly flat until Trier. Day 5 and 7 are a little bit hilly, on cycle paths, minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic.

      Day 1: Strasbourg

      Individual arrival.

      Day 2: Strasbourg – Saverne, approx. 50 km

      You leave Strasbourg passing 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 their brewing tradition. You arrive to the picturesque town of Saverne with the impressive double lock. Cycle along the marina and enjoy a fantastic view at the Rohan Castle!

      Day 3: Saverne – Mittersheim – Saarbrücken, approx. 63 km + transfer

      Today you will start with the bus ride from Saverne-Mittersheim. Afterwards you cycle along the beautiful Saar canal before you reach the baroque city Saarbrücken.

      Day 4: Saarbrücken – Merzig, approx. 48 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. 36 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. 64 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. 59 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: Luxembourg

      Individual departure or extension.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Strasbourg (SXB), approx. 20 km, Basel/Mulhouse (MLH), approx. 120 km

      The Entzheim train station is situated on the opposite side of the car park, outside the airport. From here there is a direct TER rail connection to Strasbourg station (7 mins.), cost approx. 4€. The taxi journey takes 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Cost approx. 30 € to Strasbourg.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: in the surroundings of the hotel, approx. 60 €/week. Before you park the car, go to your hotel first to put the luggage down. The recepti on at your hotel will give you the way to the next car-park.

      Hôtel Dragon: If you are arriving from a northerly direction on the motorway from Paris or Brussels, or from Colmar to the south, or even from Germany, exit at the juncti on “Place de l’Ètoile”. Follow the signs for “Centre Ville” to the “Place du Corbeau” and turn left towards “Peti te France”.
      Conti nue along the river Ill (Quai St. Nicolas). Just aft er the fi re stati on “quai Finckwiller“ is a set of traffic lights. 100m further on turn left to the hotel.

      Le Grand Hôtel: If you are arriving from a northerly direction, (Paris – Saverne – Karlsruhe), take exit no. 51 STRASBOURG CENTRE. Follow the signs for “gare” (railway stati on) to the hotel opposite the station. If you are arriving from a southerly direction, (Colmar – Kehl – Mulhouse) take
      exit no. 2 PLACE DES HALLES. Follow the signs for “gare” (railway station) to the hotel opposite the station.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Strasbourg, hotels in walking distance

      Le Grand Hôtel: The hotel is on the opposite side of the railway stati on between the streets “rue Maire Kuss” and “rue Kuhn”.

      Hôtel Dragon: Tram from TGV railway station in Straßburg: Take line A in the direction “Place de l’étoile”, “Illkirch-Lixenbuhl” or “Neudorf”. Get off at the 4th stop (Porte de l’hôpital). From this stop, Hotel Dragon is only 5 minutes away by walking. The total travel time is 15 minutes. Tram pass:
      approx. 2 €. Taxi: 7 – 10 minutes travel time from the railway station to Hotel du Dragon, approx. 15 – 20 €

      Current train connections and prices you will find under: www.radreisen.at/france-train


      TRANSFERS

      Return transfer Luxembourg - Strasbourg each Saturday incl. own bike, reservation necessary, payable on spot, minimum 4 people


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      If you book dinner you will have in Luxembourg breakfast only. Visitors tax need to be paid on spot.

       

       

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • information meeting (except Sunday and public holiday)
      • bus transfer Saverne-Mittersheim incl. bike
      • bike insurance
      • maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 06.04. - 26.04.19 every SAT
      S2 27.04. - 24.05.19 every SAT
      S3 25.05. - 30.08.19 every SAT
      S2 31.08. - 27.09.19 every SAT
      S1 28.09. - 05.10.19 every SAT

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      0-5,99 years -100%
      6-11,99 years -50%
      12-14,99 years -25%
      15-99 years -10%
         
      Bicycle & equipment
      7-/21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 180
         
      Additional night
      Strasbourg 3* (dbl/sgl) 65/105
      Luxembourg 3* (dbl/sgl) on request
         
      Transfer
      Luxembourg - Strasbourg* 85
      * return transfer each Saturday incl. own bike, reservation necessary, payable on spot, (min. 4 people)

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • national comfortable 3* hotels and inns

      Hotel examples

      Strasbourg: Hotel du Dragon oder Grand Hotel

      Saverne: Hotel Europe

      Saarbrücken: Hotel Madeleine

      Merzig: Hotel Roemer

      Trier: Hotel Deutscherhof

      Luxembourg: Empire


      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes

      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    • 5,6 06.06.2018 | Bruce G. Strasbourg - Luxembourg

      Strasbourg to Luxembourg

      The hotels in the smaller cities were exceptional. Those in the larger centers were small but clean and quite satisfactory. We had the half-board option and enjoyed excellent meals in all the centers except for Strasbourg. On the final day we had an ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more

    You might also be interested in these tours

Navigation

Your wishlist

Agency Login

Forgot password

You will receive your new password via email.

Customer Login

Forgot password

Customer Registration

Agency menu

Agency-No.
Agency
Encashment

Your customer profile

First name
Last name
Bonus points