10-12 May 2019
DATE
MAX 18
AVAILABILITY
3 DAYS
DURATION

LUXEMBOURG HIKING WEEKEND

Disconnect from city life and technology and reconnect with yourself and nature. Join us for a healthy hiking weekend in the beautiful Mullerthal Region in Luxembourg.

When was the last time you felt truly connected? I don’t mean connected to your phone, your job, your social media feed or your to-do list. I mean connected to yourself, the people around you, nature. Right, that might have been a while. Today’s always-on, information overload, fast paced world can make it hard to achieve such a mindset.

The Mullerthal region in Luxembourg is a perfect place to feel connected. Spectacular rock formations, small waterfalls, mossy creek valleys and wide panorama-like views make this region a pleasure for body and soul.

 

 

THE MULLERTHAL TRAIL

The most famous track in the Mullerthal region is the more than 100 km long Mullerthal Trail. In 2014 the trail was certified with the label “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”. It passes along impressive sand stone formations which have names like “Gorges du Loup (the wolves’ canyon)” and “Schiessentumpel” . These strange names often refer to old legends and myths. Erosion created some weird patterns in the rocks and thus some amazing pieces of art.

“GORGE DU LOUP” (the wolves’ canyon)
The Gorge du Loup was formed by a rock split where we will walk through. In former times wolves were hiding here beneath the rocks.

“SCHIESSENTUMPEL”
The Schiessentumpel is a small and picturesque waterfall on the Black Ernz river. The lovely stone bridge and the impressive rocks turn it into one of the most popular excursion spots in the Mullerthal Region.

 

THE HIKES

Our hikes, one on Saturday and one on Sunday will be between 10-20 km. The hike on Saturday is quite strenuous and will take the whole day (20KM). The hike on Sunday is a bit shorter (14KM).

Suitable waterproof hiking footwear is essential due to the rough, uneven and sometimes wet terrain. Please bring a water bottle and a rain jacket. You don’t need prior hiking experience for these hikes, but good health and reasonable fitness are important.

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

We are staying in cosy small wooden huts for two people, on a campsite in Luxembourg where we are surrounded by nature. The huts provide convenient accommodation and yet they give us the pure outdoor feeling. In the evening we can enjoy a leisurely camp fire or we can watch the wonderful sunset from a rocky platform just 5 minutes away.

All you need to bring is a plate, knife, fork, cup to drink from, sleeping bag and towels (one for the shower and one to sit on when we practise yoga). Showers and toilets are in a separate building.

 

FOOD

Breakfast, packed lunches, tea and coffee, soup on the evening of arrival are included. On Saturday evening we’ll have dinner in a local restaurant in town. This dinner is not included.

On Friday (arrival day) it’s nice to have a shared dinner ( a potluck). We had it last year and it was great. Everyone brought something small (sometimes something traditional from his, her country) which we all shared. There wi’ll also be a big pan of soup Friday evening.

IMPORTANT! THERE IS NO SUPERMARKET IN THIS TOWN, SO PLEASE BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED. IF YOU’D LIKE TO DRINK SOMETHING ELSE THEN TEA OR COFFEE (MILK ORANGE JUICE IN THE MORNING), PLEASE BRING IT.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

INCLUDED:

2 nights accommodation in a shared (2 people) wooden hut (Friday and Satuday)

2 guided hikes (Saturday and Sunday)

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

Lunch package on Saturday and Sunday

Soup on arrival day

Tourist tax

NOT INCLUDED:

Transport to Luxembourg

Dinner on the second night

Plate, knife, fork, cup to drink from, sleeping bag, towels

Anything you need which is not already included