Cycling tourism

Four new bike routes for Vëlosummer

One of the twelve suggested routes sends cyclists into the Mamer valley. Photo: Pancake!

One of the twelve suggested routes sends cyclists into the Mamer valley. Photo: Pancake!

Get your cycling shoes on: twelve routes have been organised for cyclists as part of the fourth edition of Vëlosummer, taking place from 29 July to 27 August.

On your bikes, get set, go: Vëlosummer is back with twelve routes that combine cycling paths and roads (parts of which will be blocked off for cyclists on weekends).

The trails add up to 500km, says the mobility ministry and general directorate for tourism in a press release. Look out for blue signposts.

A special feature of this fourth edition is that two routes will cross into Belgium and France, respectively. These are the “Schmugglertour,” planned for Ell and Attert; and the “Mam Kätti op Schengen,” which sends cyclists through the southeast of the country.

A digital challenge on the menu

A loop linking the Sûre and Moselle valleys is another new feature, as is a route through the southwest of the country.

With routes ranging from 14km to 93km, the operation is aimed at both leisure cyclists and long-distance enthusiasts. The latter can also take advantage of the “Move, we carry” luggage transport service for €12 per bag.

This year, competitive cyclists can also check in via smartphone at various points of interest along the Vëlosummer routes. By doing so they can collect points to win prizes.

In 2022, some 29,000 cyclists took part in Vëlosummer, according to the mobility ministry and general directorate for tourism.

A map showing all the routes and their dates of operation is available to order from the VisitLuxembourg website.

The article was originally published in French in Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.