Strasbourg to Luxembourg Self Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £739 per person
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The itinerary leads you through three quite different countries in Europe: France, Germany and Luxembourg. 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 its 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 its myriad delights.
• The „Quartier de la Petite France“ in Strasbourg
• The beautiful cycle path along the canals and the rivers
• Wine-growing landscape in Saar and Moselle
• Luxembourg and „its“ Notre Dame
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Strasbourg
Check-in at the hotels and 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: Transfer Saverne – Mittersheim by bus +Mittersheim – Saarbrücken by bike approx. 63 km
Today you begin with a transfer by bus to Mittersheim. You will cycle along the Sarre Canal and discover the beautiful forests and countryside landscapes. From Sarreguemines, famous for its earthenware, you reach Germany. You arrive in Saarbrücken, a border city with French flair, a baroque cityscape and numerous sights and museums.
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
Day 8: Departure or extension
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Strasbourg to Luxembourg tour stays in in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
• Accommodation in 3* hotels
• Personal tour information (FR, DE, EN)
except Sundays and public holidays
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Transfer Saverne-Mittersheim (bike incl.)
• Well-prepared route guidance
• For bike rental, including rental bike
• Detailed travel documents 1x per room
(FR, DE, EN with route or overview maps,
route description, important telephone
• Own signposting
• GPS data available
• Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.
Strasbourg to Luxembourg, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Saturdays from 04.04.2020 to 10.10.2020
Season 1: 04.04 – .24.04.2020 | 26.09. – 10.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04 – 29.05.2020 | 05.09 – 25.09.2020
Season 3: 30.05 – 04.09.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £809 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Extra Nights (Price Per Person Per Night)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single (SGL/BB)
Strasbourg: £69 | £100
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Hotel Category Descriptions
3?star?hotels (French classification). All rooms are equipped with shower and WC or bath and WC.
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: £739
Single Supplement: £229