The chic and charming country of Luxembourg (translating to “small castle”) is home to an array of appealing things to do that allow you to explore all corners of the region. An ideal destination for those looking to soak up some history without overexerting yourself, the country offers numerous biking, hiking, and cycling tours that can be arranged through local tour operators.
One of the country’s most popular regions for outdoor activities is Haute Sure Nature Reserve, which provide fantastic opportunities for mountain biking, horseback riding, and walking, in addition to various water sports such as kayaking and swimming in the lakes.
Cycling through the Luxembourg countryside is a fantastic way to explore this beautiful country. The capital contains a bounty of spacious, green parks and some great paths along the banks of the Alzette River. For a more challenging ride, head to the Ardennes Mountains. Bike rentals and tours can be organized through FEEL! Luxembourg Bike Tours.
Luxembourg occupies only 1,000 square miles, making it the ideal destination to explore on horseback. Horseback riding provides a fascinating alternative to traveling by car and other forms of transportation, and is a great family experience, allowing you to ride through the Grand Duchy at your own pace. Rides are regularly organized through Luxembourg a Cheval.
Hiking is one of the most common outdoor pursuits in Luxembourg and is extremely popular with both tourists and locals. A number of official hiking routes are maintained by the Ministry of Tourism and are suitable for leisurely strolls or more challenging treks. For longer hiking trips, a variety of youth hostels and chalets are available along the way and Pack and Pedal Europe can assist you in arranging tours around the country.
If you enjoy playing a leisurely round while on vacation, golfing in Luxembourg does not disappoint. The European Union’s smallest country is home to six courses, set against breathtaking scenery and varying in difficulty. Two of the most popular courses are Golf Club Grand Ducal and Kikuoka Country Club, which both rent clubs and equipment.
Jump on a red double-decker bus and take a marvelous bus tour around the country’s historical capital, Luxembourg City. Hop On Hop Off Tours organizes daily excursions, stopping at most of the country’s top attractions including Palais Grand Ducal, the Cathedral, the Bock Casemates, and Centre European. The tour leaves at regular intervals throughout the day and offers pre-recorded commentary in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Japanese.
The Petrusse Express is a quaint sightseeing train (on wheels) which takes tourists through the streets and scenic areas in and around Luxembourg City. The one-hour trip offers an entertaining overview of the historical area and is a great way to explore the nooks and crannies of the wondrous capital. Tours can be arranged through the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.