Route du vin of Luxembourg: 32 km by velo
We have started our trip with a good breakfast in Remich, in one of those numerous cafe with the perfect view on Moselle river and the main square of the town.
That Sunday morning there was already busy market installed on the main square. We passed by the rows with local and Chinese products and headed to the quay.
The funny little fountain at the edge of the square
We took our bikes in a shop, 5 minutes of formalities and we were cycling along crowded quay toward Schengen.
Unexpected break on the road
These huge geese move from German to Luxembourg side of the Moselle several times a day. If there was a migration service for animals they would get the name “frontaliers”.
Off from the busy road to the Route du Vin
Here we started the Route du Vine, 42-km long road along the vineyards of Luxembourg.
As far as you can see there are vineyards with thousands of vine rows
Between the rows
First stop: the church in Bech-Kleinmacher
Bech-Kleinmacher is a small (which is explained in the name) village. As all the villages along the Route du vin there are also local vine producers here.
A la Tuscany
Walking path in a natural reserve in Remerschen
Few kilometers far from Remich there is a village called Remerschen. At the edge of the village you may find several lakes and ponds. Needless to say that there are perfect walking trails at this small natural reserve. If you are an ornithologist in your heart you may stay here forever: the commune has built special cabins hidden in the bush and among the trees so you may observe the life of birds as long as you want.
A peaceful spot. If not flies and mosquitoes it would be a great place for yoga practice or meditation
Gardens in the fields
There is blossom everywhere in May and June: every garden is colored with roses, poppy flowers, fleur-de-lis and many other beautiful flowers.
Cycling back to the Route du vin
Schengen castle. Nowadays it is a premium hotel with lovely English gardens and tasteful breakfasts
The 14th century fortified castle was torn down by the industrialist Jean-Nicolas Collart in 1812 who built a residential manor house in its place. All that remained of the medieval building was its round central tower. The castle’s most famous visitor was certainly Victor Hugo who visited the Collarts in 1871 and made a sketch of the old tower.
in 2010 the castle was transformed into a 4-stars hotels. Nowadays it welcomes both business guests and amateurs of wine.
The castle’s courtyard
The Gardens with eco and bio vegetables served at the lunch at the restaurant of the hotel
My bike taking a break
Demonstration against borders and Dublin II and III regulations which cover immigration issues in the European Union
We were lucky that day: in couple minutes after our arrival people gathered in front of the Museum of Europe to protest against European policies and laws which regulate immigration into the Union.
Just in few seconds they climbed on to the roof of the Museum of Europe and put these banners on the walls
Although it was time to ride the bike.
View from the top of the hill
In 200 meters of a difficult and a very high-grade climb we were gifted with a field of forest strawberry
…and that was not the only stop on the way. It was diffucult to move away from the wild cherry and forest berries
In couple meters we had to stop again. It was near to impossible to pass by these old cherry trees with dark red cherries jumping into the mouth
Country side of Moselle valley
Ancient view point which is a picturesque part of the landscape nowadays
Somewhere between Schengen and Remerschen
Kilometers of hills with vines
You are free to go downhills or challenge yourself and go uphills
After one hour and a half of cycling up and down this glass of the cool crement is well deserved and appreciated
20 minutes in the cave and we are back to the vine road
Future Pino Gris
Good bye, Remerschen, we go to Wellenstein and Stadtbredimus
The German part of Moselle valley
On an open terrace of our place of destination, 32 kilometers far from the starting point
The high class hotel has a nice terrace with a view on vineyards
After 6 hours of cycling it was a pleasure to sip good vine from of local producers and enjoy the view. We also decided to stay in the hotel for a dinner and that was a good choice.
This velo tour is a part of one-week long program which aims to introduce the vine and crement of Luxembourg for those who have not yet discovered their unique taste. Feel free to contact me if you want to take part in this program.