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30 June 2019

from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Hiking event

The 1st edition of the RAIL&TRAIL hiking event takes place on June 30rd, 2019

What?                     Hiking-Event RAIL&TRAIL
When?                    Sunday 30.06.2019, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (start until 2.15 p.m.) 
Where?                   Departure Michelau or Ettelbruck
Price?                      5.00 € per participant (general terms and selling points below)

Discover the Escapardenne Lee Trail!

The regional tourist board of the Éislek cordially invites you to the first edition of a hiking event on the Escapardenne this summer. The program includes two varied hiking tours for the whole family.

In the north of Luxembourg, the Éislek has always fascinated by its rural landscape and an extensive network of hiking trails. Especially in summer, it is worth taking a hike on the certified trail Escapardenne.

In Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, at "Birkelhaff", the local clubs provide the necessary food. Everyone is welcome.
Animation for children: facepainting, workshop and horse-drawn carriage by the Administration of Nature and Forest. 

Link to the tours 2019

Tour 1: 

Michelau – Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (11,5 km; 3 h), optional till Ettelbruck (+3,8 km)
Start: Train station Michelau
difficulty: medium; good physical condition and surefootedness required,
Not suitable for strollers.

Initially steep ascent through the idyllic village of Michelau with a course through beautiful landscapes with panoramic views on Bourscheid Castle. Then the path leads to the plateau with foresight down to the "Priedegtstull". The quiet forest paths, with an intermediate stop in "Fridhaff" lead you to Erpeldange-sur-Sûre and on to Ettelbruck. 


Tour 2: Hits for kids

Ettelbruck -  Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (3,8 km; 1,5 h)
Start: Train station Ettelbruck
Difficulty: moderate hike, hiking experience is an advantage especially for children,
Not suitable for strollers.

After the first ascent to the hill called Haard, the path continues on this contour line. In some places, the idyllic forest gives the view down into the valley. Along the river it goes to Erpeldingen an der Sauer. At 10:00 and 14:00, take part in one of the two offerd guided walks for children (from 6 years) in luxembourgish or just hike the small tour to Erpeldange on your own. 


Useful information


The participation fee is € 5.00 per teenager or adult (over 16 years).
Included are the registration fees, the use of public transport in Luxembourg, a starter pack and the free animations in Erpeldange-sur-Sûre.
In order to use the public transport in Luxembourg for free, you must have the entry wristband with you during your journey and be able to show it on request. Therefore take advantage of our ticket agencies in the region (see below) to buy your ticket beforehand.

Getting there

By train 

By train from Luxembourg City you can easily reach Ettelbruck or Michelau in the Éislek region by taking the line 10 (30 minutes drive).

Plan your route here: www.mobiliteit.lu

By car

Parking lots in Ettelbruck:

  • Parking Däich
  • Parking Gare

Parking in Michelau: 

  • old football field: Sauerstrooss, L-9172 Michelau

 It is advisable to use the public transport to get to Ettelbruck/Michelau. A shuttle service to Ettelbruck is offered between 14:00 and 18:30 pm for an easy return to your car or the station.  


Where to buy my ticket?

Regional Tourist Office Éislek:

  • contact our secretariat, either by  or by phone  +352 26 95 05 66

Box office/Partners:

  • Ettelbruck City Tourist Office
    5, rue Abbé Henri Muller
    L-9065 Ettelbruck
  • Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme Wiltz
    35, rue du Château
    L-9516 Wiltz
  • Tourist Center Clervaux
    11, Grand-Rue
    L-9710 Clervaux
  • Syndicat d'initiative et du Tourisme
    3, Place de la Libération
    L-9201 Diekirch
  • Luxembourg City Tourist Office
    30 Place Guillaume II
    L-1648 Luxembourg

at the departure in Ettelbruck (station) or Michelau (centre culturel) the day of the event


Tickets are excluded from change and return. Please read the general conditions of the event beforehand.  



The Escapardenne consists of two “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” with a total length of 159 km.
Constantly running alongside the railway line between Luxembourg and Troisvierges, the Lee Trail is a hiking for all sporty hikers in serach of pristine nature away from trodden paths.

More information about the trail: www.visit-eislek.lu/en/nature-hiking/hiking/escapardenne



Our partners for the RAIL&TRAIL 2019

Ministère de la Mobilité et des Travaux publics • Ministère de l‘Économie - Direction générale du Tourisme • Administration communale de Bourscheid • Administration communale de Diekirch • Administration communale d‘Ettelbruck • Administration communale d‘Erpeldange-sur-Sûre •  Administration de la Nature et des Forêts • CFL • Forum pour l‘Emploi • Syndicat d‘Initiative d‘Erpeldange-sur-Sûre • Hobbyclub • Mëll Biker • CS Bourscheid • Naturpark Uewersauer • Naturpark Our •  www.mobilitéit.lu          •         www.escapardenne.eu 

We would like to thank all our partners for their support! 

B.P. 12
L-9401 Vianden
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

T.  +352 26 95 05 66 

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