My next adventure is a month-long walk through Luxembourg. I was born in Luxembourg, but I haven’t been back since I was five years old, so it will be new to me. I’m hoping that immersion will also help me get back my ability to speak and understand my native language — Luxembourgish, which is indeed an actual language (not just a dialect). It sounds a lot like German spoken with a French accent. 🙂
One of the wonderful things about walks is that they evolve as you walk. Plans and routes change, schedules are shortened or extended, detours taken. As of now, the plan is to walk four interconnected trails: the Camino de Santiago beginning in Luxembourg City to the southeast tip of the country, then back up north on the Moselle Trail, which runs along the iconic Moselle River Valley between Luxembourg and Germany, then reconnecting with the Camino to Echternach and a detour on the Mullerthal Trail, which winds through the villages, castles and hills of “Little Switzerland,” then reconnecting again with the Camino to the northeast tip of the country and, time permitting, back to Luxembourg City through the heart of northern Luxembourg via the mountaineous Vallée de l’Our trail. Approximately 310 km total.
The Camino route (approximately 65km, picking it up across from where the Vallée de l’Our trail ends):
The Moselle trail (55km):
Mullerthal trail (111km, the red lines — there are three sections):
The Vallée de l’Our (distance not certain, probably about 75km):
A few photos of the Mullerthal Trail: