[ blog » 2019 » UK_tour ] d26, Luxembourg: Bastogne to Sierck-les-Bains (by Philipp Gesang, location: Sierck-les-Bains campsite)


After waking up to the noise of a duck family marching to the pond I left Bastogne on the Eurovelo 5 which I more or less followed most of the day. Its Belgian part is largely off road, unsurfaced for the most part. This made the descent down from Bastogne far less enjoyable than I expected it to be.


Directly after the Luxembourgish border a short, steep climb to 500 m made me regain almost all the altidude that I dropped since the start of the day. The rolling terrain continued until the capital though the quality of the bike routes as well as the roads in general far surpassed that of Belgium or most countries I've cycled in for that matter. Rolling through this tiny country was a real pleasure.


I definitely passed into Germany when I exited Luxembourg via the Schengen bridge. However, I took a right turn immediately after the bridge and the next soecimens of road signage were already French. I don't think I spent more than five minutes in my country today.


South of Schengen the town of Sierck-les-Bains has a campsite situated on the right bank of the Moselle. There I got a fantastic pitch at the water with a view on the Château des ducs de Lorraine for a staggeringly small fee. Pitch neighbors are two cycle tourers from the US who have been riding all across Europe for more than seven (!) months now.


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