Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany
Sept. 2 - 11, 2020
$4,500 (double occupancy); $700 single supplement
Arrive and depart from Brussels airport
A blend of history and romantic culture, this trip combines the best of three unique countries.
This trip starts in eastern Belgium near the town of Bastogne, where we will learn about one of the most important events of the Second World War: The Battle of the Bulge. After this, we’ll enter Luxembourg and travel towards the quiet, historical small towns of Clervaux, Vianden and Echternach.
We will balance history with sightseeing at places like the castle at Vianden and the abbey at Echternach. We’ll also have and chance to visit Luxembourg, a spectacular fortified town and a perfect side visit. Since Luxembourg is small, we’ll also cross the border into Germany and cycle along the Mosel and Saar rivers.
Moderate riding, averaging 30 to 35 miles per day.
Trip price includes 6 dinners and all breakfasts, 9 nights' accommodations in 4-star hotels in Bastogne (Belgium), Clervaux, Echternach, Remich (all three hotels in Luxembourg) and Saarburg (Germany).
Arrival and Departure
Pick up and drop-off at the Brussels airport in Belgium.
Day by Day
Bastogne (2 nights): Cycle to the battlefields of the Battle of the Bulge, visit the museum and see the impressive US monument.
Clervaux (1 night): Cycle downhill into the country of Luxembourg, explore Clervaux and enjoy the evening views of the towering monastery.
Echternach (2 nights): Cycle along the scenic banks of the river bordering Germany and Luxembourg, visit the medieval abbey complex at Echternach. Visit the town of Luxembourg and an impressive American cemetery where General Patton is buried.
Remich (2 nights): Cycle to the southernmost tip of Luxembourg to the town of Schengen, famous for its European treaty. Enjoy the lovely hotel stay and cycle into France along the banks of the Mosel river.
Saarburg (2 nights): Cross the border by ferry into Germany and cycle along the Saar river, see the vineyards on the slopes near the river, enjoy the easy going riding, visit to the caves of a local young wine maker and enjoy a farewell dinner in the last hotel.