Escapardenne Lee Trail

Duration: 5 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Complete one of the 'Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe'
> Hike in the Luxembourg Ardennes
> A true escape on foot in the Ardennes

The best and most beautiful trails of Europe are not expected to be found in one of the smaller countries. However, this is nothing but the truth, in Luxembourg and Belgium you will find three of the ‘Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe’, namely the Lee Trail and the Eislek Trail. These two hikes together are called the Escapardenne Trail. This 159 kilometer long hike is divided into the relatively short Lee Trail. This hike is only 53 kilometers, which can be hiked in 3 days. The remaining 106 kilometers are part of the Eislek Trail.

The Lee Trail is the first section of the Escapardenne Trail. This 3-day hike starts in Ettelbruck, and ends in Kautenbach, and is thus located entirely in Luxembourg. This trail leads you through the dense forest landscape of the Luxembourg Ardennes, encountering quiet river valleys and following bits of railroad tracks. With just under 2,000 meters of elevation gain, this route is intended for adventurous, athletic hikers and nature lovers.



Arrival in Ettelbruck

Today you will have to make your way to Ettelbruck. Here, you will spend the night preparing for your Escapardenne Trail adventure.

Hotel Herckmans (Ettelbruck)

Hotel Herckmans (Ettelbruck)

Ettelbruck - Bourscheid-Moulin

Duration: 06:30 h
Distance: 17.8 km
Ascent: 600 m
Descent: 570 m
Lowest Point: 200 m
Highest Point: 470 m
The starting point of the Escapardenne Lee Trail can be found at the bus station in Ettelbruck. From here you hike toward the Patton monument, a general in the U.S. Army during World War II. The trail leads you along the edge of the plateau toward Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, or, Erpeldingen an der Sûre, which you hike through. You continue on your way and arrive at the Predigtstuhl, from where St. Willibrord preached to forest workers on the other side of the river after he failed to do so in the village. A steep climb is followed by stunning views of Gringlee. Make sure to bring non-slip shoes if the weather is bad. After a final, steep, descent you will arrive in Bourscheid-Moulin, where you will find your accommodation for tonight.

Cocoon Hotel La Rive (Bourscheid)

Cocoon Hotel La Rive (Bourscheid)

Bourscheid-Moulin - Hoscheid

Duration: 06:50 h
Distance: 18.3 km
Ascent: 700 m
Descent: 440 m
Lowest Point: 230 m
Highest Point: 500 m
You continue the first part of this hiking day along the Sûre, on a nature trail, along the railroad. You leave the villages behind and start climbing. As you hike along the forest path, you pass Bourscheid, and get a view of Napoleonsknäppchen. This tree was planted in 1811 in honor of the birth of Napoleon's son. The route continues to Dirbach, a small village nestled between the cliffs. You continue your way along the Sûre and a bit along the railroad, passing the Goebelsmühle train station. The path leads you further between the forest's thorn, with beautiful views of the Schlinder valley. Just before you arrive in Hoscheid, you hike over Crête rocheuse de Molberlee, a unique mountain camp trail that is home to many rare animal and plant species. Non-slip shoes are also recommended here, especially if it has been raining.

Hotel Restaurant des Ardennes (Hoscheid)

Hotel Restaurant des Ardennes (Hoscheid)
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Escapardenne Trail in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Escapardenne Trail hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Escapardenne Trail trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.


  • What and Where Is the Escapardenne?

  • Do I Do the Lee Trail or the Eislek Trail?

  • What Is the Best Season for the Escapardenne Trail?

  • Getting to and From the Escapardenne Trail

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