Mullerthal Trail Route 1 & 2
Bookatrekking.com Trips - 6 days
Regular days with
- 10 - 15 km per day
- 250 - 500m ascent per day
- T2 Trails / no difficulty markings
Overview> Hike through Luxembourg's 'Little Switzerland'
> Accommodation before, during, and after the trek included
> Complete Route 1 and Route 2 of the Mullerthal Trail
The full Mullerthal Trail is 112 kilometers long, and consists of three different routes, that all can be combined. This makes the Mullerthal Trail suitable for a weekend, a long weekend, or even a week!
Mullerthal Trail Route 1 is 36 kilometers long, which will take you approximately 12 hours in total. This route starts in Echternach and can be best described as a sightseeing route. This route combines the forest, the meadows, and the rock formations around Echternach. This route can easily be split up into two stages, with one overnight stay in Metzdorf.
Mullerthal Trail Route 2 is 38 kilometers long, which will take you about 15 hours in total. This route is, just like Route 1, starting in Echternach and is dominated by rock formations. This trek is considerably more challenging than Route 1, due to the climbing and height differences. You don't have to worry about the logistics of booking accommodation along the route, as we will arrange this for you. The only thing you then have to do is to enjoy this beautiful landscape.
Why book with us?
RouteWhat's the plan?
Day 1: Arrival in Echternach
Today you will have to make your way to Echternach. In Echternach, you will spend the night at a hotel, preparing for your Mullerthal Trail adventure.
Day 2, Stage 1: Echternach to Born
The path first leads you along the Sauer, the border river with Germany. Then you walk into the forest, past impressive rocks. Near the village of Steinheim, you enter an open meadow landscape with beautiful views into the valley, before continuing into the forest. In the village of Rosport, the trail leads you past the Tudor Castle, a museum that is worth a visit! You continue walking parallel to the Sauer, where you will cross both open meadows and forests. You will pass by a special place of interest, namely the pilgrimage chapel Girsterklaus, where due to its location, you have a wonderful view over the fields in the valley of Lower Sauer. Then you walk across the village of Hinkel to get to Born, where you will spend the night.
Distance: 18.4 kilometers
Walking time: 5 uur
Ascend: 430 meter
Descend: 420 meter
Day 3, Stage 2: Born to Echternach
After leaving Born, you will hike in the direction of Moersdorf. From here, the path leaves the border river and heads for Mompach. Then you pass the village of Herborn and go through the beautiful woods back to Echternach. You walk in nature, you won't find any buildings on this part of the hike. The lake of Echternach is the last highlight you pass today, and this is a very suitable location to relax.
Distance: 22.2 kilometers
Walking time: 6.5 uur
Ascend: 430 meter
Descend: 430 meter
Day 4, Stage 3: Echternach to Mullerthal
Today, the walk starts at the bus station of Echternach, in the direction of Berdorf (rue Maximilien). After a short climb, you arrive at Trooskneppchen. Here you have a fantastic view of the city of Echternach and the Willibrord Basilica. The path continues through woods and rocky landscapes to the Wollefsschlucht - a steep gorge where wolves used to hide. Via the Aesbaach, a small river, the trail continues past Perekop, a large rock that can be climbed with ladders, to Huel Lee (pronounced Hohlay). Here you will find round cut shapes, as millstones used to be broken out of these hollows for the region. The trail continues to the amphitheater, which is still used for various purposes these days. The path continues through the village of Berdorf, which is known for its Berdorfer cheese. The path continues through the Schnellert nature reserve to the village of Müllerthal, where you will spend the night.
Distance: 22.2 kilometers
Walking time: 6 uur
Ascend: 380 meter
Descend: 330 meter
Day 5, Stage 4: Mullerthal to Echternach
Today, the trail leads you along the Black Ernz to the Schéissendëmpel, a small but very picturesque waterfall, which, with its wooden bridge, is a well-known image of the region. Next, you will pass some fascinating rock formations, namely those of Eilebuerg, Godfralee, and Goldkaul. After this, you will automatically walk through the village of Consdorf. The path then leads you through the forest and rocky landscape to one of the most spectacular rock crevices in the region, Kuelscheier. The path leads through this narrow and dark crevice, so it is not a bad idea to bring a torch. You can also walk around the rock. After this, you pass the village of Scheidgen and walk back to Echternach.
Distance: 13.3. kilometer
Walking time: 4 uur
Ascend: 240 meter
Descend: 280 meter
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, our services and your Mullerthal Trail adventure will be over. Have a safe trip back home!
√ Booking the hotels
We will take care of arranging accommodation for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.
We will arrange your accommodation on the Mullerthal Trail in hotels. The accommodation will be in private rooms.
√ Accommodation in Echternach
We will arrange the accommodation before and after your Mullerthal Trail trek. Both before and after the trek, you will spend the night at a hotel in Echternach.
√ Baggage Transfer
This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next stop. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner. Luggage transport is only possible between June 23rd and December 31st.
Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at the hotel before you continue with your Mullerthal Trail adventure.
× Airfare and Visa
You have to make your way to Echternach. The total amount is exclusive of flights to Luxembourg.
Once in Luxembourg, you will have to make your way to the trailhead in Echternach. We will provide the instructions and assist you with how to get there, but the bus/train tickets are not included.
× 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. Keep in mind, that during your overnight stay in Born, you won't have any restaurants and shops in the near area. It is advisable to bring some food with you, as you can use the kitchen.
× Personal expenses
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.
The organization around the Mullerthal Trail has created the label 'Mullerthal Trail Partner' for companies along the route that have specially equipped themselves for the many hikers. For the hotels and B&B's allowed to call themselves 'Mullerthal Trail Partner', it means that they meet the following conditions:
- Short distance from the Mullerthal Trail
- Individual hiking suggestions and travel advice
- Travelling pharmacy (first-aid kit, blister plasters, tweezers)
- Varied, healthy hiker's breakfast (if possible)
- Trays for hiking boots in or in front of rooms
- Facilities for cleaning and drying hiking clothes and equipment
- Short stays, including one-night stays (possible exceptions on public holidays)
- Sale of hiking maps
- Packed lunch to take away (at extra cost)
- Thermos jugs filled with tea or coffee (at extra cost)
Should one of the accommodations listed below not have availability, we will look for a different option of a similar category whenever possible.
Born: Burer Millen, Born Mühle
This is a small bed and breakfast only 20 minutes away from Born. You will have your own private room here, with some shared spaces.
Echternach: Hotel au Vieux Moulin
This hotel is located in a beautiful, peaceful setting, on the edge of the forest in the heart of the Mullerthal region.
Mullerthal: Hotel-Restaurant Le Cigalon
Hotel Restaurant Le Cigalon is surrounded by forests and offers a pleasant stay all year round.
Packing listPacking List
Luxembourg's weather can be very changeable. Therefore, it is important to bring the right clothes, which will ensure you don't get cold but also prevent you from being too warm. Good walking shoes are a must on the Mullerthal Trail. The many rocks, elevation changes, and forest paths make this not a suitable place for your sneakers. Moreover, should it have rained, it can be very slippery on the paths. Here are some tips for your packing list.
- Trousers, waterproof, lightweight, and quick-drying
- Shirts for the base layer
- Warm jacket or pullover for the middle layer
- Waterproof jacket
- Warm hat and gloves
- Trekking boots, worn in
- Good quality socks
- Extra footwear for the night
- Waste bags
- Whistle to summon assistance in case of accidents
- Water bottle containing enough water to take you to your next stop
- Torch (preferably a head-torch) with spare bulb and batteries
- Emergency food and snacks (high-energy snacks such as chocolate, dried fruit, energy bars, etc.)
- Hiking poles
- First aid kit
What is the best season?
- Don't go on your hiking trip if you have symptoms.
- Not all the accommodations are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.
- Keep your distance and hygiene.
- Use disinfectants and hand sanitizers.
How to BookHow to Book?
On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking your match? In that case, you can proceed with your booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. In the case of this trek, we will check the availability at the respective accommodations for you. There are two possible outcomes:
√ There is availability
We go ahead and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Once confirmed, we will send you a confirmation and your personal hiking guide. The remaining 70% must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the start of the trekking.
X There is no availability
If there is no availability, we will look for other starting dates or another trekking in agreement with you. Are there no other options for you? Then your deposit of 30% will be refunded.
Bookatrekking.com is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for you. We understand that life can be unpredictable and that plans may change. In recognition of this, we have created a flexible cancellation policy for our trekkings. You may cancel your trekking reservation free of charge if you notify us at least 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date. If you cancel within 14 days of your start date, you will lose your full booking amount.
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