|Luxembourg is the place for outdoor and even indoor sports activities. Its topography, its abundance in woods and forests, its numerous rivers and lakes all make it an ideal setting for adventure and sports in un-spoilt nature. During your stay you could explore unique things in Luxembourg.
Enjoy unique luxembourg things on the ground, on the water or even in the air. Unique things about luxembourg include from nature walks, horse rides, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, gliding, paragliding, golfing, skiing and lots more.
Hiking: Although small, Luxembourg has an extensive network of marked hiking and walking routes. Sometimes referred to as ‘the green heart of Europe’, almost one third of the country consists of forests. The best areas for walking are in the north also known as Luxembourg’s ‘Little Switzerland’ and the Luxembourg Ardennes offer spectacular rock formations, densely wooded forests and lush valleys. There are 171 official hiking routes and 19 national footpaths.
Golf: The natural beauty of any golf course is enhanced here by the magnificence of the landscapes. The technical challenge of any golf course is magnified here by the hilly terrain, crossed by creeks. The smoothness of the greens is highlighted by the forests around. Any golfer will find pleasure here. Beginners or confirmed players, they will rise to the exhilarating challenge.
Water sports: The Upper Sûre Lake offers water sports facilities. Swimming is allowed only in marked areas and the water temperature is usually warm enough from June to September. Sailing and windsurfing are very popular and there are a number of sailing schools as well as companies hiring out boats and windsurfing boards. The best resorts for sailing and windsurfing are Insenborn, Lultzhausen and Liefrange. Further lakes where water ports can be pursued are at Echternach, Remerschen and Weiswampach. Water-skiing is allowed on the River Moselle from mid-April to mid-October. Luxembourg’s many rivers are good for kayaking and canoeing.
Wine tasting: Wine lovers can look forward to tasting the best wines which are made here. Wine cellars are happy to receive visitors. This is popular in Luxembourg’s main wine-growing region in the southeast, the Moselle. The mild, sunny climate of the Moselle is ideal for wine making. Top-quality wines are labeled Grand Premier Cru.
Fishing: While in the country enjoying fishing which is possible only in some selected parts of lakes and rivers throughout the country. Trout is a popular catch. Many country hotels have their own fishing grounds which are open to guests. One of the unique things in luxembourg you would love about these hotels is that the chef will be pleased to cook the day’s catch for you. You would require a fishing license issued by the District Commissioners of cities.
Cycling: Cycling is very popular in the country, as the roads are flat and easy and because the hills and valleys provide variety, beautiful landscapes and viewpoints that are well worth the climb. The region is an authentic paradise for them who revel in climbing steep slopes, crossing creeks and forcing their way through muddy tracks.
Potholing: The underground world can be fascinating and potholing will let you experience it. The region is hard surfaced with full of holes inside perfect for the potholing adventure. Some are equipped and lit and can be visited by tourists, others are for trained potholers. If you know nothing about potholing but feel attracted by the adventure, there are trained monitors who will take you down and teach you in total security.
Skiing: The snow is another richness of the Ardennes region, and is found in abundance during the winters. White gold attracts its fans in great numbers to slide down the slopes, to trek across country on skis, to drive Skidoos through the woods.
Rock climbing: Rock climbing is certainly an exciting sport demanding from those who want to practice it to overcome natural apprehensions. It’s a challenge even when you know that the monitors are professional rock climbers and that all security rules are applied. The feeling of achievement when you reach the top of the cliff is beyond description, it’s a feeling out of this world and the country has many such cliffs awaiting those of you who want to answer the challenge.