The around 480 km long Velo Route SaarLorLux runs through the three-country-border (Dreiländereck) of Germany, France and Luxembourg.
Distance 486.3 km
The Velo Route SaarLorLux connects the cities Saarbrücken, Trier and Luxembourg in one large circular tour. It includes the valleys of the Saar, Moselle and Sauer, and runs across the heights of the watersheds to reach the valleys. The Rhineland-Palatinate route sections Saarhölzbach - Saarburg - Konz - Trier - Igel - Wasserbilligerbrück - Metzdorf are exclusively river cycle paths of the Moselle and Saar.
Update: December 02, 2021
Safety informationWe recommend to cover the French part from Metz to Thionville (very busy road along the industrial area) by train.
Tips and hintsMosellandtouristik GmbH
Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330
Suggestions, something you have noticed or deficiencies? Email us at: email@example.com (www.radwanderland.de - responsible for infrastructure and route descriptions of the Rhineland-Palatinate section).
Getting thereTrier: Trier can be reached via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49.
Saarbrücken: Saarbrücken can be reached via the A 1/E 422 from the north. From Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken can be reached via the A 8. It crosses the A 6 at the Neunkircher Kreuz intersection and the A 1 at the Saarbrücker Kreuz intersection.
Luxembourg: Luxembourg can be reached via the A 64 from Trier.
ParkingThere are various (paid) parking options in the cities of Trier, Saarbrücken and Luxembourg.
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EquipmentRoadworthy bike, bike helmet, mending kit for small repairs, bike map.
Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Spoke wrench
- Zip ties
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
- Handlebar / frame / saddle bags
- Mudguards recommended
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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