Cycling as a means of transport has many advantages. It does not create pollution, it is quiet, and it is quick. Over distances of less than 6km, cycling has proven to be unbeatable and often quicker than traveling by car, as the latter is often held up in traffic. Over longer distances, combining cycling with travelling by public transport is a good alternative to using a car.
The Grand Duchy currently has a network of 600km of cycle paths. The network is to be extended to some 900km.
Particular attention is paid to creating cycling paths in built-up areas so as to promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transport.
To encourage gentle mobility, the local networks of cycle paths are coordinated so that they can be linked up to the national network of cycle paths.
Along these lines, Luxembourg City has worked out a concept for bicycle mobility, which can be consulted on its website on the 'Bicycle' page.
For more information
- www.pistescyclables.lu — national network of cycle paths, with descriptions of the tracks;
- Cycle tourism in Luxemburg on visitluxembourg.com;
- Presentation of the cycle paths and of publications for touring cyclists.
Bicycle rental services are available all around the country and the cities of Luxembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette have an operational self-service rental bike system. Other towns and villages are launching pilot schemes for bike rental.
- veloh.lu — bike rental scheme in Luxembourg City
- velok.lu — bike rental scheme in Esch-sur-Alzette
- bicycle rental in Luxembourg on the tourism portal visitluxembourg.com
- bicycle rental in Luxembourgon the website of the Mobility Centre
Cycling and safety
Cyclists are fully considered as road users and must abide by the Highway Code.
Train, bus and bike
In the Grand Duchy, bikes are carried on trains and buses free of charge.
Trains: Passengers are allowed to take their bikes with them on any national CFL train, on condition that they load and unload their bikes themselves.
Buses: Bikes may be carried on buses, as long as the bus is adequately equipped.
M-Box: Secured spaces for bicycle storage M-Box, available close to public transportation stops, guarantee a better protection of cyclists and their bicycles against theft or vandalism.
- CFL — hikers and bikers
- Vélo-bus — access to nature spots using buses designed to carry bikes
Learning to ride a bike
You don't (yet) know how to ride a bike? LVI (Lëtzebuerger Vëlo-Initiativ a.s.b.l.) organises bike-riding lessons for adults
Cycling to work — Mam Vëlo op d'Schaff
Burn off some calories rather than petrol on your journey to work!
This initiative, organised by the Mobility Centre in May, June and July each year, encourages people to cycle to work for at least 15 days. Combining cycling with using public transport is also encouraged.
- 'Cycling to work' initiative
- Multilingual brochure of the Transport Community (Verkéiersverbond) 'Mam Vëlo op d'Schaff'