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The Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg’s National cycle route network

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plan global des pistes cyclables

PC17 de l?ouest PC23 Jonction de Tandel PC22 de l'Oesling PC21 du Nord PC20 de la Wiltz PC19 Embranchement du Lac PC18 Embranchement de Perlé PC17 de l?ouest PC16 de la Sûre Moyenne PC12 de l'Attert PC12 de l'Attert PC16 de la Sûre Moyenne PC15 de l'Alzette PC14 Eisch - Mamer PC13 Jonction de Strassen PC12 de l'Attert PC11 Jonction de Hespérange PC10 jonction Leudelange PC6 des Trois Cantons PC9 Radiale de l'Ouest PC8 de la Terre Rouge PC7 Jangli PC6 des Trois Cantons PC5 de l'Ernz Blanche PC3 de la Syre PC3 des Trois Rivières PC3 des Trois Rivières PC3 des Trois Rivières PC2 d'Echternach PC1 du Centre

Direct link to these pages: www.pistescyclables.lu or www.velospisten.lu

History

In 1999 the Luxemburgish Chamber of Deputies adopted a law to create a National Network of Cycle Routes, consisting of 23 individual routes. These cycles routes criss cross the whole country, including major cities, tourist and historical sites. The length of cycle routes to be developed will total almost 950km, however for the moment only 600km have been put into public use.

The majority of the cycle routes run along a separate path and independently from the roads, however some section of roads have to be used. The first cycle routes were constructed in 70’s, mainly as hiking trail, and where afterwards broadened and tarmacked. Many abandoned stretches of narrow-gauge railway track were transformed into cycle routes. At some places the remains of the railways can still be seen (i.e. signal box, railroad stations, rails and buffer).Good examples of these are the PC12 between Linger and Colmar-Berg and the PC2 situated between Luxemburg and Echternach.



Many municipalities have created there own local cycle paths which link in and helped to complete the national network.

Traffic signs

Most of the existing cycle routes are indicated by either the road panel D4 or the C,2 “excepté cycles??. The first panels only indicated the name of the cycle road, yet since 2004 city names and distance indications were added. In 2006 new traffic signs were installed in Echternach (PC2) and since then more and more parts of the cycle roads are equipped with these new look signs.

Topography

The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has a very undulating and hilly relief, with the lowest point located in Wasserbillig (PC3) at 132m above sea level and the highest point at 559m at "Buurgplatz" next to Huldange (PC21). When route planning it is best to bear in mind the altimeter annexe , which is indicated for each route, and adapt for more time needed for short but very steep ascents.

Highway Code

The Highway Code does not make the wearing of an approved helmet obligatory, however for your own personal safety it is recommended to wear one at all times.

At road junctions cyclists should abide by the rules for all road users , ie motor vehicles. To obtain the right to cross the road at pedestrians’ crossing, cyclists must dismount the bicycle and walk across.

Drivers and cyclists both have a right to use the roads, and both share a responsibility to understand and respect each other's needs. Drivers and cyclists are therefore expected to obey the rules of the road.

Many of Luxemburg’s Cycle Routes are also used by agricultural machinery which have equal rights of usage, therefore please meet them with respect.

Traffic

Main roads (i.e. National roads (N) indicated in red ) bear very heavy traffic loads. Thus it is strongly recommended to avoid these roads, e.g. .The complete length of N1 to N7 . Use alternative minor roads (i.e. chemins repris (CR) identified in yellow and local roads).


Maps

All Luxemburg’s existing cycle routes can be located on one map with a altitude profile download (Legend in French). Additional information about connections to public transport and maps of trails can be found at www.mobiliteit.lu and www.act.etat.lu.

Abbreviations

PC = Cycle route (piste cyclable)

N = National road

CR = Road (chemin repris)

A = Motorway (autoroute)


 Pour en savoir plus ... Pour en savoir plus ...
   Liens internes
  * Traffic signs on Luxemburgish cycle routes (in French)
   Liens externes
  * Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ
  * Ministry of Tourism
  * Railways in Luxembourg
  * tours.lu
  * WHO - Helmet use saves lives (in Englisch)
   Téléchargements internes  Formats
  * Law of 6th july 1999 concerning the creation of an National Network of Cycle Routes (in French)  PDF (381 Ko)
  * Map of the National Network of Cycle Routes  PDF (926 Ko)
  * Notice of State Commission of Circulation (in French)  PDF (1842 Ko)
  * Abstacts of the Highway Code concerning the cycle routes (in French)  PDF (43 Ko)

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Maps (situation mai 2008)

PC1Central Cycle Route
PC2Echternach Cycle Route
PC3The three rivers Cycle Route
PC4Syr Valley Cycle Route
PC5White Ernz Valley Cycle Route
PC6Three cantons Cycle Route
PC7"Jangeli" Cycle Route
PC8"Terre Rouge" Cycle Route
PC9"Faubourg Minier" Cycle Route
PC10François Faber Cycle Route
PC11Charly Gaul Cycle Route
PC12Attert valley Cycle Route
PC13Nicolaas Frantz Cycle Route
PC14Eisch-Mamer valley Cycle Route
PC15Alzette valley Cycle Route
PC16Mid-Sauer valley Cycle Route
PC17West Cycle Route
PC18"Ardoisières" Cycle Route
PC19Upper Sauer Lake Cycle Route
PC20Wiltz valley Cycle Route
PC21North Cycle Route
PC22"Ardennes" Cycle Route
PC23"Benny" Cycle Route


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