Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

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Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by tempesc » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:57 pm

Hi

I am heading down to Switzerland with a few pals in June and am looking for a decent route between Calais and Luxembourg. Can anyone recommend anything? We have all day so nirvana would be quieter back roads, but I'll take any insights on offer!

From Luxembourg we are sorted (Route des Cretes, Swiss passes, B500, Spa, Bruges).

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Re: Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by Spike941 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:55 pm

A few years back rode from Zurich to Calais via Luxembourg, never again. Crap weather so just followed the satnav on quickest route. Unfortunately so did all the HGV's enroute to Calais having filled up to the brim with cheaper fuel in Luxembourg. Wet roads and spilt diesel all the way to Calais made for some interesting riding. So yes, opt for scenic route, but do remember to fill up yourselves there and save a few pence. Doing that route myself in June this year, but plan on sticking to Northern France.

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Re: Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by Tourider » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:16 pm

Belgian motorway to Namur as there isn't a pretty way, then off motorway to Bastogne, through the Ardennes to Ettelbruck and down to Luxembourg city or if you're not bothered about staying in the city carry on from Ettelbruck to Echternach and then pick up your route to Switzerland.

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Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by tempesc » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks both. I'll follow that route Tourider, just what I needed.

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Re: Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by hornet » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:13 pm

If you have time head to Rocroi then you can head east to boulioun (spelling?) Really nice route it's easier to see on a map

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Re: Can you recommend a decent route from Calais to Luxembourg?

Post by briantheb » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:30 am

Just a suggestion as just about any route through the Ardennes is worth riding.
As stated get across Belgium to Namaur then head towards La Roche en Ardennes perhaps on the N888 (good place to lunch and all the roads in and out are worth exploring). N860 to Houffalize then down towards Bastogne and head across Luxembourg and pick up your identified route. Hoping you have a great trip.

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