April 18, Saturday, Mullerthal region and no rain finally (bright and sunny, to be precise). We hardly could have found a better day for hiking.
Luxembourg is perfect for hiking. It has loads and loads of hiking trails, rambling through the green parts of the country. Flat, hilly, circular, interconnected, easily reached by trains or buses, in all parts of the country. We decided to try the famous so called Little Switzerland which turned out to be truly different from anything we had seen in Luxembourg so far.
Due to the incredible social skills of some members of the group, first we made friends with the Parliament trainees (whom apparently we invited anyway) and then got lots of free oranges and cookies and sandwiches on the way. Just in time when the hunger kicked in.
Some were faster, some slower, some took the opposite direction in order to meet everyone on the way. Some felt like sleeping a bit more and started the hike later. Or maybe more like a picnic with ball games and sun and all the fun that comes with it? Whatever it was, I heard it was great. Some were very well prepared for the hike (with Eva’s shoes instantly becoming the highlight of the trip) and all of us had a lot of fun.
Those who still had some energy left after coming back to Echternach went to check the lake where we got attacked by crazy giant pregnant geese (yes, pregnant, believe it or not). Crazy geese and crazy we.
20 kilometres, according to Endomondo. Not bad, is it? And a many-times-heard phrase “We should definitely do this more often.” With more than 5,000 kilometers of possible trails, yes, we totally should.
Photos by Juan Pablo & Vaida