Canoe Days Out

Other - Sure (Luxembourg) - Dillingen to Echternach

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How to get there - About 20 miles northeast of Luxembourg city, on the German border. Hourly bus service from Luxembourg (note - buy a 5 euro day ticket valid on all trains and buses in the Duchy of Luxembourg). Canoe hire just downstream from bridge

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Hire from 'Outdoor Freizeit', 12.5 euros per person for 12 km (16km available in high season, starting higher up at Wallendorf). Trip ends at steps - an awkward pull up - next to bus station in Echternach, catch hourly bus back.

General Description - Lots of wooded hills. After an overnight thunderstorm, the Sure had risen quickly, and the rapids downstream for half the distance from Dillingen were lively, with lots of little stoppers at the bottom of each rapid. After that it became quieter. I noticed one weir on the Wallendorf section from the bus window. 1.5 hours including lunch for 12km, but normally takes 2.5 hr! Opportunities for photography were limited. Left bank going downstream is Germany, right bank is Luxembourg.

Best to book in high season (from mid-July)

Outdoor Freizeit (also does mountain bikes), 00352 86 91 39

Comments on this trip

Pete Bennett
14 Sep 2017
I did this a few years ago and had a fantastic day; numbers are limited per day (to keep the anglers happy) so do book in high season.


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