Stuffed in between France, Belgium and Germany, it’s basically a city and a couple of fields, right? Wrong. It may be Europe’s smallest member state, but outside the capital is a quiet countryside crammed with amazing roads.
This is a small country – a quarter of the size of Yorkshire – but with the majority of the population in the capital, it feels like the countryside is deserted. It’s beautiful, too – all rolling hills with well-tended fields, small villages and patches of dark and shady woodland.
The roads are sublime, like the best of British B-roads but with perfect surfaces and a fraction of the traffic. It’s astonishing – like a day out in the Peak District after the zombie apocalypse has emptied the roads.
You can ride for hours along the stun- ning Gorge de Loup, in the shadow of huge Vianden Castle, covering miles of serpentine tarmac and eventually looping round to Luxembourg City without straying across the border. So next time someone asks you what you know about Luxembourg, remember: it’s packed with great biking roads.