6 days hiking without luggage from Echternach to Perl
More and more people are hiking the Way of St. James towards the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. Our section of the route leads from Echternach in Luxembourg to Schengen on the Upper Moselle. Along a route of 75 km the trail offers a variety of cultural and historical features and impressive landscapes.
Arrive at pre-booked overnight accommodation in the Saar-Upper Moselle region. Overnight stay.
To the Bitburger Gutland plateau (approx. 20 km)
Transfer to Echternach in Luxembourg (important place of pilgrimage, Roman basilica, baroque abbey, grave of St. Willibrod). The first stage leads from Echternach along the Sauer to the mouth of the Prüm. The journey continues up the mountain over the plateaus to Kordel (Celtic stronghold, Castle Ramstein). Overnight stay.
Into the Moselle Valley (approx. 20 km)
Today’s hike takes you via Möhn through the romantic Butzerbachtal to Butzweiler. From the mountain ridges the route then leads down the mountain into the Moselle valley.
Via Trier (centre of pilgrimage including Porta Nigra, cathedral, apostle’s tomb of St. Matthew) you then reach your accommodation for the night further up the Moselle in Konz (open-air museum of Roscheider Hof, Roman imperial palace). Overnight stay.
Through the Saargau (20 km)
At the confluence of the Moselle and Saar the Way of St. James gently rises up the Saargau. At the Metzenberg in Tawern you will pass the Roman temple
complex. Through the upper reaches of the Saargau you’ll reach Merzkirchen (show distillery, parish church of St. Martin). Overnight stay.
Into the border triangle (20 km)
On the last stretch of the Pilgrim’s Way you once again have stunning views of the Upper Moselle Valley, as far as Luxembourg and Lorraine. Through Borg with the Roman villa, the journey continues down the mountain into the Moselle valley and on to Perl. Across the Moselle bridge you’ll reach Schengen with the memorial to the well-known Schengen Agreement. Transfer to the first accommodation. Overnight stay as on day 1.
4 nights' accommodation/breakfast in selected hotels/guesthouses, 1 night’s stay in a modern pilgrimage hostel, luggage transfer to the next destination, 2 transfers, comprehensive description of the route and hiking map.
Price per person:
Double room: €349
Single room supplement on request