a motorcycle vacation is an extraordinary way to connect with the road, the landscapes, and the cultural treasures of a destination. Get ready for a beautiful journey through the hidden gems of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. These charming countries, nestled in the heart of Europe, are often overlooked but offer a wealth of captivating sightseeings that will leave you spellbound. From fairytale castles and medieval villages to breathtaking mountain panoramas, a motorcycle adventure through Luxembourg and Liechtenstein promises an unforgettable experience of awe and wonder. The roads (twisty`s) in these mountainous terrains are perfect for the adventurous motorcycle drivers and the views are stunning.
Start your adventure in the picturesque country of Luxembourg, a land of old-world charm and captivating landscapes. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.
Here are a few sightseeings that will leave you mesmerized:
Begin your exploration in the country’s capital, Luxembourg City. Admire the grandeur of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, known as the Grund, with its stunning medieval architecture, cobblestone streets, and fortified casemates. Don’t miss the breathtaking views from the Corniche, a promenade overlooking the Alzette River, offering panoramic vistas of the city. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Pétrusse Valley and explore the Bock Casemates, an intricate network of tunnels and chambers that once served as a fortress.
Parc Hotel Alvisse
Parc Hotel Alvisse is set in quiet, green surroundings on the edge of Luxembourg. It is only a 5-minute drive from the city centre and Luxembourg Airport. Guests can make use of the swimming pools and sauna for free, and free parking is provided. A spa and wellness centre with massage services is equally available. The modern rooms feature warm colours and luxury bedding. They come with free WiFi, a private bathroom and a TV with cable channels. Restaurant La Veranda features a terrace and offers a menu of traditional Luxembourgian cuisine. You can also have a drink in the comfortable bar and lounge.
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Ride through scenic countryside to reach Vianden, home to one of Europe’s most beautiful castles. Vianden Castle, perched high on a hill, boasts a rich history dating back to the 11th century. Explore its ancient chambers, walk along the ramparts, and enjoy sweeping views of the picturesque town and the Our Valley. Don’t miss the Victor Hugo House, where the famous French writer resided during his exile.
Hotel – Restaurant ” Victor Hugo”
Hotel Victor Hugo is situated in the heart of the small town Vianden. There is a sunny terrace along the Our River, a wellness area and a playground for kids. Free WiFi is available in all areas. The hotel rooms have a private bathroom with a shower or a bathtub. The wellness centre is equipped with a bio sauna, an infrared sauna, an adventure shower and a solarium. The chimney in the restaurant creates a warm setting for a local meal. The terrace offers a wonderful view on the village castle and the garden.
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Discover Luxembourg’s “Little Switzerland,” the Mullerthal region, known for its enchanting landscapes of dense forests, rocky cliffs, and meandering streams. Ride through winding roads and explore the Mullerthal Trail, a network of hiking paths that lead you to stunning natural wonders such as the Schiessentümpel waterfalls and the unique rock formations of the Wolfsschlucht. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you encounter moss-covered boulders and mossy forests that seem straight out of a fairytale.
Continue your journey to the captivating microstate of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland. It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and financial center, is home to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, with galleries of modern and contemporary art. Despite its small size, Liechtenstein offers remarkable sightseeings that will leave you awe-struck.
Start your exploration in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Ride through the charming streets and marvel at the striking Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Rhine Valley from the castle’s perch on a hilltop. Explore the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, showcasing contemporary and modern art. Take a moment to stroll through the picturesque Städtle, the old town of Vaduz, with its quaint streets, charming shops, and delightful cafes.
Park Hotel Sonnenhof – Relais & Châteaux
The 4-star-Superior Park-Hotel Sonnenhof in Vaduz features an award-wining gourmet restaurant and a private park with panoramic views of the Alps, the Rhine Valley, Vaduz Castle, and the nearby vineyards. Free WiFi is available. The Marée restaurant marée has been awarded 15 points by the Gault Millau guide. Spa facilities at the Sonnenhof include an indoor pool and a sauna. Free parking is available on site. A modern, eco-friendly water cooling system keeps the whole building (including the rooms) cool during hot weather.
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Venture into the Alpine beauty of Malbun, Liechtenstein’s premier mountain resort. Ride through breathtaking alpine scenery, surrounded by majestic peaks and lush green meadows. Take a break to hike or bike along the scenic trails, or simply relax and indulge in the stunning mountain views. In winter, the resort transforms into a winter wonderland, offering skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
Hotel Falknerei Galina
Hotel Falknerei Galina is a traditional hotel located at 1,600 m above sea level in the idyllic village of Malbun, Liechtenstein’s only ski resort. Free WiFi is available. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Malbun, like hiking and skiing.The hotel has an on-site falconry. In summer, guests can book tickets for events hosted by the falconry. Free private parking is available at Hotel Falknerei Galina.
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Head to Balzers, a picturesque village, and visit the magnificent Gutenberg Castle. This medieval fortress offers a glimpse into Liechtenstein’s past and provides panoramic views of the Rhine Valley. Explore its historical exhibitions, admire the well-preserved architecture, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Red House, a charming traditional Liechtenstein building that now houses a museum dedicated to the country’s history and culture.
The Hotel Hofbalzers is located in the centre of Balzers in Liechtenstein, about 2 km from the Swiss border. It offers free WiFi, rooms with satellite TV, a steam bath, and fitness facilities. Each room at the Hofbalzers Hotel has a balcony and is equipped with a trouser press, a minibar, and a safe. A rich buffet breakfast is available each morning. In the Leonardo restaurant you can enjoy fish dishes and other specialities. Guests can relax at the hotel bar and in the tree-shaded patio. Public parking is available on site free of charge. A private garage can be used at an additional cost.
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A motorcycle vacation through Luxembourg and Liechtenstein is a journey of discovery, unveiling hidden treasures and breathtaking sights. From the fairytale-like castles of Luxembourg to the alpine wonders of Liechtenstein, every mile traveled will reward you with stunning vistas, rich history, and cultural delights. Embrace the freedom of the open road as you immerse yourself in the charm of these two captivating countries. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sightseeings that await you on this extraordinary motorcycle adventure through Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Let the magic of these destinations unfold before you as you create lasting memories on this unforgettable journey.
As always: please drive safe and enjoy the rides