Minett Trail Visit Minett
The Minett Trail leads trough the Minett Region on 90 kilometres. You can split the trail in ten stages on which you can discover little villages and bigger cities, but also hike through eight nature reserves. These charm visitors with their old woods and former open pit mines whose cliffy rock faces, red rocks and pit brows are unique in Luxembourg.
On this section you hike through the Prënzebierg - Giele Botter nature reserve, through the Fond-de-Gras and through the sleepy little village of Lasauvage, which lies directly on the French border. You walk through dense forests and renatured mining areas and can discover how nature has reclaimed the landscape.
On the route you will discover many remnants of the eventful past in the mining area: sections of the route of the former "Bremswee" of the "Buggies" for example - those lorries with which the precious ore was transported away from the mining area. In the Prënzebierg - Giele Botter area you can admire man-made terraces where quarrying dug deep into the rock. You might even discover the tunnel entrance, which is inhabited by bats nowadays. The path is otherwise richly filled with old witnesses of the industrial past: electricity pylons, remains of a rail network and more. From the village of Lausauvage in the direction of Differdange, the path also leads along the "Crosnière" stream.
Please follow the "Minett Trail" signs, which can be followed either way down the trail.
This stage of the “Minett Trail” trail starts either in Pétange at the "Train 1900" car park or in Differdange at the train station. Follow the official signposting: The signs show three red arrows on a white background. They are signposted "on sight" and may be affixed to streetlights or other posts.
While in our nature reserves, you can find them as glued or screwed to trees and posts; in some places the waymark is also marked on trees. At important junctions you will also find signposts with arrows indicating the direction and information about the distance to specific points, as well as pictograms of points of interest.
For your safety
Please note that mountain bikers may meet you at times on the way and that the trail sometimes leads over street crossings in town. Therefore, please follow the given signs, do not deviate from the path and pay attention to your surroundings.
Please remember to wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing in case of inclement weather.
Public transport: Both starting points of the route section are at a train station. Direct trains to Luxembourg City are available.
Parking: public parking available on site.