Event date

14 September

Time

00h00

Max. participants

12

The former Duchy of Luxembourg was already the land of iron long before the industrial era. Between 1500 and 1800, more than a hundred blast furnaces, forges and foundries operated on the territory of the former duchy. These small establishments were located near forests and rivers. Here cast iron firebacks were produced, which were once used to decorate fireplaces and jogging cabinets. Only a few witnesses of this steelmaking past have survived. With the industrialization of the 19th century, most sites fell into ruins.
The Ardennes-Gaume, located on the borders of Belgium and France, is a region where the history of iron remains engraved in the landscape. This pastoral region preserves some remarkable sites: Dorlon, Buré-la-Forge, the mines of Saint-Pancré and the blast furnace of Cons-la-Grandville. We will discover this pre-industrial heritage by bike. The route, which follows secondary roads and paths, will take us from Longuyon to Longwy.

Public:
For all ambitious cyclists (E-bikes included)
Start: Luxembourg Station 08:39 - Thionville 09:20 - Longuyon 10:01
Back: Longwy 18:51 (alt. 19:51) - Arrival Luxembourg 19:27 (alt. 20:27)
Bike distance: 45 km - Partially cycling route on road and hilly
Duration: min. 4 hours
Price: 75€ (guidance, lunch and train ticket included) on invoice
Max participants: 12

Duration

the whole day

Price

75€ (guidance, lunch and train ticket included) on invoice

Registration

by Email: velosophie@pt.lu with the mention "Randonnée LCM" until 06.09