The trail starts at the youth hostel near the lake. You cross Echternach and walk to the retirement home close to the bus station (sign change), where you climb to the Trooskneppchen. You follow the Sentier Maurice Cosyn through the Wollefsschlucht and Deiwelsschleff, past the Perekop to Berdorf. Across the village you come to the Raiberhiel, the Zigzagschleff and the Siweschleff, all of them spectacular rock formations. Before descending to the Ernz-Noire you can take a look on the beautiful valley of the Sauer from the viewpoint on Kaasselt. Up the two brooks Haalerbaach and Haupeschbaach you come closer and closer to Beaufort. When the castle comes into sight (sign change) you have nearly reached the youth hostel.
Distance: 18.2 km
Time: 4,5 h
Echternach - Beaufort: 640m
Beaufort - Echternach: 458m
For the tour we recommend you to use the topographical maps of the "ACT". More info here
The maps are available at the youth hostel of your choice.
ACT MAP R6 1:20 000
ACT SUD 1:50 000
Download the tour for your GPS device here (.gpx) or in the map on the bottom.
Bring your own GPS unit and do this hiking trail as a geocache. More infos here.