Usually about 1,200 people participate in hiking trips such as the one organised last Sunday in Luxembourg.

Two types of hikers can be spotted: Those who walk by themselves and those who prefer to hike in the company of others or as part of a club.

The latter represents a more social alternative which is gaining increasing popularity as there are no less than 49 rambling clubs in Luxembourg.

Two types of hikers can be spotted: Those who walk by themselves and those who prefer to hike in the company of others or as part of a club. The latter represents a more social alternative which is gaining increasing popularity as there are no less than 49 rambling clubs in Luxembourg.

The national federation will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, even though no so-called "marche populaire" could be organised since March due to the sanitary crisis. However, last Sunday the first ever digital national hike took place.

Usually, about 1,200 people participate in hiking trips such as the one organised last Sunday in Luxembourg.

Alone, with family or friends, the numerous participants often seek out the jovial atmosphere of these trips.

The organisers came up with the idea of a digital hike in the middle of the crisis as they wanted to find alternatives to the usual concept. The president of the national federation, Romain Buschmann, explained that the digital concept allowed participants much more flexibility. In order to fully benefit from this flexibility, participants are highly encouraged to use a hiking app. However, Buschmann stated that the federation also installed a signposted path for elderly participants or those unwilling to use an app.
At the end, participants received the traditional stamp acknowledging their achievement and more than one enjoyed some well-deserved rest on a comfortable terrace.

The report by RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (in Luxembourgish):

49 Wanderveräiner zu Lëtzebuerg
A normalen Zäiten huelen an der Moyenne op engem Sonndeg am Land ronn 1.200 Leit un Wanderungen deel.