Luxembourg counts over 200 hiking routes, with the familiar blue arrow guiding walkers along their path. But these signs are now to be overhauled and fitted with QR codes to show route maps and updated information on closures or detours.
The General Directorate of Tourism has launched a vast plan to reorganise its 'auto-pedestre' circuits, reviewing route safety, better markings, and introducing a new beacon sign at departure points.
One of the big components is that the blue and white signposts will now be fitted with a QR code, which hikers can scan with their smartphones. This leads users to the latest version of the Geoportail map and which will include, where applicable, any deviations or temporary closures.
Launched recently in the Eislek region, the full deployment of the reorganisation of all hiking trails will be spread over the years 2022 and 2023.
Minister of Tourism, Lex Delles, underlined that "hiking is certainly the best way to (re) discover Luxembourg."
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