Day 3: Esch-s-Sure (LU) – Saarlouis (DU)

Distance: 133 Kilometers
Height: 1.648 Altimeters


On the east side of the port of Rotterdam – right by the Betuweroute – RSC Rotterdam loads and unloads dozens of intermodal trains originating from and going all across Europe every day. This loading and unloading on this large rail terminal in the Eemhaven is done from train to truck, from truck to train and among trains. The clients are European rail operators. For them, RSC Rotterdam is the hub in Europe’s main port. If required, we also see to the pre-and post-transport and act as their local agent.

The objective of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. Not only in terms of size, but also with regard to quality. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and exploit the port in a sustainable way and to render speedy and safe services for shipping.

Route description

Stage 3 is quite calm with only 133 km and 1600 meters climbing. In this stage there are no real big climbs but a stage full of small climbs and descends. In the early beginning we will have to climb the Heiderscheidgrund (around 500m) but then it will be quite regular.

Crossing through Luxembourg hills we will stop in Wormeldange, a border city lying against the Mosel river. After lunch we will follow the beautiful Mosel for many kilometres entering the German area of Saarland.
Almost at the end of the stage we will face the Hammelsberg at the French-Luxemburg- German border); a climb to around 415m altitude. Not a very tough climb but with nice scenery into the Mosel valley. We end in the lovely German city of Saarlouis.

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