La Charly Gaul is a cyclosport-race (brevet cyclosportif) authorized by the Fédération du Sport Cycliste Luxembourgeois (FSCL). The race is open for every cyclist older than 14 years. Since 2008, start and finish of La Charly Gaul are in Echternach and it is only normal that the course is a tough one with a trip through the North of the Country and also to the region that is called Little Switzerland, in the East of Luxemburg. Just like in the past, two courses will be available, the longest one measuring about 150 kilometres and the shorter one around 100 kilometres. The different climbs on the course have been tackled many times by Charly Gaul on his training rides, a long time ago, and they are there to remind us of the biggest victories of the climber, who has also participated a few times in the event.
The participants have to respect the traffic regulations as the race takes place on public roads, but the Luxembourg Police maintains the priority on the crossroads for each rider who is less than an hour late on the first rider. The organizer is making huge efforts to try to secure the roads with security and signalisation staff at all the important crossroads.