EuroVelo 15Rhine Cycle Route

1,500 km long
9 UNESCO sites
4 countries visited
Easy rides for family

Suitable for cyclists of all fitness levels and abilities, the Rhine Cycle Route runs along one of the longest rivers in Europe from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea. The Rhine has fostered a cultural and economic dialogue between the Alpine regions and Northern Europe for over 2,000 years. Explore the beauty of this river landscape and the picturesque towns and villages lining its banks.

"The Rhine combines every quality a river can exhibit. The rapidity of the Rhone, the breadth of the Loire, the rocks of the Meuse, the sinuosity of the Seine, the translucency of the Somme, the historical reminiscences of the Tiber, the regal dignity of the Danube, the mysterious influence of the Nile, the golden sands of the glittering streams of the New World, the phantoms of some Asiatic stream" - Victor Hugo.

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Maps & Guides

Handbook of EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route

From the source to the mouth: 1233 kilometres of cycling fun with a river view. You are looking for cyclist-friendly accommodation close to Andermatt? You are interested in seeing Düsseldorf’s sights? You fancy trying Alsatian “Flammkuchen” in Strasbourg or wine in Rhineland Palatinate or perhaps you would like to rent a bike on the Dutch coast? Step by step, or better put stage by stage, you will find all the transnational information as well as helpful tour tips and tricks.

Events

Kneipp cycling tour for everyone

Are you up for a sociable bike ride and a few carefree hours in good company? The Kneipp bicycle tour starts at the Eltener Markt and leads through the Lower Rhine and the Dutch region. It is led by Kneipp members who are experienced cyclists. There will be coffee and cake stops. The tour is free of charge for members and non-members. Everyone pays for their own meals. Registration is not necessary. Millingen ©European Cyclists’ Federation, Demarrage LTMA, P. Gawandtka

Bookable Offers

Bike Tour Chur-Basel

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@Austria @Germany @Liechtenstein @Switzerland

Our trip goes from central Switzerland, through Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, back to Switzerland, in the picturesque Basel on the Rhine's knee. The panorama of the Alps and the grandiose view over the Lac of Constance will make for lasting impressions and a lot of variety. You will cycle through Switzerland's Grand Canyon and through nice little villages. Further down the road the valleys get wider, the mountains softer and the first vineyards indicate the mild climate of the Lac of Constan…

Bike Tour Chur-Rotterdam

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@Austria @Germany @Liechtenstein @Netherlands @Switzerland

Join us on one of the longest and most beautiful bike tours across Europe. We follow one of the biggest and most impressive rivers of the continent. The Rhine links several cultures and varied landscapes from the Swiss Alps, through the principality of Liechtenstein, through Austria and Germany to the Netherlands and the Grand Finale on the North Sea. Duration: 28 nights/29 days. Price: from 2.958€

Bike Tour Basel Speyer

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@France @Germany @Switzerland

Most of the time the Rhine forms the natural border between France and Germany, between French savoir-vivre and German coziness. The past hasn't always been that peaceful, as you can see along the route, finding yourself often between former French and German fortifications. The region has nonetheless been enjoyable, passing through several historic sites - from the Swiss Basel via Freiburg to the European city of Strasbourg, by Karlsruhe to the picturesque city of Speyer and its cathedral.

Rhine Route Disentis - Schaffhausen

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@Switzerland

Experience the Rhine from its source to the largest lake in Germany. After an excursion to Illanz, you will pass by Chur. Downstream it goes into the Rhine valley and along the shores of Lake Constance to Schaffhausen with the Rhine Falls. Services: 5 x accommodation and breakfast in the guesthouse; Map material, luggage transport & service hotline. Booking contact: Eurotrek AG, Dörflistrasse 30, 8057 Zurich. Photo: photoplus.ch_Photo by Christof Sonderegger

Rhine Route Arnhem - Rotterdam

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@Netherlands

A varied route past historical places, beautiful fortified cities and typical Dutch polder landscapes. The cycling route will take you from Arnhem to historical towns such as Oosterbeek, Wijk bij Duurstede, Buren, Gorinchem and Dordrecht, past typical polder landscapes and ends in Rotterdam. Possible highlights of the tour include the Airborne Museum Hartestein, Doorwerth Castle, Loevestijn Castle, National Park the Biesbosch, the mills of Kinderdijk and the final destination Rotterdam.

Neckar, Rhine & Vines CYCLING TOURS THROUGH PARADISE

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@Germany

Sweet fruits hang plumply from the trees and bushes along the cycle path. You only have to stretch out your hand to taste one of them. It is truly a paradise sight when kiwis, figs and cherries grow so richly in the area between the Rhine, Neckar and German Wine Road. It is probably also this culinary wealth that makes people so proud of their homeland. So proud that they give each and every guest their full attention. Photo: ©Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim, Nico Bohnert

Three Imperial Cathedrals along the Rhine SPEYER, WORMS & MAINZ

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@Germany

The enormous imperial cathedrals in Speyer, Worms and Mainz are impressive witnesses of almost a thousand years of history along the largest European river. This special charm of nature and culture continues to entice! Enjoy a multifaceted and very exciting bike tour along the romantic Old arms of the Rhine, passing many cultural highlights in the largest German wine-growing regions of Rhine-Hesse and Palatinate. Photo: ©Pfalz.Touristik e.V

Discovery Cycle Tour along the Rhine and Lahn

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@Germany

Rhine and romance by bike? Visit the Romantic Rhine! Starting in Bingen, you cycle through the most beautiful part of the Rhine Valley to Koblenz before changing banks. From Lahnstein you cycle through the lovely Lahntal to Nassau. Rhine downstream - Lahn upstream - there is a lot to discover! 4x overnight stays + breakfast in middle class hotels/pensions at 2-3 star level; luggage transfer; cycle maps of Rhine Cycle Route and Lahntalradweg. Photo:©Dominik Ketz/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus Gmb…