EuroVelo 15 Rhine Cycle Route

From Basel to Karlsruhe, through Alsace and the German vineyards
Contains only parts of the stage which are either developed, developed with signs or certified – i.e. sections that are ready to cycle.
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From the Swiss border onwards, the Rhine forms a natural border between France and Germany. The Rhine Cycle Route follows the two banks for over almost 200 kilometres, alongside nature reserves and hydroelectric works, picturesque villages and Strasbourg – one of the capitals of Europe – before entering the German city of Karlsruhe. On the French side, the route is dotted with locks and typical Alsace villages with characteristic churches. On the German side, EuroVelo 15 passes through the Markgräfler Land, a renowned wine-growing region, and Rastatt, a town boasting magnificent Baroque monuments. There are several safe crossings over the Rhine to link the two French and German variants of the Eurovelo 15: the cycle bridges in Huningue, Chalampé, Strasbourg (3 bridges) and Gambsheim, as well as the ferries in Rhinau, Drusenheim and Seltz.



Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link


  • Natural Heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culinary Delights
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center