EuroVelo 15 begins in the village of Andermatt in Switzerland. From there the ride up the Oberalp Pass is the toughest part of the whole route: leading cyclists up to an altitude of 2,044 metres, and the source of the river, before rapidly sweeping down to the lush Surselva alpine valley. Ahead lie the wild Ruinaulta Gorge, glaciated valleys and the majestic Lake Constance surrounded by a landscape of orchards and castles. From the lake, EuroVelo 15 heads west along the Swiss / German border, passing the roaring waters of the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen and the Roman remains at Augusta Raurica.

Example of the signing of the route in Switzerland from Andermatt to Basel

National & Regional Information

SwitzerlandMobility Foundation

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

SwitzerlandMobility as the National Coordination Centre coordinates and communicates the most attractive, officially signposted routes for walking, cycling, mountainbiking, skating and canoeing in Switzerland. On the SwitzerlandMobility Foundation website, one can access detailed information about the EuroVelo routes in Switzerland, including online maps, all kinds of cycling friendly services and links to public transport services.

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Rhine Route: Andermatt–Basel

In Switzerland, the national Rhine Route follows the Alpine river from mountain source to the large Rhine port at Basel. A vastly varied trip through diverse landscapes hewn by the mighty river over the ages.

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Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route Handbook

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.

EuroVelo 6: Rhine Cycle Route 1 “Rhein-Radweg 1” [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the Swiss section of EuroVelo 6 (135 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at

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Rhine-Route Andermatt – Rorschach


Experience the Rhine from its source to the largest lake of Switzerland and Germany. After an excursion to Ilanz, you will pass Chur, the capital of Grisons. Downstream you will follow the river into the Rhine valley and along the shores of Lake Constance to Rorschach. You can also expand your trip to Schaffhausen with its famous Rhine Falls or to Basel on the border with Germany. The price includes 6 nights' accommodation with breakfast, daily luggage transfers and perfectly prepared route mat…

Bike Tour Basel Speyer

@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.

Constance lake roundtrip and Rhein falls

@Austria @Germany @Switzerland

Lake Constance is bordered with Germany, Switzerland and Austria, is a bike touring paradise. A few stages after the Rhine source, you will encounter Lake Constance on the EuroVelo 15 and its well-signed bicycle routes which do not only follow the lake borders : the historical city of Constance, the flower island Mainau, Reichenau Island... All this is orchestrated between vineyards and a breathtaking alpine panorama. You can also enjoy thermal baths and beaches after cycling.