The EuroVelo 5 in Germany is short, yet very sweet! Only 80 km long. The route leads the cyclists through the beautiful German federal states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate. On this section of the EuroVelo 5, cyclists enjoy all that the impressive countryside and the beautiful river valleys of southwestern Germany have to offer. Shortly after crossing the border with Luxembourg, you will ride through the smaller cities, towns and wine villages located along the river Saar, before arriving at the beautiful town of Saarbrücken, Saarland's administrative, commercial and cultural centre. From there, the German-French border is not far.

National & Regional Information

ADFC: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

The ADFC is a nationwide, Non-Profit-Organisation with over 200,000 bicycle-enthusiastic members whose shared aim is to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Besides encouraging environmentally-friendly and therefore sustainable forms of transport, the ADFC provides advice on all aspects of cycling. This includes advice on buying a bike, technology and cycling accessories, tourism-related and political issues.

030 2091498-0

ADFC Quality Cycling Routes

Currently, 37 quality routes in Germany, 2 quality routes abroad and 8 cycling tour regions carry the ADFC seal of quality. The link provides more information.

ADFC's brochure "Discover Germany by bike"

On the online presentation of the ADFC's brochure you will find a selection of the most beautiful bike routes in Germany.

Bett+Bike - Bicycle Friendly Accommodation

Around 5,900 hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, nature houses and camping sites are tailored to the needs of cyclists. Guest companies meeting ADFC quality criteria are marked with a sign at the entrance.

Bicycle Route Planner in Germany

This platform enables seamless cycling route planning across Germany! Plan your trip and download the GPX tracks of German D-Routes in open data.

German Tourism Center e.V., DZT

The DZT has promoted Germany abroad on behalf of the federal government for more than 60 years. It advertises the touristic diversity of Germany throughout the world. It therefore advertises for one of the biggest and most popular brands - the travel country Germany. A selection of attractive long distance cycle routes can be found on with route descriptions and references of Bed+Bike establishments.

+49 (0)69 974640

[EV5] Grenzland-Runde

The Tourism Organization Saarschleifenland Tourismus provides information on the "Grenzland-Runde" (Border Area Circuit), a tour of 35 km. The website offers details on the elevation gain and similar characteristics, a GPS track, maps etc.

0049 (0)6861 80440

[EV5] Saarland-Radweg

The "Saarland-Radweg" (Saarland cycle path) leads you partly on old towpaths around the beautiful Saarland. In addition to historic towns such as Saarbrücken and Sankt Wendel, you will also see impressive landscapes in the Black Forest and Saargau. Sights such as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte are spread along the way and invite you to discover them.

0049 (0)681 927200

[EV5] Saar-Radweg

The family-friendly, completely flat route leads along the banks of the Saar from Sarreguemines in France to Konz, where Saar and Mosel meet. Particularly worth seeing are Saarbrücken with its baroque buildings, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte, the fortified city of Saarlouis, the city of Merzig with its Wolfspark, the Saar loop, the lifestyle provider Villeroy & Boch and the picturesque city of Saarburg.

0049 (0)681 927200