In Germany, the EuroVelo 6 leads along sections of the Rhine Cycle Route, the Hohenzollern Cycle Route and the Danube Cycle Route as far as Passau. EuroVelo 6 is also part of the national long-distance cycle route network in Germany as D-Route 5 and 6. Following rivers, EuroVelo 6 vists Ulm, home to the tallest church tower in the world, and Donauwörth, with what is considered one of the most beautiful streets in southern Germany. It also passes through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Gorge. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Regensburg, is the route’s next port of call. Almost a thousand monuments in the town's old quarter serve as a reminder of its Roman heritage, merchants and saints.

Public Transport and Bicycles in Germany

In Germany, bicycles are usually accepted on regional and long-distance trains, but the number of bikes is limited, especially on IC trains. This should be considered during the high season of cycle tourism along the Danube. There are cyclists who reserve their bike tickets one year in advance. The regional "Donautalbahn" train in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria provides plenty of space for bike carriage and is an excellent public-transport option for cyclists.

See the green logos on the map and the 'Public Transport' section below the map for a list of train stations, bus stations and mobility information centers in Germany along EuroVelo 6 - Atlantic-Black Sea!



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

National & Regional Information

ADFC: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

The ADFC is a nationwide, Non-Profit-Organisation with over 230,000 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, 45 quality routes in Germany, 2 quality routes abroad and 6 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

[EV6] Part 1 - Rhine Valley Cycle Route

The varied tour through the Rhine Valley passes through countless vineyards and mostly directs cyclists along routes away from busy roads. The motto of this cycle route is “Enjoy nature”. The flora and fauna of the Kaiserstuhl hills along with the countless vineyards will allow cyclists to forget their everyday stresses. The Rhine Valley Cycle Route follows the course of the Rhine, passing along the borders with Liechtenstein and Austria before arriving at Lake Constance.

0049 (0)711 2 38 58 0

[EV6] Part 2 - Hohenzollern Cycle Route

From the Danube to Lake Constance. Tuttlingen’s local mountain, the Witthoh, is the only hill on this section of the route. The route is then almost entirely downhill, whereby the considerably milder climate that prevails around Lake Constance can be felt the further one travels. The tour then continues along the Stockacher Aach tributary of the Rhine to Ludwigshafen beside Lake Constance where the Hohenzollern Cycle Route ends.

0049 (0)711 2 38 58 0

[EV6] Part 3 - Danube Cycle Route

From Tuttlingen, the Danube Cycle Route continues on to Ulm where the tallest church spire in the world (forming part of Ulm’s minster) can be visited. Countless historical monuments lie along the route that then passes through Ingolstadt, Regensburg and Passau before arriving at the border with Austria. In 2006, UNESCO added the Regensburg ensemble of the old town with the Stadtamhof district to its list of World Heritage Sites.

0049 (0) 731 1612814

Maps & Guides

Bikeline Donau-Radweg 1 Teil 1: Von Donaueschingen nach Passau

Deutschsprachiger Führer, der die 600 km von Donaueschingen nach Passau beschreibt. Er enthält 62 präzise Karten und detaillierte Streckenbeschreibungen im Maßstab 1:50.000, zahlreiche Empfehlungen zu den kulturellen und touristischen Attraktionen und ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis der Unterkünfte und Dienstleistungen. Charakteristisch für die bikeline-Radwanderführer ist ihr Querformat in Kombination mit dem patentierten Spiralbindesystem, wetterfest und ideal für die Lenkertasche.

Bookable Offers

Danube Experience by bike + boat / Iron Gate

@Austria @Croatia @Germany @Hungary @Romania @Slovakia

Come with us on an adventure-packed bike and boat tour through six countries and widely differing cultures that reveals the beauty of the majestic Danube river in all its glory. Discover natural spectacles, idyllic wine villages, endless expanses and breathtaking European capitals. In addition to scenic and cultural highlights, good food and a crew that caters to your every whim, guarantee that your cycling holiday will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Danube Waltz by bike + premium boat

@Austria @Germany @Hungary @Slovakia

By bike + boat from Passau directly into the heart of the once glorious K+K monarchy. Look forward to three charming European capitals: the waltz metropolis Vienna, the coronation city Bratislava and Budapest. Enjoy unique river landscapes and regional specialities. On board our comfortable cruise ships you enjoy an exclusive atmosphere – in the spacious, convenient cabins as well as in the stylish outdoor area. This exciting bike trip will make your holiday unforgettable.

Danube Cycle Path | Passau-Budapest

@Austria @Germany @Hungary @Slovakia

Europe's most popular cycling route is located on the beautiful blue Danube: the absolute "cycling classic" from Passau to Budapest. In Austria, enchanting river landscapes with steep slopes, vineyards and countless sights await you. Wine taverns and inns invite you to linger. Special highlights are Vienna and Bratislava. Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is the crowning glory. In between, you will immerse yourself in mystical alluvial landscapes.

The Danube from Passau to Vienna in comfortable hotels

@Austria @Germany

The banks of the Danube show the romantic soul of Austria and its history. The region of Wachau is also one of the richest wine regions of the country. To the delight of cyclists, a "Danube cycle way" was set up through villages and countryside, along the river and stands alongside castels and towns... You will follow it from Passau to Vienna, through Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, 3 wonderful cities. Grand Angle

The Bavarian Danube from Donauworth to Passau


Through Bavaria from Donauwörth to Passau, follow one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe on a complete and outstanding route. Get carried away by places full of charm and discover sites of remarkable historical and cultural richness. Leaving the German forest, the Danube flows through the limestone rocks of the Swabian Jura, sometimes forcefully, sometimes taking meanders and detours. Its borders are scattered with feudal castels, Benedictine monasteries and lovely medieval tows.

Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna

@Austria @Germany

Start your journey either in the baroque town of Schärding or in the three-river city of Passau and cycle through the various districts of Upper and Lower Austria to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. In addition to Passau and Linz, the Wachau awaits you as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - ancient wine terraces, the imposing Melk Abbey and the town of Krems will enchant you. This cycle tour is a true classic and is also ideal for a first cycling holiday with the whole family.

Public Transport

Ulm Bus Station

Address: ZOB Ost, 89073 Ulm, Germany

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Saal an der Donau Train Station

Address: Bahnhofstraße 36, 93342 Saal an der Donau, Germany

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Donaueschingen Mobility Information Centre

Address: Bahnhofstraße 5, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

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Ulm Bus Station

Address: ZOB Ost, 89073 Ulm, Germany

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