EuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North SeaEuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North Sea

EuroVelo 15: From the source of the Rhine to its mouth in the North Sea

"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.

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 arc and Northern Europe for over 2000 years.  Explore the beauty of this river landscape and the picturesque towns and villages lining its banks, a number of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Go for a stroll or a bike ride along the cycling route following the course of the Rhine. Welcome to the Eurovelo 15 website - the Rhine Cycle Route

 

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  • 1233km in
    length
  • 9Unesco World
    Heritage sites
  • 4 european
    countries
  • Easy rides for
    the family
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Art along the Rhine
  • Natural heritage
  • Cultural heritage
  • Europe
  • The Rhine
  • Culinary delights along the Rhine
Latest news

The Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15 in 2017

2017 will be influenced by the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. When Karl von Drais made the first ride on his invention called “Laufmaschine” (literally “running machine”) on June 12, 1817 through Mannheim, a town along the Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15, he laid the ground stone for a new era of mobility. In the meantime, the “Laufmaschine” has developed into a modern bicycle and has become a vital everyday mode of transportation for many people around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, many events will take place along the Rhine Cycle Route in 2017, especially in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the birth place of the bicycle.

Read more Dec 22, 2016

Your EuroVelo Moment 2016

From new cycling world records through a truly epic ride in the snow of Scandinavia - the EuroVelo cycle route network has seen magnificent moments throughout 2016. We would like to share the best EuroVelo moments of the year with you!

Read more Dec 16, 2016

EuroVelo 15: From the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Rotterdam

Pete Martin, a fellow cyclist and author, has cycled most of the river routes throughout Germany and Austria. We would like to share with you an extract from his book "REVOLUTIONS: Wandering and wondering on a sabbatical year", in which he is writing about his cycling trip from the northern part of the Rhine between Neuwied (near Koblenz) to Widdig on his way to Rotterdam.

Read more Dec 19, 2016

Along the EV 15 from Germany to the Dutch coast

Sabina and Stephan were so enthusiastic about their first bike tour last year, from the Furttal in Switzerland, across the capital cities Vienna and Praque to Dresden further to Heidelberg that this summer they decided to take a bicycle trip along the EuroVelo 15. They always treasure their exciting experiences on their own website. We like to share the last section of their EuroVelo tour from the German-Dutch border leading to the Rhine estuary at Hoek van Holland.

Read more Nov 07, 2016

Golden Autumn along the Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15 - Festivals, markets and events celebrate the golden season -

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are slowly decreasing and the colours all around are changing from green to golden and red – autumn has its very particular charm. Especially fascinating is the landscape all along the Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15 from its source in Switzerland to its delta in the Netherlands. A cycle trip alongside the river Rhine in autumn can be combined with numerous events.

Read more Oct 18, 2016

EuroVelo 15 Summer Photo Contest - The Winners

The results of the EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route summer photo contest are in! And the winners are…

Read more Aug 08, 2016
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