Switzerland, the starting point of the EuroVelo 15, or the point of arrival for those riding the River Rhine in the opposite direction, contains the most mountainous part of the route.

The 1320 kilometres of the EuroVelo 15 begin in the village of Andermatt perched at an altitude of 1436 metres. The ride up the Oberalp Pass is the toughest part for cyclists: a series of hairpin bends leads cyclists along the EuroVelo 15 up to an altitude of 2044 metres, before rapidly sweeping down to the lush Surselva alpine valley.


The wild Ruinaulta Gorge, breathtaking bridges, flat-bottomed glaciated valleys, conifer forests, without forgetting the charming medieval villages and the inescapable Lake Constance, the heart and soul of Europe, a natural gem surrounded by a countryside full of gentle valleys, orchards and castles.

The route passes through a multitude of landscapes

From Constance, the EuroVelo 15 heads west along the Swiss / German border, passing the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, the German-Swiss bridge-towns and the Roman remains of the Augusta Raurica site.

From the tranquility of the forests to the roaring waters of the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, the powerful river is tamed by eleven hydroelectric power plants.


Below is an example of the signing of the route in Switzerland from Andermatt to Basel:


Signposting Switzerland

National information


  • SwitzerlandMobility Foundation

    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 15 in Switzerland, including online maps, all kinds of cycling friendly services and links to public transport services.

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