EuroVelo 6, from Saint-Nazaire to Mulhouse, following the Loire, the Saône and the Doubs, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France. The route goes through numerous cities and villages full of a rich historical heritage, some of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage (Loire valley, citadel of Besançon...).
The EuroVelo 6 route in Switzerland (= National Rhine Route No 2) follows the Rhine river from Basel to Stein am Rhein at the Bodensee. Along the route you will find bustling towns, medieval towers, Swiss-German bridges, Roman ruins, romantic riverside paths, aspargus fields, timber-framed houses and a mighty river tames by 11 power-stations.
After following a similar path to EuroVelo 15 along the Swiss / German border, EuroVelo 6 heads to north from the shores of Lake Constance to Tuttlingen where it meets the 'Blue Danube' for the first time. The Danube: songs have been written about it, composers have dedicated pieces of music to it and it has been the source of countless stories. Along the Danube Cycle Route in Germany it's easy to see why this mighty river has proven such an inspiration to so many.
The Danube Cycle Path is among the most beautiful cycling paths in Europe. The Austrian section is about 434 kilometres in length, running between the city of Passau in Germany and the Slovakian capital, Bratislava.
The small section in Slovakia starts in Bratislava, the friendly Slovak capital, following the Danube in the Southern part of the country till the border to Hungary. The route is realised.
The route from Rajka to Mohács along the Danube river is known for its outstanding natural and cultural attractions. The Roman 'Limes' along the Danube, the fortresses of Komárom and Komarno, the natural landscape of the Danube Bend and the banks of the Danube in Budapest are all important heritage attractions offering visitors enjoyable diversions when they fancy a break from their bike.
The route takes you through a beautiful region of eastern Croatia along Danube and Drava River. In Croatia, the route enters in Duboševica and you cycle through beautiful region of nature park of Kopački Rit one of the most important, largest and most attractive preserved intact wetlands in Europe.
The EuroVelo 6 section in Serbia follows the Danube river, one of the largest European rivers. The route is entirely realised.
The Romanian section of EuroVelo 6, between Bazias and the Black Sea, represents over a third of the Danube's total length at 1075 km. You can start your Romanian experience cycling along the Danube through Bela Crkva/ Naidas, or you can cross the Danube by boat at Moldova Veche.
Euro Velo 6 – The Danube Trail has bikeable route along the Bulgarian side of the big river. The route starts near Bregovo to Vidin and through Lom, Kozloduy, Swishtov and Ruse reaches Silistra, where cyclists could continue to the Danube Delta. The cycling trail is marked mainly on asphalt roads as close as possible to the river and offers good opportunities especially for birdwatching and close interaction with unspoiled natural environments.