The Rhine Cycle Route – Cicerone – Mike Wells

Guidebook to cycling the River Rhine from source to sea, through Switzerland, Germany,France and the Netherlands. The 1372km route from the summit of Oberalppass to the Hook of Holland is split into 27 stages, mostly following well-surfaced cycle tracks. Includes information on facilities, useful contacts and a language glossary.

Rhine map


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 regions and Northern Europe for over 2,000 years. Explore the beauty of this river landscape and the picturesque towns and villages lining its banks.

“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.

For lots more info on the The Rhine Cycle Route or EuroVelo 15, go to the EuroVelo website at

This is a nice video of a family cycling the route with their 5 year old son in the summer of 2018:

Another enjoyable video of two Australian chaps cycling the Rhine in 2017:

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