The Rhine – From Source to Sea
A stunning 800 mile ride along the banks of the mighty Rhine, following the splendid EuroVelo 15 cycle route through Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands.
Open to cyclists of all capabilities, the Rhine cycle route runs along one of the largest rivers in Europe. From the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine has fostered 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. Based on the Eurovélo 15 cycle route but with a few tweaks to ensure you see all there is to see along the way.
We collect you from Zurich airport for the transfer to Hospental, near Andermatt, high in the Swiss Alps, the source of the Rhine. Our route, which is vaguely downhill all the way, initially arcs round to Lake Constance and on to Basel before heading north through Strasbourg. Passing west of Frankfurt we continue through Bonn and Dusseldorf to Arnhem, then west to the Hook of Holland. After a night’s rest we offer a transfer to Rotterdam for those wishing to fly home or join the support crew/vehicle who will take the ferry to Harwich where trains into London Liverpool Street can be found. There are convenient airport connections for the start and finish.
Average daily miles are around 65 but the cycling is generally easy and this trip is suitable for most cyclists. If this appeals, you may also be interested in our brand new Danube trip, passing through Vienna to Budapest.
I had a fantastic holiday. For those of us who are not hill ‘Junkies’ the Rhine is the perfect trip. A wonderful route. Add good weather, good company and excellent accommodation and its a winner for me. Thank you. KE
You can read the diary of one of our previous travellers on this trip – Jan van Steenwijk’s excellent account of his holiday is available to download as a PDF (large file, but worth the wait to download)
If you would like to read other people’s comments on our holidays then check out the Customer Comments page.