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The Rhine Cycle Route from Constance to Mannheim – EuroVelo 15

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The Rhine Cycle Route from Constance to Mannheim – EuroVelo 15

Bike Touring Collection by Baden-Württemberg

5-10

days

3-6 h

/ day

316 mi

4,900 ft

5,900 ft

The Rhine Cycle Route, also known as EuroVelo 15, runs from Switzerland to the North Sea. The entire route totals 1,200 kilometres (745 mi), but in this Collection, we present 500 kilometres (310 mi) through Baden–Württemberg. This adventure takes you from the town of Constance on Lake Constance to Mannheim, with a detour to Switzerland, in seven stages.

You can easily get to the starting point in Constance with German and Swiss local and long-distance trains. Another option is to take the ferry from, for example, Friedrichshafen. From Constance, you start your Tour by cycling along Lake Constance and the southern edge of the Black Forest. Close to Basel, you follow the Rhine through its wide plain, which forms the border to France. West of the Black Forest, you continue north until you reach Mannheim. Here, you briefly ride through the city before finishing on the banks of the Neckar. Mannheim has good connections to the local and long–distance train services to return home.

Good infrastructure awaits you along the Rhine Cycle Path, with plenty of train stations along the way. This means you can easily just ride sections of the route or jump on a train if the weather turns. At the end of the stage, numerous accommodation options, such as guest houses, hotels and holiday flats, ensure you’ll have a comfortable night of rest. Restaurants, beer gardens and cafés along the route also mean you won’t go hungry.

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The Rhine Cycle Route from Constance to Mannheim — long-distance cycle routes in the Black Forest

312 mi

4,875 ft

5,875 ft

Last updated: April 5, 2022

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    Stage 1: Konstanz to Neuhausen – Rhine Cycle Route (EuroVelo 15)

    Intermediate
    03:17
    32.1 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful tour on the Rhine cycle path to Mannheim starts at the train station in Konstanz. First you drive along the Untersee, which then merges into the Rhine. You are always close to the shore and can enjoy great views of the lake and later the river.

    

    A few small climbs, which you master every

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    48.6 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today a varied tour awaits you, which starts hilly and becomes pleasantly flat towards the end. It starts in Neuhausen, where you can make a small stop at the mighty Rhine Falls right at the start.

    

    After this short section along the Rhine, you leave the river and cycle on Swiss soil through slightly hilly

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  • Intermediate
    04:21
    46.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    600 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Wallbach (Baden) it is mostly slightly downhill, so relaxed cycling awaits you on today's 78-kilometer stage. The route always runs near the river and on many sections of the route you even drive directly along the banks of the Rhine.

    

    After you have crossed the vibrant Basel, you will always have

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  • Difficult
    05:07
    49.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    500 ft
    700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage will be even flatter than the previous one. Because the route is not only slightly downhill, but also has almost no counter climbs. It's all about leisurely cycling.

    

    From Grissheim you drive directly along the banks of the Rhine. So you have a great view of the water and France on the left

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  • Intermediate
    04:05
    41.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    425 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Also on this stage you can look forward to almost completely flat paths with a slight gradient. With a few exceptions, you always cycle directly along the water. So you can let your gaze wander over the Rhine to neighboring France again today. Detours, such as to Strasbourg, are also possible.

    

    On the

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  • Intermediate
    04:59
    50.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    550 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today the Rhine Cycle Path continues flat. At the start of the stage you cycle comfortably along the river. Later you leave the shore and drive through the wonderful nature of the Rheinauen. You will pass through beautiful forests and picturesque lakes.

    

    After a little over half the distance you will reach

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    47.6 mi
    10.3 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Today you drive the last stage on the section of the Rhine Cycle Path from Konstanz to Mannheim. As usual, the paths are flat and so you can look forward to a comfortable finale of the big tour. The route has a good mix in store for you: In addition to sections directly on the banks of the Rhine, there

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    316 mi
  • Duration
    31:01 h
  • Elevation
    4,900 ft5,900 ft

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