The Rhine Cycle Route: From Source to Sea Through Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands (Paperback)

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Guidebook to cycling-touring the river Rhine from its source high in the Swiss Alps, through Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. This mostly downhill 850-mile (1368km) trail follows EuroVelo route 15, and is ideal for cyclists with limited experience of touring, as well as seasoned long-distance cyclists.

  • With 27 stages of 20–42 miles (33–67km) in length, the route makes use of waymarked national cycle trails, most of which are well-surfaced dedicated cycle tracks and minor roads
  • Plentiful accommodation allows stages to be combined into an itinerary that suits your time, budget and the places you want to visit, ranging from a fast 14-day ride to a more leisurely month-long trip
  • Highlights include Lake Constance, Rheinfall, Basel, Strasbourg, Rheingau wine region, Rüdesheim, Rhine gorge, Loreley rock, Bonn, Cologne, Kinderdijk windmills and Rotterdam
  • Contains clear route descriptions with 1:100,000 maps, detailed city maps and elevation profiles for stages with significant ascent and descent
  • Passes through Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands, with short sections in Liechtenstein and Austria, via centres including Basel, Strasbourg, Mainz, Köln, Düsseldorf, Arnhem and Rotterdam
  • Includes facilities listings, local history, travel to and from the start and finish, and advice on preparing your kit, bike and self for the adventure
  • GPX files available for download

About the Author


Mike Wells has been a keen long-distance walker and cyclist for over 20 years. He has cycled the C2C route across northern England as well as the Camino and Ruta de la Plata to Santiago de la Compostela. He has completed an end to end traverse of Cuba, a circumnavigation of Iceland and a trip across Lapland to the North Cape.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786311092
ISBN-10: 1786311097
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English