2022
The Rhine Valley Cycle Route: Constance – Strasbourg

The Rhine Valley Cycle Route: Constance – Strasbourg

From the High Rhine to the Upper Rhine

  Constance – Strasbourg – Offenburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg
  • Rhine Falls, Markgräflerland, Kaiserstuhl
  • Rhine Cycle Route Part 2
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○

days
10

km / day avg.
50

Multifaceted landscapes, impressive natural spectacles and medieval towns – our cycling tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route offers you a varied holiday on two wheels. Combined with the international flair of the border triangle Germany-Switzerland-France, you start at Rhine kilometre 0 in Constance. Following the See- and High Rine, you arrive in Schaffhausen. Experience one of the largest waterfalls in Europe – the thundering Rhine Falls. You will reach Basel via the trumpeter town of Bad Säckingen. The city of culture impresses as a pocket-sized cosmopolitan city. From Basel, the Rhine bends to the north and becomes the Upper Rhine. Sun-drenched vineyards and venerable castles await you in the Markgräflerland region around Müllheim and Badenweiler. On our cycling tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route, discover Freiburg with a glass of  wine from the nearby Kaiserstuhl. Get to know Strasbourg, the capital of Europe, on an excursion to Alsace. The few to medium gradients of the well-maintained Rhine Valley Cycle Route are suitable for experienced cyclists, but also those who are not afraid of challenges.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    RH-KO9
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Offenburg
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 370 – 425 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of The Rhine Valley Cycle Route: Constance – Strasbourg

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Welcome to your bike tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route! Constance is the ideal starting point to get in the mood for your journey along the Rhine. Visit the lively old town and the Niederburg. From the tower of the cathedral you have an excellent panoramic view over the city to neighbouring Switzerland and the Alps. The Imperia is located at the harbour. The nine-metre-high statue is symbolic of the Council, which took place in the 15th century. The Constance Council building was the venue for the only papal election on German soil.

Day 2: Constance ‒ Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

You cycle through picturesque Swiss fishing villages on the first stage of your cycle tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route along Lower Lake to Stein am Rhein. The colourfully painted facades of the medieval old town houses and the former Benedictine abbey of St. Georgen will delight you. Back on the bike, you switch back and forth between Germany and Switzerland several times. On the Rhine cycle path you reach the cantonal capital Schaffhausen. The town's landmark is the Munot. The fortress towers over the town and is surrounded by vineyards. Discover the numerous historic oriels on an evening walk and listen to the Munotglöggli, which sounds every evening at 9 pm sharp.

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 60 km

A stone's throw from Schaffhausen lies Europe's largest and most water-rich waterfall. On a boat trip (included) you can get very close to the thundering waters of the Rhine Falls. Following the Rhine, you pass the Rheinau Monastery. Located on an island in the Rhine, the monastery is one of the most important in Switzerland. You will have to overcome a few ascents to reach your destination. Fabulous views of the Rhine landscape reward your efforts. You will spend the night in Waldshut-Tiengen.

Day 4: Waldshut-Tiengen – Basel, approx. 55 km + train ride (not included) or approx. 70 km

Several stops are worthwhile on today's stage of your cycle tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route. Laufenburg's historic old town is worth a stroll. The trumpeter town of Bad Säckingen impresses with the longest covered wooden bridge in Europe. In Rheinfelden you can take the train to Basel and shorten the stage (not included). In addition to numerous parks and a colourful cultural programme, the city of culture offers you the highest density of museums in Switzerland. Climb one of the two towers of Basel Cathedral. A unique view of the city and the Rhine compensates you for the 250 steps you have mastered.

Day 5: Basel – Müllheim / Badenweiler, approx. 50 / 45 km

With Basel, you leave the border triangle in a northerly direction. Away from the Rhine, you pedal hard to Müllheim and Badenweiler. Müllheim is considered the wine capital of the Markgräflerland region. Thanks to the warm climate, sun-drenched white wines thrive on countless vineyards. In nearby Badenweiler, the use of thermal springs has a long tradition. The Romans already used the healing effect of the warm springs. Baden Castle towers high above the town. From the restored keep you have a wonderful view over the Rhine plain and the Black Forest.

Day 6: Müllheim – Freiburg, approx. 40 / 35 km

At the foot of the Black Forest you cycle to Freiburg, Germany's southernmost city. The eye-catcher of the old town is the cathedral built of red sandstone. It is considered one of the masterpieces of German Gothic architecture. Enjoy a typical sausage on the Münsterplatz. The 35-centimetre-long Rostbratwurst is the city's crisp landmark. On a subsequent walk through the city, look out for the Bächle. Documented since the Middle Ages, the narrow watercourses splash merrily through the old town. But beware, according to folklore, anyone who accidentally steps into one of the brooks will have to marry a Fribourg citizen.

Day 7: Freiburg – Breisach / Vogtsburg, approx. 35 / 45 km

On the sixth stage of your cycle tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route, you cycle back to the Rhine. The town of Breisach is already clearly visible from afar. The St. Stephan's Minster, towering high above the Rhine plain, is a real eye-catcher both from the outside and the inside. The historic town centre behind the cathedral offers views of Alsace and the Black Forest. Vogtsburg im Kaiserstuhl, which consists of seven united winegrowing villages, is the largest winegrowing community in Baden-Württemberg. Visit the only corkscrew museum in Germany. You will spend the night in Breisach or in Vogtsburg.

Day 8: Breisach – Ettenheim, approx. 30 – 45 km

You cycle through the vineyards of the Kaiserstuhl to Ettenheim. Expect some ascents on the first few kilometres of the stage. Ettenheim is nestled in gently rolling vineyards, idyllic forests and orchards. The baroque town impresses with its narrow streets and time-honoured half-timbered houses and townhouses. A few kilometres away is Europa-Park in Rust (not included). Germany's largest amusement park attracts visitors with a wealth of attractions, shows and themed areas.

Day 9: Ettenheim – Strasbourg – Offenburg, approx. 35 / 70 km + Tram (not included)

The last stage of your cycle tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route offers you two options to reach Offenburg today. You cycle from Ettenheim to Kehl on the Rhine without any inclines. You can reach Strasbourg in a few minutes by tram (not included). In addition to international flair, the capital of Europe offers picturesque corners in the Tanners' quarter of La Petite France. Get to know the traditional cuisine of Alsace in the cosy wine taverns. Back in Kehl, you cycle to Offenburg. Alternatively, you can cycle directly from Ettenheim to Offenburg and use the train (not included) to visit Strasbourg.

Day 10: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your cycling tour on the Rhine Valley Cycle Route already ends. We are happy to extend your stay in Offenburg. You can return to Constance comfortably and without changing trains on the Black Forest Railway.


Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 30.03.2022 to 22.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from899 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from999 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1099 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from1199 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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Services

  • 9 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Offenburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded:

  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
  • Train journey Rheinfelden – Basel, approx. 5 euros per person incl. bike
  • Tram Kehl - Strasbourg – Kehl, approx. 9 euros per person excl. bike
  • Train journey Offenburg – Strasbourg – Offenburg, approx. 19 euros per person excl. bike
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

279 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Basel / Schaffhausen
 DBL

85 €

 SGL

115 €

Constance
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

other places
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg-Reisen unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Teenager's bike

45 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    RH-KO9
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Offenburg
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 370 – 425 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Returning to Constance
    On your own by train, hourly direct connections. Duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
Map of the Rhine Valley Cycle Route: Constance – Strasbourg

days
10

km / day avg.
50