Germany

With ten EuroVelo routes, Germany is THE country for cycling tours in Europe. More than 260 bicycle routes lead cyclists through the country's varied landscapes. Whether you cycle along the coast or one of the numerous rivers, through impressive mountainous landscapes or historical and modern cities, you will certainly find a ride that suits your tastes. Culinary enjoyments, cultural monuments and sights of untouched nature along the routes complete the bicycle travel experience in Germany.

National Information

ADFC: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

The ADFC is a nationwide, Non-Profit-Organisation with over 200,000 bicycle-enthusiastic members whose shared aim is to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Besides encouraging environmentally-friendly and therefore sustainable forms of transport, the ADFC provides advice on all aspects of cycling. This includes advice on buying a bike, technology and cycling accessories, tourism-related and political issues.

030 2091498-0

ADFC Quality Cycling Routes

Currently, 37 quality routes in Germany, 2 qualitity routes abroad and 6 cycling tour regions carry the ADFC seal of quality. The link provides more information.

ADFC's brochure "Discover Germany by bike"

On the online presentation of the ADFC's brochure you will find a selection of the most beautiful bike routes in Germany.

Bett+Bike - Bicycle Friendly Accommodation

Around 5,800 hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, nature houses and camping sites are tailored to the needs of cyclists. Guest companies meeting ADFC quality criteria are marked with a sign at the entrance.

German Tourism Center e.V., DZT

The DZT has promoted Germany abroad on behalf of the federal government for more than 60 years. It advertises the touristic diversity of Germany throughout the world. It therefore advertises for one of the biggest and most popular brands - the travel country Germany. A selection of attractive long distance cycle routes can be found on www.germany.travel with route descriptions and references of Bed+Bike establishments.

+49 (0)69 974640

Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route Handbook

From the source to the mouth: 1233 kilometres of cycling fun with a river view. You are looking for cyclist-friendly accommodation close to Andermatt? You are interested in seeing Düsseldorf’s sights? You fancy trying Alsatian “Flammkuchen” in Strasbourg or wine in Rhineland Palatinate or perhaps you would like to rent a bike on the Dutch coast? Step by step, or better put stage by stage, you will find all the transnational information as well as helpful tour tips and tricks.

Events

Kölner Sternfahrt

Die Kölner Fahrrad-Sternfahrt ist mittlerweile Tradition in der Domstadt. Traditionell starten die Radler am Vormittag von vielen Treffpunkten im Kölner Stadtgebiet und Umgebung. Sternförmig fahren die einzelnen Gruppen dann über mehrere Routen in die Kölner Innenstadt. Dort beginnt eine gemeinsame Rundfahrt, die mit einer großen Abschlusskundgebung mit verschiedenen Rednern und Informationsständen endet. Foto: ©Dominik Ketz/Tourismus NRW e.V.

Autofreier Sonntag Siegtal Pur

Am ersten Sonntag im Juli ist das Siegtal auf rund 115 Kilometern für den gesamten Autoverkehr gesperrt und den Radlern, Inline-Skatern, Joggern und Fußgängern vorbehalten. Die dürfen sich dann zwischen 9 und 18 Uhr beim Radeln, Skaten, Wandern oder Laufen so richtig breitmachen. Bei zahlreichen Straßen- und Sportfesten entlang der Strecke gibt es jede Menge Aktionen sowie viele Möglichkeiten sich mit Getränken und Speisen zu stärken. Foto: ©Naturregion Sieg

Bookable Offers

The Danube from Passau to Budapest

EV6
@Austria @Germany @Hungary @Slovakia

Two weeks to ride on one of the most beautiful trails in Europe. From Passau to Vienna, the route is a genuine succession of gorgeous landscapes, castles, cities and monasteries; you will cross the Wachau, a wine-growing region classified by Unesco and you will visit Passau, Linz and Vienna. From Vienna to Budapest, the route runs through the National Park of Stopfenreuther and rich wine-growing areas and through cities with unique heritages, including Bratislava and Budapest.

Bike Tour Chur-Basel

EV15
@Austria @Germany @Liechtenstein @Switzerland

Our trip goes from central Switzerland, through Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, back to Switzerland, in the picturesque Basel on the Rhine's knee. The panorama of the Alps and the grandiose view over the Lac of Constance will make for lasting impressions and a lot of variety. You will cycle through Switzerland's Grand Canyon and through nice little villages. Further down the road the valleys get wider, the mountains softer and the first vineyards indicate the mild climate of the Lac of Constan…

Bike Tour Chur-Rotterdam

EV15
@Austria @Germany @Liechtenstein @Netherlands @Switzerland

Join us on one of the longest and most beautiful bike tours across Europe. We follow one of the biggest and most impressive rivers of the continent. The Rhine links several cultures and varied landscapes from the Swiss Alps, through the principality of Liechtenstein, through Austria and Germany to the Netherlands and the Grand Finale on the North Sea. Duration: 28 nights/29 days. Price: from 2.958€

Bike Tour Basel Speyer

EV15
@France @Germany @Switzerland

Most of the time the Rhine forms the natural border between France and Germany, between French savoir-vivre and German coziness. The past hasn't always been that peaceful, as you can see along the route, finding yourself often between former French and German fortifications. The region has nonetheless been enjoyable, passing through several historic sites - from the Swiss Basel via Freiburg to the European city of Strasbourg, by Karlsruhe to the picturesque city of Speyer and its cathedral.

Neckar, Rhine & Vines CYCLING TOURS THROUGH PARADISE

EV15
@Germany

Sweet fruits hang plumply from the trees and bushes along the cycle path. You only have to stretch out your hand to taste one of them. It is truly a paradise sight when kiwis, figs and cherries grow so richly in the area between the Rhine, Neckar and German Wine Road. It is probably also this culinary wealth that makes people so proud of their homeland. So proud that they give each and every guest their full attention. Photo: ©Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim, Nico Bohnert

Three Imperial Cathedrals along the Rhine SPEYER, WORMS & MAINZ

EV15
@Germany

The enormous imperial cathedrals in Speyer, Worms and Mainz are impressive witnesses of almost a thousand years of history along the largest European river. This special charm of nature and culture continues to entice! Enjoy a multifaceted and very exciting bike tour along the romantic Old arms of the Rhine, passing many cultural highlights in the largest German wine-growing regions of Rhine-Hesse and Palatinate. Photo: ©Pfalz.Touristik e.V

Loop tour around Koblenz

EV15
@Germany

Discover the Rhine Cycle Route around Koblenz. Two circular tours take you through the Upper and Lower Middle Rhine Valley. Castles, palaces, vineyards and historic sites await you in this unique cultural landscape. Included: 3 nights/breakfast in a bike-friendly hotel in Koblenz, combined ticket for the Koblenz cable car, extensive cycling map material (including Bikeline cycling map of the Rhine Cycle Route) Photo:©Dominik Ketz/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH