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EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic – Black Sea


The Route: 4450 km long, EuroVelo 6 links the French city of Saint-Brevin-le-Pins on the Atlantic coast and Constanta on the edge of the Black Sea in Romania. The cycle path follows the course of Europe’s three great rivers - the Loire, the Rhine and the Danube - crossing ten multifaceted, cosmopolitan countries.

The Region: Starting point of this second section of EuroVelo 6: Mulhouse and its remarkable old industrial complex, its historical centre and the Rebberg belvedere. To the south of the Hardt Forest, heading east to west, the route leads to the junction of the Grand Canal d'Alsace and the Canal de Huningue. The passage through this ancestral forest has only minor slopes, and brings joy to cyclists. These vast, almost untouched green spaces offer many opportunities to recharge your batteries. From Kembs, the EuroVelo 6 follows the Huningue Canal through the Petite Camargue Alsacienne nature reserve, known for its extraordinary biodiversity. For the rest of the route, take the Three Countries path. You will then find yourself in the lively city of Basel. There, two options await you: cycling along the Swiss or German side of the border. On the Swiss side, near Muttenz, the ruins of Wartenberg are an extraordinary place to observe Augusta Raurica to Kaiseraugst. Augusta Raurica is home to the best-preserved ancient theatre north of the Alps.
After a bit of pedalling, you’ll arrive at the Germano-Swiss town of Rheinfelden. A perfect opportunity to take a leisurely stroll or have a picnic in a friendly atmosphere. The bridge over the Rhine and its adjacent peninsula, affectionately known as the "little island" by the locals, are particularly worth a visit. Continuing on the German side of EuroVelo 6, you come to the Tschamberhöhle, a cave with a stream and a waterfall running through it, the Devil's Hole (Teufelsloch), and a 40m funnel-shaped sinkhole. The neighbouring town of Bad Säckingen, called the trumpeter’s town, in reference to the story by Joseph von Scheffel, will charm you with its wooden bridge over the Rhine.

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