This cycle route, partly on shared routes with a few vehicles authorized to travel (agricultural machinery or residents), follows the Ill valley between Hippoltskirch in the Alsatian Jura and Altkirch, the small capital of Sundgau. It crosses beautiful villages with typical Sundgauvian architecture.
The Henflingen Waldighoffen section is the only part still in the planning phase. It is therefore necessary to take the departmental road for 3 km between these two municipalities. The rest of the route is on a cycle track or very little used routes.
Altkirch-Henflingen : 10km for a 5m drop (75m in the other direction) Waldighoffen- Hippoltskirch : 16 km including 205m of elevation (88m in the other direction)
Map and guide Sundgau cycle routes available at the Tourist Office.
This greenway, accessible from Euro Velo 6, which runs along the Rhone-Rhine canal, takes an old railway line and links Dannemarie to Pfetterhouse, going up gently the valley of the Largue characterized by its numerous ponds, and its typical Sundgauvian villages.
Do not hesitate to take a detour in the heart of these charming little towns in the valley because this Green Way, very shaded, and pleasant in summer, walks in the middle of nature, outside of villages.
To see along the route:
- the Sundgau nature house in Altenach
- the oak of St-Ulrich
- the Church of Mertzen
- the half-timbered houses of Friesen
- the stork enclosure of Seppois le Bas
Length : 18 km
Elevation : 180m in the Dannemarie Pfetterhouse direction, 20m in the other direction.
Map of sundgau cycling routes available at the Tourist Office and to download here.
This 3653 km route, which connects the Atlantic to the Black Sea, follows the three largest European rivers, the Loire, the Rhine and the Danube, from Nantes to Budapest, crossing 10 countries.
In Alsace, it crosses the Sundgau along the Rhône-Rhine canal then joins Mulhouse Kembs and Huningue before entering Switzerland.
- Montreux-Vieux / Mulhouse train station: 35 km
- Mulhouse-station / Huningue: 33 km
- Total elevation Montreux-Vieux / Huningue: 50m
The majority of the route in Sundgau takes secure greenways because they are separate from car traffic, the rest using low traffic roads or cycle routes.
Further information: https://fr.eurovelo.com/ev6