This cycle route, partly on shared lanes with a few vehicles authorized to circulate (agricultural or local vehicles), takes 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 Oberdorf section is the only one still in the planning phase. It is therefore necessary to take the departmental road for 2 km between these two municipalities. The rest of the route takes place on a cycle path or on very little-used lanes.
Altkirch-Henflingen : 10, 5km for 75m of vertical drop (30m in the other direction) Waldighoffen- Hippoltskirch : 16 km including 205m vertical drop (88m in the other direction)
Map and guide Sundgau cycle routes available at the Tourist Office.
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 station: 35 km
- Mulhouse-station / Huningue: 33 km
- Total elevation Montreux-Vieux / Huningue: 50m
The majority of the route in the Sundgau follows secure greenways as they are separated from car traffic, the rest using low traffic roads or cycle facilities.
Additional information: https://fr.eurovelo.com/ev6