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 Waldighoffen section is the only one 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 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
This greenway, accessible from Euro Velo 6, which runs along the Rhône-Rhine canal, takes an old railway line and connects Dannemarie to Pfetterhouse, gently sloping up the Largue valley characterized by its many 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 the villages.
To see along the route:
- the Sundgau Nature Center 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 cycle routes available at the Tourist Office and To download here.