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Euro Velo 6Half day

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 

Stuwa is a contemporary art route that presents 23 works located in public spaces and spread over 21 municipalities of Sundgau.
The Stuwa was the living room of the traditional Sundgauvian house. It is in this place of gathering and exchange that the language, the tales, the history and the cuisine, in short the culture of the territory, were forged and shared.
Each work contributes to the renewal of our view on the environment, nature thanks to the sensitive and original interpretation of the Sundgauvien territory by the invited artists.
These works of art come from a selection of local and national artists proposed by the exhibition curator of the association COAL, art and sustainable development.

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.

 - length:
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.

Sundgau, South Alsace, Cycling Paradise, it is above all a set of routes where pleasure and discovery go hand in hand. We offer nearly 300 km of marked discovery tours allowing you, in all serenity, to explore one of the most beautiful regions of Alsace, authentic, mysterious and preserved from mass tourism.

On a scale of 1: 75, this map, available free of charge from Sundgau tourist offices, presents 000 cycling circuits, from 9 to 25 km with the main tourist sites crossed. The map highlights the secure cycle paths including the Euro Vélo 45 which crosses the Sundgau. The card is completed with a guide which describes the 9 routes at a price of 5 €.

Ill cycle route - southern partHalf day30,2km187cm
This route starts in Altkirch, capital of Sundgau. Located at the crossroads of Switzerland and Germany, this Alsatian region is known for its beautiful half-timbered peasant houses, its multiple ponds, its varied landscapes, its authentic heritage and its culinary specialty: Carpe-Frite. The Ill valley cycle route crosses several emblematic towns in southern Alsace. You will discover in particular Hirtzbach, also called "the pearl of flowerings", famous for its qualification "flowered village", its park or the Castle of Reinach. Between nature and heritage, you can discover the Peasant Museum in Oltingue or the Stork Enclosure in Raedersdorf.

This circuit to the southwest of Sundgau crosses the medieval city of Ferrette, runs along the Grumbach valley and sets off to explore the Alsatian Jura. Relaxing at the Courtavon lake or observing the Morimont castle can be the subject of a short detour. A small passage in Switzerland requires to bring an identity document.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

Largue valley cycle routeHalf day19km163cm
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.

This circuit offers a unique discovery of the Sundgau. It crosses villages quite unknown to cyclists, it is an interesting alternative that allows you to feel the influence of neighboring Franche-Comté. This route takes the Nantes-Budapest cycle route which runs along the Rhône-Rhine canal. The multiple locks offer a real spectacle from the towpath. 

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

This circuit allows you to discover the Alsatian Jura. It takes the Lucelle valley and runs along the Swiss border. Many times panoramas present themselves to the eyes of the cyclist who travels this route. It is a circuit that will be appreciated by athletes.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

This circuit offers varied landscapes drawn by the Sundgauvian hills. The discovery can begin in Altkirch, a city of 6 inhabitants and the capital of Sundgau. From Carspach, the small forest road taken leads to the cycle path of the Largue valley. The route follows the cycle path which runs along the Rhône-Rhine canal to Illfurth and offers a beautiful panorama of the Vosges. Departure advised from the Ill parking lot in Altkirch.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

  • Hagenthal-le-Bas Castle

    Hagenthal-le-Bas Castle

  • Landskron aerial view south

    Landskron aerial view south

It is the shortest of the 9 circuits offered. It runs along and crosses the Swiss border twice. Small hooks will allow you to walk the Landskron castles or discover the Saint-Brice chapel nestled in a bucolic setting. The panoramas over the Alsatian Jura and Basel countryside are superb. Note that this circuit is not marked on Swiss territory.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

This route runs along the Ill and allows you to discover many curiosities which will be as many opportunities to make a stop: flowery villages, chapels, Peasant Museum of Oltingue. Ferrette, a medieval city built in a picturesque site, is also on the circuit.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

International route of 193 km (including 45 km in the Sundgau), created in 1996, which offers a loop through France, Switzerland and Germany on both sides of the Rhine. It connects the cities of Mulhouse, Basel, Rheinfelden, and Neuenburg. A hiking map, in French and German, describes the route and its variants. Beautiful marked route, mostly on secure tracks, with slight drops.

This circuit leads to the discovery of the Largue valley and a landscape dotted with a multitude of ponds. Along the Largue cycle path, the Maison de la Nature d'Altenach and the Hindlingen stork enclosure provide the opportunity to make a short stop. The route leads through Hirtzbach, a typical Sundgauvien village, beautifully flowered and traversed by the Ill. From Carspach to Altenach a peaceful forest landscape will be appreciated.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

This circuit crosses several villages very representative of Sundgauvian architecture: many half-timbered houses adorn the route. It leads to the discovery of the Hundsbach valley, a river which has helped to shape this hilly landscape.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

This circuit in the center of Sundgau allows you to soak up the rurality of this territory. The villages crossed, the landscapes which evolve as you go along are the attractions of this discovery. A detour to Feldbach may be necessary for lovers of Romanesque art.

La map of the 9 circuits is distributed free of charge in the offices of the Tourist Office. Topoguide sold for € 5.

 

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