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Long-distance cycle trail

Rhine Cycle Route - EuroVelo15 / Palatinate

Long-distance cycle trail · Alsace
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  • Rheinaue-Museum
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    Photo: Südpfalz-Tourismus LK GER e.V., Norman P. Krauss
  • Stadt- und Festungsmuseum
    / Stadt- und Festungsmuseum
    Photo: Südpfalz-Tourismus LK GER e.V., Norman P. Krauss
  • Nachenfahrt auf dem Altrhein
    / Nachenfahrt auf dem Altrhein
    Photo: Südpfalz-Tourismus e.V., Norman P. Krauss
  • Ziegeleimuseum
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    Photo: Ziegeleimuseum Sondernheim
  • Altpörtel
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0 200 400 m km 20 40 60 80 100 120 Rheinauenlandschaft Stadt- und Festungsmuseum Germersheim Dom zu Speyer - UNESCO- Weltkulturerbe Alte Münz

The Rhine Cycle Route passes through three of Rhineland-Palatinate’s tourism regions. From the border with France in the south, it traverses the Palatinate, Rhenish Hesse and the Rhine Valley until it reaches the North Rhine-Westphalia border at Rolandseck. It utilises stretches of tow path, often under high poplar trees directly on the river banks, but also loops around sections of the Altrhein river and some built-up areas. 

125.7 km
8:40 h
4 m
34 m

This section of the famous “Véloroute Rhin” keeps to the left bank of the Rhine as it passes through Germersheim, Speyer, Ludwigshafen and Worms, and features plenty of interesting sights. In Germersheim, you can visit the fortress and Weissenburg Gate. The impressive cathedral towns of Speyer and Worms are also well worth a visit. 

NB: The Rhine Cycle Route in Germersheim between Rhine-Km 383 and the entrance to the Rhine meadows is closed due to landscaping work on the Rhine meadows and river banks. The work is scheduled to last until the end of May 2017. There is a signposted diversion along parallel routes. 

Author’s recommendation

Picturesque villages and countless museum treasures are perfect for detours and stopovers en route.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Barbara Imo
Updated: January 31, 2019

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112 m
87 m
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Rest Stop

Rheinschänke Pfälzer Land

Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Equipment

Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.

Tips, hints and links

Feedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: radwege@lbm.rlp.de www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).

Start

Lauterbourg (109 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.957538, 8.186316
UTM
32U 440434 5423054

Destination

Worms

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the tour at Lauterbourg in Alsace. After around 4 kilometres, we leave France behind us as we pass the mouth of the Lauter river and cycle down the Rhine towards Neuburg am Rhein. The cycle route runs mostly behind or on the main Rhine dike through the natural scenery of the Palatinate’s Rhine wetlands. We reach Germersheim via Wörth, Leimersheim and Hördt. Germersheim is home to historic fortifications, underground passageways and park-like parade grounds. Back on the cycle path, we pass acres of arable land and orchards as we head towards Lingenfeld. After another 18 kilometres, we reach the cathedral town of Speyer. It is worth stopping here to explore the numerous museums, Maximilianstraße with the Altpörtel gate, and of course the impressive cathedral.   We continue cycling along the river to Otterstadt and then Altrip, where we bid the Rhine a fond farewell. The next 20 kilometres take us in an arc around the centre of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, through the districts of Rheingönheim, Maudach, Oggersheim and Oppau. After another 11 kilometres, we reach the cathedral town of Worms.

Public transport

On the right and left banks of the Rhine: railway lines along the entire route

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Distance
125.7 km
Duration
8:40 h
Ascent
4 m
Descent
34 m
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