Canals & intimate rivers
13,99 Km
55 min
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13,99 km cycling route from Bâle to Kembs

On this short stage shared by EuroVelo 6 and 15 cycle routes you arrive at the French part of EV15 and the northeastern French region of Alsace. The stage starts where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, near the beautiful Swiss town of Basel. A magnificent footbridge crosses the Rhine, then you follow the Canal de Huningue until north of the town of Kembs and the Kembs-Niffer Lock, designed by the great architect Le Corbusier. Here, the routes divide. The EV15 continues beside the nature reserve of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne marshes and Hardt Forest.

Elevation of the stage

10 m 0 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 13,63 km By road: 0,36 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 0,35 km Accidenté: 12,89 km Inconnu: 0,74 km

Cycle route

The route is signposted all along with signs for EuroVelo 6 and 15.
Near the start of the stage, after the magnificent footbridge (and cycle-bridge) over the Rhine, and for just 350 metres or so, you need to take a road shared with motorized traffic. Then the route is free of motorized traffic to Kembs. It runs beside the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, along the well-surfaced towpath, up to Kembs’s riverboat stop.

Tourist information

Office du tourisme du pays de St-Louis-Huningue : +33 (0)3 89 70 04 49

SNCF train services

Basel has a major train station (run by Swiss Federal Railways, or CFF); then on the Alsace regional train network, there are stations at St-Louis, Bartenheim and Sierentz.

Don’t miss

Huningue, the wonderful Trois Pays (Three Countries) footbridge and cycle-bridge; the historical and military museum; the Parc des Eaux-Vives (for canoeing)
Saint-Louis, the Centre d'Initiation à l'Environnement, explaining the Petite Camargue Alsacienne marshes; the Fernet-Branca contemporary art museum, in a distinctively converted drinks factory
Village-Neuf, the Base Nautique des 3 Frontières, an outdoor watersports and recreation centre, plus swimming pool
Kembs, the historic balance bridge and riverboat stop; the belvedere looking down on the great Kembs-Niffer Lock; boat cruises on the waterways


Huningue, Village-Neuf, Friday mornings - St-Louis: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings

Specialist bicycle services

Specialist bike shops at St-Louis, Village-Neuf and Kembs
Bike hire, including electric bike hire, at Rosenau (Rhin et Découverte) and Village-Neuf.

Accommodation on the stage

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