Waytypes of the stage
From Niffer, signposts indicate the EuroVelo 15 cycle route all the way along.
Initially, on the 3km of canal-side path up to Niffer Lock, this stage is free of motorized traffic. Then the way alternates between quiet roads with little motorized traffic and greenways going along a former railway line up to Neuf-Brisach. At various points, linking cycling trails lead across the border into Germany. There are also options for reaching the French city of Mulhouse.
Office du tourisme du Pays de Brisach, +33 (0)3 89 72 56 66
SNCF train services
TER Alsace regional stations at Habsheim and Rixheim
Niffer, the lock designed by the great 20th-century architect Le Corbusier - Ottmarsheim, the 11th-century Romanesque church - Chalampé, l'Ile du Rhin (an island on the Rhine with interesting flora and fauna)- Blodesheim, timberframe houses- Fessenheim, Musée de la Hardt and Maison Schoelcher (on a major slavery abolutionist); Maison des Energies (run by the electricy-provider EDF); the nuclear power station - Vogelgrun, the fish pass; the outdoor watersports centre - Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 17th-century fortified town and citadel designed by Vauban, who is dedicated a museum – Hardt Forest, cycling trails through the woods.
Specialist bicycle services
Bike hire, including of electric bikes, available from Neuf-Brisach