Canals & intimate rivers
47,44 Km
3 h 09 min
I begin / Family
Saverne / Strasbourg
Leaving Saverne, a town known as the ‘Cité des Roses’ and boasting the magnificent Château des Rohan, EuroVelo 5 joins the Véloroute du Canal de la Marne au Rhin, taking you peacefully along the Zorn Valley to the outskirts of Strasbourg. Along the way, enjoy the open landscapes of the Alsace Plain and stop at the Villa Météor at Hochfelden for a beer-themed halt. Strasbourg claims to be France’s leading cycling city and makes for an unmissable stop. Take time to wander around the historic centre, especially the quarter known as Petite France and the stunningly decorated cathedral. You can’t leave without (re-)tasting Alsace’s famous culinary specialities.
71 m 15 m


Head off from Saverne’s lovely river port. The cycle route follows the canal and is entirely set up as a greenway up to Strasbourg. This is an ideal stage to do as a family. Follow the signposting for EuroVelo 5.

SNCF train stations

Train stations at Lutzelbourg, Saverne and Strasbourg

  • Regional TER line serving Nancy - Saverne - Strasbourg
  • Regional TER line serving Metz - Saverne - Strasbourg
  • TGV high-speed services to and from Strasbourg (serving Paris, Mulhouse, Dijon and more)

Don’t miss

  • Saverne: the Port de Plaisance (or river port); the Château des Rohan; the Roseraie (rose gardens).
  • Hochfelden: Villa Météor and its brewery.
  • Wingersheim: Sentier houblonnier (a Hops Trail).
  • Brumath: Jardin remarquable de l'Escalier.
  • Reichstett: Parc de la Maison Alsacienne (featuring all manner of traditional houses).
  • Strasbourg: Notre Dame Cathedral; European Quarter; Petite France Quarter; La Neustadt Quarter; the many museums around Strasbourg.

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