EuroVelo 6 in Switzerland starts in the culture city of Basel: tradition-conscious, cosmopolitan and contrasty, Basel is considered a hub for culture, music and architecture. The route goes along the national Veloland-Route No2 "Rhein Route" to Augusta Raurica, the old roman city, with a well preserved antique theater.
Cycling along the Rhine eastbound, a lot of picturesque medieval cities await you, like Rheinfelden, Laufenburg or Kaiserstuhl. Wellness havens with hot springs can be found in Rheinfelden and Bad Zurzach.
The Upper Rhine found its bed between the Black Forest and the Jura mountains, large and iddle at times, narrow and wild at others. Romantic meadowy landscapes make this section particularly enjoyable.
Next to Schaffhausen you'll find the Rhine Falls, the biggest water fall in Europe and one of the most visited sites in Switzerland. More than 150m large and a height of 23m, under normal conditions, 700 m3 of water per second rush down the rocks.
Over the medieval city of Schaffhausen sits the impressive fortress of "Munot": The houses of the old town are richly decorated with bay windows and precious house-fronts. With its location on the Upper Rhein and surrounded by vineyards, the city is a popular excursion and holiday destination. Just as worth a visit is Stein am Rhein, this richly decorated city, before the route follows along the "Untersee" in direction of Germany.
Basel - Constance
SwitzerlandMobility, the National Coordination Centre, coordinates and communicates the most attractive, officially signposted routes for walking, cycling, mountainbiking, skating and canoeing in Switzerland. On the SwitzerlandMobility Foundation website, you will be able to access detailed descriptions of EuroVelo 6 in Switzerland, including online maps, all kinds of cycling friendly services and links to public transport connections.