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Completion of EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route in the Bas-Rhin Region

21.08.2017
Milestone

Last month a 3 km long section of EuroVelo 15- Rhine Cycle Route was inaugurated between Sessenheim and Auenheim in the Bas-Rhin Region in France.  It was the last ‘missing section’ of the EuroVelo 15 in the region and its opening was the focus of a double celebration because it also represented the 1,000th km of realised cycle routes in Bas-Rhin.

Robert METZ, Maire de Sessenheim

During the ceremony a special marker was installed to indicate the 1,000th km of realised cycle routes in the Bas-Rhin region. The marker is located on the section of the Rhine Cycle Route between Strasbourg and Lauterbourg.  Both milestones – the 3 km long road extension and the 1,000th km of cycle routes in the Bas-Rhin region – were celebrated at a cycle festival in Drusenheim. The President of the Municipal Council, Frederic Bierry, used this opportunity to point out his engagement in this project and his support for Slow Mobility in the past few years.

In total, EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route is 1,233 km long and leads cyclists from Andermatt in Switzerland to the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands.  It is the first fully certified EuroVelo route.  You can find out more information about the route here.

All the main points of interest in the Bas-Rhin region are now linked to each other thanks to the region’s cycle route network. The cycle paths of this network, lead the cyclist along former railway lines, rural paths, forest trails and low-traffic streets . For more information on the cycle route network in the Bas-Rhin region, please have a look at their website.