Rhine: Freiburg round trip in the boarder triangle
Sunny landscapes for pampering
Look forward to this unique round trip by bicycle. Discover the beauty of the Breisgau, the cultural landscapes in Alsace, the deep quiet of the Rhine valley and the Markgräflerland - a sunny paradise garden in south-western Germany. You can expect soft rolling hills, magnificent vineyards, a mild climate and open-heated people. Badische, Swiss and French-Alsatian influences create a wonderful compound here and thus the trip is also a culinary experience. Your bike routes lead through flat and slightly wavy wide orchards and vineyards, along small rivers and canals, through the vast Rhine plains and along asparagus, corn, cereals, potatoes and tobacco. Discover this wonderful cities like Freiburg, Colmar - the capital of the Alsace wine - and Basel. Take well-deserved breaks and marvel at the architecture of Neuf-Brisach (UNESCO World Heritage Site), or visit the largest automotive museum in the world in Mulhouse. As if it would be not already beautiful enough, if you decide to cycle during spring, you will be amazed by the splendor of the apple and cherry blossom.
1. day Freiburg arrival
Look forward to Freiburg, Münster, Bächle, delicacies and good wine. Go on a discovery tour of this sunny international university city and enjoy the badisch sympathetic lifestyle.
2. day Freiburg – Colmar 58 km
Today the beautiful town of Breisach is waiting for you! Even from far away you can see on top of the Münsterberg the St. Stephan cathedral. Idyllic it overhangs the houses of the old town. But the beautiful cycling day has much more to offer. In Neuf-Brisach you can marvel at the imposing octagonal baroque fortress, which was built in 1700 by Vauban, the fortress builder of Louis XIV. The star-shaped almost completely preserved fortress has such a dimension that the whole town Neuf-Brisach fits inside. Neuf-Brisach is as a whole a museum, but full of pulsating life. Wonderful ending the day in the beautiful town of Colmar, one of the most beautiful towns on the French Wine Road. It has a historic town-scape which proudly presents architecture from 6 centuries. Thanks to good restoration and loving care, it is a pleasure to stroll through the cobblestone streets.
3. day Colmar – Guebwiller 33 km
Today your route is going into the wine region! Behind Colmar you are slowly but surely leaving the flat Rhine valley and charming vineyards will be your companions. Without steep inclines you cycle through dreamy wine villages. Alsatian half-timbered medieval town centers in this glorious wine country invite for taking pictures and breaks. In Guebwiller you will marvel at the pretty sandstone church. In the evening you should let yourself be pampered with the domestic good cuisine.
4. day Guebwiller – Mulhouse 36 km
Today you discover a very special open-air museum. The Écomusée d'Alsace is set up like a real village from the early 20th century: roads, gardens, a river and, of course numerous buildings: Houses, a school, a chapel, a railway station, mills, craft workshops ... Knock on the doors of the houses and embark on a journey into the past. Afterward you can look forward to the beautiful Mulhouse. Marvel at the Old Town Hall from the 16th century, at the St. Stephen's Cathedral and visit the automobile museum with about 500 exceptional automobiles.
5. day Mulhouse – Basel 53 km
Today you have a relaxed tour on the beautiful bike path along the Rhine-Rhône canal and along the Eurovélo Route 6 after Illfurth. You will pass its unusual church that reminds on a pyramid. Through small villages you cycle to the border triangle and to the beautiful city of Basel. In the afternoon you can visit the Cathedral of Basel, marvel at the historic town hall and stroll happily romantic streets of the well-preserved medieval old town.
6. day Basel – Müllheim 42 km
At the Rhine it is ideal for cycling. Your bike will roll almost by itself. Take a break in the small village Ottmarsheim and marvel at the abbey church. This significant architectural monument of the early 11th century was built on the model of Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne in Aachen as octagon. Idyllic the cycle path leads through a thousand year old cultural landscape and a beautiful tourist region to the old wine and mill town of Müllheim.
7. day Müllheim – Freiburg 34 km
This morning Heitersheim is awaiting you with its Malter Castle and the interesting Roman museum. Stroll through the city and walk through the romantic castle courtyard and through the rose covered corridors. You can rest under the old court lime tree, or in the castle park and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains of the southern Black Forest. Your stage leads then to the Breisgau and through Bad Krozingen, known for its rich carbonated mineral-thermal springs, back to the beautiful city of Freiburg.
8. day Freiburg departure
After breakfast your varied cycling tour ends in Freiburg.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
01.04. – 14.04.2023
15.04. – 02.06.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
03.06. – 29.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Freiburg round trip in the boarder triangle and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Freiburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Freiburg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
At your hotel "Stadt Freiburg" there is on-site parking available for 10,- Euro / night. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 24-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier.
We can also send GPS tracks if you wish.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle mostly on bike trails with good surface, rural roads. On two days there is hilly terrain.
Extrakosten, die nicht im Reisepreis inbegriffen sind
Eine möglicherweise anfallende Kurtaxe ist nicht Bestandteil des Reisepreises und daher im Hotel vor Ort zu zahlen.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Minster, small streams, delicacies and wine paired with sustainability - you will find all of this and much more in Freiburg. Go on a tour of discovery through the sunny city and let the pleasant Baden way of life combined with the flair of an international university and ecological flagship city work its magic on you. Freiburg gives you a warm welcome.
Neuf-Brisach is the Citadel of the Sun King since it was founded in 1699 at Louis XIV's behest. Today, it is considered as Vauban's masterpiece. Its architecture is unique in Europe, and the Citadel is listed as part of the world Heritage by UNESCO. Its parade ground, pure lines, 48 quarters forming a perfect octagon and bastion fortifications make it unique in its kind.
Colmar combines the intimacy of a small town with an impressive wealth of cultural heritage. The birthplace of the famous sculptor Bartholdi, creator of the famous Statue of Liberty, is also the birthplace of "Hansi", the world-famous Alsatian draftsman. The absolute highlight, however, is undeniable "Little Venice" (Petit Venise), which you must not miss! Of course it is also very nice to stroll through the city and to admire the half-timbered houses at the Quai de la Poissonnerie in the great historical center. Those interested in culture will complete their stay in Colmar with a visit to the Museum Unterlinden to admire the famous Isenheim altar.
With great skill and intelligence, the city of Mulhouse has succeeded in culturally exploiting the industrial past and arouse curiosity: you will be amazed how closely the museums are still connected with the industries that founded the wealth of the city. Did you know, incidentally, that the museums of technology are also known across the borders and that the Automobile Museum is one of the most impressive museums of its kind in the world? It offers a large collection of vehicles that fascinate young and old alike.
In the old town you can walk wonderfully and enter the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this textile city. There are many historical buildings, such as the Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville) or the Protestant Church of Saint-Étienne. Numerous interesting museums, which have given Mulhouse the title of "City of Art and History", owe to the dynamism of the city's cultural figures.
Three illustrious names connect with this church. Their construction was to honor Charlemagne. The most important German pope of the Middle Ages dedicated them. From the family of the founder came the family of the Habsburgs, the most famous of which, five hundred years later, saw the sun in his realm.
Home to 40 museums, the city of culture for connoisseurs has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to rest a while.
Basel Fondation Beyeler
From Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, to Picasso, Matisse, Klee, Giacometti to Warhol, Bacon and the African, Alaska and Oceania tribes: the famous Beyeler collection brings together around 250 masterpieces of 20th century art.
In 1997, the museum was opened by an idyllic park, the museum building is the work of Stararchitekt Renzo Piano.
The Fondation Beyeler owes its special appeal to the connection of the important collection with a fascinating museum architecture and landscape as well as the changing exhibitions at the highest international level.
Basel Vitra Design Museum
The Vitra Design Museum is one of the world's leading design fairs.
It is based in an extraordinary museum building by the Californian architect Frank Gehry. There, the museum shows 2-3 exhibitions on historical and contemporary developments of the design.
These exhibitions give the visitor an insight into the variety and importance of design by giving inspiration, background and process of design in vivid presentations, including related areas such as architecture, art, or other cultures.