I had already proposed you a bike ride from Strasbourg and had positive feedback from you. So here is a second one, which this time will take you to the other side of the Rhine to our German neighbors. The itinerary only passes through bicycle paths, which is very pleasant to not worry about cars!
The walk starts in the Neudorf district of Strasbourg, in order to quickly reach the Jardin des Deux Rives (Franco-German garden located on both sides of the Rhine) and then cross the Passerelle des Deux Rives which leads to Germany. It then follows the Rhine, sometimes along the water’s edge, sometimes on small country paths, and at one point joins the famous Piste des Forts. This part of the walk is really lovely! Calm and bucolic as you wish…
We pass again in France by the Pfimlin Bridge then we follow a little the road: this part has nothing pleasant because very busy, but the cycle track is protected from the cars and we feel thus in safety. Note that there is currently work going on on part of the runway, but I was still able to pass through.
The itinerary then quickly reaches the Neuhof forest and its beautiful paths, then the banks of the Rhone-Rhine Canal which are also very pleasant. All that remains is to follow the canal to Strasbourg, possibly making a small detour if you want to go swimming in the Baggersee lake (a sign indicates it, count 10 minutes more to go and the same for the return): in the heart of summer, it can be a very good idea!
- Nice and easy walk
- Different landscapes: Rhine, forest, canal…
- Bicycle paths all along the ride
- Stroll between France and Germany
I liked less
- Small part along the road (but protected)
My pictures of the bike ride between France and Germany
Departure and arrival
Avenue Jean-Jaurès in Strasbourg (Neudorf district)
- Distance: about 30 km
- Duration: about 2h30