Churches, Kings and Traditions
Along the canal and the "Manchester of France"
Mulhouse is known as the “Manchester of France” because of its formerly textile industry. History enthusiasts are encouraged to use their visit to the city for a peek at the numerous fascinating museums as the Cité de l'Automobile and the Railroad Museum.
The path then continues along the Rhone–Rhine Canal, passing interesting locks on the way to Baschwiller and the historical city of Thann, with its St. Theobald cathedral. Bikers can then use the EuroVelo 5 Bike Path until Soultz-Haut-Rhin. Nearby Ungersheim, presents the next chance for a break; its outdoor museum “Ecomusée d’Alsace” promises a look at the historical architecture and culture of the region.
The route then follows the EuroVelo 5 Bike Path in the direction of Ensisheim. Bikers can make their way toward the Rhine via Munchouse and Fessenheim and cross the river to Bremgarten.
The journey continues through the vineyards of the Markgräflerland region and farther to Müllheim and then to Neuenburg. Those with enough stamina can make a detour at Müllheim to the charming city of Badenweiler, nestled in the romantic foothills of the southern Black Forest.
The path crosses the Rhine yet again and returns bikers to the Alsace region. Bantzenheim and Ottmarsheim, with its abbey church, are just two of the highlights on the way back.