Rhine Cycle Route
“The Rhine combines every quality a river can exhibit. The rapidity of the Rhone, the breadth of the Loire, the rocks of the Meuse, the sinuosity of the Seine, the translucency of the Somme, the historical reminiscences of the Tiber, the regal dignity of the Danube, the mysterious influence of the Nile, the golden sands of the glittering streams of the New World, the phantoms of some Asiatic stream” – Victor Hugo. Open to cyclists of all capabilities, the Rhine cycle route runs along one of the largest rivers in Europe. From the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine has fostered cultural and economic dialogue between the Alpine arc and Northern Europe for over 2000 years. Explore the beauty of this river landscape and the picturesque towns and villages lining its banks, a number of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Dutch part of the Rhine cycle route runs between Millingen and Hoek van Holland. This part of the route consists of several parts of LF routes. LF routes are national cycle routes perfect for multi-day cycle trips. These long-distance, cross-border routes constitute a national network of approximately 4,500 kilometres. They are signposted in two directions with rectangular white signs with green lettering. The signs show the route number, the route name and a directional arrow. Dutch LF routes don’t end at the border. There are plenty of options to cycle on to Belgium, Germany or Great Britain.
Cycling the Rhine Route?
Don’t forget to upload your best pictures, for example the lighthouse by the Oberalppass to the Facebookpage of VVV Hoek van Holland. Make sure to pick up your Rhine Route certificate at the tourist information Hoek van Holland to complete this unique achievement.