Long-distance cycle routes

Karlsruhe borders four major long-distance routes: the Rhine Cycle Route, Rhine Valley Way, Black Forest Way and Stromberg-Murrtal Cycle Path. 

The internationally renowned, cross-border "Pan-European Cycle Path" leads from the French capital, Paris, via Karlsruhe, to the Czech Republic.

The fan-shaped city is therefore easily accessible by bike from all directions and a worthwhile cultural stop along the various long-distance and regional routes, offering a varied cultural programme.

Rhine Valley Way

The Baden-Württemberg Rhine Valley Way is around 512 kilometres long, running from Constance, via Stein am Rhein, Basel, Kaiserstuhl and Karlsruhe to Heppenheim (Bergstraße).

Rheintal Radweg
© Achim Mende

Rhine Cycle Route

From Weil am Rhein/ Basel to Lampertheim, cyclists can cover the 320-kilometre Baden-Württemberg stretch of the Rhine - and change banks as they go, because the Rhine Cycle Route runs along the right riverbank in Germany and the left bank in France. The Rhine Cycle Route is also known as D-Route 8 and EuroVelo15.


Veloroute Rhein
© Achim Mende

Black Forest Way

Cycling along the around 370-kilometre Black Forest Way from Karlsruhe to Lörrach is a great way to experience the wildly romantic Mittelgebirge landscape, with its dark pine forests and lush green meadows.

Stromberg-Murrtal Cycle Path

From Karlsruhe city centre, the Stromberg-Murrtal Way runs via Durlach, Karlsruhe's oldest district, to Pfinztal. The cycle path leads you through small villages with beautiful half-timbered houses. Other sights include the ancient monastery in Maulbronn, historic Bietigheim Old Town and Schiller's birthplace, Marbach. The Stomberg-Murrtal Way ends in Gaildorf, where it links up with the Kocher-Jagst Way. The route mainly runs along tarmac cycle paths and roads with little traffic.

Pan-Europa Cycle Path

Europe is becoming increasingly integrated. Building on this premise, the Pan-European Cycle Path links several existing long-distance cycle paths to form a route from Paris to Prague. The German section of the route runs through the middle of Southern Germany, from Kehl am Rhein to the Czech border. In Karlsruhe, the Pan-European Cycle Path follows the same route as the Rhine Valley Cycle Path.

Paneuropa Radweg
Information board Paneuropa bike path - © Tourismuszentrum Oberpfälzer Wald

Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email touristinfo@karlsruhe-tourismus.de.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH