Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

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Sarah
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Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

Postby Sarah » 20 Jul 2019, 7:00pm

Looking at cycling Eurovelo 15 from Wiesbaden to Andermatt in late September. I can only find information from south to north. I’m assuming it’s also easy to navigate from north to south? Any comments on cycling the route from north to south?

Jdsk
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Re: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

Postby Jdsk » 21 Jul 2019, 8:48am

Just ridden Alps to North Sea.

I used the GPX courses from the Cicerone guide. That also has a pretty good text description but if I were going the wrong way I'd rewrite it for my own use.

Signposting mostly good. But you need to understand the national names for the EV15 etc.

It's very flat between Rotterdam and Basel. Both ways! Wind was mostly against us.

Jonathan

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Re: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

Postby HobbesOnTour » 21 Jul 2019, 10:43am

Nothing wrong with going in either direction, except for the fact that you're facing into a climb to get to Andermatt.
Practically the whole route is on dedicated cycling paths. All you have to do is choose which side of the river to cycle on in most areas.

However, by starting in Wiesbaden and heading south you are missing out some of the most scenic parts of the whole route. Personally, I have found the sections from Cologne heading south to be the most picturesque, but even taking a detour as far north as Koblenz, then back to Wiesbaden would be worthwhile, I believe. The river towns, the Rhine Gorge, Lorelei rock are all worth cycling past - twice. Different directions expose different views.

South of Strasbourg the French side is pretty far from the river, the German side is closer.

How do you plan on getting back? If Wiesbaden is also your end destination, I'd strongly consider catching a train(s) to Andermatt and cycling back - simply because I'd prefer the descent to the ascent. Advance booking will save on the cost. You can bring your bike whole.

Good luck!