Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and France, to Valence in the Rhone valley

A huge variety of terrain, culture and weather in this section, from flat land to high plateaus and much in between. Plenty of services here, ‘Continental’ weather patterns predominate and lots of different types of trail, from dirt roads, farm tracks and traffic free cycle routes. Lots of options to link to other bikepacking routes and plenty of public transport options to get around on.

Recommended time frame, late spring to late autumn, although the Jura could be cold/snowy at either end of the window.

Highest point : 1700m.