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EuroVelo cycling routes

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The European Cyclists Federation is developing a network of cycling routes [1] connecting all parts of the continent of Europe. Approximately 20,000km of the planned 60,000km are in place. On OpenStreetmap you can see some of EuroVelo cycling routes and lots of other cycle routes in a digital form.

Understand[edit]

See also: Cycling in Europe, Tour cycling

While Europe has few border controls, bicycle infrastructure varies a lot between countries.

Routes[edit]

There are 14 routes:

Map of EuroVelo bicycle routes

North South routes[edit]

  • 9. Amber Route (Baltic Sea to Adriatic Sea - 1,930 km): Gdańsk - Pula
  • 13. Iron Curtain Trail (10,400 km) Barents Sea – Black Sea

West-East routes[edit]

Circuits[edit]

  • 10. Baltic Sea Cycle Route: (Hansa circuit - 7,980 km)
  • 12. North Sea Cycle Route: [3] (5,932 km)

Main points on the EuroVelo routes[edit]

EuroVelo routes (connections to other EV routes are in parentheses)
Route number Route name Passes through these cities Through these countries Length
km mi
EV1 Atlantic Coast Route North Cape  (EV7, EV11) - Norwegian Coast - Trondheim (EV3) - Bergen (EV12) - Aberdeen (EV12) - Inverness  (EV12 ) - Glasgow - Stranraer - Belfast - Galway (EV2) - Cork - Rosslare - Fishguard - Bristol (EV2) - Plymouth - Roscoff (EV4) - Nantes (EV6) - La Rochelle - Burgos (EV3) - Salamanca - Sagres Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal 8,186 5,087
EV2 Capitals Route Galway (EV1) - Dublin - Holyhead - Bristol (EV1) - London (EV5) - Harwich - Rotterdam - The Hague - Münster (EV3) - Berlin (EV7) - Poznań (EV9) - Warsaw (EV11) - Minsk - Moscow Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia 5,500 3,400
EV3 Pilgrim's Route Santiago de Compostela - León - Burgos (EV1) - Bordeaux - Tours (EV6) - Orléans (EV6) - Paris - Namur (EV5) - Aachen (EV4) - Münster (EV2) - Hamburg (EV12) - Odense (EV10) - Viborg - Frederikshavn (EV12) - Gothenburg (EV12) - Oslo - Røros - Trondheim (EV1) Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway 5,122 3,183
EV4 Roscoff-Kiev Roscoff (EV1) - the French Atlantic coast - Le Havre - Calais (EV5) - Middelburg - Aachen (EV3) - Bonn - Frankfurt - Prague (EV7) - Brno (EV9) - Kraków (EV11) - L'viv - Kiev France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine 4,000 2,500
EV5 Via Romea Francigena London (EV2) - Canterbury - Calais (EV4) - Brussels - Namur (EV3) - Luxembourg - Saarbrücken - Sarreguemines - Strasbourg (EV15) - Basel (EV6) - Lucerne - Milan - Piacenza (EV8) - Parma - Florence(EV7) - Siena - Rome(EV7) - Brindisi United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy 3,900 2,400
EV6 Atlantic Ocean to Black Sea (Rivers Route) Nantes (EV1) - Tours (EV3) - Orleans (EV3) - Nevers - Chalon-sur-Saône - Basel (EV5) - Passau - Linz - Ybbs (EV7) - Vienna (EV9) - Bratislava - Budapest - Belgrade (EV11) - Bucharest - Constanţa France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania 3,653 2,270
EV7 Middle Europe Route North Cape  (EV1, EV11) - Haparanda (EV10) - Sundsvall (EV10) - central Sweden - Copenhagen (EV10) - Gedser - Rostock (EV10) - Berlin (EV2) - Prague (EV4) - Ybbs (EV6) - Salzburg - Mantua (EV8) - Bologna - Florence (EV5) - Rome (EV5) - Naples - Syracuse - Malta Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Malta 6,000 3,700
eurovelo8.com EuroVelo 8 EV8 Mediterranean Route Cadiz - Málaga - Almeria - Valencia - Barcelona - Monaco - Piacenza (EV5) - Mantua (EV7) - Ferrara - Venice - Trieste (EV9) - Rijeka - Split - Dubrovnik - Tirana - Patras - Athens (EV11) Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece 5,388 3,348
Eurovelo 9 at CyclingEurope.org EV9Radrouten Niederösterreich - EuroVelo 9 see also Baltic Sea to Adriatic Sea (Amber Route) Gdańsk (EV10) - Poznań (EV2) - Olomouc - Brno (EV4) - Reinthal - Vienna (EV6) - Maribor - Ljubljana - Trieste (EV8) - Pula Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia 1,930 1,200
EV10 Baltic Sea Cycle Route (Hansa circuit) St Petersburg - Helsinki (EV11) - Vaasa - Oulu - Haparanda (EV7) - Sundsvall (EV7) - Stockholm - Ystad - Malmö - Copenhagen (EV7) - Odense (EV3) - Rostock (EV7) - Gdańsk (EV9) - Kaliningrad - Klaipėda - Riga - Tallinn (EV11) - St Petersburg Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia 7,930 4,930
EV11 East European Route North Cape  (EV1, EV7) - the Finnish Lakes - Helsinki (EV10) - Tallinn (EV10) - Tartu - Vilnius - Warsaw (EV2) - Kraków (EV4) - Košice - Szeged - Belgrade (EV6) - Skopje - Thessaloniki - Athens (EV8) Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece 5,964 3,706
EV12 North Sea Cycle Route Bergen (EV1) - Stavanger - Kristiansand - Gothenburg (EV3) - Varberg - Grenaa - Frederikshavn (EV3) - Hirtshals - Esbjerg - Hamburg (EV3) - The Hague (EV2) - Rotterdam - Harwich (EV2) - Kingston upon Hull - Newcastle - Edinburgh - Aberdeen (EV1) - Inverness (EV1) - Thurso - Orkney - Shetland - Bergen (EV1) Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom 5,932 3,686
EV13 Iron Curtain Trail - - - - - - - - - - Szeged - Jimbolia - Vrsac - Orsova - Kladovo - Zaječar - Knjaževac - Pirot - Dragoman - Kyustendil - Strumitsa - Petrich - Gotse Delchev - Smolyan - Kyprinos - Svilengrad - Edirne - Malko Tarnovo - Rezovo Finland - Russia - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Poland - Germany - Czech Republic - Austria - Slovakia - Hungary - Romania - Serbia - Bulgaria - Macedonia - Bulgaria - Greece - Bulgaria - Turkey - Bulgaria 6,800 4,200
EV15 Rhine Cycle Route Andermatt - Chur - Schaffhausen - Basel (EV5-EV6) - Huningue - Neuf-Brisach - Strasbourg (EV5) - Lauterbourg - Karlsruhe - Ludwigshafen - Mannheim - Mainz - Wiesbaden - Bingen - Koblenz - Bonn - Köln - Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Xanten - Arnhem - Utrecht - Rotterdam Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands 1,320 820
Legend - Green: North-South / Blue: West-East / Red: Circuits
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