Facebook is great. It has brought me into contact with lots of people who are interested in cycling either the Eurovelo 5 or a route that involves passing through the same places as the Eurovelo 5. Hamish Pattison from New Zealand is one of them and he’s just sent me a message;
My friend and I are from New Zealand and plan to cycle from London following the Eurovelo 5 route to Northern Italy to then link onto Eurovelo 8 and end our journey in Athens. Any info or advice you could give on the routes would be amazing. Cheers!”
That trip is a step up from mine. The Eurovelo 8 route (which hasn’t got a mention on here yet but there is an excellent document to help cyclists on the ECF website; why isn’t there something similar for the EV5?!) runs along the northern Mediterranean coast from Gibraltar to Athens; what a trip! I might do that next summer….
I suppose my advice to Hamish is simply to watch this space over the next couple of months and you’ll find out all that I discover about the Eurovelo 5 route as I cycle from the UK to Italy.
Good luck Hamish; keep me posted about your trip. When do you set off?