The Social Side Of EuroVelo

In the ten years that has existed in this little corner of the worldwide web, one major thing has changed online; social media has taken over, or so it sometimes seems. Not that I’m complaining. It’s a great way of keeping up-to-date with others around the globe and it was with this in mind that the ‘EuroVelo’ route section of has been redesigned. There’s nothing new in the text below, but follow the links to explore the social media side of the EuroVelo routes and let your mouse do the wandering; you might be surprised with what you find.

Note: As with almost everything on this site, your contributions are very much appreciated. If you know of books, maps, blogs or websites (official or unofficial) that can be added to the list of links, please get in touch. The easiest way to do so is by email or simply by commenting at the foot of the relevant page.

Europe is a cobweb of cycle routes – look on the cycle layer of Open Street Map and you’ll see what I mean – but the ones we concentrate upon here are the long distance ‘Eurovelo‘ routes devised by the European Cyclists’ Federation, or ECF.

You will find excellent information on the official sites for the Eurovelos, including the main Eurovelo site,ย does not attempt to replicate what has been provided by the ECF on their own sites. Instead, it hopes to provide useful links to the websites of people who have cycled the routes, books, maps, photographs and videos as well as links to national and regional organisations who look after parts of the network. Often these are branded under a different name. For example in France, the Eurovelo 1 follows the west coast but it is referred to locally as the Velodyssee.

You can download a detailed map of the Eurovelo routes here. The overview maps on the pages below belong to the European Cyclists’ Federation.

Odd numbered routes are north-south routes, even numbered routes are east-west routes.

What do you think?