European Routes

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, 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.


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