The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is coordinating the development of a network of high-quality cycling routes that connect the whole continent. The routes can be used by long-distance cycle tourists, as well as by local people making daily journeys. EuroVelo currently comprises of 14 routes and it is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020.
- promotes economically, environmentally and socially sustainable travel;
- improves the quality of EuroVelo routes in all participating European countries;
- promotes the uniform signing of EuroVelo routes in accordance with published standards;
- provides Europe-wide information on EuroVelo routes and national cycle routes;
- supports the development of national coordination centres for EuroVelo route and national routes; and
- fosters exchange of experience and best practice between European states and regions, stimulating high quality cycle strategies and infrastructure.
EuroVelo implementation and quality assurance is coordinated by the ECF in collaboration with National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators. The network can be supplemented by the addition of new routes, provided these fulfill EuroVelo criteria, meet EuroVelo quality standards, complement the existing EuroVelo routes in spatial terms and increase the implemented percentage of the current network.
For further information on the organisation of the EuroVelo network please view our Organisation page.
About this website
This website has been created as an aid for those organisations and individuals working on the EuroVelo network.
A website specifically for people who would like to cycle the routes was launched in February 2013 and can be viewed here. Some general information on EuroVelo is available from the What is EuroVelo? page, whilst contacts for further information at the national level are available from the Coordination Centres page.
The development of this website was co-financed by the European Union under the preparatory action “Sustainable Tourism“.