New Routes

It is possible to make changes to the existing EuroVelo routes or even add completely new ones.  In September 2011, two new routes were officially inaugurated at a ceremony in Brussels: EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail and EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Route.


By the time that they are formally adopted, all EuroVelo routes should fulfill the following basic criteria:

  • Based on existing or future national or regional routes of the involved countries.
  • At least two countries are involved.
  • Route length at least 1,000km.
  • Easy to communicate, internationally recognisable identity and name (marketing potential).
  • Implementation plans in place (project plan, business plan, partners).
  • Signing in accordance with the regulations of the respective nations and/or regions, continuous and in both directions.
  • Signage supplemented by EuroVelo route information panels, in accordance with the recommendations of the UNECE and the ECF signing manual.


There is a formal process by which new routes, or additions to existing routes, can be added to the network.  This is set out in the Central EuroVelo Route Coordination Rules:

Central EuroVelo Route Coordination Rules

Please note that the rules were updated in April 2016.


The main deadlines for the next application periods are set out in the table below:

Timetable for Web 160216

Current Call

Applications for the current Call should be submitted by Saturday 31st December 2016.  Applications can be submitted either electronically to or by post to:

FAO EuroVelo Team
European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)
Rue Franklin 28
1000  Brussels

The applications should be submitted in English.

If you do have any questions about the evaluation process please email: EuroVelo[at]