WHAT IS EUROVELO?
EuroVelo is a European network of 16 long-distance cycle routes which connect and join the whole of Europe along over 80,000 km. The routes have been designed for their use and enjoyment by both cycle tourists and the local population in their daily and leisure travel. It is expected that the EuroVelo network will be completed by 2020. According to current calculations it will generate over 60 million journeys a year with an economic impact of over 7,000 million euros per year.
Objectives of EuroVelo
- Guaranteeing the setting up of cycle lanes with a high-quality criterion in all the countries taking part.
- Encouraging the exchanging of experiences and better practices between European states and regions in order to achieve quality standards common to all countries taking part.
- Disseminating and promoting these routes between administrations, economic stakeholders, and potential users.
- Promoting the transition to a healthy and sustainable means of transport for both daily travel and tourist travel.
- Providing an information node for the whole of Europe on cycling, the EuroVelo routes, and national cycling routes.
Each EuroVelo route has its own theme. The routes with odd numbers run from North to South and those with even numbers from East to West.