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EuroVelo is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation to develop a cycle route network consisting of 13 long-distance routes crossing Europe. The total length will exceed 70,000 km (43,496 mi), of which more than 45,000 km (27,962 mi) are in place.
EuroVelo routes are intended for bicycle touring across the continent, though they are also used locally. The routes are made of both existing bike paths and roads together with proposed and planned cycle routes to connect them.
EuroVelo's aims and administration 
The aim of EuroVelo is to encourage people to try cycling instead of driving. Although some will cycle across the continent, most journeys will be local.
Development is by national, regional and local governments and NGOs in all European countries. The international status helps in funds and political support for construction. Only routes approved by the EuroVelo route coordinator can call themselves EuroVelo.
Requirements for a EuroVelo route are:
- have no gradient above 6%
- be wide enough for two cyclists
- have an average of no more than 1,000 motorised vehicles a day
- be sealed for 80% of its length
- be open 365 days a year, have provision points every 30 km (19 mi), accommodation every 50 km (31 mi), and public transport every 150 km (93 mi).
Main points on the EuroVelo routes 
|Route number||Route name||Passes through these cities||Through these countries||Length|
|EV1||Atlantic Coast Route||North Cape (EV7, EV11) - Norwegian Coast - Trondheim (EV3) - Bergen (EV12) - Aberdeen (EV12) - Inverness (EV12 ) - Glasgow - Stranraer - Belfast - Galway (EV2) - Cork - Rosslare - Fishguard - Bristol (EV2) - Plymouth - Roscoff (EV4) - Nantes (EV6) - La Rochelle - Burgos (EV3) - Salamanca - Sagres||Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal||8,186||5,087|
|EV2||Capitals Route||Galway (EV1) - Dublin - Holyhead - Bristol (EV1) - London (EV5) - Harwich - Rotterdam - The Hague - Münster (EV3) - Berlin (EV7) - Poznań (EV9) - Warsaw (EV11) - Minsk - Moscow||Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia||5,500||3,400|
|EV3||Pilgrim's Route||Santiago de Compostela - León - Burgos (EV1) - Bordeaux - Tours (EV6) - Orléans (EV6) - Paris - Namur (EV5) - Aachen (EV4) - Münster (EV2) - Hamburg (EV12) - Odense (EV10) - Viborg - Frederikshavn (EV12) - Gothenburg (EV12) - Oslo - Røros - Trondheim (EV1)||Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway||5,122||3,183|
|EV4||Central Europe Route||Roscoff (EV1) - the French Atlantic coast - Le Havre - Calais (EV5) - Middelburg - Aachen (EV3) - Bonn - Frankfurt - Prague (EV7) - Brno (EV9) - Kraków (EV11) - L'viv - Kiev||France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine||4,000||2,500|
|EV5||Via Romea Francigena||London (EV2) - Canterbury - Calais (EV4) - Brussels - Namur (EV3) - Luxembourg - Saarbrücken - Sarreguemines - Strasbourg (EV15) - Basel (EV6) - Lucerne - Milan - Piacenza (EV8) - Parma - Florence(EV7) - Siena - Rome(EV7) - Brindisi||United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy||3,900||2,400|
|EV6||Atlantic - Black Sea (Rivers Route)||Nantes (EV1) - Tours (EV3) - Orleans (EV3) - Nevers - Chalon-sur-Saône - Basel (EV5) - Passau - Linz - Ybbs (EV7) - Vienna (EV9) - Bratislava - Budapest - Belgrade (EV11) - Bucharest - Constanţa||France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania||3,653||2,270|
|EV7||Sun Route||North Cape (EV1, EV11) - Haparanda (EV10) - Sundsvall (EV10) - central Sweden - Copenhagen (EV10) - Gedser - Rostock (EV10) - Berlin (EV2) - Prague (EV4) - Ybbs (EV6) - Salzburg - Mantua (EV8) - Bologna - Florence (EV5) - Rome (EV5) - Naples - Syracuse - Malta||Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Malta||6,000||3,700|
|EV8||Mediterranean Route||Cadiz - Málaga - Almeria - Valencia - Barcelona - Monaco - Piacenza (EV5) - Mantua (EV7) - Ferrara - Venice - Trieste (EV9) - Rijeka - Split - Dubrovnik - Tirana - Patras - Athens (EV11)||Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece||5,388||3,348|
|EV9||Baltic - Adriatic||Gdańsk (EV10) - Poznań (EV2) - Olomouc - Brno (EV4) - Reinthal - Vienna (EV6) - Maribor - Ljubljana - Trieste (EV8) - Pula||Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia||1,930||1,200|
|EV10||Baltic Sea Cycle Route (Hansa circuit)||St Petersburg - Helsinki (EV11) - Vaasa - Oulu - Haparanda (EV7) - Sundsvall (EV7) - Stockholm - Ystad - Malmö - Copenhagen (EV7) - Odense (EV3) - Rostock (EV7) - Gdańsk (EV9) - Kaliningrad - Klaipėda - Riga - Tallinn (EV11) - St Petersburg||Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia||7,930||4,930|
|EV11||East Europe Route||North Cape (EV1, EV7) - the Finnish Lakes - Helsinki (EV10) - Tallinn (EV10) - Tartu - Vilnius - Warsaw (EV2) - Kraków (EV4) - Košice - Szeged - Belgrade (EV6) - Skopje - Thessaloniki - Athens (EV8)||Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece||5,964||3,706|
|EV12||North Sea Cycle Route||Bergen (EV1) - Stavanger - Kristiansand - Gothenburg (EV3) - Varberg - Grenaa - Frederikshavn (EV3) - Hirtshals - Esbjerg - Hamburg (EV3) - The Hague (EV2) - Rotterdam - Harwich (EV2) - Kingston upon Hull - Newcastle - Edinburgh - Aberdeen (EV1) - Inverness (EV1) - Thurso - Orkney - Shetland - Bergen (EV1)||Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom||5,932||3,686|
|EV13||Iron Curtain Trail||Szeged - Jimbolia - Vrsac - Orsova - Kladovo - Zaječar - Knjaževac - Pirot - Dragoman - Kyustendil - Strumitsa - Petrich - Gotse Delchev - Smolyan - Kyprinos - Svilengrad - Edirne - Malko Tarnovo - Rezovo||Finland - Russia - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Poland - Germany - Czech Republic - Austria - Slovakia - Hungary - Romania - Serbia - Bulgaria - Macedonia - Bulgaria - Greece - Bulgaria - Turkey - Bulgaria||6,800||4,200|
|EV15||Rhine Route||Andermatt - Chur - Schaffhausen - Basel (EV5-EV6) - Huningue - Neuf-Brisach - Strasbourg (EV5) - Lauterbourg - Karlsruhe - Ludwigshafen - Mannheim - Mainz - Wiesbaden - Bingen - Koblenz - Bonn - Köln - Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Xanten - Arnhem - Utrecht - Rotterdam||Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands||1,320||820|
- Legend - Green: North-South / Blue: West-East / Red: Circuits
Route information 
EuroVelo 2 
Between The Hague and the German-Polish border EV2 follows Euro-Route R1, an international cycle path connecting Boulogne-sur-Mer with St Petersburg.
EuroVelo 3 
EuroVelo 3 is The Pilgrim's Route. It goes from Trondheim in Norway to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The route follows traces of old roads used for pilgrimages in the Middle Ages. The route passes through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain. Most of these countries have a developed net of bicycle routes used as part of EV3.
EuroVelo 5 
This route is inspired by the Via Francigena, a pilgrim route from London to Rome (and beyond) although not used as much as the Santiago route. It was first recorded by Archbishop Sigeric in the 10th century AD. However, the route of the Via Francigena is an almost straight line path from London to Rome. The Eurovelo 5 route takes a more easterly route that passes through Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg in Alsace. Then it follows the Franco-German border, cuts through Switzerland (following the Swiss National Cycle Network Route 3) and crosses the Alps at the Gotthard Pass. In Italy it follows the as-yet unmarked or unmapped Via dei Pellegrini Cycle Route (number 3 of the Italian network) passing through Rome and following a mainly inland route towards the west of the country before heading east to Brindisi. The route in Italy follows more closely the traditional route of the Via Francigena, a route which has recently been awarded EU funds to reinstate hostelry organisation and for route improvement.
EuroVelo 6 
EuroVelo 6 is the Rivers Route. It runs from Nantes on the mouth of the Loire, along the river eastward through France. It continues on to Lake Constance in Switzerland and then down the Danube through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, where it passes the UNESCO Heritage site Srebarna Nature Reserve then into Romania to the UNESCO Heritage site of the Danube Delta, and ends in Constanţa, on the Black Sea. EV6 includes the Donauradweg, the bicycle path along the Danube; this stretches from Donaueschingen and Passau in Germany through Austria to Vienna and continues on to Bratislava in Slovakia.
EuroVelo 10 
EuroVelo 11 
EuroVelo 11 is called the East Europe Route and connect (theoretically) the North Cape with Athens. On the state of the route there is an OpenStreetMap wiki page.
EuroVelo 12 
EuroVelo 12, the North Sea Cycle Route, was the first European route, opened in June 2001, Template:Vonvert route through England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. It features in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest unbroken signposted cycling route. The second phase of European Union funding through the Interreg initiative came to a close in December 2006.
EuroVelo 13 
EuroVelo 13, the Iron Curtain Trail, follows the old Iron Curtain, the divided borders of Europe during the Cold War. The ICT runs from Kirkenes, Norway on the Barents Sea, along the Finno-Russian border through to the Baltic Sea, then hugs the length of the Baltic coast to Lübeck in Germany. It then follows the old border between West Germany and the former East Germany, the current borders between the Czech Republic and both Germany then Austria, the Austrian-Slovak and Austrian-Hungarian borders before following the borders of Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. It finishes at Rezovo in Bulgaria on the Black Sea after following the border with Greece and Turkey.
EuroVelo 15 
The international Rhine cycle route, EuroVelo 15, with an overall length of about 1,320 km (820 mi) passes through four countries from the headwaters of the Rhine in Andermatt in the Swiss Alps to the estuary in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, via France  and Germany. The Rhine is Europe’s most well-known and most historic river. Throughout its steady north-south course from the Alps to the North Sea, it is one of the most attractive rivers for tourists with its most charming countryside. It has been one of the most important traffic routes for cultural exchange between the Mediterranean region and Northern Europe for two thousand years. The fluvial topography of the Rhine is amongst the most enchanting and invites to visit the bordering cities and villages with numerous UNESCO world heritage sites, like Strasbourg, Speyer cathedral, the Rhine Gorge and Cologne cathedral.
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- Eurovelo 15 from Andermatt to Rotterdam
- Mapping project of EuroVelo on OpenStreetMap
- Italian Greenways
See also 
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