EuroVelo 8 Mediterranean Route

Dubrovnik to Durrës, via Kotor
Contains the tracks of the whole stage, including well developed sections but also parts of the route under development or at the planning stage.
Contains only parts of the stage which are either developed, developed with signs or certified – i.e. sections that are ready to cycle.
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Montenegro and Albania are on many people’s To Do lists and this stage combines both of these fascinating countries. You should visit now before everyone else does! Starting (or finishing) in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, the stage soon crosses the border into Montenegro and visitors are straight away greeted by the majestic Bay of Kotor. From here, EuroVelo 8 heads towards Montenegro’s old royal capital city of Cetinje before reaching Rijeka Crnojevica. It is then a relatively short journey to the border with Albania on the shores of Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. The city of Shkodër is located in the southern shore of the lake with a breathtaking backdrop provided by the Albanian Alps.

Just under 100km to the south of Shkodër lies Albania’s capital city, Tirana. The city is famous for its kaleidoscopic streetscapes, which were created by painting the façades of many of its buildings in bright colours. To reach the coastal city of Durrës, you will have to retrace your steps a little bit but it is worth it to visit this ancient port.



Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link


  • Natuurlijk Erfgoed
  • UNESCO-werelderfgoed
  • Cultureel Erfgoed
  • Culinaire Hoogstandjes
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center