As the home of the world’s most famous cycle race, France has long been a popular destination for cycle tourists hoping to follow in the footsteps of their heroes but perhaps at a more leisurely pace. When you consider that it also has to offer spectacular scenery, delicious food and a growing network of signed long-distance cycle routes, it is not surprising to hear that France has become the second biggest market for cycle tourism in Europe. However, with a country as large as France, there are still opportunities to find quiet rides for those who like to escape from the crowd. And with 10 different EuroVelo routes crossing France, the choice is all yours!

Landelijke Informatie

France Vélo Tourisme

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

France Vélo Tourisme is de Franse nationale website voor de promotie van langeafstandsfietsroutes. De website heeft specifieke pagina's voor alle 'kant-en-klare' EuroVelo-routes met kaarten, bezienswaardigheden en andere nuttige informatie.

EuroVelo 19 op Frankrijk Vélo Tourisme

De Europese fietsroute La Meuse à Vélo (Maas met de fiets) doorkruist de Franse provincie (of het departement) van de Ardennen via de groene weg die de Trans-Ardennen heet. Langs het jaagpad langs de Maas van Remilly-Aillicourt naar Givet, werd deze fietsroute in 2011 verkozen tot Véloroute de l'année (Fietsroute van het jaar). Deze website geeft gedetailleerde informatie over de route in Frankrijk.

La Vélomaritime

La Vélomaritime crossing legendary sites such as the Pink Granite Coast, the Mont-Saint-Michel as well as its bay, the D-Day landing beaches, the cliffs of Etretat, the Bay of the Somme and the Opal Coast. With a large section of shared roads, it is the ideal route for riders looking to get away from it all, ready for a challenge, or in search of a cultural experience with delicious food to boot.

EuroVelo 5 / Lorraine and Alsace

Coming from Saarbrücken in Germany, EuroVelo 5 returns to France into Sarreguemines. It then goes along the Sarre and Rhine-Marne canals through Sarre-Union and Saverne, around Strasbourg westward on the towpath of the Bruche canal up to Molsheim where the wine route begins all the way through Obernai, Barr, Sélestat, Ribeauville, Rouffach and Cernay. The route then turns east and finally reaches Saint-Louis, right next to Basel, Switzerland where it connects with EuroVelo 15.

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EuroVelo 6 / France

From Nevers to Saint-Louis, the EuroVelo 6 follows the wildest part of the Loire valley, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the canals of Burgundy, the Saône Valley, and the Canal from the Rhine to the Rhône. As the route follows the course of rivers, it is generally quite flat making it ideal cycling territory for those with children.

EuroVelo 8 / France

This website, developed as part of the France Vélo Tourisme website, gives a lot of information about EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route. You will find an interactive map, a division of the route in stages, a description of each section and even downloadable GPX tracks.

France on EuroVelo 17: ViaRhôna

Link between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the ViaRhôna, the french part of the EuroVelo 17, enables the discovery of the Rhône river by bike. This 815 km long itinerary, with very little elevation, follows the shores of the Rhône and crosses 3 regions and 12 départements. The route is 87% complete and is scheduled for completion by 2023.

La Vélodyssée – Atlantic Coast Route

La Vélodyssée is EuroVelo 1 in France. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle ride, La Velodyssée has something for everyone. Get on your bike and experience the wild beauty of a cycle route covering more than 1,200 kilometres from Roscoff, Brittany, down the Atlantic coast in Hendaye to the border with Spain. The sea is never very far away as you discover the best each region has to offer along France’s longest waymarked cycle trail.

EuroVelo 6 / The Loire by Bike

The Loire by Bike, from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins to Nevers, along the Loire valley, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France with 280 km listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed as an easy, family-friendly ride, the cycle route takes you through the Loire landscapes, passing through the river’s natural banks, vineyards, Loire castles, troglodyte sites, via the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park.

EuroVelo 3 / La Scandibérique

The Scandibérique crosses France diagonally to offer you its most iconic landmarks: its terroirs and capital city. In France, the Scandibérique therefore invites you to discover its showcase and back kitchen. It is a trip through the heart of France, offering a discovery of the peacefulness of its valleys and glowing cities, tasting its best wines and succumb to the most beautiful jewels of its cultural and historical heritage.

Kaarten & Gidsen

Chamina Gids: EuroVelo 6 de Bâle à Nevers

600 km van de Rijn naar de Loire, door de Haute-Alsace, Franche-Comté, Bourgondië... De gids: - pagina's met spiraalbinding, gemakkelijk te hanteren op een fiets - Formaat 11,5 x 21 cm, geschikt voor een kaarthouder aan het stuur - Duidelijke en nauwkeurige kaarten - Beschrijvingen van de fietsroutes - Kaarten van de belangrijkste doorkruiste steden - Goede adressen voor accommodatie, verhuurbedrijven en diensten - Trein + fiets informatie (in het Frans)

Chamina gids: La Loire à vélo de Nevers à l'Atlantique - Grands Itinéraires

De Loire-vallei heeft schrijvers geïnspireerd met haar natuurlijke schoonheid en heeft vorsten aangetrokken die haar hebben begiftigd met een opmerkelijk architecturaal erfgoed. Zijn milde klimaat en bodem hebben de beroemde Loirewijnen voortgebracht. Het staat op de werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO. Van Nevers naar de Atlantische Oceaan in 840 km gemakkelijk fietsen. 39 etappes volledig uitgezet per fiets. Goede adressen, accommodatie, diensten, "trein + fiets" informatie. (in het Frans)

EuroVelo 15 - Rijnfietsroute Handboek

Van bron tot monding: 1233 kilometer lang genieten op de fiets langs de rivier. Zoekt u een fietsvriendelijke overnachtingsmogelijkheid in de buurt van Andermatt? Of bent geïnteresseerd in de highlights van Düsseldorf? Wilt u Flammkuchen uit de Elzas proberen in Straatsburg of wijn in Rheinland-Pfalz? Of misschien een fiets huren aan de Noordzeekust? Per etappe vindt u al deze grensoverschrijdende informatie met daarbij nuttige tips en trucs voor een mooie tour.

Gids op EuroVelo 15 - Rijnfietsroute [Cicerone]

De reisgids bevat beschrijvingen van alle etappes langs de Rijn van de bron in de Zwitserse Alpen tot aan de monding in Nederland. De illustratieve kaarten en de gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen begeleiden je als fietser langs de gehele route. Verder biedt de gids veel praktische informatie (overnachtingsmogelijkheden, fietsenwinkels, de geschikte uitrusting etc.) en informatie over historische en culturele bezienswaardigheden. Alleen beschikbaar in het Engels.

Ouest-France Gids: La Véloroute du Rhin - de Karlsruhe à la mer du Nord via Cologne

Van romantisch Duitsland naar de molens en wilde stranden van Nederland, een prachtige rivierreis met vele Unesco bezienswaardigheden. 26 routes voor het hele gezin. 799km route - 20 etappes tussen 20 en 68km - 6 escapades van 25 tot 54km - 38 gedetailleerde kaarten op schaal 1:50.000 - Culturele en historische informatie over het erfgoed - Een adresboek - Aanwijzingen voor het volgen van de route - Bezoeken, omwegen en varianten - praktische informatie (in het Frans)

bikeline Eurovelo 6: France East [Esterbauer Verlag]

Guide written in German and describing the 796 km along the Loire, Canal du Centre, Burgundy, Sâone, Doubs and Rhine-Rhône Canal. It includes 59 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

EuroVelo 1: Le Guide du Routard – La Vélodyssée ® [Hachette]

Organize your cycle tour simply and easily with this156-page travel guide written in French, including: maps, practical and tourist information, tips and practical bike advice, Le Routard’s suggestions and good ideas, addresses for accommodation, restaurants, bike rentals, bike transportation. This edition is in augmented reality. Simply scan a page via the Hachette Scan application to get additional information on events, places, visits and much more!

EuroVelo 1: Bikeline Guide of La Vélodyssée [Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in France between Roscoff and Hendaye (1,287 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at

EuroVelo 1: From Nantes to Royan - Freewheeling the Atlantic [Ouest-France]

Guidebook written in French. 600 km of coastal tracks, all signed and traffic-free for safe cycling in the departments of Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime. The guide includes 25 detailed maps, 11 stages of between 30 and 50 km, 5 all-inclusive self-guided tours, practical advice, addresses of bike rental companies, 120 hotels, camp sites, self-catering gîtes and bed and breakfasts and the major sites to visit.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - From Roscoff or Brest to Nantes [Chamina]

Guidebook written in French. From Roscoff to Nantes: 390 km of easy cycling routes along the Nantes-Brest Canal with its 238 locks, and an alternative 110-km route from Brest to Carhaix. The guide includes 96 pages packed with all the information you need to prepare and carry out your trip: 24 stages entirely signed for bikes, maps on a scale of 1:100 000, places to visit, accommodation, restaurants, bike repair shops, Accueil Vélo services and ‘Bike+Train’ information.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - The canal from Nantes to Brest and La Vélodyssée [Ouest-France]

Written in French, this cycle guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal offers you more than 500 km of safe and signed cycle routes, 36 detailed maps and all the practical advice and useful addresses you need to organise your trip. From Nantes to Landévennec via the Nantes-Brest Canal, the route follows in the footsteps of the Dukes of Brittany. From Rosporden to Carhaix and from Saint-Méen-le-Grand to Questembert it goes on former railway tracks.


ViaRhôna and Provence, from Condrieu to Avignon


With the finest vintages of the “Côtes du Rhône”, ( among which, Côtes Rôties, Saint Joseph, Châteauneuf du Pape…) and the delicacies of Provence (nougats, candied fruits, chocolate truffles), gastronomy is omnipresent. The route starts south of Lyon in Condrieu and goes up towards the Roman city of Vienne. Then, it runs down along the river Rhône to Avignon and possibly to the Mediterranean Sea.

Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages


We have designed you a circuit almost entirely on tracks and lanes, one Tour of Alsace which will make you discover the magnificent road wines and where you can ride in peace and security with your friends and family. Alsace has the widest bike lanes of France, we have a course where you can also discover much of the rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region such Eguisheim preferred village of France or even two pearls of the vineyards Kaysersberg and Obernai.

Enjoying Alsatian vineyard by the EV5 in 3 stages- Leisure


We designed a course where you can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim crowned as most beautiful village of France. The circuit ends in Colmar with its beautiful historic centre, its charming pedestrian streets and its many museums, such the Unterlinden Museum which has been beautifully restored.

Alsatian vineyard and Vosgian Piedmont on EV 5 in 3 stages – Leisure/sport


You can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim, and at the same time, you will get the opportunity to climb a few beautiful and famous mountains of the Vosgien Piedmont as the Mont Saint Odile or the "Haut-Koenigsbourg"! The beautiful journey ends in Colmar, Alsace wine capital with its beautiful historic centre.

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@Duitsland @Frankrijk @Zwitserland

De Rijn vormt meestal de natuurlijke grens tussen Frankrijk en Duitsland, tussen het Franse savoir-vivre en de Duitse gezelligheid. Het verleden is niet altijd zo vredig geweest, zoals u langs de route kunt zien, want u bevindt zich vaak tussen de voormalige Franse en Duitse vestingwerken. Maar er zijn nog andere historische bezienswaardigheden - van het Zwitserse Bazel via Freiburg tot de Europese stad Straatsburg, via Karlsruhe tot de pittoreske stad Speyer en haar kathedraal.

Cycle tour - Franche-Comté


The region Franche-Comté in the eastern part of France is rich of cultural and natural heritage. Besançon with its famous bastille, is even on the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Many small towns in the Comté region have a very rich heritage of historic treasures. But the actual reason to go on this trip is definitely the beautiful nature and the marvellous river landscapes. The peaceful cycle path EuroVelo 6 is part of this cycling trip. This holiday is also a highlight for every foodie.

Loire Valley cycling Orleans to Tours


Explore on this cycling trip the most beautiful chateaux of the Loire valley by bike: Chambord, Blois, Chaumont sur Loire, Amboise, Chenonceaux. This trip will also introduce you to Orléans and Tours (both city easy to reach from Paris), the two largest cities in the Loire Valley! The bike route is calm and flat but full of discoveries : Discover the famous loire valley vineyards such as Montlouis or Amboise and take the time to marvel at the famous gardens of Chaumont sur Loire or Chenonceaux.

EuroVelo 1 from Nantes to La Rochelle on the Atlantic


Your cycling holiday with Abicyclette Voyages on EuroVélo 1 - La Vélodyssée. From Nantes, do not miss the "Machines de l'îles" and start riding by the Atlantic. You discover the beautiful Atlantic coast beaches, cross many small charming villages and try some great sea food restaurants. Your itinerary is made of easy cycling roads with 80% of secured cycling paths. Your final destination, La Rochelle, is perfect for celebrating this arrival with its restaurants, port and beaches.

EuroVelo 1 from Roscoff to Nantes through Brittany


It is a 10-day bike trip in the calm of the French Brittany that we offer. A charming journey for all cycling lovers. Departing from Roscoff, the far north and the starting point of the EuroVelo 1 (La Vélodyssée) route, you ride on easy cycle paths, canal routes and dedicated routes. On your trip, you will discover the Bon Repos abbey, Guerlédan Lake, Pontivy, Josselin castle, Redon and finally Nantes, a city with a rich cultural and industrial heritage.

Ver naar het westen: Rijnfietsroute en Elzas

@Duitsland @Frankrijk

Geniet van de unieke 8-daagse fietstocht van het Panoramahotel Kapuzinergarten in Breisach. Het startpunt is Breisach en van daaruit kunt u de waterwegen van de Sonnenkönig, Colmar, Freiburg en de Kaiserstuhl verkennen. Wij bieden u 7 overnachtingen met halfpension, inclusief huurfiets, parkeervoorziening en een gastenkaart voor het gebied van Breisach. Aankomst is dagelijks mogelijk van 10 april tot 20 oktober 2020.

Charms of Alsace


An easy route to appreciate all the charms of Alsace. Discover the traditional and picturesque Alsace, the one from the postcards but also the unusual and little-known one. You will cycle through cities of art and history as well as villages snuggled up in the vineyards. Have a taste of their wood framing and half-timbered architecture throughout stages full of charm. Have rest in lovely hotels and sit down at prestigious tables to savor regional food.

The French north coast of Brittany and Mont Saint Michel


Discover Brittany's Coast, in north of France through iodinated places and cross the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel and the mythical town of Saint-Malo. A dream bicycle tour that follows a part of the Eurovelo 4 route, with varied maritime and country landscapes. From the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, you will visit the astonishing sites of Brittany by bike : the Pink Granite Coast, Cap Fréhel, and many more wonders along the Channel coastline.

The Atlantic French coast from La Rochelle to Royan


La Vélodyssée is one of the most famous cycling routes in France and runs along the Atlantic coast on the EuroVelo 1. In one week, you will discover one of its most beautiful parts from La Rochelle to the charming port city to Royan, which marks the beginning of the Gironde estuary. We add a few variants to discover 3 superb unmissable islands: Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron and Île Madame. Nature, swimming, history and oyster farming will be on your program!