EuroVelo 1Atlantic Coast Route

11,100 km long
14 UNESCO sites
4 European seas
6 countries visited
Contains only parts of the route which are either developed, developed with signs or certified – i.e. sections that are ready to cycle.
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Discover 14 UNESCO sites along the Atlantic Coast Route!

Following Europe’s mighty western border, reaching from Scandinavia, to South and Western Portugal, the Atlantic Coast Route visits the majestic fjords of Norway, the wild Irish coastline, the rough cliffs of Brittany and the sun-kissed beaches of Portugal, totalling 11,000 km. Along the way you will not only be seduced by bustling port cities and cosy fishing villages, but you will be impressed by dramatic landscapes and have the chance to enjoy the best seafood each country has to offer.

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Camino de Santiago: From the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Spain between Pamplona and Frómista (303 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 esterbauer.com/international.

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 esterbauer.com/international.

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.

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: 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!

Bookable Offers

EuroVelo 1 from Nantes to La Rochelle on the Atlantic

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@France

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

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@France

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.

EuroVelo 1 Spain: World Heritage and Historical Routes

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@Spain

The Spanish section of the Eurovelo 1 route is an epic journey that takes you well off the beaten path, to discover continental Spain, crossing five strikingly different regions as you cycle. For two thirds of the way you will be following the Camino de Santiago and the Via de la Plata: both classic long distance cycling routes. Each night will be spent in towns and cities of outstanding historic, cultural and architectural interest, in a centrally located hotel.

EuroVelo 1 from Porto to Lisbon

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@Portugal

A mythic crossing between two symbolic and magic cities. You will start in the heart of Porto, which is a very lively city, listed as World Heritage site by Unesco. You will walk along the Atlantic Ocean, between endless golden beaches, fishing villages with colourful houses and forests of wild pine trees, in order to reach the capital city of Lisbon and its seven hills. All along the travel, you will enjoy delicious and authentic dishes served in small villages.

The Atlantic French coast from La Rochelle to Royan

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@France

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!