EuroVelo 1Atlantic Coast Route

11,000 km long
13 UNESCO sites
4 European seas
6 countries visited
Atlantic Coast Route: So unique so diverse

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 11,150 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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Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 1 / Bikeline Guide of La Vélodyssée [Verlagesterbauer]

Guide written in German and describing the 1290km of La Vélodyssée, from Brittany to the Basque Country. It includes 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 making it ideal for the handlebar bag.

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.

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From Porto to Lisbon by bike

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@Portugal

Mythic crossing between two symbolic and magic cities. Start in the heart of Porto, a very lively city listed as World Heritage site by Unesco. Walk along the Atlantic Ocean, between endless golden beaches, fishing villages with colourful houses and forests of wild pine trees, and reach the capital city of Lisbon and its seven hills. You will enjoy delicious and authentic dishes served in small villages. This is a stay mixing tradition, nature and gastronomy.

The Atlantic coast and the islands, from La Rochelle to Royan

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@France

This beautiful cycle route starts off from the fortified port of La Rochelle, goes along the wonderful coast of the ocean. Along the way, you will pass oyster “farms”, do not hesitate to stop by to try a couple. You’ll pass by the islands of Ré, Oléron and Ile Madame. Breath-taking nature, tourist attractions, swimming spots, rich history and oyster-farming will be part of your amazing trip to Royan.

Bike tour - Ireland

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@Ireland

With over 2,000km of unspoilt scenic cycling to explore, Ireland is quickly becoming a mecca for cycling holiday enthusiasts. West Ireland Cycling tours takes you through quaint little Irish towns and villages with B&B and hotel options that are perfectly suited to cycling holidays and very welcoming to tourists. Highlights: Connemara National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren National Park, The Aran Islands, The Wild Atlantic Way, Traditional Irish Music pubs, quiet country roads

EuroVelo 1 from Nantes to La Rochelle on the Atlantic

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@France

Your cycling holiday with Abicyclette Voyages on EuroVélo 1 - 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 (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.