EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast Route

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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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This stage is located to the west of the Iberian Peninsula. The basis of this tourist route is a Roman road that started to be built in the 1st century BC and eventually became one of the main roads linking the north and south of the peninsula. Along the route, you will find some of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman period as well as monuments dating from later periods. Ruta Vía de la Plata allows you to cross Spain from north to south. It is more than 500 miles long, passes through 4 autonomous regions (Andalucía, Extremadura, Castilla y León and Asturias) and 7 provinces, where you will discover settings with numerous historical, natural, cultural and gastronomic attractions.



Bordering Portugal and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Eurovelo 1 in Andalucía, is located in the province of Huelva, the westernmost of Andalusia. Bordering the province of Badajoz to the north, and provinces of Seville and Cadiz to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Portugal to the west. The capital of the province of Huelva is the City of Huelva.

From the westernmost foothills of Sierra Morena to the Atlantic coast, travelers exploring the province of Huelva, will enjoy bountiful and delicate natural landscapes beneath bright blue skies. The mountain climate is warm and mild, and tempers the high summer temperatures and the rigors of winter. The center –warmer and drier– is cooled in the evening by sea breezes. The temperate climate on the coast is perfect for enjoying the sun and the sea all year round, in a landscape dotted with inviting white villages, equipped with all modern amenities.

Visit Huelva, discovering two of its main Protected Natural Spaces. The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, whose landscapes of "Dehesa" are Biosphere Reserve. Doñana National Park is a mosaic of ecosystems that hosts a unique biodiversity in Europe.

By bike, the province of Huelva allows you to enjoy the integrity of its varied and beautiful landscapes, full of culture and high level gastronomy. From the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, a very rainy area, bordering for centuries, full of castles and villages protected by their beauty, to the rivers Tinto and Odiel. The journey should finally take us to Doñana and the Atlantic Ocean, kingdom of hundreds of species of birds, marshes, eagles and lynxes. The Guadiana and Molinos del Agua greenways lead cyclists through two other regions, both mining areas, always next to rivers. Huelva has everything and everything good, as you will see when you get off your bike and have lunch.

Eurovelo 1, the Atlantic Coast Route, ends its Spanish journey in Andalucia, covering a final 230 kilometers that extend from Higuerra de la Sierra to Ayamonte. In the north, mountains will be the star attraction leading down to grasslands where you should be sure to taste the local cuisine. Continuing south you will see the Mars-like landscape of Riotinto’s mining zone. The itinerary continues along the Columbian sites and the city of Huelva, before reaching the Atlantic coast with its sandy white beaches.

Tips and recommendations

  • Respect the layout of the routes. An unsecured shortcut can lead you astray or put your safety at risk.
  • Enjoy the silence and do not disturb it. Listen to the music of nature. Inform someone of the route you plan to take.
  • Calculate the time you will spend and avoid getting dark at evenings.
  • Read information or visit the visitor center to find out what you will see.
  • Calculate your rhythm according to the total distance you plan to walk.
  • Check the weather forecast and be prepared for rain or cold.
  • Take water and some food with you.
  • Be cautious, particularly in areas with traffic and when the track has more users such as hikers or horse riders.
  • Local people are often a generous and interesting source of information. Live with both nature and them.

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La Rioja's landscape allows cycling tourists to enjoy its vineyards, monasteries that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Camino de Santiago and all its stunning diversity.

By train: You can travel with your bicycle on all trains. Your transport depends on the type of train. More info at:

Bus: You can travel with your bicycle on the intercity bus. They must be disassembled (at least the front wheel) and packed (in a cover or bag), in order to take up as little space as possible. One bicycle per passenger is allowed. More info at:



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


  • Natural Heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culinary Delights
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center

Public Transport

Plasencia Train Station

Alfonso Camargo Street, s/n P.C. 10600. Plasencia. Toilets / Bar / Services / Disabled toilets / wheelchairs/ adapted platforms.

Cañaveral Train Station

Train station street. PC.10820. Cañaveral.

Cáceres Train Station

Juan Pablo II Avenue 6th. PC. 10005. Cáceres Toilets / restaurant / sale of tickets / disabled toilet / disabled parking / adapted shopping / restaurant in lobby / wheelchairs / adapted platforms.

Merida Train Station

Cardero Streen s/n C.P. 06800 MÉRIDA Toilets / parking / sale of tickets Disabled travellers service / disabled toilets / disabled parking / disabled shopping/ restaurant area in lobby / wheelchairs / adapted platforms.

Almendralejo Train Station

Villafranca de los barros Train Station

Los Santos de Maimona Train Station

Zafra Train Station

Station Avenue s/n P.C. 06300 Zafra

Cáceres Bus Station

Tunez Street. P.C. 10005 Cáceres Disabled services: disabled travelers service / disabled toilets /disabled shopping and restaurant area in lobby / wheelchairs / adapted platforms disabled parking /

Mérida Bus Station

Liberty Avenue, PC. 06800. Mérida Toilets / bar / parking / lobby.

Almendralejo Bus Station

Juan Campomanes Puerto Street 59 , 06200 Almendralejo

Zafra Bus Station

Badajoz Granada Road , 06300 Zafra Parking / bar.

Logroño Bus Station

The station can be reached by car, taxi and urban coach. The taxi stand is located just outside the station. It has lockers, a shopping area, a cafeteria, check-in... as well as other services such as waiting areas, ATMs and telephone booths.

1, Avenida de España, Logroño, Spain

Logroño Train Station

The station can be reached by car, taxi and urban coach. There is a taxi stand just outside the station. Other services: parking, luggage trolleys, lost property and services and support for people with disabilities