Starting at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn in Welsh), this route travels through the heart of Wales, taking in Snowdonia National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park. Passing the Welsh capital Cardiff, it crosses the river Severn, where it visits the grand cities of Bristol and Bath. After that it joins the scenic Kennet and Avon Cycle Route, along the historic canal which links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. The route then joins the Thames Valley Route, via London, passes through the famous docklands, and travels north to the ferry port at Harwich.

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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

National & Regional Information


National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle in the UK. They manage the National Cycle Route Network, a UK-wide network of more than 16,000 miles of signed paths and routes. The National Cycle Network paths have been launched on OS Maps that you can access here. Sustrans is also the National EuroVelo Coordination Centre in the UK.

0117 926 8893

Route 4: Bristol & Bath path

Further information on National Route 4 - The immensely popular Bristol and Bath path provides a short (13 miles) tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities. The path begins in the historic port of Bristol, and passes via Mangotsfield, Warmley and Saltford before arriving in the heart of Bath. You’ll find ideal stopping points for drinks and snacks at Bitton and Warmley stations, or you could enjoy a pub lunch at Saltford.

Route 4: Kennet & Avon Cycle Route

Further information on National Route 4 - This historic canal links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. Its impressive architecture is in keeping with its surroundings that also provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. Local attractions include; Bath Abbey, Claverton Pumping Station, Tithe Barn and Caen Locks.

Route 4: Thames Valley - Reading to Putney Bridge

Further information on National Route 4 - This popular route leads from the countryside into the bustling city of London along the Tames, passing through parks at Richmond and Hampton Court, the latter along the riverside path. The route travels through Staines and then onto Thorpe Park, for those wanting to test their mettle on the rides. Local attractions include; Tower of London, The London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Routes 1 & 51: London Docklands & Lea Valley

Further information on National Routes 1 and 51 - The route heads out of London from Greenwich in a northerly direction along the traffic-free London Docklands and Lea Valley cycle route into Hertfordshire. From Harlow the route travels through Essex and takes you via Chelmsford to Colchester before joining route 51. The section between Colchester and Harwich forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route, also known as EuroVelo 12.