The French part of EuroVelo 3, called "La Scandibérique", with its 1.700 km of routes, represents the longest cycling route in France. Starting at the Belgian border, the itinerary follows the Sambre and Oise valleys and then the Canal de l’Ourcq, passing through Île-de-France. Afterwards it goes along the Loire valley and Poitou to reach Gascogne, with its pine forests and vineyards. The route finishes in the Pyrenees at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the confluence of the St. Jacques de Compostella paths.

Download here the full GPS tracks of EuroVelo 3 / La Scandibérique in France and start planning your next cycling holidays!


National & Regional Information

France Vélo Tourisme

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

France Vélo Tourisme platform offers many major cycling routes and destinations in France, including mountain bike routes, practical advices for traveling by bike, a route calculator with a map, as well as contact details for Accueil Vélo service providers throughout the country.

Accueil Vélo

"Accueil Velo" is a national accreditation scheme guaranteeing a high quality of services for cyclists using French cycle routes. You will find accommodations, bike rental and repair companies, restaurants, tourist offices and places to visit.

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.

Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 3: Aachen – Paris [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Belgium and in France up to Paris (556 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 translations of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at

EuroVelo 3: Namur - Tours

One of the most beautiful cycling routes to Santiago de Compostela. Discover the banks of the Sambre, the Oise, the Loing, Senlis, Paris, Blois, the castles of the Loire... This cycling guide allows you to follow the route from Belgium to the Loire: - 800 km of easy route accessible to all - 39 stages - official route (or variants) entirely marked by bike - good addresses, accommodation, services, train+bike information - everything you need to know to discover and visit