Cycling your first EuroVelo route: tips for beginners
You see lovely pictures of people on cycling trips all across Europe. You are also wondering how they are doing that and have no idea where to start. We got you covered!
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EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic–Black Sea is one of the most popular EuroVelo routes, and it’s little wonder why. Coasts, rivers, castles, top-class infrastructure and a nice flat topography make this route into every cycle tourists’ dream journey. The famous sections along the Loire and the Danube Rivers are known to cycle tourists around the world, and for good reason. In France you'll taste the best wines after cycling through the vineyards, in Vienna you'll visit the most stunning museums, and in Serbia you'll experience the warmth of the people. Come and see what all the fuss is about!
You see lovely pictures of people on cycling trips all across Europe. You are also wondering how they are doing that and have no idea where to start. We got you covered!
Trace the path of Wouter and Adina on their epic European adventure to raise awareness for the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals. From the Romanian countryside they cycle along the continent’s two most important rivers, before finally reaching the Netherlands. On their way they meet l…
You dreamt of it and we did, too – here is the brand-new EuroVelo Route Planner to help you organise your future cycling trips along EuroVelo routes.
This is the journey of two friends leaving their desk jobs for some months to discover the beauty of the Balkans and South Europe on two wheels. Corina and Georg set off from Vienna and cycled 7,000 kilometres until Alexandroupoli in Greece and back, crossing 11 countries in 150 days.
Follow Fiona and Paul on their eventful cycling trip along EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic - Black Sea in this article by Wild Atlantic Cycling Tours. Discover lovely spots and enjoy the ride in Eastern Europe with their words and pictures.
In the final article of the series dedicated to Paul Anton's cycling trip from Hamburg to his hometown in Romania, Paul shares some useful practical tips on navigating Eastern Europe on a bike. He makes an interesting and humourous comparison between EuroVelo routes and what he calls "EuroYolo ro…
Here comes the second article of the series dedicated to Paul Anton's cycling trip from Hamburg to his hometown in Romania! Find out more about his first highlights on his 2,300km cycling trip crossing 6 countries, 4 capital cities, along 3 major rivers, on 2 wheels, aiming to raise money to dona…
This month sees the start of a new article series as Paul Anton, an inspiring writer, takes us onboard from Hamburg to his hometown in Romania! His 2,300km cycling trip will take him across 6 countries, 5 borders, 4 capital cities, along 3 major rivers, on 2 wheels, powered by a single goal: to ra…
Silvia J. Gonzales is a 52-year-old from Alicante, Spain, who embarked on a 90-day journey across Europe on EuroVelo routes. Silvia decided to tick off a few European cities from her ‘Want to go’ list biking there over the summer. She tells us more about her trip below.
“There’s nothing I like better than coming up with challenges that other people consider crazy, impossible, or simply too difficult and tiring to be fun.” In 2019, Myra Stals decided to make a statement against plastic pollution by picking up as much plastic waste as possible while she was on her b…
Lauren Pears went for a 3 month solo bike ride across Europe last summer - from London to Istanbul - whereby she used the EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic-Black Sea for most of the way. This journey was to raise money for The World Wildlife Fund, and also to promote the idea of greener travel. This month, she…
EuroVelo 6 - The Danube Cycle Route mobile app provides individual cycle tourists with relevant information about the route and its sections and enhances their riding experience. The application was developed by Danube Competence Center in cooperation with the European Cyclists' Federation.
A must have app for all the cyclists that plan to spend few days on the wheels riding long distances along the Danube. Based on the data European Cyclists' Federation collected during EuroVelo 6 route assessment, this app will provide you with dozens of useful information either while you’re riding or planning your route.
Guide written in Italian and describing the 320 km from Passau to Vienna. It includes 70 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:50.000, 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, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.
600 km from the Rhine to the Loire, through Haute-Alsace, Franche-Comté, Burgundy... The guide : - Pages with spiral binding, easy to handle on a bicycle - Format 11.5 x 21 cm, suitable for a handlebar map holder - Clear and precise maps - Descriptions of the routes covered by the guidebook, entirely undertaken by bicycle - Maps of the main towns crossed - Good addresses for accommodation, rental companies and services - Train + bike information 2019 Edition (in French)
The Loire Valley has inspired writers with its natural beauty, and has attracted sovereigns who have endowed it with a remarkable architectural heritage. Its mild climate and soil have produced the famous Loire wines. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 840 km of easy cycling from Nevers to Saint-Brévin-les-Pins (on the Atlantic coast). 39 fully signposted cycling stages. Good addresses, accommodation, services, "train + bike" information. (in French)
Nearly 450 km of cycle routes (greenways and cycle paths) to discover the best of Alsace by bike: canals and vineyards, charming villages, towns with character. The guide presents a complete tour in 19 stages and 3 variants between Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin. The most beautiful tourist sites are visited. The guide contains all the practical information you need to prepare and carry out your trip. Language: French
Starting from the source (Mont Gerbier des Joncs) to the Atlantic Ocean (Saint-Brevin-les-Pins) 654 mile, discover this guidebook along the longest river in France. 26 stages to discover, the book includes detailed route descriptions, informative mapping, details of facilities and also a French glossary.
Boundless cycling experience between the Palatinate Forest and the Jura, the Rhine and Lorraine. Maps on a scale of 1:75,000, altitude profiles, local maps, GPS tracks, weatherproof & tearproof, spiral binding. Language: German
Official ADFC regional map for the Lake Constance-High Rhine region, scale 1:60,000. This also covers a section of EuroVelo 6. Ideal for preparation and orientation on the road.
Cycling map in German covering the cycling route between from Basel to Donaueschingen. Region: Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg. Scale: 1: 75,000. Weatherproof and tearproof.
This cycle map describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Germany up to Tuttlingen (61 km). Scale of 1:75,000, laminated and tearproof. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map available at esterbauer.com/international.
This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 6 from Tuttlingen to Passau (565 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. Also available in English.
This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Austria from Vienna, across Slovakia and in Hungary up to Budapest (310 km).The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.
This cycling guide describes the section of EuroVelo 6 - Atlantic Black Sea in Austria from Budapest, across Croatia and in Serbia up to Belgrade (580 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.
This cycling guide describes the section of EuroVelo 6 - Atlantic - Black Sea in Serbia from Belgrade, across Romania and Bulgaria, up to the Black Sea (1,400 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:120,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.
This official ADFC cycling guidebook from BVA Verlag in German presents the German section of the Danube Cycle Route, which runs from Donaueschingen to Passau via EuroVelo 6. In addition to maps on a scale of 1:75,000, the book in practical landscape format with spiral binding contains information on places to visit.
On Austrian territory there are train stations along the route about every five kilometres. The combination with the many Bed+Bike accommodation establishments allows for very flexible travel, depending on the weather or personal preferences. The certified Bett+Bike accommodation establishments welcome cyclists for just one night, offer safe parking spaces and help with minor breakdowns.
This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 6 in France and Switzerland from Orléans to Basel (796 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.
This cycling guide describes the Austrian section of EuroVelo 6 and EuroVelo 7 from Passau to Vienna (325 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:50,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German, Italian and Dutch.
This cycling guide describes the French section of EuroVelo 6 from the Atlantic to Nevers (645 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.
The guide presents the Loire by Bike, from Cuffy to the Atlantic, in 8 main sections and 47 stages, each illustrated by a 1:100,000 map specially adapted for cyclists. 190 pages to make sure you don't miss anything: itinerary, good addresses...
The Valley of the Kings by the queen of cycle routes in 18 stages! All the maps, all the addresses! - More than 600 km of secure itinerary through the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions, 45 detailed itinerary maps, 18 stages, effortlessly and for all ages.
Map of all cycle routes in Alsace, downloadable in electronic form. It includes EuroVelo 5, 6 and 15 as well as other thematic cycle routes and regional and local loops awaiting to be discovered by bike.
Richly illustrated tips for your trip with swisstopo-map 1:100'000 with the signposted route, recommendations for trains, buses and boats, as well as topographical information, spiral bound. Editor: Stiftung SchweizMobil / Publisher: Weber Verlag.
Contents of the guide: a 750-kilometre route in 15 stages and 5 getaways between Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Wissembourg and the German border; 4 loops of 3 to 5 days starting from the main towns of Alsace; 32 detailed maps + 1 general map; practical advice and all the useful addresses, accommodation, bike shops, tourist offices; and cultural and historical information on the heritage of each stage.
Deutschsprachiger Führer, der die 600 km von Donaueschingen nach Passau beschreibt. Er enthält 62 präzise Karten und detaillierte Streckenbeschreibungen im Maßstab 1:50.000, zahlreiche Empfehlungen zu den kulturellen und touristischen Attraktionen und ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis der Unterkünfte und Dienstleistungen. Charakteristisch für die bikeline-Radwanderführer ist ihr Querformat in Kombination mit dem patentierten Spiralbindesystem, wetterfest und ideal für die Lenkertasche.
The region Franche-Comté in the eastern part of France is rich of cultural and natural heritage. Besançon with its famous bastille, is even on the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Many small towns in the Comté region have a very rich heritage of historic treasures. But the actual reason to go on this trip is definitely the beautiful nature and the marvellous river landscapes. The peaceful cycle path EuroVelo 6 is part of this cycling trip. This holiday is also a highlight for every foodie.
Our journey is a tribute to the most spectacular view of the Danube along the Romanian section – the Danube Gorges. The Danube Gorges Reserve is not only about the landscape, but also about local communities, culture, and traditions. In the 6 days journey you will discover secret villages where local minority peacefully live and keep their traditions, have awesome view of the Danube, visit monasteries, have boat trips to hidden caves, and old reminiscences of the Roman Empire.
The Danube Delta Reserve - a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy wildlife photography - is included in the UNESCO World Heritage and it is probably the wildest territory in Europe. More than half of its territory is still intact, with difficult access for visitors. It is the 3rd largest Biosphere Reserve in the world and hosts more than 5,500 species of flora and fauna. • Boat trip and bird watching • Accommodation in a fishermen village • Cycling in Dobrogea hills
Come with us on an adventure-packed bike and boat tour through six countries and widely differing cultures that reveals the beauty of the majestic Danube river in all its glory. Discover natural spectacles, idyllic wine villages, endless expanses and breathtaking European capitals. In addition to scenic and cultural highlights, good food and a crew that caters to your every whim, guarantee that your cycling holiday will be a unique and unforgettable experience.
By bike + boat from Passau directly into the heart of the once glorious K+K monarchy. Look forward to three charming European capitals: the waltz metropolis Vienna, the coronation city Bratislava and Budapest. Enjoy unique river landscapes and regional specialities. On board our comfortable cruise ships you enjoy an exclusive atmosphere – in the spacious, convenient cabins as well as in the stylish outdoor area. This exciting bike trip will make your holiday unforgettable.
On this classic cycle tour you will experience the combination of nature along the scenic riverbanks of the Danube as well as the unique opportunity to visit the most important metropolis that lay alongside the Danube. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have an overwhelming history with genuine notions of the yesteryear. Nostalgia is combined with a deeply intriguing history along the ever-changing riverbanks of the Danube.
Europe's most popular cycling route is located on the beautiful blue Danube: the absolute "cycling classic" from Passau to Budapest. In Austria, enchanting river landscapes with steep slopes, vineyards and countless sights await you. Wine taverns and inns invite you to linger. Special highlights are Vienna and Bratislava. Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is the crowning glory. In between, you will immerse yourself in mystical alluvial landscapes.
The castles of the Loire valley like Blois, Chambord, Amboise, Chenonceau, are the monuments that will define your way by the Loire, majestic and filled with history. Accessible in 2h from Paris, visit the heart of the Val de Loire, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The banks of the Loire and Cher will reveal along the way unsuspected and beautiful landscapes.
The banks of the Danube show the romantic soul of Austria and its history. The region of Wachau is also one of the richest wine regions of the country. To the delight of cyclists, a "Danube cycle way" was set up through villages and countryside, along the river and stands alongside castels and towns... You will follow it from Passau to Vienna, through Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, 3 wonderful cities. Grand Angle
Through Bavaria from Donauwörth to Passau, follow one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe on a complete and outstanding route. Get carried away by places full of charm and discover sites of remarkable historical and cultural richness. Leaving the German forest, the Danube flows through the limestone rocks of the Swabian Jura, sometimes forcefully, sometimes taking meanders and detours. Its borders are scattered with feudal castels, Benedictine monasteries and lovely medieval tows.
Our tour is a combination of gastronomic, educational and cycling activities in one of the best red wine areas of Romania. The standard route is organized for the Dealu Mare region, but we can customize the tour in any wine region, including along EuroVelo6. - Short bike route through the vineyards - One night accommodation in the area - Guided winery visits and wine tastings - Kids friendly, educational, gastronomic tour - Professional support, guiding and assistance - Bike rental, on reques…
Start your journey either in the baroque town of Schärding or in the three-river city of Passau and cycle through the various districts of Upper and Lower Austria to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. In addition to Passau and Linz, the Wachau awaits you as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - ancient wine terraces, the imposing Melk Abbey and the town of Krems will enchant you. This cycle tour is a true classic and is also ideal for a first cycling holiday with the whole family.
Embark on an unforgettable cycling adventure in the heart of the most majestic castles of the Loire, nicknamed the last wild river in Europe. This unique experience will introduce you to the region that, during the Renaissance, was adopted by the greatest monarchs of the kingdom. You wander through a delightfully rural landscape, adorned with some vineyards, mostly on greenways or small country roads.