EuroVelo 8 Mediterranean Route

Across the largest peninsula on the Adriatic
Contains the tracks of the whole stage, including well developed sections but also parts of the route under development or at the planning stage.
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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Venice to Rijeka

Cycle along the captivating Adriatic coast, starting with the Italian Riviera, Marano Lagoon, and Grado. Reach the elegant port town of Trieste. Transition to Slovenia, tracing the old Parenzana railway through Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve, Venetian-influenced Koper and Izola, Strunjan Landscape Park, Portorož, and Sečovlje Salina Nature Park with its saltpans and tunnels. In Croatia, explore Istria and Kvarner. From UNESCO-listed Euphrasia Basilica to the Roman Pula Arena. Savor vineyards, olive groves, and truffle regions before Opatija Riviera, known for Kvarner scampi. Conclude in Rijeka, unwinding along Korzo, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare.

Cover picture credits: EuroVelo 8, Slovenia © Regional Development Centre of Koper



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