EuroVelo 8 Mediterranean Route

Escape in French southern lands
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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Perpignan to Manosque

Begin your journey in a serene aquatic landscape, where fish ponds grace picturesque paths winding through pine forests. Along the Canal de la Robine, marvel at the Fonseranes, an exceptional set of nine locks on the UNESCO-listed Canal du Midi since 1996. Returning to the coast, the allure of a refreshing sea dip beckons, or explore fishing ports and the rugged beauty of Camargue, where horses and bulls roam freely. Embark on a picturesque ride through traditional ‘mas’ farms, framed by olive groves, vineyards, dry-stone walls, and lavender f ields. Don’t miss the chance to ascend to a quintessential Provençal perched village, boasting charming squares shaded by plane trees, historic stone architecture, and quaint fountains. Welcome to the enchanting realm of Haute-Provence!

Cover picture credits: EuroVelo 8 along la promenade des Anglais in Nice, France © Vélo Loisir Provence



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