From the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea, travelling across Europe while being eco-friendly has never been easier with the EuroVelo 6.
EuroVelo 6 is one of the worlds most popular cycle routes and it’s easy to see why
It’s easy to see why the EuroVelo 6 cycle route, which runs from the Atlantic coast to the shores of the Black Sea, is one of the worlds most popular: coasts, rivers, castles, top-class infrastructure and a nice flat topography make the 4,400 km, or 2,734 miles-long route 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. Check out what all the fuss is about!
EV6 traverses 10 countries from Saint-Nazaire in France to Constanța on the Black Sea
EuroVelo 6 (EV6), named The Rivers Route, is a EuroVelo long-distance cycling route running along 4,400 km, or 2,734 miles-long of some of Europe’s major rivers, including much of the Loire, some of the Saône, a short section of the upper Rhine and almost the entire length of Europe’s second longest river, the Danube — from the Atlantic coast of France to the city of Constanța on the shores of the Black Sea.
The EV6 traverses 10 countries from Saint-Nazaire in France at the mouth of the River Loire, eastward along the Loire to the River Saône, across the border to Switzerland, along the Rhine to Lake Constance, north into Germany, down the River Danube and through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Romania to the Danube Delta, before terminating at Constanța on the Black Sea.
EV6 is part of a network of 15 EuroVelo long-distance cycle routes connecting and uniting the whole European continent. The routes can be used by cycle tourists as well as by local people making daily journeys. EuroVelo currently comprises of 15 routes and it is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020.
A must have for all the cyclists that plan to spend few days riding long distances along the EV6 is the one of the range of apps that correspond with sections of the route. Based on the data European Cyclists’ Federation collected during EuroVelo 6 route assessment, the app will provide you with tons of useful information either while you’re riding or planning your route, utilising GPS to give you the most relevant information.
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