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Eurovelo Routes

Eurovelo Cycle Routes Sept 2011ECF (the European Cyclists’ Federation), in a recent newsletter, are jubilant that a further 10,000 kilometres of cycle track were added to the network yesterday when the European parliament officially inaugurated two new cycle routes. These are the Iron Curtain Trail (EV13) which is over 9000 kilometres and crosses 20 countries (see here for a past blog entry about this route) and the Rhine Route (EV15) which, not unsurprisingly, follows aforenamed river through the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.  Don’t expect EV routes to be fully signposted, but do expect some bits to be.

Further news on the EV front is an announcement from the Hungarian government that they’re going to undertake a major upgrade on their stretch of the Danube Cycle Path (Eurovelo Route 6). Here’s an interesting blog about it ~ http://cyclingsolution.blogspot.com/2011/09/major-upgrade-for-budapest-vienna-trail.html ~ and an interesting story about the Hungarian government who are thinking about spending a shedload of cash upgrading the cycle route on their side of the river Danube, from the Austrian border to Budapest. A further useful website about Eurovelo routes generally is http://cyclingeurope.org/

As a relatively soft introduction to long distance touring, these routes have to be hard to beat.


2 responses

  1. Hi
    Thanks for the mention for http://cyclingeurope.org . I would love to hear from anyone who has a website / blog / book/ route info etc… for the Eurovelo routes. I’ll happily put the link on the site. One of the great problems that I had when planning my own cycle from the UK to Brindisi along the Eurovelo 5 was accessing quality information about the route. In the end, I tried to create something myself so that others didn’t have the same problem and I’m now trying to do something similar for all of the routes.

    24/10/2011 at 9:19 am

    • Orlando Morales

      Good to find a site where I can banter a bit…in the Summer of 2010 I forged my own route from Prague to Berlin to Amsterdam…I have since set a goal of doing a series of trips that will more or less be a circumnavigation of the globe…the next stage will be from Prague to Istanbul in 2014…I have DV footage of the last trip and others and will be filming again with the aim of getting it into some sort of shape and sharing the journey..

      02/11/2012 at 9:10 am

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