La Vélodyssée / EuroVelo 1, one of the 15 cycle routes interlinking the countries of Europe as part of the Eurovelo network.
A European route
La Vélodyssée is connected to Europe because it is the French section of EuroVelo 1, which is also known as the Atlantic Coast Route.
Stretching across 8 200 km, EV1 links the North Cape in Norway with Sagres in Portugal. The route travels the length of Western Europe going down the Atlantic Coast from north to south, taking in six consecutive countries: Norway, the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal.
EV1 is one of the 15 cycle routes interlinking the countries of Europe as part of the Eurovelo network!
At the crossroads with 3 European routes and 5 French cycle paths :
La Scandibérique is currently being developed along its southern section and will eventually be linked to La Vélodyssée at Bayonne. This route is the French section of EuroVelo 3. Starting in Trondheim in Norway and ending in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, it covers a distance of 5000 km.
From North to South: a dense network of regional routes
La Vélodyssée is the backbone route connecting a network of 6 cycle paths in Brittany. The latest addition is path n°7, the Transfinistérienne. 147 km long, this route crosses the entire length of the Finistère department from Roscoff to Concarneau, with a short foray into the Morbihan. It includes 95 km of designated greenways set on former railway tracks.
In the Pays de la Loire sector, la Vélocéan runs for 145 km from Pénestin to St-Nazaire and joins cycle path 45, known in Brittany as route n°5. This coastal route will eventually link Roscoff to Nantes.
In Aquitaine, for those who enjoy a sporting challenge, the Route des cols from Hendaye to Cerbère, crosses the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, covering 910 km with an elevation gain of 16 000 m.
An upcoming project: the Véloroute du Piémont Pyrénéen, a 570 km cycle route from Anglet to Le Bascarès.