Discover the Mediterranean area by bike? This is the project of the EuroVelo 8, European long distance cycle route extending on 5 888 km through 11 countries of the Mediterranean basin.
- 5 888 km in total
- 11 countries crossed
- 850 km in France
- 9 departments involved
The itinerary in France : from Perthus to Menton
In France, the EuroVelo 8 offers a large variety of landscapes : seaside, ponds, canals, Provence hinterland, classified sites... from Le Perthus at the Spanish border to Menton at the Italian border. This 850km long cycle route itinerary goes through Béziers, Narbonne, Montpellier, Sète, Tarascon, Manosque, Draguignan et Nice. Today, 80% of the itinerary is done in the South of France.
Ideas of biking tours on the EuroVelo 8
La Véloroute du Calavon
This 37 km-long cycle ride which is part of the EuroVelo 8 follows the path of an old railway track. The itinerary is crossing an old Roman bridge (called "le Pont Julien") going along the Calavon river and stopping at the foot of the Luberon massif.
Learn more: La Véloroute - Voie verte du Calavon
Cannes and La Littorale
Take a bike trip on "La Littorale", cycling path of 74 km, going from Théoule-sur-Mer to Menton crossing Cannes and its famous "Croisette". Partly laid out, you can cycle on 21 km between Antibes and the old harbour of Nice regarding this leaflet (in french).
Greenway from Narbonne to Port-la-Nouvelle
This beautiful greenway of 22 km allows you to enjoy the seaside by bike, going along the "Canal de la Robine". To facilitate your trip, SNCF train station of Narbonne and Port-la-Nouvelle allow you to bring your bike in the TER trains.
Connections with the ViaRhôna and the Canal du Midi
- In Beaucaire, the EuroVelo 8 meets the ViaRhôna, cycling itinerary along the Rhône river linking Leman lake and the Mediterranean sea.
- Going through Agde and Béziers, the EuroVelo 8 connects to the Canal du Midi. It's possible to join the Atlantic coast going through Toulouse then Bordeaux by taking the cycling road Le Canal des 2 mers.
Learn more : l'EuroVelo 8 in France.