EuroVelo 8 | The Mediterranean Cycle Route | Provence - French Riviera

EuroVelo 8 in France


It is a 670 km long stretch linking Spain to Italy :
■ Le Pertus - Spanish border
▻ Argelès-sur-Mer
▻ Port la Nouvelle
► Canal de la Roubine
▻ Mirepeisset
► Canal du midi
▻ Marseillan Plage - reconnection with the Mediterranean costal strip for about 80 km
▻ Sète - (Common stage with the western route (V60B) of the EuroVelo 17 until Beaucaire.
▻ Le-Grau-du-Roi - Inland cycling now for about 350 km
► Canal du Rhône à Sète
▻Saint Gilles
▻ Beaucaire - crossing with another Trans-European Cycle Route - West to East - the EuroVelo 17 also called ViaRhôna (link here is for section Avignon - Plage Napoléon that links Lake Geneva to Port-St-Louis-du-Rhône in Camargue
▻ Cavaillon
► Massif du Lubéron
► Provence then Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)
▻ Draguignan
▻ Cannes - reconnection with the Mediterranean seafront for about 100km
▻ Ventimiglia - Italy
► Southern Alps - Vallée de la Roya - re-entering France
■ Tende - Italian border.

EuroVelo 8 in Provence and Côte d'Azur

■ Camargue - Le Petit Rhône - TARASCON▻
■ TENDE - Alpes du Sud

■ Camargue - Le Petit Rhône (distributary channel from Arles to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer)
▻ Tarascon
► Massif du Lubéron - piste cyclable (cycle path) du Calavon
►Provence backcountry and Villages Perchés (hilltop villages) on the lost 1-meter gauge railway Nice-Meyrargues between Rians and Fayence
▻ Draguignan - connection with The cycle path
La Vigne à Vélo (cycling the vineyard) already completed in Les Arcs-sur-Argens.
▻ Mandelieu - reconnection with the Mediterranean seafront for about 80 km along the
► French Riviera shoreline
Cannes - film festival
▻ Antibes
Voie Verte (cycle path) La Littorale from Marina Baie des Anges to Le Port Lympia - Nice
▻ Monaco
▻ Ventimiglia - Italy
► Southern Alps - Vallée de la Roya  - re-entering France - ATTENTION uphill for 57 km, total vertical climb 1900 m - TRAIN POSSIBLE : option 1 with spectacular and scenic
Train des Merveilles(Train of Marvels), Ligne 05 Nice - Breil - Tende of SNCF french Company; option 2 with Trenitalia Italian Company from Ventimiglia to Cuneo Italy

▻ Col de Tende 1870 m but road closed until 2020 - or tunnel de Tende 1280 m.
■ Italian border.

For further details and directions between Sillans-la-Cascade and Claviers, have a look at the EuroVelo 8 roadmap in the Haut-Var area.

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