Countries

Countries

Norway

EuroVelo 3 in Norway connects to EuroVelo 1 and runs from Svinesund through Oslo to Trondheim. The Pilgrims’ Way from Oslo to Nidaros is 640 km long. After his death at the battle at Stiklestad (1030), Olav Haraldsson was made patron saint of Norway. Soon after his death one experienced signs and miracles linked to Olav’s remains. He became a figure of reverence, and pilgrims from all over Europe travelled to Nidaros (Trondheim), the main destination in Scandinavia for pilgrims. The pilgrimage goes through built-up areas, stunning cultural landscape, narrow valleys, peaceful forests and open mountain terrain. Along the Way you will experience historical places and cultural heritage sites of national importance. The section is not fully realized so it's a good idea to contact local tourist office or Cycling Norway for more information.

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Sweden

In Gothenburg the Euro Velo 3 merges with the North Sea Cycle Route (EuroVelo 12)and the national cycle path Cykelspåret, through Bohuslän County to Svinesund in Norway. The route follows the beautiful Swedish west coast from Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg, taking you north to the Norwegian border. Part of it runs through traffic, but follows cycle paths and small country roads wherever possible. The scenery is varied with miles of sandy beaches, barren rocks, rolling meadows, silent forest tarns and in between, towns and cities throbbing with fun. No strenuous uphill terrain here, just the joy of cycling! The ferry from Frederikshavn in Denmark takes you to Gothenburg, the largest city on the Swedish part of the route. Feel the pulse of Gothenburg, enjoy all that it has to offer. Have fun at Liseberg, the Nordic region's largest amusement park, or enjoy the city's wide range of exciting entertainment. With the sea and sea bathing on your doorstep, you will find everything you need just around the corner. As you leave Gothenburg, you pass through Kungälv, a small town known for its fortification. From this point on, the route runs through the inland forests and lakes of the Bohuslän region. Further north is the archipelago with small communities such as Fiskebäckskil and Fjällbacka, and idyllic small towns such as Lysekil and Strömstad. From Strömstad the cycle route continues on to Svinesund, with fantastic views of the Idefjord, the natural boundary between Sweden and Norway.

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Denmark

The EuroVelo 3 in Denmark starts on the German border in Padborg and follows the old oxen road through Jylland (Jutland) to Frederikshavn, where you will need to get on a ferry to get to Sweden. The oxen road has existed since ancient times, and along the way, you will see reminders of Denmark's history. The city of Viborg is the biggest city along the way, and here you will have to experience a lot of churches and medieval streets. The oxen road is part of the Camino de Santiago, and there are cheap hostels to visit along the way.

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Germany

In Germany, the EuroVelo 3 long-distance cycle route leads along sections of the Ochsenweg Cycle Route, North Sea Cycle Route, Hamburg-Bremen Cycle Route, Bridges Cycle Route, Peace Route, 100 Castles Route, Roman Lippe Route and Moated Castles Route. You can find all the information about the individual route sections in the websites linked below.

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Belgium

Exiting Germany, in Aachen, the Pilgrims Route leads you to the city of Liège. Once there you will soon arrive to the symbolic place of the "Three Borders" between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. After around ten kilometers, you reach the RAVeL, line 38, making you discover the groves of the Land of Herve ('Pays de Herve') in a green and luminous landscape. You can admire and appreciate this beautiful landscape through several viewpoints. While leaving the metropolis of Liège, you can follow the RAVeL of the Meuse and then of the Sambre rivers. This itinerary gives you an overview of the large historic heritage, linked to the river and the post-industrial age of the two valleys on the one hand, and the cultural diversity of Wallonia in cities like Namur and Charleroi on the other. Before arriving in France, the calm atmosphere of the bucolic landscapes of the Haute Sambre will give you an unexpected encounter with the aquatic and bird life.

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France

The French part of EuroVelo 3, called "La Scandibérique", with its 1.600 km of routes, represents the biggest cycling route in France. Starting at the Belgian border, the itinerary follows the Sambre and Oise valleys and then the Route Stevenson® along the canal, then goes through the Île-de-France, the Loire valley and the Poitou to reach the Gascogne, its pine forests and vineyards. The route finishes in the Pyrenees at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, high place of confluence of the St. Jacques de Compostella paths. The Sandibérique is only partially realised (official launch: summer 2017). At the moment there is no information available on the routes or services linked to the itinerary, but a dedicated website for spring 2017 is planned. But you can check the website of France Vélo Tourisme.

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Spain

The route is currently not realised. In the future, it will pass from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela, passing through Burgos and Leon.

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