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Identify the cycle paths

The cycling routes in Brittany use different types of paths. They correspond to different practices, and each one has its own specificities.

The different paths

  • Green routes, ideal for families

Reserved for non-motorised forms of travel, the green routes are for cyclists, roller skaters, pedestrians, people with reduced mobility and horse-riders when the surface permits. They are mostly developed on former railway lines or tow paths along the canals and waterways in Brittany.

  • Cycle routes on shared roads

Ces itinéraires sont proposés sur des routes à faible circulation et donc partagés avec la circulation automobile. Soyez donc vigilants.

  • Temporary cycle routes

Temporary cycle routes offer a continuous and signposted alternative pending a definitive route.

  • Connections

To get to a tourist site, a town, a train station, etc., cycle connections may be offered.


Routes are marked in both directions

The nine routes making up the long-distance cycle routes and green routes of Brittany are marked in both directions by a set of indications in line with official standards for cycling signposting, comprising:

  • a mast anchored in the ground
  • one or more directional blades indicating the names of towns and the number of kilometres
  • and above, an oval containing one or more route markers

The “Véloroutes de Bretagne” or “Voies Vertes de Bretagne” logo is always shown inside the oval.
It is combined with the identity number of the route (from 1 to 9), according to three different levels of routes:

  • a European level for long-distance routes EV1 La Vélodyssée and EV4 La Vélomaritime
  • a national level for long-distance routes V42 Saint Malo – Arzal and V45 Roscoff – Nantes
  • a regional level for long-distance routes V3, V6, V7, V8 and V9

European routes

The European long-distance routes in the EuroVelo network comprise a stylised and standardised number which is combined with the logo of the itinerary.

On the EV1-La Vélodyssée, the easily identifiable logo is visible throughout the route and will guide your adventure from north to south or south to north. The same principle is used for the EV4 – La Vélomaritime.

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