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EuroVelo 8 "The Mediterranean by bike" - Roya Valley : Breil-Saorge-Fontan-Tende-Colle di Tenda

Sport, Cycling sports, Cycle tourism route in Breil-sur-Roya
  • From the border with Italy, head northwest on Route de Vintimille RD6204 and continue to the station of Tende via RD6204, or to the splendid site of the pass of Tende and its 5 forts of the XIXth century via the track of the 46 laces.

  • The section of Eurovélo 8 that runs up the Roya valley does not currently have a cycle lane.
    It is possible to take the Italian trains on the Ventimiglia-Cuneo line (French part of the Roya from Breil to Tende), or the TER trains on the Nice-Tende line with a bicycle.
    Italian trains can be taken from any station in the French Roya Valley: Breil-sur-Roya, Fontan-Saorge, St-Dalmas de Tende, and Tende.

    Please note that the itinerary indicated on the Eurovélo 8 website includes a detour via...
    The section of Eurovélo 8 that runs up the Roya valley does not currently have a cycle lane.
    It is possible to take the Italian trains on the Ventimiglia-Cuneo line (French part of the Roya from Breil to Tende), or the TER trains on the Nice-Tende line with a bicycle.
    Italian trains can be taken from any station in the French Roya Valley: Breil-sur-Roya, Fontan-Saorge, St-Dalmas de Tende, and Tende.

    Please note that the itinerary indicated on the Eurovélo 8 website includes a detour via the pretty village of La Brigue (4 km from St-Dalmas de Tende), and then takes you to Tende via the mountain and the Boseille pass: this part of the route uses very technical paths, and is only suitable for experienced mountain bikers.

    Access to the Col de Tende road tunnel is forbidden to bicycles, and was also made impassable by storm Alex on 2 October 2020.
    It is possible to travel from Tende to Limone Piemonte with Italian trains.
    It is also possible to reach the Col de Tende via the 46 one-way track, which is on the left before the Tende tunnel. About half of it is paved, and the road part is suitable for road bikes up to the Col de Tende, the highest point of the entire Eurovélo 8 route.

    The part located in Italy from the pass, which allows you to go down to the "Le 3 amis" station and then to Limone Piemonte, is asphalted.


    EuroVelo 8 (EV 8), also known as the "Mediterranean route", is a EuroVelo cycle route that is part of a Europe-wide cycle route development programme. It is 5,900 km long and runs from Cadiz in Spain to Athens in Greece and then on to Cyprus. The route crosses Southern Europe from west to east, mainly along the Mediterranean coast, passing through 11 countries in succession: Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Cyprus.
    Recharging facilities for electrically assisted bicycles in all the communes crossed, refreshments and accommodation. Tourist offices in Breil, La Brigue and Tende. Stations and bus stops of the 25 Menton-Tende line in all the villages crossed.
  • Environment
    • Close to a trunk road
    • Mountain view
    • Mountain location
    • Overview on river
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
Services
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • Services
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  • All year 2022
    Opened Everyday
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