EuroVelo 8: Barcelona-Gibraltar / Advice asked

Posted by: Radlea

EuroVelo 8: Barcelona-Gibraltar / Advice asked - 05/29/20 10:53 AM

Hi all!

I am planning to cycle from Barcelona to Gibraltar on the EuroVelo 8. I would like to stay close to the Mediterranean Sea although I read that the EuroVelo 8 is not quite elaborated yet. Does anybody of you know the track? Although the official EuroVelo might not be fully completed yet, there must be some saller in-land-roads that are easy to follow?

Thank you very much!

Kind regards


Hallo zusammen!

Ich plane eine Fahrradtour von Barcelona nach Gibraltar - auf dem EuroVelo 8. Ich mlchte sehr gern die Mittelmeerküste entlangfahren, weiß auch, dass die Strecke noch nicht sehr gut mit dem EuroVelo 8 ausgebaut ist. Aber vielleicht hat jemand von euch Erfahrung mit dem Abschnitt? Es müsste sicherlich abseits der Touristenhochburgen auch kleinere Dorfstraßen, ruhigere Wege o.ä. geben, wenn man ein bisschen mehr landinwärts fährt?

Vielen Dank!

liebe Grüße

Posted by: Rad Paul

Re: EuroVelo 8: Barcelona-Gibraltar / Advice asked - 04/11/21 03:58 PM

I just rode the EV8 from Barcelona to north, so not the route you are planning to take. The first 100km from Barcelona to around Girona were without any sign posts, but the chosen track itself (got it from biroto) was ok. A lot of it was dirt road, some in good some in not so good shape. EV8 then goes along a pretty well maintained route (Pirinexus / Vias Verdes).
The track from biroto seems to follow mostly smaller roads towards the south and is pretty close to the sea at most times. At least in Catalunya the drivers are very respectful and keep their distance from bikes. In cities you will often find dedicated bike lanes.
At least up to Valencia you will always have a train track near by.
The larger roads (N- prefix) usually have a pretty wide shoulder, so they are also be an option sometimes.