By the time that they are formally adopted, all EuroVelo routes should fulfill the following basic criteria:
Based on existing or future national or regional routes of the involved countries. At least two countries are involved. Route length at least 1,000km. Easy to communicate, internationally recognisable identity and name (marketing potential). Implementation plans in place (project plan, business plan, partners). Signing in accordance with the regulations of the respective nations and/or regions, continuous and in both directions. Signage supplemented by EuroVelo route information panels, in accordance with the recommendations of the UNECE and the ECF signing manual.
There is a formal process by which new routes, or additions to existing routes, can be added to the network. This is set out in the Central EuroVelo Route Coordination Rules:
Please note that the rules were updated in April 2016.
If you do have any questions about the process please email: EuroVelo@ecf.com.