Bike Touring:  Balkans  EuroVelo 8

Bicycle touring the EuroVelo 8 means magnificent views of nature, varying grades of difficulty, and a journey through time and culture. However, much of the Balkan peninsula portion of the EuroVelo 8 consists of unfamiliar places that many have yet to discover. To help you with your bicycle touring exploration and overall appreciation of southeastern Europe, we offer stories, maps, GPS downloadable files (GPX), info, and even a bit of encouragement along the way.

My 3-month bike touring adventure across Europe #eurovelo8Whether you are bike touring pro or soon to be novice, the EuroVelo 8 offers you the magnificently historical city of Athens, a country in transition in Albania, a number of idyllic coastal towns along the Montenegrin and Croatian coastlines, and more than a few UNESCO World Heritage sights.

Be inspired by story, gather the essential info for your traveling style, study the maps or even download the GPS-ready files, and plan an amazing ride. Explore Southeastern Europe’s hidden gems from the comfort of the saddle. Mountains. Adriatic Sea. Fjords. Canyons. Sunsets. Ready?

Riding the Eurovelo 8

EuroVelo 8 Bike Repair

Athens, Greece

48×17 Cycles (custom builds)
Veikou 2, Acropolis Metro

Tirana, Albania

Bike Doctor
Rruga Bilal Xhaferri 13

Podgorica, Montenegro

Total Sport
19 Decembra D2, City Stadium

Download the EuroVelo 8 .GPX and .PDF Files

Meanderbug is glad to offer downloadable files at no cost to help advance bike touring. We do ask for you to become part of the Meanderbug Tribe first though. This allows us to stay in better communication with you and let you know about new developments in the Balkans. You may opt out at any time, but we hope to stay in touch and see you or someone in your network travel in our part of the world again in the future. Visit our EuroVelo 8 Downloadables page (coming soon).

Bicycle touring on the island of Pag, Croatia


  1. Hello Folks! I’m doing some research for the Tighs of Steel London to Athens cycling fundraiser riding down the Adriatic coast and it’s great to find your excellent site just now.
    I’m sure we’ll be in touch but thought I’d let you know in case you don’t, that some webpages connected to cycling EuroVelo 8 are showing broken code e.g.

    Best for now, Jamie UK

    1. Jamie – Glad to learn of your upcoming ride and this fundraising endeavor! Let us know how we can help along the way. We can participate with some social media awareness and hopefully more as you near our home base.

      Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. We had a big switch over that broke a lot of stuff on the site. Sometimes growth is painful (smile). Will be making improvements here in the coming weeks.

      1. Jamie

        Thanks a lot Brit, supercool and very helpful!

  2. Raphael Zürcher

    Hi we are planning a tour from Switzerland to Greece. It would be awesome if you could forward the gpx data of your route and maybe get us some tipps. Thanks anyway.
    Cheers Raphael

  3. Raphael Zürcher

    You can also get to me directly via mail.

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