R1 Europe

The Complete Route

Have you ever dreamt of doing something really different?


… something really extraordinary that people will admire you for and be amazed by... something you can tell your children and grandchildren about ... something adventurous ... something for your physical and mental education and fitness... without traffic jams... without exhaust fumes ... without stress, but nevertheless demanding ... and which in addition to all that is good for the environment and contributes more to bringing a continent than all other means of progress?


Welcome to the Website of the European Bicycle Route R1 — a helpful companion that can make your dreams come true; — a friend that invites you to a bicycle tour right across the European continent.


From Boulogne-sur-Mer to St. Petersburg over a distance of more than 3500 kilometres it connects people, nature and culture in nine European countries.


France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia are looking forward to welcoming you and your bicycle!

bicyclist on the R1


bicyclist meet each other on R1

drivable in two directionscycling in the Netherlands


bicyclist and sundown