The northernmost point of the EuroVelo network is located here, on top of a 307-metre high cliff on the northern Norwegian island of Magerøya. Plan your trip and try to reach the North Cape between the 13th May and the 29th July and you will benefit from the Midnight Sun and from surprisingly hot temperatures (20°C) just below the Arctic Circle - an amazing experience. Photo Credit: Yan Zhang
The itinerary of EuroVelo 7 – Sun Route passes through the most North western region of Finland: Enontekiö municipality. Here you can cycle alongside herds of reindeers in this wild area of Finnish Lapland where the local Sami people have always practiced reindeer’s husbandry. Between Sweden and Norway, this region is famous for its attractive mountainous landscapes and for having the highest occurrence of Northern Lights in Finland - brave cyclists can enjoy it on average two nights out of three if they reach the region during the dark months of winter. Photo credit: Visistfinland/Flickr
On cyclists’ way towards the sun is the city of Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden. This city is located just in front of its “sister city” Copenhagen and they form together the Oresund region, the most populated area of Scandinavia. The city is really cyclists friendly and is worth a stay before joining Denmark and leaving Scandinavian soil. The different attractions of the city such as its museums the stay really enjoyable. Photo credit: virtualwayfarer/Flickr
The section of EuroVelo 7 – Sun Route along southern Italy’s western coast is full of attractions. Archeological sites (including Pompei and Herculanum), the city of Napoli, wonderful beaches and sumptuous palaces can all be found here. Perhaps the jewel amongst all these attractions is the Amalfi coast which has been designed both by nature and human activities for thousands of years. The breathtaking scenery composed of natural areas, small fishing villages as well as grand architectural marvels make this a true ‘must see’. Photo credit :dgavrile
Moens Klint is a unique place to experience the blue sea, the green forests and the famous white cliffs of the island Moen.
The Reichstag building was constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse. The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on 3 October 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag. The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building offer an incomparable view of Berlin's parliamentary and government quarter.
The traditional point of arrival of Via Romea Francigena is Rome, the Italian Capital and also the city of the Holy See. After recovering from their exertions with meals of pasta, cyclists will have to plenty to visit in this lively city. The city of Romulus and Remus is full of monuments including the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Pantheon from Ancient Rome, the Papal Palace and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican, the famous Trevi fountain and so much more. You’ll soon see why it’s known as the Eternal City. Photo credit: Bert Kaufmann
Upon reaching Malta, cyclists will almost certainly have found the sun - it averages 300 days of sunshine per year! While Malta and its neighbor Gozo form the smallest EU member state, they contain three UNESCO sites and visitors will find numerous otherthings to do, such water sports, hiking, visiting the exciting city of Valetta, sampling the great Mediterranean cuisine and of course…relaxing on the islands’many sunny beaches! Photo credit: Christian
The Danish capital city is known throughout the world for the large numbers of cyclists and therefore people arriving in the city by bike will be well catered for. The city's name comes from “merchants' harbour” and its setting on the Baltic Sea makes it a very pleasant destination for a stop. Using the cities’ bike lanes, cyclists can admire the streets of the old town, the royal palaces as well as the famous mermaid - the symbol of the city thanks to the children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. © Colville-Andersen (Flickr)
When following EuroVelo 7 – Sun Route through Austria, cyclists must definitely stop in Salzburg – the city of Mozart! The fourth-largest city in Austria has a wonderful cultural heritage and has been listed as a UNESCO site. The combination of the Gothic-style of some of its oldest buildings, including parts of the castle overlooking the city, combined with the baroque style of the buildings designed by Italian architects during its golden age in the eighteenth century, reflect the city’s importance as a meeting point on Northern and Southern European cultures. Photo credit: Thomas Pintaric
The bicycle route between the large cities of Berlin and Dresden leads through this beautiful natural river landscape, which is part of the biosphere reserve 'River Landscape Elbe', recognised in 1997 by the UNESCO. The unique meadowland habitat offers protection to many endangered animals and plant protection. For example the beaver - almost extinct decades ago - has recaptured the entire stream or you can quite frequently discover a white stork in the meadows and pastures during the summer months.
The Dresden Frauenkirche has a thousand-year history. Already the various predecessors were consecrated to the Mother of God and bore the name Frauenkirche. In the 18th century arose the famous domed structure of George Bähr which shaped the cityscape of Dresden for two hundred years. Shortly before the end of the Second World War the church was destroyed. Its ruin remained as a memorial in the heart of the city and later became a symbol of the peace movement of the GDR citizens. The fact that today this special church appears in its full glory again is due to an unique reconstruction project. © larslehmann05 (Flickr)
The château of Děčín overlooking the town with an impressive rose garden is the last stop at the Czech-German border and also a gateway to the cross border national park Bohemian-Saxonian Switzerland National Park.
Capital of the Czech Republic and one of most beautiful cities in the world, Prague is famous for its large castle complex, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with its remarkable astrological clock as well as the winning combination of lots of fantastic architecture and the wonderful setting on the Vltava (Moldau) river. Whilst you are there try out the world famous Czech beer! Photo credit: NunoDantas