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Recognizing the different types of cycle routes

The cycle routes proposed by Bretagne à Vélo take you along various types of cycle paths. As these different paths are suitable for different users, it’s important to understand the differences.

Greenways, ideal for family outings

Greenways for familyGreenways are paths laid out for and reserved to non-motorized traffic, including not just cyclists but also walkers, rollerbladers and people with reduced mobility. These greenways are often set out along former railway lines, towpaths or forest tracks.


Cycle routes on shared roads

Cycle routes on shared roads in Brittany

These routes use roads where motorized traffic is light. 

Official signposts guide you along and the roads have been made as safe as possible, often with cycle tracks painted on the road surface. They are, though, aimed at experienced cyclists, as certain busier sections require extreme care.


Provisional cycle routes

Provisional cycle route in Brittany

We suggest certain provisional routes for very experienced cyclists, allowing them to tackle additional unofficial unbroken routes. These sections may follow roads on which the surface can be uneven, unsignposted roads, or even very busy roads, where other possibilities don’t exist at present.

Alternative options and links

To enable you to reach nearby tourist sights, towns and train stations, or to provide an additional unbroken route, our website proposes alternative options and links that have been fully tested by bike.

The different types of cycle paths and tracks on the maps of various routes and their stages


Signposting on the routes

cycle signposting in BrittanyIn Brittany, you’ll spot two slightly different logos covering the network of regional and inter-county cycle routes and greenways:

  • On the greenways, the words ‘Voies Vertes de Bretagne’ appear on the logo
  • On sections along shared roads, the words ‘Véloroutes de Bretagne’ appear on the logo.

According to the routes you take, you will come across a few subtle differences in the signposting 


A regional cyclet route : logo and route number nested, a cartridge with "logo and the routenumber" side by side


On a regional cycle route integrated to an EuroVeloroute: the logo of the EuroVelo and its number are listed in the cartridge


3 regional cycle routes  juxtaposed two of which are integrated into a Eurovéloroute