Starting in Greenwich, this route follows a mostly traffic-free Thames Cycle Route on the south bank of the Thames, passing the impressive Thames barrier. It continues to Dartford and follows the north Kent coast with stunning views of the Thames Estuary. Joining the traffic-free Crab and Winkle Way into the historic city of Canterbury, it travels to the east coast through port of Sandwich and ending in Dover. This route is approximately 113 miles long and signed in both directions as National Route 1.
There are two parts of EuroVelo 5 in France. One in the North, coming from England into Calais then leaving from Lille to end in Brussels. The other coming from Luxembourg over Saarbrücken/Sarreguemines, Strasbourg and the Route des Vins d'Alsace, finally heading to Switzerland. EuroVelo 5 totals 567 km in France.
The itinerary of the EuroVelo will introduce you to the rich natural, architectural, cultural and brewing heritage of Belgium
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg welcomes the EuroVelo 5 for a 107 km stretch which follows the national network of dedicated cycle paths from the Belgian border, through the stunning cliff-top capital city, towards the French and German borders at Schengen, symbolic centre of Europe and home to the European museum. EuroVelo 5 follows the following national routes in Luxembourg - PC 18, 17, 12, 13, Luxembourg-Ville route no. 2, PC 1, 11, 7, 3.
The EuroVelo 5 route in Switzerland (National North–South Route No. 3) leads through the large scenic Swiss regions of the Jura, Mittelland, Central Switzerland and over the Alps to the south. Lovely, peaceful landscapes of the Baselbieter Jura. Thrilling ride down to Aarau. Off the beaten track through flat Suhrental, joining the stream of tourists in Luzern. A complex water: the grandiose Vierwaldstättersee. Closely harried by traffic over the Teufelsbrücke bridge towards the Gotthard, the south beckons with a racy downhill ride. The climate changes, first granite, soon chestnut trees and vineyards, Bellinzona «La Turita» a glimpse of the vegetable garden of Magadino. Lago di Lugano with photogenic Morcote, at the end, the Mendrisiotto.