Traveling viaEurasia by bike
So far, two sections of the route are planned with bikers in mind. The Via Francigena cycling route in Italy runs from the Great Saint Bernard Pass to Rome, a journey of 1000+ km that can cycled by an moderately trained rider in 23 stages of around 50 km per day. This route is suitable for touring bikes. 70% of the route is paved, while the unpaved parts are mostly on gravel roads; it avoids rough and unpaved roads.
At present, the itinerary is available in a “Beta” version. The final version is currently in the process of being approved by the local and regional authorities along the route and dedicated signposting is in progress.
The Evliya Çelebi Way in northern Turkey was also developed as a bicycle/horseriding route, running on mainly farm tracks and old roads. It uses asphalt only when tracks are not available (eg. through villages/towns). It is more suitable for mountain bikes or heavy-duty road bikes and recommended only for fit bikers.
The route is not heavily used and you should consult the team before choosing your itinerary.