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Cycling routes

As cycling tourism is a great example of sustainable, environmentally friendly tourism, the Commission is raising awareness about its important role and is supporting the development and promotion of cycling routes through Europe by awarding grants to selected projects and initiatives.

Calls for proposals / Grants awarded

In 2011

The Commission supported the development of the EuroVelo.com portal which aims to promote and increase visibility of EuroVelo Network of cycle routes as well as to contribute to the promotion and development of more sustainable and responsible cycle tourism.

http://www.eurovelo.com/en

Project EuroVelo.com – coordinating organisation: European Cyclists' Federation

in 2010

Grants were awarded to 6 projects to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of European cycling tourism.

Call for proposals:  
"Promotion of cycling tourism in the European Union as means of sustainable tourism development".

Title of the project

Co-ordinator
Lead partner

Partners from following countries:

Euro Velo Central Coordination pdf - 16 KB [16 KB]

(EVCC)

European Cyclists Federation (ECF) (BE)

DE, UK, CZ

Development and Promotion of EuroVelo 13- Iron Curtain Trail, North Section pdf - 53 KB [53 KB]

(EV13 - ICT North)

Pomeranian Association Common Europe – Pomorskie Stowarzyszenie "Wspólna Europa" PSWE  (PL)

FI, DE, LT, EE, LV, SE, ECF (BE),

 

Iron Curtain Trail -Central pdf - 15 KB [15 KB]

(ICT Central)

Environmental Partnership Association (CZ)

ECF (BE), SK, DE, AT, HU

Development of Long-term Strategy and Networks for Promotion and Implementation of the IC Trail in its Balkan Section "StrategIC" pdf - 16 KB [16 KB]

(EV13- Southern part)

Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism (BAAT) (BG)

BG, RO, GR

The Balkan Velo Trail pdf - 12 KB [12 KB]

(BVT 13)

Association of South-Western Municipalities (ASWM) (BG)

GR, RO, BG, FYROM

EV3 St. James Way pdf - 17 KB [17 KB]

(EV3 StJ)

Dansk Cyclist Forbund (DCF) (DK)

DE, BE, FR, ECF (BE)

More information on implementation can be found at:http://www.eurovelo.org/routes/projects/

Iron Curtain trail

(Preparatory Action "Sustainable Tourism" 2009-2010)

This 6,800km cycle track - recognised as EuroVelo route no 13 –  follows the former border "Iron Curtain", stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, combining European culture, history and sustainable tourism.

The Commission has organised a number of activities to raise awareness of this project, of impacts of this route on regional economic development and its contribution to sustainable tourism.

A number of workshops have been organised for a network of regions interested in implementing the Iron Curtain cycling trail.1st workshop - final summary report pdf - 487 KB [487 KB]

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