Trieste welcomes the MEDCYCLETOUR project partners


The partners of the three year MEDCYCLETOUR project met on 19-20 April in Trieste, Italy for their 3rd steering committee meeting. MEDCYCLETOUR stands for “MEDiterranean Cycle route for sustainable coastal TOURism” and its focus is the development of the EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route. The overall objective of this project is to promote sustainable and responsible tourism in coastal areas across the Mediterranean, using the route to influence regional and national policies. The project has a budget of €2.5 million. Read more…


Call for abstracts and new website for the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018!

The 4th edition of the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018 will be held in Belgian Limburg on 26-28 September 2018. This exciting event is expected to welcome over 150 participants and 20 speakers from different countries. Registration will open in early June, but the call for abstracts is now open and the website of the conference has been launched. All you need to know about the event is available here! Read more…


EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training in Letterkenny, Ireland

The latest EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training took place in Letterkenny, Ireland, on 23-24 April. More than 40 prospective EuroVelo route inspectors and the EuroVelo Management Team met in this charming town close to the Irish north-Atlantic shores for a busy training session.

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A bright future for EuroVelo 4 in France


The French part of the EuroVelo 4 – Central Europe Route follows the shoreline of the English Channel and the North Sea for more than 1400km, from Brittany to the Belgian border. The western part of this route is already well developed, but some work is still needed in Normandy. Following an initiative of partners from Brittany and Normandy, over 30 public actors met on 19th April to launch a steering committee for the project in 2019. Read more…


Blue Velo project: a new cycle route along the Oder river in Poland


On the 20th April, the Marshal of Lubusz Province Elżbieta Anna Polak, together with the Marshals of other regions of Western Poland and Silesia, met in Wrocław to sign the agreement for the construction of the Blue Velo Bicycle Route. This 1000 km long route will follow the course of the Oder river from its source in the Czech Republic to its mouth at the Baltic coast and will form part of the EuroVelo 9 – Baltic-Adriatic. Read more…


Belgian Limburg to host the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018


The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Belgian Limburg to host the fourth edition of the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference. The premier Cycle Tourism Conference in Europe will take place in Limburg (Belgium) on 26-28 September 2018.

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Transdanube.Pearls: 4th Partner Meeting in Vukovar, Croatia


Over 30 people attended the latest meeting of the transnational Transdanube.Pearls project in the small but fascinating Croatian town of Vukovar on 21-22 March 2018 to discuss the project’s progress, goals and next steps. The EuroVelo team is to undertake a route survey of the Danube Cycle Path, which is a part of EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic-Black Sea, as part of this project.

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EuroVelo 3 – COSME project kicks off!

More than 15 participants from seven different countries came together on 11-12 April to discuss a new 18-month project focusing on EuroVelo 3 – Pilgrims Route and funded by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

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EuroVelo attends the Swedish National Cycle Tourism Conference


Sweden has a lot of potential for becoming a leading cycle tourism destination. It is home to four EuroVelo routes connecting the country’s vibrant towns and cities with its beautiful natural areas.  To help realise this potential, a National Cycle Tourism Conference was held on the 11th and 12th of April in Gothenburg to share experiences and best practices between all the participants. Read more…

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The European Parliament proposes a budget line for tourism


The Tourism for Growth and Jobs Manifesto was created in 2015 by Europe’s tourism actors, ECF included, to address the lack of political support for tourism policy within the European Commission. Since then, it has quickly established itself as an important lobbying tool for the tourism sector with the European institutions. Its efforts were rewarded on the 14th of March by the European Parliament which agreed that the EU budget for 2020 to 2027 should include a specific budget line for tourism. Read more…


ITB Berlin 2018


The EuroVelo team returned to the world’s leading tourism travel show, the ITB in Berlin from 7-11 March. It is the occasion to promote cycle tourism to professionals and the general public in the largest cycle tourism market. The big development this year was the organisation of a Cycle Tourism Day together with the ADFC, the German Nationla EuroVelo Coordinator. As part of that day’s programme the EuroVelo Cycle Tourism Awards were launched. Read more…


ADFC presents latest cycle-tourism trends


The German National Cyclists’ Association ADFC just presented its Bicycle Travel Analysis 2018 here at the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel and tourism trade fair. The analysis revealed which routes and regions convinced cyclists in 2017 and what they plan to do this year. Moreover, regions could learn how the trend towards electric bicycles will affect them, and the ADFC awarded prizes to cycle routes and regions for their quality. Your EuroVelo correspondent explains the highlights. Read more…

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The EuroVelo Cycle Tourism Awards go to France and EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route


The inaugural EuroVelo Cycle Tourism Awards were held at ITB Berlin, in Germany on Friday 9th of March.  The awards were presented to France, as the most popular cycle tourism country, and EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route, as the most popular EuroVelo Route in 2017. Read more…

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Three new national EuroVelo coordinators in 2018 – Welcome to the network!


EuroVelo is honoured to welcome three new members to its network of National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs) this year. The new NECCs in Belgium and Hungary and the new NEC in Greece will strengthen the link between the European and the national and regional levels regarding cycle tourism. Read more…

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New monitoring study on EuroVelo 1 launched in France

The partners operating “La Vélodyssée“, the French stretch of EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route, are set to launch a monitoring study on the usage of the route. In a team effort, the three regions and nine French departments also want to measure the route’s economic impact. The results are expected to be released next year. Read more…


EuroVelo 8 – New MedCycleTour website online


We recently launched the new MedCycleTour project website to support the development of EuroVelo 8 – the Mediterranean Route. It is a long-distance cycle route that connects the whole Mediterranean from Cádiz to Athens and Cyprus. The overall objective of the MedCycleTour project is to use this route as a tool to influence regional and national policies in favour of sustainable and responsible tourism, providing transnational solutions in coastal areas across the Mediterranean. Read more…


ITB Berlin 2018 – Cycle Tourism Day


EuroVelo will be attending ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel and tourism trade fair, on 7-11 March 2018. You are all invited to visit us at hall 4.1b, booth no. 245. The ITB will bring many innovations this year, including a Cycle Tourism Day on 9 March and the EuroVelo Cycle Tourism Awards. For more information and updates, please see below. Read more…

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EuroVelo diary : learn about the upcoming events in 2018


Last year was a successful year for EuroVelo, and we are happy to report that 2018 is also to be a busy and fascinating year. We have set out below the major events happening throughout the coming year for your calendars. Read more…

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How the use of transfer services helped boost the local economy and attract more cyclists in Northumberland

In the early 2000’s, Saddle Skedaddle, a cycling holidays company located in the county of Northumberland in North-East England wanted to expand its business. With most of the cycle and walking routes being linear in the region, and as there were limited public-transport options, the transfer of luggage and people was highly needed. To attract more cyclists, the tour operator therefore needed to cooperate with the taxi companies. Read more…

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Generating comparable data across the EuroVelo network


Together with experts from around Europe, ECF has developed a set of common core questions for user surveys on EuroVelo routes. It was prepared based on existing user surveys and in collaboration with our Atlantic on Bike (EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route), MedCycleTour (EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route ) and Biking South Baltic! (Eurovelo 10 – Baltic Sea Cycle Route) partners. Read more…


Andalusia announces new EuroVelo investment


In a meeting with the ECF, the Andalusian Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing announced a commitment to complete the EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route in Spain’s southernmost self-governing region.

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Combining cycling with public transport: new EuroVelo guidance document published


in the frame of the ongoing Transdanube.Pearls project, a new EuroVelo manual has been published providing guidance on measures that can be introduced across Europe to encourage the combination of cycling with public transport.

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EuroVelo review 2017: Read about successful stories that shaped the year


The end of the year is fast approaching, which provides a good opportunity to look back over what has been a successful year for EuroVelo. Great events, important achievements and unforgettable moments shaped 2017. This is EuroVelo’s year in review. Read more…


EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2018 – Registration opened


Every year, EuroVelo organizes a Route Inspectors Training Course. In 2018, the training course will take place in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (Ireland) between Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of April. It is, since December 12, 2017, possible to register for this event. The deadline is on the 16th of February 2018.

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Call for Tenders: EuroVelo Integral IT Solution


The ECF is looking for a consortia/company to develop a EuroVelo integral IT solution. Offers should be submitted by Thursday 11th January 2018.

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Rostock hosts Biking South Baltic! workshop and project meeting


The partners of the EU-supported Biking South Baltic! project converged on the German city of Rostock for a combined project meeting and internal workshop in October.  Over the course of three days the partners learnt about the current status of the EuroVelo 10 – Baltic Sea Cycle Route and the related attractions and touristic services in each country.

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MedCycleTour: an ambitious project for the development of EuroVelo 8

On the 8th and 9th of November 2017, the Interreg MedCycleTour project partners met in Nice, led by the Andalusia Region and hosted by the Département des Alpes-Maritimes.

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Open call to host the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018


The European Cyclists´ Federation (ECF) is looking for a city/region to host the next EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference in Autumn 2018.

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ECF attend Connecting Europe Conference to promote EuroVelo and Cycle Highways


Following the enthusiastic reaction to the ECF’s EuroVelo booth at the TEN-T Days events in Riga (2015) and Rotterdam (2016), the team attended this year’s Connecting Europe Conference in Tallinn, Estonia.   The aim was to promote the fact that measures related to EuroVelo routes and cycling generally can be included in TEN-T projects and that measures such as the development of cycle highways can ease the pressure on the networks of other transport modes.

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EuroVelo in Montenegro – the land of the black mountains


Last month EuroVelo Council Member Jens Erik Larsen visited Montenegro.  Here he reports back on his experiences in this increasing popular (cycle) tourist destination and in particular the development of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route.

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New signposting on EuroVelo 4 in Prague


This autumn EuroVelo 4 – Central Europe Route received new signposting and promotion in Prague and the Vysočina region of Czechia. It is the longest of the four EuroVelo routes in the Czech Republic at over 900 kilometres (almost a quarter of the route’s entire length). Read more…

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EuroVelo 1 – AtlanticOnBike project kicks off!


Over thirty participants from seven countries came together for the first time on September 13th to discuss a new EU-funded project focusing on the EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route.

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New toolbox launched in the UK to promote cycling and walking schemes


Sometimes it is difficult to provide the economic justification for investing in cycling infrastructure. To help solve this problem Sustrans, the British National EuroVelo Coordinator, have created a simple new tool to assist local authorities and their partners to make a case for and improve cycling and walking schemes.
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Completion of EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route in the Bas-Rhin Region


Last month a 3 km long section of EuroVelo 15- Rhine Cycle Route was inaugurated between Sessenheim and Auenheim in the Bas-Rhin Region in France.  It was the last ‘missing section’ of the EuroVelo 15 in the region and its opening was the focus of a double celebration because it also represented the 1,000th km of realised cycle routes in Bas-Rhin.

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120km section of EuroVelo 1- Atlantic Coast Route opened in Ireland


Last month, Wexford County Council opened a new 120km long section of the EuroVelo 1- Atlantic Coast Route in the Republic of Ireland. The section connects the Rosslare Harbour with the Wexford border.  Read more…


Two new routes plus a major extension move a step closer to joining the network


The proposed EuroVelo 14 – Waters of Central Europe Route and EuroVelo 19 – Meuse Cycle Route, as well as an extension to EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route along the Izmir coast in Turkey, have all become official ‘Candidate Routes’ following the decision of the EuroVelo Council at the beginning of July.  The applicants will now have until the end of 2019 to implement the routes before a final decision is taken on whether they can formally become part of the network.

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Czech-Austrian cycle tour along the EuroVelo 13 marked the beginning of new Interreg V-A project


An international promotional cycle tour, organised by ECF member Nadace Partnerství, promoted the EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail along the Czech-Austrian border. From the 20th to the 27th of May 2017, 30 cycle tourists from the Czech Republic, Austria and other countries cycled 570 km (alt. over 6 000 m) from Vyšší Brod, South Bohemia to Schloßhof, Lower Austria.
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Strong showing for cycle tourism at Velo-city 2017


The world’s largest cycle planning conference took place in Arnhem and Nijmegen earlier this month and there were numerous sessions related to cycle tourism and leisure cycling across the four days, many of which featured our National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators.  Here we provide a little overview of some of the key sessions.

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National EuroVelo Coordination Centres network ‘Go Dutch’ during study tour


As part of this year’s Annual National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators’ (NECC/Cs) Meeting, the participants had the opportunity to explore the fantastic Dutch cycle route infrastructure firsthand during a guided tour along the EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route.

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Diverse programme highlights development of NECC/Cs network


Visiting the Netherlands is always inspiring for anyone working in cycle route development, so it was no surprise that this year’s Annual National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators’ (NECC/Cs) Meeting was one of the best attended to date.

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