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First ever cycle tourism day at ITB Berlin

15.02.2018

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

30.01.2018

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

17.01.2018

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…

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Andalusia announces new EuroVelo investment

10.01.2018

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

19.12.2017

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

18.12.2017

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…

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EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2018 – Registration opened

13.12.2017

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

01.12.2017

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

27.11.2017

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

20.11.2017

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

08.11.2017

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

31.10.2017

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

11.10.2017

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!

27.09.2017

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

01.09.2017

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

21.08.2017

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

27.07.2017

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…

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

26.07.2017

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

18.07.2017

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

26.06.2017

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

23.06.2017

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

22.06.2017

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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Cycling Tourism: Stimulating Urban Cycling – Speed Date

20.06.2017

The promotion of cycling is not always easy, especially not when faced with challenges such as missing cycle infrastructure or low bike ownership. The main focus of last week’s speed date session at the Velo-City 2017 was on how cycle tourism can help to start and grow urban cycling.Over 20 participants attended the interesting and inspiring speed date session in which speakers from three very diverse countries (Japan, Denmark and Italy), presented and exchanged their experiences and best practice examples on how cycle tourism can be used as a means to stimulate and advance urban cycling.Cycle tourism is a new alternative to traditional tourism in which the bicycle is the primary mode of transport. It enables tourists to discover appealing localities from a different perspective- from a bike.
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Biking South Baltic Project- Bike Travels are on the Rise!

09.06.2017

Summer has just started, the school holidays are around the corner and there is already heavy traffic on the EuroVelo 10 – Baltic Sea Cycle Route. We know this because two new automatic bicycle counters which have been installed in Świnoujście and Rogowo on the Polish Baltic Coast in the frame of the Biking South Baltic project.   Read more…

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New EuroVelo Overview Map available on EuroVelo.com!

30.05.2017

Are you wondering about the current state of the EuroVelo network and the road conditions on the various EuroVelo routes? Every 3 years, the EuroVelo Overview Map is updated in order to offer the most accurate information about the current development status of the EuroVelo network to cyclists.

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Good news! EuroVelo 1 – AtlanticOnBike project approved

29.05.2017

A new project called´AtlanticOnBike´ has recently approved. Supported by the Atlantic Area Interreg Programme, an international partnership will now work over the next 3 years to develop and promote one of the longest and most fascinating European long distance cycle routes: EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route.

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Sopron conference marks end of Iron Curtain Trail Experience Project

19.05.2017

During a well-attended conference held in Sopron, Hungary, the partners in the Iron Curtain Trail Project officially launched the EuroVelo 13 app for mobiles and tablets.  This was the culmination of the successful EU-funded Iron Curtain Trail Experience (ICTE) project, which came to an end in April.

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MedCycleTour project kicks off in Andalusia

09.05.2017

Thirty participants from seven countries came together for the first time on 19th April to discuss the new three-year EU-funded project focusing on EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route.

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ConBici to become National EuroVelo Coordination Centre in Spain

02.05.2017

On the 20th April, all the Spanish regions with EuroVelo routes met in Seville to sign an agreement to establish the country’s first National EuroVelo Coordination Centre, which will led by the ECF Member ConBici.

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2017 EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course

28.04.2017

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) organised its annual Route Inspectors Training Course on the 20th and 21st April 2017.  In a change from previous years it took place away from Brussels in sunny Seville, Spain as it involved partners from the current EU-funded route development projects related to EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route and EuroVelo 10 – Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

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Opening of longest off-road cycling and walking trail in Ireland

30.03.2017

On Saturday 25th March, a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan offically opened to the public for the first time.  The route forms part of EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route.
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Putting EuroVelo 10 on the map: The Biking South Baltic! project

29.03.2017

A new Interreg South Baltic project kicked off in February, which focuses on the southern section of EuroVelo 10 – Baltic Sea Cycle Route.  The ECF joins partners from Poland, Germany and Denmark to develop and promote the section of the route between Copenhagen and Gdańsk.

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Cycling without borders: Developing successful transnational cycling products

23.03.2017

Everywhere you look there is evidence that cycle tourism is booming.  According to a study published by the German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) at the beginning of March, the number of Germans taking cycle holidays has increased by 30% over the last two years (2014 – 2016).

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Seven EuroVelo routes in the Top 10 most popular cycle routes chosen by German cycle tourists

20.03.2017

ADFC, the German National EuroVelo Coordinator, and the Travelbike Vermietung published their annual Bike Travel Analysis earlier this month compiling the latest figures on bicycle tourism and identifying interesting trends in the behavior of German cycle tourists inside and outside their country.

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EuroVelo 5 and EuroVelo 15 at the ITB Berlin

16.03.2017

The Rhine Cycle Route EuroVelo 15 and the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) were presented at the world’s leading travel show, the ITB in Berlin last week. The possibility to maintain and grow a touristic network was used to plan existing and potential projects. During the weekend, the ITB opened its gates to the general public. Many interested visitors used the opportunity to get valuable information about the two routes.

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Consultation on an Integral EuroVelo IT Solution

07.03.2017

The EuroVelo Management Team has been working during the last few months on an EuroVelo integral IT solution. The objective is that EuroVelo webs, apps, maps, database, etc. are integrated in a coprehensive solution that facilitate the work of both, the EuroVelo Management Team and our partners.

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First EuroVelo 5 Information Panel installed in Department of Bas-Rhin

02.03.2017

The first RIS (Relais Information Services – Tourism Information Panel) on the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Fracigena) was installed yesterday in Obernai in the Department of Bas-Rhin.

Alsace à Vélo created the panel that was paid for by the Department of Bas-Rhin. The first panel has been inaugurated by the mayor of the commune of Obernai.

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Official launch of the new EuroVelo Overview Map at the ITB Berlin 2017!

01.03.2017

Every three years, a new updated overview map of the EuroVelo network is printed. After the success of the previous edition, the 2017 map will be the main promotional tool for the network over the coming years, inspiring all those wishing to discover Europe by bike.

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