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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 Friday 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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Cycling Tourism: Stimulating Urban Cycling – Speed Date


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!


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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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EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training 2017, Seville (20th – 21st April)


This year, the annual EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training course will take place between Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April 2017 in Seville, Andalusia (Spain). During the two day course participants will be trained in how to survey or certify a section of a EuroVelo route, using the European Standards for long distance cycle routes.

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Gdańsk hosts Iron Curtain Trail Experience Project


There can be few more symbolic locations to hold a project meeting related to EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail then Gdańsk – home of the Solidarity (Solidarność) movement, which played such a key role in bringing down the iron curtain.

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New Czech-Polish border cycling project launched in Wroclaw, Poland


The newly launched project „Mutual strategy for development of cross-border cycling and cycle tourism in the Czech-Polish border region” is supported by the Interreg V-A PL-CZ program of the European Union. It contains two of our EuroVelo routes and will foster the development of the EuroVelo cycle route network.

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EuroVelo at the ITB Berlin 2017


EuroVelo will be attending the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade fair, again this year with a dedicated EuroVelo booth. Between March 8th-12th 2017 you are welcome to visit us in Berlin. Over 100,000 visitors are expected in what is Europe’s leading cycle tourism market.

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The EuroVelo 2017 diary


The end of 2016 ended with fantastic news about the approved transnational Mediterranean Route project for the EuroVelo 8, which we launched yesterday with the beginning of February. It keeps being busy and EuroVelo is facing a fascinating 2017. The European Cycle Route Network has some major events happening throughout the coming year. The great Velo-City 2017 event is going to take place in the “homeland” of bicycles during June in Arnhem and Nijmegen. A day before the opening EuroVelo will use the event for their Annual NECC/C meeting. Among others the attendance at the ITB in Berlin and the 200th anniversary of the bicycle in Germany are two highlights as well. Check out our diary below!

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Wildlife conservation extensions on the UK Cycle Network

Our National Coordinator Sustrans in the UK has been awarded £400,000 (approx. €464,900 funding by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to continue and expand wildlife conservation work across the National Cycle Network for the next three years which partly contains route sections of EuroVelo 1, 2, 5 and 12.

Sustrans has worked with volunteers and partners across the North West, Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales to record and monitor wildlife along 280km of traffic-free paths, manage habitats to protect and attract a wide variety of plants and animals, and run a variety of wildlife-themed events, as part of the Greener Greenways project.

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Advocacy success: Italy’s bold investment in cycling tourism


Thanks to the continuous work of FIAB, National EuroVelo Coordinator, Italy breaks one milestone after another in putting cycling high on the political agenda. After the proposal of a speed limit of 30 kph in urban areas, the Italian Parliament voted for the development of cycling tourism in the country.
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New EU funding for cycling projects in Ireland announced!


At the beginning of December an official press release for the funding of three cross-border greenway projects in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland was announced that will open up new sustainable cross border travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23.27 million.This will fund the development of greenways in three different areas including one joining Carlingford to Newry, a route from Monaghan into Armagh along the Ulster Canal and three different routes in the North West, one from Strabane to Lifford and two from Derry/ Londonderry into Donegal. One of these routes is good news for the further development of EuroVelo 1 in Ireland.

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