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MedCycleTour project kicks off in Andalusia

09.05.2017
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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.

The MedCycleTour project aims to develop cycle tourism in the Mediterranean region by providing transnational tools to attract visitors.  During the project the partners will therefore:

  • Exchange good practices;
  • Survey the existing cycle route;
  • Develop regional and transnational action plans;
  • Prepare and publish promotional material related to EuroVelo 8; and
  • Implement pilot projects such as: signposting, monitoring systems to calculate the use and economic impact of the route, promotional tools (web sites, apps, etc.), cycle friendly schemes, etc.

The meeting was hosted by the lead partners in the project: the Andalusian Government – Agency of Public Works, Andalusian Ministry of Development and Housing (Spain) that is a member of the European Cyclists´ Federation network ´Cities and Regions for Cyclists´.  The project partnership has 10 other partners from 7 countries: European Cyclists´Federation (Belgium), Cyprus Tourism Organisation (Cyprus), Alpes Maritimes (France), Catalonia Region (Spain),  Western Greece (Greece), Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Italy), Province of Mantova (Italy), Regional Development Center of Koper (Slovenia), Croatian National Tourism Board (Croatia) and the Cluster for Eco-social Innovation and Development (Croatia).

Plus, the project also has 8 associated partners: Liguria Region, City Council of Mantova, Emilia-Romagna Region, Province of Ferrara, Veneto Region Italian National Tourism Board (all Italy), Girona Greenways Consortium and Province of Malaga (both Spain).

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The project is co-funded by the Interreg Mediterranen Programme and has a budget of over €2.5 million.

For more information about EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route visit the transnational website here: www.eurovelo8.com