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Good news! EuroVelo 1 – AtlanticOnBike project approved

29.05.2017
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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.

With a budget of almost 5 million euro, 19 project partners from Norway, UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal will work together in order to develop a sustainable European tourism destination based on the transnational cycle route EuroVelo 1- Atlantic Coast Route.

EV1The project aims to achieve a positive economic outcomes thanks to a transnational cycle tourism strategy based on the natural and cultural assets of the EuroVelo1 – Atlantic Coast Route. AtlanticOnBike should generate positive impacts on local economy by increasing the number of visits, boosting local economy and creating new activities and new jobs in the tourism sector. It will provide a new touristic offer accessible for a large range of population but also an attractive leisure destination for locals.

AtlanticOnBike is not a cycling infrastructure project but a transnational tourism-related cooperation project based on the Atlantic route heritage. The project ambition is to create a duplicable reference for transnational cycling tourism and build common and transferable tools for a real European analysis of economic benefits.

The ECF’s role in this project will be:

  • Coordination of the route survey according to the European Certification Standard for Long Distance Cycle Routes
  • Supporting the project partners with methodologies (route development, promotion, monitoring, etc.)
  • Developing a transnational EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route website
  • Long term management agreement for the route
  • Etc

This project is financially supported by the EU Atlantic Area Interreg programme. For more information about EuroVelo 1 please visit www.eurovelo.com.