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EuroVelo 1 – AtlanticOnBike project kicks off!

27.09.2017
Partners Caceres Sept 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.

Financed with over €4.5 million, the AtlanticOnBike project aims to stimulate economic growth by developing cycle tourism and attracting new visitors to the Atlantic Coast Area.The project includes numerous activities such as:

  • Exchange of good practices;
  • Enhancing with the route user (local population, long distance cyclists, etc.)
  • Survey the existing cycle route;
  • Develop regional and transnational action plans;
  • Prepare and publish promotional material related to EuroVelo 1: transnational web site, brochures, attending tourism fairs, etc;
  • Implement monitoring tools (counters) in order to calculate the economic impact of the project;
  • Etc.

Partners Caceres Sept 2017

The kick off workshop was hosted in Caceres by one of the project partners (Extremadura, Spain) and it was attended by all the project partners: Conseil départemental des Pyrénées-Atlantiques (lead partnes), UCLan (UK), Charente Maritime Tourisme (France), Départements & Regions Cyclables (EuroVelo Coordinators in France), Ecocompteur (France), Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve (Portugal), Região de Turismo do Algarve (Portugal), ECF (Belgium), Mayo County Council (Ireland), Sligol and Donegal County Councils (Ireland), Statens vegvesen (EuroVelo Coordinators in Norway), University of Central Lancashire (UK), Red de Cooperación de Ciudades en la Ruta de la Plata (Spain), Navarre (Spain), Castille and Leon (Spain), Junta de Extremadura (Spain), Sustrans (Northern Ireland, EuroVelo Coordinators), La Rioja Turismo (Spain), Consejería de Turismo y Deporte – Junta de Andalucía (Spain),Sport Ireland (Ireland) and Mayo North East (Ireland).

The project is co-funded by the Interreg Atlantic Programme. For more information about EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route visit www.eurovelo.com.