MedCycleTour

MEDiteranean CYCLE route for sustainable coastal TOURism

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The aim of the MedCycleTour project is the development and promotion of cycle tourism in the Mediterranean region through the introduction of the EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean route. The EuroVelo 8 route aims to connect the entire Mediterranean area, from Cádiz in the west to Cyprus in the east. Partners from 8 Mediterranean countries are participating in the project, with partners in Croatia beingthe Croatian Tourist Board and the Cluster for Eco-Social Innovation and Development (CEDRA HR).

Constructing a high-quality cycle tourist route as part of the project is a tool in the process of connecting Mediterranean regions on the basis of sustainable transport and tourism. Different activities are a part of the project, such as examining the existing route and laying out new route sections, the development of transnational and regional action plans for better incorporation of the proposed route in the planned horizon, pilot project implementation, pilot road signalisation project, route utilisation analysis and economic potential analysis, designing the website and mobile applications, as well as the development of cycle-friendly programmes.

The MedCycleTour project includes a large number of partners that cover the entire Mediterranean area and the promotion of the EuroVelo8 route will significantly contribute to the development of both cycle tourism and sustainable tourism in the entire Mediterranean region. The results of the project, i.e. the entire plan of the new EuroVelo 8 route will be available on the new website and in the brochure after the project is completed.

The Mediterranean route is one of 15 transnational cycle routes that are part of the European EuroVelo route network and it is predicted that it will become the main Mediterranean cycle tourism route, seeing how it passes through as many as 11 countries.

The Croatian part of the EuroVelo8 route is 1100 km long and passes through all seven coastal Counties: Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva.

Medcycletour, EuroVelo 8

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT

Name of the project : MEDiteranean CYcle route for sustainable coastal TOURism

Acronym: MEDCYCLETOUR

Led by: Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain)

Partners:

  1. European Cyclist Federation (Belgium)
  2. Cyprus Tourism Organisation (Cyprus)
  3. Conseil départemental des Alpes-Maritimes (France)
  4. Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
  5. Regional development centre Koper (Slovenia)
  6. Croatian Tourist Board (Croatia)
  7. Directorate General for Tourism of the Generalitat of Catalonia (Spain)
  8. Region of Western Greece (Greece)
  9. Cluster for Eco-Social Innovation and Development CEDRA (Croatia)
  10. Consortium Oltrepo' Mantovano (Italy)

Implementation period
02/2017 - 01/2020

Project budget
2,578,131.89 €

EU cooperation programme
INTERREG: MED

Status:
In implementation

Subject areas / tags
EuroVelo, cycle tourism

 

INFORMATION SOURCE
http://www.eurovelo.org/news/2016/12/13/eurovelo-8-mediterranean-route-medcycletour-transnational-project-approved/
http://www.eurovelo8.com/

USEFUL LINKS
Interreg MED program – official website
Sustainable Tourism Interreg MED
MedCycleTour web - pilot + capitalizing project

 

EuroVelo 8 Corporate Design for Partners
Croatia EuroVelo8 Route Evaluation Report