MEDiteranean CYCLE route for sustainable coastal TOURism
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The aim of the MedCycleTour project was 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 7 Mediterranean countries participated in the project, with partners in Croatia being the Croatian National 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 EuroVelo 8 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 is available on the website https://en.eurovelo.com/.
The Mediterranean route is one of 17 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 10 countries.
The Croatian part of the EuroVelo 8 route is 1116 km long and passes through all seven coastal Counties: Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva. The Croatian section of EuroVelo 8 route is available on the website https://www.eurovelo8.hr/.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
Name of the project : MEDiteranean CYcle route for sustainable coastal TOURism
Led by: Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain)
- European Cyclist Federation (Belgium)
- Cyprus Tourism Organisation (Cyprus)
- Conseil départemental des Alpes-Maritimes (France)
- Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
- Regional development centre Koper (Slovenia)
- Croatian Tourist Board (Croatia)
- Directorate General for Tourism of the Generalitat of Catalonia (Spain)
- Region of Western Greece (Greece)
- Cluster for Eco-Social Innovation and Development CEDRA (Croatia)
- Consortium Oltrepo' Mantovano (Italy)
01.02.2017. - 22.08.2020.
EU cooperation programme
Subject areas / tags
EuroVelo, cycle tourism