MEDCYCLETOUR PROJECT

Objectives
The objective of the three-year MEDCYCLETOUR project is to use the EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route as a tool to influence regional and national policies in favour of sustainable and responsible tourism, providing transnational solutions in coastal areas across the Mediterranean. 
In most of the countries covered by this project, the potential of cycling tourism had not yet been realised, even though it prolongs the tourism season, reduces the environmental impact of travelling and can bring tourists to less visited areas.

Sustainable Tourism
Cycling tourism is a perfect tool for developing sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean area by reducing COemissions during holidays, increasing the consumption of local products, raising average spending, encouraging longer stays and diluting the impact of concentrated tourism flows.Project OutputsThe project’s main outputs will be the development of action plans and policy recommendations (to generate investments in the route conditions); pilot actions (to test the proposed developments); and updated information and promotion related to EuroVelo 8 in order to attract visitors.

Transnational CooperationIn this way, the project will benefit national, regional and local authorities, service providers and, ultimately, cycle tourists. Taking a transnational approach will enable common challenges (e.g. lack of route infrastructure, missing cycling-friendly services, weak branding and promotion) to be tackled together and best practices to be shared, thereby avoiding duplication and increasing the effectiveness and positive social, economic and environmental impacts.

More info at project's website https://medcycletour.interreg-med.eu/

EuroVelo 8 official webiste: www.eurovelo8.com




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