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The European Cycle Route Network EuroVelo: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Tourism

Period:2009
Client:European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Transport and Tourism
Product:Lumsdon, L., Weston, R., McGrath, P., Davies, N., Peeters, P., Eijgelaar, E. & Piket, P. (2009) The European Cycle Route Network EuroVelo. Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Tourism. IP/B/TRAN/IC/2008_097, PE 419.088. Brussels, Belgium: Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies, Transport and Tourism.

Abstract:
This study evaluates the challenges and opportunities of developing a cycle tourism network across Europe. It focuses on EuroVelo, a network of 12 long-distance routes managed by the European Cyclists’ Federation, which is being developed in different countries by a wide range of partners. The study reviews the market for cycle tourism in Europe and presents a EuroVelo demand modal. It reviews the carriage of cycles on trains. Finally, it evaluates the potential of the Iron Curtain Trail.



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