EcoVeloTour Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the Eurovelo cycle route network in the Danube region

EcoVeloTour facilitates the development of sustainable tourism in the Danube region along EuroVelo routes via enhanced, conscious and ecologically sound framework of tourism destination management and extending cyclist tourism, unfolding neighbouring regions beyond the EuroVelo route.

The regions will capitalize on cultural and natural heritage, through the integration of the ecosystem service framework into ecotourism planning, that enable the attentive maintenance of high ecosystem provisions that contribute to the well-being of the region including ecotourism stakeholders in the long run.

The framework will be strongly support by sustainable mobility guidelines, that is key element in comprehensive ecotourism planning, esp. in the case of cyclist ecotourism. Moreover, a comprehensive market research will help Danube region wide to assess better the potentials and ways forward in the ecotourism development.

Regional ecotourism strategies will be elaborated based on the developed framework and good practices, studies on ecotourism, green mobility, knowledge exchange, potential ecosystem service mapping of pilot areas, intensive key actors’ cooperation, stakeholder analysis and participation, learning interactions (including e-learning) at regional and transnational level. The implementation of the strategies starts during the project lifetime including small-scale investments too. The bottom-up approach, collected experience from local level will result in a policy recommendation to ensure the capitalization of project results at policy-maker level.


1. Transnational tools for ecotourism development and management: enhanced framework for ecotourism development and mobility planning guidelines, transnational market research, policy recommendation, ecotourism mobile app., e-learning platform;

2. Pilot regional ecotourism strategies;

3. Transnational learning interactions.

Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the Eurovelo cycle route network in the Danube region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2117177,58
ERDF Contribution: 1575855,96
IPA Contribution: 223744,97
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources


Filename Date of upload
Guidelines for sustainable cycling tourism 04-09-2019 11:02:10
ESS based ecotourism guidelines 26-08-2019 11:38:55
EcoVeloTour_Newsletter_1 16-08-2019 11:15:34
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
City of Budapest, District 14 Zugló Municipality Lead partner HUNGARY
University of Passau - CenTouris ERDF partner GERMANY
Tourism Board of East Bavaria ERDF partner GERMANY
Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism ERDF partner BULGARIA
Košice Region Tourism ERDF partner SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • EcoVeloTour - Strengthening cycle tourism in East Bavaria
    - 23-01-2020

    Development of regional strategies in ecotourism and cycling is in progress in EcoVeloTour project. Involvement of local stakeholders is a crucial element of the process. The German partner, Ostbayern Tourismusmarketing GmbH organize a session of...

  • EcoVeloTour - Active Hungary conference - focus on ecotourism
    - 04-12-2019
    Active Hungary conference - focus on ecotourism

    The Zugló team took part on the first ever ’Active Hungary’ conference, marking the foundation of the Active and Ecotourism Development Centre by the Hungarian government. The conference, numbering ca. 250 people,  was highly popular among those...

  • EcoVeloTour - Is your region ready to ecotourism? Interactive checklist will give the answer
    - 08-10-2019
    Is your region ready to ecotourism? Interactive checklist will give the answer

      Is your region ready to ecotourism? Interactive checklist will give the...

  • EcoVeloTour - Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism: now available
    - 05-09-2019
    Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism: now available

    ’In the following chapters of the guidelines you will find all necessary tools and recommendations to design and improve facilities and services for bicycle tourism.’ say the authors of the Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism, which is now...

  • EcoVeloTour - Cyclist ecotourism development - Invitation to workshop and field trip
    - 02-09-2019

    We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to the 2nd EcoVeloTour workshop on cyclist ecotourism development, that will take place in Tulcea, Romania 11-12.09.2019. The event will give pass on the knowledge and experience created in the...

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