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.

Outputs

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
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2117177,58
ERDF Contribution: 1575855,96
IPA Contribution: 223744,97
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Library

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 merker.viktor@zuglo.hu HUNGARY
University of Passau - CenTouris ERDF partner Stefan.mang@uni-passau.de GERMANY
Tourism Board of East Bavaria ERDF partner poschinger@ostbayern-tourismus.de GERMANY
Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism ERDF partner kaloyanov.kiril@gmail.com BULGARIA
Košice Region Tourism ERDF partner lenka.jurkova@kosiceregion.com SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • EcoVeloTour - the importance of urban cycling infrastructure in dealing with the virus situation
    - 09-06-2020
    the importance of urban cycling infrastructure in dealing with the virus situation

    We are happy to share the research of Dr. Paul Pfaffenbichler, from our partner, BOKU. In the research, he confirms the previous statements of the project: the development of urban cycling infrastructure contributes significantly to the...

  • EcoVeloTour - Recommended by Kosice Region Tourism, our partner in EcoVeloTour project: safe outdoor activities - cycling inspirations
    - 13-05-2020
    Recommended by Kosice Region Tourism, our partner in EcoVeloTour project: safe outdoor activities - cycling inspirations

    The spring is here and it is time to take out your bike as well. Do you need inspiration?  As destination management organization, Kosice Region Tourism is a partner this year in a cycling challenge in the historic region of Abov, it is...

  • EcoVeloTour - Submitting for mobility award
    - 06-05-2020
    Submitting for mobility award

    Our Austrian partner in EcoVeloTour, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Department for Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute for Transport Studies, who developed the Guidelines for sustainable...

  • EcoVeloTour - Ostbayern Tourismusmarketing GmbH workshops: Directions of cycling tourism developments - cycling day tours
    - 27-04-2020
    Ostbayern Tourismusmarketing GmbH workshops: Directions of cycling tourism developments - cycling day tours

    The first workshop, which took place in the framework of the strategy elaboration, served to gain an overview of the market developments in bicycle tourism and the offers in Eastern Bavaria. Subsequently, the need for action for the sustainable...

  • EcoVeloTour - Qualitative social research from Greece supports EcoVeloTour findings
    - 26-03-2020
    Qualitative social research from Greece supports EcoVeloTour findings

    Recently published results from qualitative social research support the findings summarised in the EcoVeloTour Guidelines for Sustainable Bicycle Tourism. Researchers of the Technical University of Athens have used a combination of...

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