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 - Awareness Raising Event by BOKU at Vienna
    - 07-09-2020
    Awareness Raising Event by BOKU at Vienna

    Small groups, great experiences! On September 2, 2020, the project partner BOKU-ITS organized an Awareness Raising Event at the Viennese Trailcenter Hohe Wand Wiese. In accordance with corona rules and the format of a guided tour, a...

  • EcoVeloTour - Free minds in startegy development - involve the students!
    - 10-08-2020
    Free minds in startegy development - involve the students!

    The students' research and ideas also help the strategic planning of the Rákos stream for cycling and ecotourism. The strategies are prepared by Corvinus University of Budapest lecturers and external experts as part of the EcoVeloTour...

  • EcoVeloTour - Bike tourism network in Eastern Bavaria - invitation to public event
    - 06-08-2020
    Bike tourism network in Eastern Bavaria - invitation to public event

    The Ostbayern Tourismusmarketing GmbH, partner of EcoVeloTour project invites all interested stakeholders to Regensburg in September for a professional discussion and changing experiences in ecotourism and cycling tourism.  Date of the event:...

  • EcoVeloTour - EcoVeloTour among the top 5 of the VCÖ Mobility Award 2020!
    - 16-07-2020
    EcoVeloTour among the top 5 of the VCÖ Mobility Award 2020!

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic the Austrian sustainable mobility lobby organisation VCÖ – Verkehrsclub Österreich organises its annual mobility award VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis also in the year 2020. This year, the competition is held under the...

  • EcoVeloTour - Do we want “Sustainable and barrier-free cycle tourism offers in urban and rural regions”?
    - 13-07-2020
    Do we want “Sustainable and barrier-free cycle tourism offers in urban and rural regions”?

    A group of four students selected the EcoVeloTour related topic “Sustainable and barrier-free cycle tourism offers in urban and rural regions” for their interdisciplinary project of the bachelor programme “Environment and Bio-Resources...

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