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
Study on SMART bike rest places concept development 24-09-2020 14:27:00
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 - New educational video about a one day cycling trip to the National Park Neusiedlersee -Seewinkel
    - 18-02-2021
    New educational video about a one day cycling trip to the National Park Neusiedlersee -Seewinkel

    You can watch the video on our YouTube channel.

  • EcoVeloTour - Possibilities of Development of Ecotourism in the Košice Region
    - 12-02-2021
    Possibilities of Development of Ecotourism in the Košice Region

    Košice Region Tourism, a partner of the EcoVeloTour project, invites you to an online conference. The conference is free of charge. Agenda: - Strategy for the development of ecotourism in the Košice region - Best practices in ecotourism...

  • EcoVeloTour - Transnational Event: Good examples for ecosystem service-based ecotourism development
    - 09-12-2020
    Transnational Event: Good examples for ecosystem service-based ecotourism development

    We continue the success story of EcoVeloTour! We are very pleased to report that our partner, BCE, brought the Rákos creek’s surrounding more sustainable to the involved not only on the Researchers' Night in Hungary, but also at their...

  • EcoVeloTour - EcoVeloTour on the Austrian platform “UNInteressant?“
    - 25-11-2020
    EcoVeloTour on the Austrian platform “UNInteressant?“

    An article about EcoVeloTour was published at the Austrian platform “UNInteressant?” (https://uninteressant.at/). “UNInteressant?” is a campaign that shows how the work of researchers affects specific areas of our daily lives. Together with the...

  • EcoVeloTour - Event “Sustainable cycle and eco-tourism in the national park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel”
    - 15-11-2020
    Event “Sustainable cycle and eco-tourism in the national park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel”

    Joachim Gauster, Lukas Hartwig, Paul Pfaffenbichler Institute for Transport Studies, BOKU                                 Vienna, 28/10/2020   Introduction On October 14, 2020, a team of five people from the EcoVeloTour partner...

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