AtlanticOnBike EAPA_24/2016

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The EuroVelo 1, a unique cycling-tourism destination for a green growth

Call 2016
Priority 4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.2. Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development

Lead partner:

Conseil départemental des Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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ERDF funding 3.438.750,00 €
Total budget 4.585.000,00 €
Duration 2017-07-01 - 2020-06-30


Europe is the world’s leading destination for cycle tourism. Cycle tourism represents a great opportunity of green growth and for the blue economy. The EuroVelo 1 has for sure a place and a role to play in cycle tourism development in the Atlantic Area.
The AtlanticOnBike project aims at achieving positive economic outcomes thanks to a transnational cycle tourism strategy based on the natural and cultural assets of the EuroVelo1, one of the fifteen long distance European cycle routes, the so called Atlantic Route.
This project expects to contribute to a low carbon tourism development (car free tourism). Its rationale is to stimulate, to structure, to promote and to take part in the development of a cycle touristic offer along EuroVelo 1 in order to generate and monitor economic benefits at territorial and transnational level. AtlanticOnBike should generate positive impacts on local economy by increasing visits, boosting local economy and creating new activities and new jobs in the tourism sector. It will provide a new touristic offer accessible for a large range of population but also an attractive leisure destination for locals. The ambition is to create a duplicable reference for transnational cycling tourism and build common and transferable tools for a real European analysis of economic benefits.

Partner Location
1 Conseil départemental des Pyrénées-Atlantiques Aquitaine (FR)
2 Charente Maritime Tourisme Aquitaine (FR)
3 Départements & Regions Cyclables Rhône Alpes (FR)
4 Ecocompteur Bretagne (FR)
5 European Cyclists’ Federation asbl Brussels (BE)
6 Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve Algarve (PT)
7 Região de Turismo do Algarve Algarve (PT)
8 Mayo County Council Border, Midland and Western (IE)
9 Donegal County Council Border, Midland and Western (IE)
10 Statens vegvesen Norway (NO)
11 University of Central Lancashire Lancashire (UK)
12 Gobierno de Navarra Navarra (ES)
13 Red de Cooperación de Ciudades en la Ruta de la Plata Principado de Asturias (ES)
14 Castilla y León - Consejería de Cultura y Turismo Castilla y Leon (ES)
15 Junta de Extremadura Extremadura (ES)
16 La Rioja Turismo La Rioja (ES)
17 Consejería de Turismo y Deporte – Junta de Andalucía Andalucia (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla) (ES)
18 Sligo County Council Border, Midland and Western (IE)
19 Sport Ireland Southern and Eastern (IE)
20 Mayo North East Border, Midland and Western (IE)
21 Sustrans Northern Ireland (UK)
22 Failte Ireland Border, Midland and Western (IE)
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