The European Cycle Route Network - Eurovelo - Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Tourism

15-04-2009

This study evaluates the challenges and opportunities of developing a cycle tourism network across Europe. It focuses on EuroVelo, a network of 12 long-distance routes managed by the European Cyclists’ Federation, which is being developed in different countries by a wide range of partners. The study reviews the market for cycle tourism in Europe and presents a EuroVelo demand modal. It reviews the carriage of cycles on trains. Finally, it evaluates the potential of the Iron Curtain Trail.

This study evaluates the challenges and opportunities of developing a cycle tourism network across Europe. It focuses on EuroVelo, a network of 12 long-distance routes managed by the European Cyclists’ Federation, which is being developed in different countries by a wide range of partners. The study reviews the market for cycle tourism in Europe and presents a EuroVelo demand modal. It reviews the carriage of cycles on trains. Finally, it evaluates the potential of the Iron Curtain Trail.

Autor externo

Les Lumsdon, Richard Weston, Peter McGrath and Nick Davies (Institute of Transport and Tourism, University of Central Lancashire, UK) ; Paul Peeters, Eke Eijgelaar, Pieter Piket (Centre for Sustainable Transport and Tourism, Breda University, the Netherlands)