Project Presentation


Project Medcycletour (MEDiteranean CYcle route for sustainable coastal TOURism) was submitted under priority axis 3: "Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources", specific objective 3.1 "To enhance the development of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED Area" of the 1st call for proposals of the INTERREG Mediterranean 2014-2020 programme.

EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route is a long-distance cycle route that connects the whole Mediterranean from Cyprus to Cádiz. The overall objective of the project is to use this route as a tool to influence regional and national policies in favour of sustainable and responsible tourism, providing transnational solutions in coastal areas across the Mediterranean.

The main outputs will be action plans and policy recommendations (to generate investments in the route conditions); pilot actions (to test the proposed developments); and updated information and promotion related to EuroVelo 8 (to attract visitors). In this way, the project will benefit national, regional and local authorities, service providers and, ultimately, cycle tourists.

Taking a transnational approach will enable common challenges (e.g. lack of route infrastructure, missing cycling friendly services, weak branding and promotion) to be tackled together and best practices to be shared, thereby avoiding duplication and increasing the effectiveness and positive social, economic and environmental impacts.

MEDCYCLETOUR partners:

Α/Α Partners name Country
1 AOPJA AGENCIA DE OBRA PUBLICA DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA (Lead partner) Spain
2 ECF European Cyclists’ Federation Belgium
3 CTO - Cyprus Tourism Organisation Cyprus
4 Conseil départemental des Alpes Maritimes France
5 ARFVG - Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy
6 RDC - Regional development centre Koper Slovenia
7 CNTB - Croatian National Tourist Board Croatia
8 Generalitat of Catalonia Directorate General for Tourism Spain
9 Region of Western Greece Greece
10 CEDRA - Cluster for Eco Social Innovation and Development Croatia
11 Consortium Oltrero’ Mantovano Italy