New website for professionals launched this month!
The new website aims to be easier to navigate, with a structure that better reflects the activities of EuroVelo. It is also now integrated with the main EuroVelo.com website, bringing the user and the professional parts of EuroVelo closer together.
Structure of the new website
The new EuroVelo professional website welcomes you with the latest news about the network and a presentation of the types of bodies involved in the organisation of the EuroVelo initiative. The homepage can also redirect visitors to their area of interest, whether they are businesses interested in investing in EuroVelo, cycling officers or researchers looking for documentation on cycle tourism and the EuroVelo network, or cyclists, working in mobility or not, wishing to subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date with the latest news and offers from across the EuroVelo network.
The second main section of the website concerns the organisation of EuroVelo. Here you can learn all about the history of the network, for which the first proposal was presented in 1995. You can also read about the respective roles of the EuroVelo Council, the National Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs) and the EuroVelo Management Team in the development of the EuroVelo network.
Under News & Events, discover the latest news of the network aimed at professionals in sustainable tourism and mobility; Steering Committee Meetings of the ongoing EuroVelo route projects; recent developments in infrastructure and signage; events and conferences that EuroVelo takes part in etc. This section also provides an overview of recurring events organized by the EuroVelo team: the EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conferences, the Annual National EuroVelo Coordinators Meetings, the EuroVelo Route Certification Trainings and the Cycling Tourism Day at ITB Berlin.
Finally, if you wonder how the ECF EuroVelo team participates concretely in the development of EuroVelo routes, go no further than the Routes & Projects section. Here you can read about ongoing European projects focusing on the development of specific EuroVelo routes, former projects and their outcomes and the process to propose new EuroVelo routes or extensions to existing ones. Also visit this part of the website for the European Certification Standard page to understand the process for assessing the quality of cycling routes.
Also interesting for cycle tourists!
As can be guessed from the overview of the EuroVelo professional website’s structure, information provided on this website can also be of interest to the users of the EuroVelo network. On pro.EuroVelo.com, you can follow more closely the evolution of the network in terms of infrastructure, and by checking the ongoing EuroVelo projects you will know which EuroVelo routes are currently under development. An ongoing project means lots of route improvements and promotional activities (including events, brochures and tools such as apps, websites, etc.) are underway, so they are a good inspiration for planning your future cycling holidays!
Moreover, on the National EuroVelo Coordinators’ page, you can download the Coordination Centres list with the contact details of all our NECC/Cs across Europe. If you have questions about EuroVelo routes in specific countries, get in touch with the relevant national coordinator; they have the most up-to-date information on the state of the network in their country, and they will be able to guide you to the right websites for services and accommodation along the routes.
If you wish to deepen your knowledge of EuroVelo matters, the resources page is a good source of information for you: it is a vast library of best practices, official EuroVelo manuals and studies, as well as reports and analysis on cycling tourism in Europe.
We wish you a good exploration of the incredible world that is hidden under the surface of the EuroVelo network!
Author(s): Florence Grégoire