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EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 - Izmir

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Learn more about the programme, the theme and the host city of the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference in Izmir, Türkiye from 11 to 13 October 2023.

The EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference is the prime event bringing together all actors involved in the cycling tourism sector. It offers an excellent platform for debate and exchange about the latest developments and ideas in the world of cycling tourism. The 2023 edition was held in the scenic town of Izmir, Türkiye, located on EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route, and is co-organised by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA).

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 logo
EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 logo

By exploring the theme ‘Cycling: a new perspective on heritage’, the Conference encourages participants to consider the role of cycling in shaping cultural and natural heritage and boosts debate on best practices and innovative approaches. Izmir is the perfect setting for such discussions, as its history dates back 8,500 years and it is the region of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ephesus and Pergamon.

The website is your reference for the most detailed information about the event, the theme, and the programme.

On 11 October, the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 started with a welcome cocktail at the historical Gas Factory, one of the symbols of the city’s industrial heritage. Swissotel Büyük Efes hosted the delegates and speakers for an inspiring second day of lectures and sessions, while the scenic Agora was the scene of the EuroVelo Conference dinner in the evening. On 13 October, a technical visit to the best locations along and around EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route was an occasion to discover cycle-friendly services, infrastructure projects and initiatives in the town of Izmir.

Now that the event is past, you can read a recap of this exciting, sun-kissed edition of the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 on our website, or watch the video.