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EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conferences

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference is the most important of its kind, bringing together all actors in the cycling tourism sector. Now an annual event, it is the ideal platform for debate and exchange and to hear the latest developments and ideas in the world of cycling tourism.

The EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference gathers all those involved in the cycling tourism sector – destination managers, cycling tourism experts, universities and academia, tourism officials, public authorities, user representatives, tour operators, public transport companies, representatives of accommodation providers, and more.

Once a biannual event, the EuroVelo Conference will be held annually from 2023 onwards due to steadily increasing attendance and interest. The event is organised by ECF in partnership with a host city or region situated along a EuroVelo route.

The EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 will take place in Izmir, Türkiye from 11 to 13 October 2023.

Detailed information about the EuroVelo Conference 2023 can be found on the dedicated event page on the EuroVelo website, as well as on the Conference website:

The Call for abstracts for the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 is open! Learn more on how to submit your abstracts on the Conference website. Deadline: 7 June 2023.

The objectives of the EuroVelo Conference are:

  • Transfer and exchange high-quality knowledge and expertise on cycling and tourism
  • Raise awareness of EuroVelo and contribute to the realisation of comprehensive cycle route networks
  • Encourage the recognition of cycling tourism as top-priority type of tourism and economic activity
  • Highlight the benefits of cycle route networks and cycling tourism in the host city/region
  • Integrate EuroVelo and cycling tourism into all relevant policy sectors
  • Seek involvement from all relevant stakeholders
  • Involve and support local cycling associations and civil society organisations.

The event features an exciting mixture of sessions where the focus is on dialogue, participation, and information exchange. Plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops, social events and technical visits make up a lively and enticing programme.

The call for bids to host the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2024 is now closed. We will open a call for 2025 soon. Contact us if you want to know more at [email protected].

Find more information about the future and previous editions of the EuroVelo Conference at the links below.

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2023 - Izmir, Türkiye

25 years of EuroVelo online event - Laying the foundations for cycling tourism in Europe

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2021 - Barcelona, Spain

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2018 – Limburg, Belgium

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2016 – Vienna, Austria

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2014 – Basel, Switzerland

EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2012 – Nantes, France