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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 is forthcoming. For now, please save the date!

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.


We are accepting applications for the host city/region of the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference 2024! The call is open until 15 May 2023. To request the bid manual and all information, please email Maria Scandurra, [email protected].


Find more information about the previous EuroVelo Conferences at the links below.

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