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AtlanticOnBike – EuroVelo 1

The´AtlanticOnBike´ project aims to develop and promote a sustainable European tourism destination based on one of the longest and most fascinating European long distance cycle routes: EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route. Funded by the EU Atlantic Area Interreg programme, this three-year project has a budget of almost 5 million euros.

Running from January 2017 to December 2020, the AtlanticOnBike project aims at achieving positive economic outcomes thanks to a transnational cycle tourism strategy based on the natural and cultural assets of the EuroVelo 1, the so called Atlantic Coast Route.

This project expects to contribute to a low carbon tourism development (car free tourism). Its rationale is to stimulate, structure, promote and take part in the development of a cycle touristic offer along EuroVelo 1 in order to generate and monitor economic benefits at territorial and transnational levels.

AtlanticOnBike should generate positive impacts on local economy by increasing visits, boosting local economy and creating new activities and new jobs in the tourism sector. It will provide a new touristic offer accessible to a large range of the population, but also an attractive leisure destination for locals. The ambition is to create a duplicable reference for transnational cycling tourism and to build common and transferable tools for a real European analysis of economic benefits.

The ECF is one of 21 partners from 7 different countries.


  • Statens vegvesen (EuroVelo Coordinators in Norway)

United Kingdom

  • UCLan
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Sustrans (Northern Ireland, EuroVelo Coordinators)


  • Mayo County Council
  • Sligo and Donegal County Councils
  • Sport Ireland
  • Mayo North East


  • Conseil départemental des Pyrénées-Atlantiques (lead partner)
  • Charente Maritime Tourisme
  • Départements & Regions Cyclables (EuroVelo Coordinators in France)
  • Ecocompteur (France)


  • Red de Cooperación de Ciudades en la Ruta de la Plata
  • Navarre
  • Castille and Leon
  • Junta de Extremadura
  • La Rioja Turismo
  • Consejería de Turismo y Deporte – Junta de Andalucía


  • Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve
  • Região de Turismo do Algarve (Portugal)

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