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EuroVelo 1 Partnership

Following the success of the AtlanticOnBike project (2017-2020), the EuroVelo 1 Partnership was created at the end of 2020 to further develop and promote EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route as a sustainable and popular cycling tourism destination

The AtlanticOnBike project was a great success as it generated positive impacts on local economy by increasing visits, and creating new activities and new jobs in the tourism sector. It provided a new touristic offer accessible to a large range of the population, but also an attractive leisure destination for locals. The project also allowed to build common and transferable tools for a real European analysis of economic benefits.

Therefore, the AtlanticOnBike project served as a foundation to the EuroVelo 1 Partnership (formerly called LTMA – Long-Term Management Agreement).

Upon conclusion of the AtlanticOnBike project, the partners have agreed to continue with joint collaboration in order to keep on developing the route on the transnational level and sustain the project activities in the long run. In particular, the EuroVelo 1 Partnership offered the opportunity to apply and obtain the extension of the AtlanticOnBike project, which took place between January 2022 and June 2023.

The Partnership focuses on a number of activities, including:

  • Route Infrastructure (e.g. Coordination of the itinerary on transnational level and organisation of an infrastructure working group on route infrastructure)
  • Public Transport (e.g. highlighting cross-border public transport information)
  • Services (e.g. support transnational network of SMEs)
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Usage monitoring and evaluation

The partners of the EuroVelo 1 Partnership are:

  • Norway – Norwegian Public Roads Administration (National EuroVelo Coordinator)
  • Ireland – Department for Transport (part of the National EuroVelo Coordination Centre)
  • France – La Vélodyssée (representing 3 Regions and 9 Departments)
  • Spain –
* ConBici (National EuroVelo Coordination Centre representing Extremadura, Navarra and La Rioja)
* Andalucía - Turismo y del Deporte de Andalucía, S.A.
  • European Cyclists' Federation (as Secretariat)

The EuroVelo 1 Partnership started in January 2021 and shall remain in force until 31 December 2023. The partners can agree on a 3-year extension after 2023.

Picture: EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route in Mayo County, Ireland