The Algarve Tourism Region and AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community are partners in the project “Atlantic On Bike – A unique cycle tourism destination for sustainable growth”, in which the transnational cycle route EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route is the tool basis for promoting tourism sustainability.
Algarve joins a European project that puts the EuroVelo route at the service of tourism sustainability
The Algarve Tourism Region and AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community are partners in the project “Atlantic On Bike […]
The Portuguese partners of this project, which brings together 18 entities from seven countries, «will manage a total budget of 350 thousand euros over 36 months». The co-financing rate "may reach 75 percent of the project's eligible costs".
«According to the project file, the specific objectives of this initiative are: to stimulate, structure, promote and monitor the cycling tourism offer in the Algarve; increase tourism demand boosting the local economy and generating employment; and provide conditions for tourists and resident population to enjoy cycling as a leisure activity», according to the RTA.
The same entity recalls that, «from east to west, EuroVelo 1 crosses the Algarve on a route of more than 200 kilometers called Ecovia do Litoral, leading cyclists to the magnificent landscapes of the Algarve coast and offering charms for all tastes» .
There is also the Ecovia do Litoral Sudoeste, starting in Sagres and going up to the municipality of Odemira, passing through Aljezur.
On the EuroVelo de Portugal route website, you can obtain complete information about this cycleway, «divided into sections, with the route description, information about public transport, signage, road code, GPS routes and bicycle rental».
The EuroVelo network currently has 15 long-distance cycle routes that link the entire European continent, which can be used both by cyclists during their holidays and by residents in their daily commute.
“Many of these routes are completed, but others are still under development. It is estimated that by 2020 the network will be complete», concluded the RTA.