Cycling for Tourism

Project information

Index: 1328R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Cultural heritage and landscape
Location ITALY NORD-EST Veneto Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009
End: June 2014

Topic of the practice

Promotion of Cycling in cultural tourism destinations for sustainable mobility Communal, shared bike schemes for tourists and visitors Cycle trails as cultural tourism attractions Cycling tourism as sustainable, environmentally friendly tourism Combination of cycling with other sustainable means of leisure mobility (horse riding, hiking, trekking)

Good Practice Information

To replicate good practices/ideas (e.g. Pedalitalia, Esterbauer Bikeline)
To introduce innovative, clear and trustworthy holidays

Bodies involved: Regione Veneto – Tourism Department, University of Padua:
LEAF Department (TeSAF),
CIRGEO - cartography
Belluno, Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza Tourist offices (7 Provinces) Association - FIAB Veneto
Process: 1 Market survey
2 Governance
3 Products: excursions and cycling tours, cartography, photos and leaflets, publications and websites

Regional, national and European law

Evidence of success

Improve the network of path (REV); Development plan of cycling in Veneto region (- To improve touristic flow - To present new touristic products); planning 7 new Excursions (one day by bike) and 4 new itinerary (bicycle holidays)

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Nicola Panarello, Diego Gallo

Veneto Region - Tourism Department - TESAF

Annex completed on: 03-27-2014

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