The European Cycle Route Network EuroVelo

Challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism

The Policy Department of the European Parliament has published a study evaluating the challenges and opportunities of developing a cycle tourism network across Europe.

It focuses on EuroVelo, a network of 12 long-distance routes managed by the European Cyclists’ Federation, which is being developed in different countries by a wide range of partners. The Iron Curtain Trail is deemed to become the 13th route within this network.

The study reviews the market for cycle tourism in Europe and presents a EuroVelo demand model. It reviews the carriage of cycles on trains. Finally, it evaluates the potential of the Iron Curtain Trail.

The study can be downloaded here.