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Dutch journalists explore EuroVelo 13 in Latvia, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Dutch journalists explore EuroVelo 13 in Latvia

09. November

I’m all alone. In front of me the beach is empty, behind me as well. An abandoned fishing boat and some scattered driftwood lie around in the surf. I have been cycling on the beach for ten kilometers now, continuously less than a meter away from the water. 

EuroVelo at the TEN-T Days in Riga, Vidzeme Tourism Association

EuroVelo at the TEN-T Days in Riga

30. June

The Latvian Presidency of the European Union ended in Riga with the hosting of the TEN-T Days to discuss the latest developments and opportunities for the trans-European transportation network. ECF as the coordinator of EuroVelo, the European cycle route network presented the opportunities that investments in cycling offer for Europe and what kind of new opportunities have arisen since cycling has been integrated into the official guidelines and regulations. - See more at: http://www.ecf.com/news/eurovelo-at-the-ten-t-days-in-riga/#sthash.WmQMCRnw.dpuf

Nomination for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2015’, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Nomination for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2015’

03. June

European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) has opened a contest for nomination ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2015’ Award to all tourism destinations Europe-wide for the benefit of destinations, communities, businesses, citizens and visitors.

Opening of new crossing in Latvia coincides with EuroVelo 13 project meeting, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Opening of new crossing in Latvia coincides with EuroVelo 13 project meeting

01. June

The third and final project meeting for the EuroVelo 13 project took place at the beginning of May in Riga, Latvia.  The hosts used the arrival of the transnational partners to hold a successful press conference and arranged for the official opening of a beautiful new cycling and walking bridge in the village of Carnikava just to the north of the capital. 

New EU funded project approved: GreenWays Outdoor, Vidzeme Tourism Association

New EU funded project approved: GreenWays Outdoor

26. March

Vidzeme Tourism Association, partner of the Consortia led by the European GreenWays Association, will participate in a new European Commission project GreenWays Outdoors. The project is expected to start in summer 2015 and will last for 18 months. VTA's project budget is EUR 28 800, and members from several Northern Latvia municipalities that have former railway lines traversing their territorries have already shown great interest to take part.

Project GREEN HERITAGE completed!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Project GREEN HERITAGE completed!

29. December

Although in the implementation of the project there was no large investment work or installation of expensive equipment, the development process of project has brought invaluable experience, as well as strengthened cooperation and friendship between the Russian, Estonian and Latvian project partners. 

Unique Silver Museum in Limbaži town, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Unique Silver Museum in Limbaži town

11. December

In the charming northern Latvian town of Limbaži, in addition to the other local landmarks and attractions, it is recommended to visit the Old Town Hall (Vecais Rātsnams), where is the Silver Museum, featuring works by the famous Latvian silver-smith Oļegs Auzers.