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Successful EuroVelo 13 project draws to a close, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Successful EuroVelo 13 project draws to a close

09. November

The end of September marked the close of the eighteen-month EuroVelo 13 project, which has involved partners in eight countries along the northern half of the Iron Curtain Trail.  The partners can look back on some notable achievements, including a completed EuroVelo13.com website and brand new cycle tourism package offers.

Vidzeme Tourism Association has been a partner in this project and, together with Latvian Tourism Development Agency, created several packages along the EuroVelo 13 route in Latvia. Also, a new European Commission project on EuroVelo 13 (EV13ICTE) has begun on September 19, and will last for 18 month. The main focus in the project will be the development of a new mobile application for EuroVelo 13 route. 

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.