Greenways Product

Adjusting the old railways for tourism

Created/updated 26.03.2015 09:44
Adjusting the old railways for tourism, Vidzeme Tourism Association


Click here for the summary and outputs of the project!

On December 2012, European Commission has approved the "GreenWays" project, that was already prepared last summer. The main aim of the project in Latvia is the  promotion of abandoned railways and how to convert them into tourist-friendly routes. Overall budget for VTA in this project is 21 000 EUR, where EU co-finances 75%. The project duration is 18 months. 



The project kick-off meeting took place on 7th - 8th of May in southern Spain, and VTA was represented by its Chairman of the Board - Mr. Raitis Sijāts. 

The local stakeholders meeting took place on July 18, 2013 in Liepāja, Latvia

The project international workshop and European GreenWays Award Ceremony took place in Viseu, Portugal from September 12-13, 2013, and was attended by the representatives of VTA.

Photo gallery from the events / Presentations from the event

The local stakeholders meetings took a place on October 3, 2013 in Ropazi and on November 12 in Ikskile, Latvia

VTA participated in Project GreenWays Product meeting and  Fitur 2014 Exhibition in Madrid in January 2014

Project GreenWays Product  on Creating a GreenWays Tourism Prouct. Riga, Latvia (May 20-12, 2014)

Latvian GreenWays Association has been established!

Project GreenWays Product working seminar on intermodality and slow tourism in Rovigo, Italy  (June 1-2, 2014)

EuroVelo and GreenWays conference in Basel, Switzerland. (September 17-21, 2014)

Next project activities: 

Creating and printing a joint Latvian EuroVelo and GreenWays map (in Latvian and English)

The newsletters of EGWA:

GreenWays in Latvia / Zaļie ceļi Latvijā from Vidzemes Tūrisma Asociācija on Vimeo.