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Building cycling tourism routes - challenges and lessons learnt from Central and Eastern Europe

International online conference
29th September 2021 г.

The Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism gathered interested stakeholders and experts to share their experience, difficulties encountered and possible solutions for building cycling tourist routes in Bulgaria.

The conference presented the practice of the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure for the development of cycling policy and the cycling network in Slovenia. Following the good example, the Union of Spatial Planners in Bulgaria shared with the participants a methodology for planning a national bicycle network in Bulgaria. How these practices are implemented in our country, the participants discussed with the hosts from BAAT.

The event was held online on September 29, 2021 from 10.00 am with working languages ​​Bulgarian and English. The conference is aimed at specialists in spatial planning, tourism, sports and others. municipal specialists, organizations of the municipalities in Bulgaria, as well as non-governmental organizations interested in the development of bicycle tourism and bicycle transport.

Conference presentations

EcoVeloTour project results Kiril Kaloyanov, Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism

Planning and development of a national bicycle network in Slovenia. Responsibilities and tasks of a cycling team in the national government - Presentation from Gregor Steklačić, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Directorate, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

Methodology for planning a national bicycle network in Bulgaria - challenges and first steps - Presentation from Vasil Madzhirski, Union of Spatial Planners in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian experience - cycling infrastructure between settlements in Bulgaria - Presentation from Radostina Petrova, Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism

This conference is part of ECOVELOTOUR project which is financed by the Danube transnational program 2014-2020