We extend our sincerest appreciation to everyone who joined us for the EUSBSR PA Tourism webinar "Cycling Tourism in the Baltic Sea Region" on March 26th, 2024. With over 120 participants from various corners of Europe, your collective engagement made this event exceptional.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here:  https://youtu.be/l9DkrDK4ZtU?si=EJvg45nGfhpw3ZxO 

We are delighted to highlight the invaluable contributions of our distinguished speakers, who enriched our discussions with their expertise and passion:

Intro by the EUSBSR Policy Area Tourism Coordinators: Their presentation provided a panoramic view of the policy area's endeavours, collaboration formats, related projects, and the annual stakeholders' event, the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum. Their comprehensive overview laid a strong foundation for our exploration of cycling tourism in the region.

pdf _EUSBSR PA TOU presentation_Mar2024 Cycling Tourism Webinar (1)

Expert inputs:

Alexandra Fournier(European Cyclists' Federation and BBU project): Alexandra captivated our audience by thoroughly exploring all EuroVelo routes, paying particular attention to those weaving through Baltic countries. Her elucidation of coordinating activities for cycling tourism in Europe and spotlighting projects supporting EuroVelo development inspired us all.

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Henna Palosaari (Bikeland.fi and BAB project): Henna shared invaluable insights into the Welcome Cyclist scheme from Finland, shedding light on the pivotal role of bike-friendly businesses in catalysing cycling tourism development. Her practical wisdom resonated deeply with our audience, offering actionable strategies for stakeholders.

pdf Welcome Cyclist - Cycling Tourism Webinar 26032024

Birger Kjærbye (OneWayBikeTours): Birger's presentation was a masterclass organising cross-border cycling trips along multiple EuroVelo routes. Drawing from rich practical experiences, he offered invaluable guidance and tangible examples, empowering participants to embark on their cycling adventures.

pdf One Way Bike Tours presentation

Tibor Polgar (ICTr project): Tibor illuminated the symbiotic relationship between the Central Europe Project and other Baltic initiatives in advancing EuroVelo routes. Moreover, his presentation of survey results from over 700 respondents provided crucial insights into the challenges, needs, and potential initiatives for advancing cycling tourism across the region and Europe.

pdf ICTr-CE_presentation_Tibor Polgár 26_03_2024

Your active participation, thoughtful questions, and shared insights elevated the discourse, reinforcing our collective commitment to advancing cycling tourism in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. We express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and enthusiasm.

Together, let us continue to pedal towards a future where cycling tourism thrives, enriching communities and landscapes alike.


Warm regards,

Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło & Anna-Maija Toivonen

EUSBSR Policy Area Cordinators

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