Strategy for developing cycling tourism and ecotourism along the Rákos-stream, considering applied ecosystem services

Bajor, Zoltán and Boros, Kitti and Keller, Krisztina and Kiss, Veronika and Pataki, György and Zsóka, Ágnes and Gergely, Károly and Hegedűs, Sára and Kiss, Kornélia and Liska, Márton and Prihoda, Gábor (2021) Strategy for developing cycling tourism and ecotourism along the Rákos-stream, considering applied ecosystem services. Project Report. Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest. DOI 10.14267/978-963-503-894-7

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The EcoVeloTour tourism project (Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the EuroVelo cycle route network in the Danube region, DTP-055-2.2) aims to develop cycle tourism and ecotourism in connection with the EuroVelo international cycle routes across the Danube Region. The objective of the project is to harness the synergies of the EuroVelo network, to develop – and provide communication opportunities for – ecotourism in the region, to promote cultural and natural values through cycle tourism, to preserve biodiversity and landscape elements, and to improve air quality within the framework of ecotourism development. While the characteristics of the project area are favourable for the development of cycle tourism and ecotourism, its potential has not yet – or only to a limited extent – been harnessed. In terms of the condition and service provision of cycle paths and related infrastructure, there are currently no cycling or ecotourism products to speak of along the Rákos Stream. At the time of drafting this strategy (2021), the section of the EuroVelo 14 route that stretches along the Rákos Stream is under planning, and, within the framework of the EcoVeloTour project, a number of improvements – e.g. the creation of a smart cycling rest area, a signposting plan, and a mobile app – are underway in the area, which, in addition to the great assets of the project area, could make it attractive to cycling tourists and ecotourists.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:EuroVelo project, ecotourism, cycle route network
Subjects:Commerce and tourism
Funders:European Union funds (ERDF, IPA), Government of Hungary
Projects:Danube Transnational Program 2014-2020
ID Code:6896
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:01 Oct 2021 09:34
Last Modified:08 Oct 2021 07:40

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