Registration is open! Silver Cyclists Final Conference in Vienna

Conference 2016 – Vienna, Austria



On the 14th of October 2016, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) together with the European Greenways Association (EGWA) are holding the III Edition of their EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference in Vienna (Austria).

The event is the main cycle tourism conference on the European level and brings together leading stakeholders in the cycle tourism field from across the continent. The III EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference will be held on October 14th 2016 at the Palais Niederosterreich in Vienna (Austria).


A Draft Agenda of the Conference and the registration link can be found below:


9:00 – 9:30 Registration


Moderator: Ádám Bodor


Welcome block (1h)

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome from the hosts

9:45 – 10:00 Presentation from the European Commission (TBC)

10:00 – 10:15 European Cyclists’ Federation President – Manfred Neun

10:15 – 10:30 EGWA President – Giulio Senes and EGWA Director and coordinator of Greenways Outdoor – Mercedes Muñoz


10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break


Products block 1h 20 min


10:50 – 11:05 Rhine Cycle Route: a product for all kind of cyclists. TBC, Romantischer Rhein

11:05 – 11:20 Silver Cyclists: Evaluation on product development for seniors. Richard Weston, University of Central Lancashire

11:20 – 11:35 Outdoor tourism products in The Great Western Greenway.  Travis Zeray, Director – Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Adventures Ltd.

11:35 – 11:50 Creating tourism product in the Olive greenway – Carmen Aycart Vice-president Andalusian Greenways Association and Antonio Camacho, Manager Dxocio – Centro Cicloturista Subbética Bike´s Friends.

11:50 – 12:10 Podium discussion – (moderated by Jesus Freire)


12:10 – 13:10 Lunch (and networking!)


Marketing block (I) 1h25min

13:10 – 13:25 Europe as a travel destination: the role of active tourism. Miguel Gallego, European Travel Commission.

13:25 – 13:45 USA and cycle tourism marketing. Gini Sullivan, Adventure Cycling.

13:45 – 14:00 New marketing tools for promoting cycle tourism in Europe. Ed Lancaster, European Cyclist’s Federation

14:00 – 14:15 Innovations in Marketing Cycling Tourism Destinations – Richard Spilsbury

14:15 – 14:35 Panel discussion (Moderated by Ádám Bodor)


14:35 – 15:00 Coffee break


Users and product (II) 1h50

15:00 – 15:15 Austria Tourism Cycle Analyses. Christian Schrefel, Radlobby

15:15 – 15:30 What do our customers want? TBC, Saddle Skedaddle

15:30 – 15:45 Greenways: top ten tips to reach the end users. Christoph Hendrich, Product developer, Tourismusagentur ostbelgien and Arantxa Hernández, Head of Spanish Greenways Program, Spanish Railways Foundation.

15:45 – 16:00 Monitoring experience in France (impact of cycle tourism): Plataforme Nationale des Fréquentations. Camille Thome, Départements & Régions cyclables.

16:00 – 16:15 European SPA Association, TBC

16:15 – 16:30 Cycling Tourism in Austria, TBC

16:30 – 16:50 Podium discussion (Moderated by Mercedes Muñoz)


16:50 – 17:10 Remarks and closing – Ádám Bodor


Due to the limited number of seats, we highly recommend you to register as soon as possible. National EuroVelo Coordinators and Coordination Centres (NECC/Nc) and EGWA members will have priority in case the number of registrations exceed the capacity of the Palais Conference room.

In order to register, please follow the registration link here.


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