Bike across the Baltic - Improving bicycle tourism around the Baltic Sea
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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.3 Smart green mobility
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
August 2023 - July 2025
Technical details

BAB

The project BAB helps public authorities across the region harmonise infrastructure development of the Baltic Sea Cycle route and promote cycling tourism in the region.
Project summary

The Bike across the Baltic - Improving bicycle tourism around the Baltic Sea (BAB) project aims to develop the EuroVelo 10 cycling route running through all nine countries in the Baltic Sea region. The project focuses on chosen route sections in the project partner countries Estonia, Finland, Poland and Sweden.

Interest in sustainable and active travel using intermodal transport options, including public transport and cycling, is increasing. However, the BAB project partners have recognized the services along the Euro Velo 10 route have not yet developed to their full potential. The regional and local public authorities who carry out the bicycling route development and improvement along the EV 10 route have different capacities for their work. This leads to uneven and fragmented development of the route and hinders SMEs and NGOs ability to effectively work to advance cycle tourism along the route and connection between the countries. The project will offer opportunities for improved inter- and transnational cooperation through co-creation and peer learning workshops.

The BAB project will address the lack of trans-Baltic cooperation amongst regions and transport and tourism stakeholders by strengthening public authorities' organizational capacity to develop and improve the EV10. This requires five types of actions:

  • Benchmarking of cycle tourism and intermodal transport initiatives
  • Route assessment and description development
  • Capacity development and peer learning activities
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Improving communication to local citizens and visitors

Well-developed sustainable transnational cycle tourism routes with public transport connections enhance   the connectivity and accessibility of the Baltic Sea region and create new possibilities to explore it for citizens and visitors.

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Budgets

BAB
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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74 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 4 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 1 Pilotactivities 17 Organisationsin the project

BAB
in numbers.

  • 60.448910322.2960629
  • 59.3051589518.119459312121457
  • 54.3499302518.6465239119318
  • 60.167488124.9427473
  • 59.439737224.7485938
  • 60.449067222.267825057010477
Lead partnerTurku University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
Total partner budget
107,100.00
Swedish Cycling Advocacy Organisation
  • Town
    Nacka
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
136,570.00
Pomorskie Tourist Board
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
65,170.00
The Finnish Center for Cycling Tourism / Finnish Cyclists' Federation
  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
60,690.00
CityBike Ltd
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
78,960.00
Visit Turku Archipelago Ltd.
  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
Total partner budget
51,100.00

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    26
    March
    Webinar: Cycling tourism in the Baltic Sea Region
    Project: BAB
    Virtual Meeting
    26. March 2024
    10:00 - 11:30 (CET)