Thousands of businesses offering cycle friendly services in Europe

Europe is world’s largest tourist destination which applies also for cycle tourism. Cycling for leisure and cycle tourism represent some of the most popular forms of active travel for individuals, groups and families in many European countries. 

Besides the interest of domestic cycle tourists, an increasing trend in cycle tourists from abroad can be observed Europe-wide. In order to accommodate the needs of cycle tourists there need to be provided basic services tailor-made for cyclists and cycle tourists.

Following this trend there have been several national or regional certification schemes In Europe created since the mid-1990s. The certifications reflected the needs of cycle tourists mainly along the long distance cycle routes. Until now thousands of businesses in the accommodation and catering industry or tourist attractions or shops are offering cycle friendly services in more than 17 European countries.

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