Terres de l’Ebre

The Val de Zafán Green Way
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The destination Terres de l’Ebre is particularly known for its beautiful nature. It is also very popular with cyclists, as the greenway of the Zafán Valley passes through this area. The problem is that the via verde is not very well connected to the Ebro Delta Natural Park. For this reason, The Terres de l’Ebre Tourist Board, together with several municipalities, decided to extend the Val de Zafán Via Verde. For this purpose, a new section of the cycle path was built on an old railway line. Through this extension, barriers such as roads or irrigation canals can be safely overcome. E-bike charging stations are also being installed.
The cooperation between stakeholders and the administration, the participation of stakeholders from the tourism sector and the previously undertaken extension work can be named as success factors for the project.
In the future, however, a person will also be needed to manage the project and maintain the infrastructure. Through these steps, the new section of the cycle path can increase attractiveness, reduce seasonality and further improve safety. In addition, communities can be connected with each other and sustainable mobility is supported.

Keywords: Inventory of destination assets, Land use & planning, Low-impact mobility Developing sustainable tourism Natural cycle track, Promoting sustainable mobility, Development of tourism activities

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