The LRE Foundation continues the important work of promoting its network’s initiatives and the Liberation Route Europe project. The Cycle Summit, which will take place from October 9-10 in Riolo Terme, Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is the next scheduled event. Our Project Officer, Emme Johnson, will attend the event.
The Cycle Summit, an important international travel trade conference centred on cycling tourism, has been a consistent forum for the LRE Foundation in recent years. Emme’s agenda during the summit includes meetings with tour operators to raise awareness of the Liberation Route Europe hiking and cycling trails project across the continent. The goal is to encourage tour operators to incorporate the Liberation Route into their travel offerings.
Cooperation with the travel trade sector is key for Liberation Route Europe, which works with international partners to make European history more visible and accessible to travellers from all over the world. The emphasis on cycling and hiking tour operators is critical for combining Liberation Route Europe with innovative and sustainable tourism products and special offers, as well as promoting the route among cycling enthusiasts and visitors seeking a combination of outdoor, cultural, and historical experiences.
This year’s Cycle Summit, following the previous edition in Chambery, France, boasts the participation of 147 individuals, representing over 100 tour operators from 29 countries worldwide.
Following two days of in-person networking meetings, Emme will join the FAM trip to explore the picturesque areas of Faenza-Brisighella-Ravenna on foot and by bike, alongside other representatives from the travel trade sector.