Via Francigena


Picture of Redazione AEVF
Redazione AEVF

THE EV5-VRF has been coordinated by the University of Lancashire in partnership with organizations in charge of national cycle routes networks, municipalities, departments, European networks and specialized tourism enterprises from 5 European countries. It started on 1st April and run for 18 months. The European Association of the Via Francigena has coordinated the Work Package 2, devoted to the product development. The EAVF has thus carried out its task in cooperation with the European Cyclist Federation – responsible for the transfer of the methodology related to the Eurovelo label certification standards –as well as with all partners which mapped the Via Francigena by bike in their respective territories and outline local action plans. A transnational action plan, tourism packages and joint promotion and communication activities were also developed.

Project partners: 

  • University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) Lead partner
  • Saddle Skedaddle (UK)
  • Verde Natura (Italy)
  • Regione Puglia (Italy)
  • European Cyclists´ Federation (Belgium)
  • Brussels Mobility, Brussels Region (Belgium)
  • Luxembourg Cycling Initiative (Luxembourg)
  • Conseil General du Bas-Rhin (France)
  • Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta (Italy)
  • Associazione Europea delle Vie Francigene (Italy)
  • ItinerAria (Italy)

 Associated partners:

  • Switzerland Mobility Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Regione Puglia (Italy)
  • DIRECCTE Alsace (France)
  • Toerisme Vlaanderen (Belgium)
  • Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (Italy)
  • Tourism South East (UK)
  • Visit England (UK)
  • Ministère de l’Economie (Luxembourg)
  • Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo –ENIT (Italy)


Start of the project in Canterbury 

Bari welcomes Eurovelo 5 project partners

First information panel in Department of Bas-Rhin 

Cycle-tourists stories

Eurovelo 5 in ITB Berlin 2017 

Via Francigena interregional committee on cycle route

Final event in Brussels