The Bel paese is plenty of these routes, and the award’s goal is to enhance their value, also as an economical resource: at the European level, big bicycle lanes have a highly respectable turnover, suffice it to say that the Danube lane yields 71 million euros yearly.
The winner tracks for this year? They are three, from Umbria, Veneto and Liguria
The Assisi-Spoleto-Norcia, from the green heart of Umbria, took the first place. It is composed by 102 km enchased in Umbria Valley’s marvellous views and villages. This bicycle lane has been realised thanks to important facilities’ development and allows to discover places of worship, historic areas, uncontaminated scenery, river banks. The jury chose to present it the first prize because its suggestive route enhances a little-known and structured area, which has nevertheless a huge potential regarding cycle tourism.