MOVELETUR, the Sustainable Tourism and Electric Mobility in Natural Spaces partnership by Portuguese and Spanish institutions, was approved in June 2017 for 30 months. The main objective of the project is to promote a sustainable and clean tourism model for visitors of border natural spaces. The project also aims to create a network of “green” tourist itineraries that connect points of natural and cultural value to border natural spaces in electric vehicles. Electric bicycles will complement the transport options for the planned itineraries.
Additionally, training entrepreneurs in the tourism sector and entrepreneurs in the natural spaces offer electric mobility tourism. The total budget is more than 900,000 euros, of which about 700,000 will be contributed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the framework of the INTERREG Spain-Portugal Program (POCTEP).
A total of 8 partners participate in this project. The Spanish partners involved are the Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y León (coordinating partner), Diputación de Ávila (APEA), and EREN. On the Portuguese side, the Association ADIRBA (Associação Para o Desenvolvimiento Integrado da Región do Barroso), the Municipality of Braganza, the Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), and the Regional Energy and Environment Agency (Oestesustentabel) are associated partners.