Sustainable mobility practices in Tuscany, Italy: the Tyrrhenian Cycling Path:

Boosting cooperative economic development through new tourism practices

Sustainable mobility practices in Tuscany, Italy: the Tyrrhenian Cycling Path:

The tourism industry is growing fast, albeit it is acknowledged that tourism practices are frequently a threat to the environment and to the world's ecosystems. Sustainable tourism practices are emerging as an alternative to mass tourism and in this context new trends in cycletourism have emerged. This paper focuses on cycletourism in Italy, region of Tuscany. It presents the Tyrrhenian Cycling Path project, involving three different Italian regions and municipalities in the Tuscany region. This new eco-compatible infrastructure will be able to connect different areas of interest for international and national tourists, enhancing the whole touristic area, targeting new flows of more responsible travellers and introducing new technologies in the field of recycling materials. The project aims to create a new collective conscience on sustainable practices and innovative solutions to tackle the exploitation of both the natural and cultural heritages with mass tourism.

The research work was developed in scientists’ cooperation of Aveiro’ University and the full paper is available at: https://doi.org/10.34624/rtd.v1i36.9921.

Reference: Fossi, A., & Au-Yong-Oliveira, M. (2021). Sustainable mobility practices in Tuscany, Italy: The Tyrrhenian Cycling Path. Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento, 36(1), 175-186. https://doi.org/10.34624/rtd.v1i36.9921