An awe-inspiring trail of magnificent destinations awaits you right along the epic expanse of the Atlantic frontier. It winds an intriguing transnational path from Ireland and the UK, to France, Portugal, and Spain over to the Atlantic Islands of Lanzarote and down to the Azores.
It links 12 dramatic landscapes that host vibrant communities, rich local cultures, and unforgettable visitor experiences.
The European Atlantic Geotourism Route guides you through diverse territories, countries, habitats, languages, and cultures. These stunning destinations are linked together by one powerful mission – to provide the highest quality visitor experiences; helping to power vibrant local economies and cultural activities and, in so doing, protecting these breath-taking and unique natural landscapes.
Each destination tells a distinctive, dramatic, and enthralling chapter of the story of life on the Atlantic frontier. The tale of how, from time’s dawn to present day – natural forces, landscape, people, culture, and ways of life continue to interweave to give physical shape, meaning and mystery to these memorable regions. To illuminate and animate these geologically rich and biodiverse destinations for the curious, careful, and discerning visitor.
Today, in these wonder-filled places, rare and outstanding sustainable tourism offerings live in harmony with local farmers, craft workers, entrepreneurs, artists, and artisan food producers, each strengthening the other. Now this European Atlantic Geotourism Route is yours to explore, to experience – and to never, ever forget.
If you are interested in completing the European Atlantic Geotourism Route or would like to find out more information about this project, visit www.geotourismroute.eu or download the app;
The European Atlantic Geotourism Route has been created to support the development of Geotourism in a number of destinations in the European Atlantic Area. With funding provided by the EU Interreg Atlantic Area programme and support from the Global Geopark Network, nine European Geoparks along with two aspiring Geoparks and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal worked together on this transnational economic, cultural and sustainable tourism development project.
For more on the EU Interreg Atlantic Area programme visit www.atlanticarea.eu.