On 30th of May 2019, EuroVelo 13 International Cycling Conference took place in Lenti which was an exceptional opportunity to get to know of the latest cycling related initiatives. Venue of the event was the Thermal Hotel Balance where national and international experts presented the current situation and future plans of cycling.
The ICC Family Day has been held on 18 May in the framework of the Iron Curtain Cycling project, that is implemented by three Hungarian and three Slovenian partners with the leadership of Zala County Government. The central venue of the event was the sports field of Rédics.
The geographically, ethnically organic Slovenia-Hungary cross border region was divided for long by the Iron Curtain enforcing the borderlines set after World War II. Relations faded, municipalities came to a social, economic decline. The cross border region offers great opportunities for bicycle tourism, which might be the breakout point in the rural area. Several projects have already aimed this goal, however a connected and signposted bicycle road network covering the whole region and a complex biker-friendly offer built on this network has not yet been achieved.