On April 28, Vidzeme Planning Region organized an online seminar “Via Hanseatica – tourism and mobility in Vidzeme”. During the event, the attendees were introduced to the vision of the development of the Via Hanseatica tourism and transport corridor 2030. The strategic document within the Baltic Loop project was developed to identify the necessary transport infrastructure, services and information improvements . The setting is closely in line with the issues raised by Baltic Loop and the goals to be achieved.

The VIA Hanseatica tourist route has more than 200 different attractions, a number of leisure activities and sports venues, and catering companies that introduce Vidzeme’s cultural, historical and culinary heritage. The availability of mobility services and infrastructure is one of the main preconditions for the development of the tourism route VIA Hanseatica, moreover, Vidzeme is crossed by several internationally recognized cycling and walking routes, which is an important resource for the development of cycling and walking tourism.

It should be reminded that the section of the Southern Corridor in the territory of Latvia winds from Ventspils through the Riga metropolitan area and further divides in the directions along the two main state roads A2 and A3 and ends at the Estonian border. It should also be noted here that the A2 section of the road is also known as the VIA Hanseatica tourism and transport corridor, the potential of which has not yet been fully exploited, so its vision is essential for the development of the corridor itself and its anchorages.

The development vision document was prepared in Latvian and it will be available both in the Deliverables section of the Baltic Loop website and on the Vidzeme Planning Region website www.vidzeme.lv.

We invite you to get acquainted with the summary of the document in English HERE.