Links

Over 27 years, the Ecotopia Biketour has grown a huge network of contacts. This is a list of projects and groups that we have visited, collaborated with or with whom we have a lot of personal connections.

Other Biketours

  • AlterTour: Cycling through France every summer since 2004 (participation fee 18–42 € per day). From 14 July to 26 August 2018 in the north-east of France.
  • Jonglirium / 2 wheels 4 change: Circus group, currently cycling in South America, upcoming tour in summer 2018 to Albania / Black Sea
  • Tour Alternatiba: Cycling for the second time from 9 June to 6 October 2018 through all of France, making a public info event about climate change in every town they pass
  • Tour de Natur: German pro-environment bicycle tour, cycling every summer for 2 weeks since 1991, doing many demonstrations on bikes on the way.
  • Thighs of Steel: cycling from London to Athens to raise money for refugees (cycling in July 2018 and raising money by asking for a participation fee)

Past tours without any known upcoming trips

Our friends

Transnational

  • EYFA: European network supporting grassroots initiatives. Used to organise the Biketour and the Ecotopia Gatherings and is still in good contact with the Biketour.

Austria

  • Memfarado: Association in Vienna that supported the preparation of the 2014 tour.

Belarus

Catalunya

  • Can Masdeu: Squatted “rural-urban” social center in Barcelona, starting point for Ecotopia Biketour 2007 and 2012.
  • Degrowth & Research: Academic association dedicated to research around degrowth, involved on Ecotopia Biketour 2012.
  • Can Decreix: On french side of Catalunya, it’s a place for experience the pleasure of living in voluntary simplicity.

Denmark

  • Makvärket: A cultural and environmental collective close to Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Flydende By: Building a floating city out of trash.
  • Hawila: Collective in Copenhagen living on and restoring a sailing ship.

Estonia

  • Ülase12 – a radical social centre in Tallinn

Finland

France

Germany

  • Cycling in the north: Travel diary of a Biketour participant cycling in the north of Germany and in Denmark
  • Gartencoop: Collective farm and CSA in Freiburg
  • SUSI: Housing cooperative in Freiburg

Greece

  • Scholeio: Social centre in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Paliomilos: Ecological community on Evvia, Greece
  • Nea Guinea: Collective focussed on teaching and creating sustainable and self-built things of all kinds

Latvia

  • Radi Vidi Pats – a community bike kitchen and freak bike workshop, Liepaja
  • Cita Abra – an old water mill in the countryside being renovated into artist residences and a cultural centre, 60km from Liepaja
  • Free Riga – a collective arranging to re-purpose abandoned building into living spaces and social spaces in Riga

Lithuania

Macedonia

  • AKSC: Social centre in Skopje, Macedonia

Poland

Portugal

  • GAIA: Environmental justice and food sovereignty activist group, involved on Ecotopia 2007 coordination.

Romania

Serbia

Slovenia

  • Art center: Institution for development and art close to Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

  • La Ferme du Joran: Collective farm and CSA in Orbe close to Lausanne

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