In summer 2012 Ecotopia Biketour cycled through Catalunya, France and Italy and the project was hosted by Research and Degrowth. The theme was «towards degrowth» — challenging the damaging growth mentality of capitalism which currently dominates and overlooks real social and environmental values.
The tour began: 9th July, Can Masdeau, Barcelona, (See the Preparation weekend: 6-9th July) and travelled north over the Pyrenees, through southern France, across the Alps and into the Val di Susa, finally ending in Venice for the 3rd International Degrowth Conference (19th-23rd September).
To help us get to know places to visit we made this shared google map where we collected route ideas, places, projects, action camps, DIY bike-workshops, ecovillages and other contacts that helped us to design the route.
You can access the daily blog posts from the Towards Degrowth ride here.