In a pioneering project in Portugal, the Historical Villages of Portugal - Tourism Development Association (HVP-TDA) is launching the Historical Villages of Portugal Cycle Routes Network, in partnership with the Portuguese Cycling Federation. This project consists of the creation of tourist infrastructures to allow the HVP territory to be visited by bicycle, according to the principles of soft mobility, one of the cornerstones of HVP’s sustainability strategy. The HVP are therefore presenting an eco-sustainable way of experiencing and discovering this immense territory! The creation of a Cycle Routes Network in the Historical Villages of Portugal is also the result of recognition of the territory's potential for the sport of cycling. An endless number of routes and landscapes as far as the eye can see, scenic roads with low traffic, a vast and geo-morphologically very varied territory featuring several natural parks, protected regions and numerous listed monuments. The territory of the Historical Villages of Portugal has perfect and unique characteristics for soft mobility by bicycle. Ideal for families and adventurers who want to go on a journey of discovery, the new HVP Cycle Routes Network is also possible thanks to the varied and growing range of support services in the territory, such as hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and tourist entertainment companies, among others. In line with HVP-TDA's commitment to sustainability, we have been awarded a BIOSPHERE DESTINATION certificate as recognition from the Institute of Responsible Tourism (ITR), given for the first time in the world to a network destination. This recognition puts HVP firmly at the forefront as the leader of an international community of Sustainable Tourism Destinations.