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ADFC Bicycle Travel Analysis 2018

19th national survey on the bicycle travel market

Die ADFC-Travelbike-Radreiseanalyse 2018
Die ADFC-Travelbike-Radreiseanalyse 2018 © Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) e. V.

ADFC Bicycle Travel Analysis 2018

76% of Germans cycle , of these, 51% use their bike for cycling trips and tours. Especially the number of day trips increased in 2017 (11% increase):  more than one in two people cycle into the countryside, which corresponds to around 167 million day trips during leisure time. Germans also like to get on their bikes during their holidays, with 99 million trips on holiday they use their bikes. All in all, cycling trips are becoming shorter and more spontaneous. This shows the ADFC Bicycle Travel Analysis 2018 which was presented in March 2018 at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin, ITB.

In 2017, there was the first year-on-year decline in cyclists. The reasons for this were precipitation and extreme weather in summer. Nevertheless, the trend towards cycling in leisure time is unbroken. Due to the weather there was a shift from cycling trips to short trips and day tourism.

About ADFC Biycle Travel Analysis

The 2018 ADFC Bicycle Travel Analysis is a representative survey among more than 8,700 German citizens. In winter 2017/2018 it had been conducted for the 19th time, for the second time together with the partner Travelbike. A "bicycle travel" is defined as a journey where cycling is the key motivation and with at least three overnight stays.

 The Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club, ADFC (German Cyclists' Federation) is the largest representative of cyclists in Germany and worldwide with more than 160,000 members

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8. März 2018
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