Citrus Fruits

Green Tour 2022

“This is a sustainable musical tour challenge of Berlin-based Turkish artist Uygur Vural.”


In this challenge, I am planning to travel from Berlin to Lisbon, via Lyon, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.


The aim of the trip is;


  • traveling slow with my cello in a more sustainable way to leave less carbon footprint for my musical trips,


  • meet and exchange my music and art with as many local musicians as a possible artist on the way and,


  • encourage them to think and travel sustainably for Music.


I will visit;


3 countries,

3 international Festivals,

3 album recordings and many sessions, concerts,

5 cities,

29 days,

+60 musicians to meet

8000 km long road


and travel sustainable.


I want to;


  • … be sustainable and create a smaller footprint. Mobility is really important for musicians. for sharing, learning, and becoming more productive. Nevertheless, it is more difficult for musicians because we have to carry our big size instruments with us. Airlines are note flexible with musicians. We buy an extra seat for instruments and this causes 2 times more carbon footprint


  • … travel economically. Generally, we pay for extra seats from our pocket. Also, we struggle a lot in airports and flights. That’s why we necessarily need travel alternatives and sustainable options.



  • … be an example, I want to have a slow, long, environmental and sustainable travel experience to encourage my collages and create awareness.


  • … discover alternatives for the future, I have been traveling this country for a while for music by plane. Finally, I can be able to experience a slow and sustainable trip with this grant.

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May 17th 2022 to June 14th 2022.


My trip is longer than 21 days, rest days will be finance by me and MIA organisation. I need only 21 days support. The reason of that is, I wanted to combine 2 important events in one trip to be more sustainable (SPIM Lyon and MIA, Lisbon). I kindly ask your understanding fund my travel only 21 days.



Berlin to Lyon by train.

Lyon to Paris by train

Paris to Barcelona by train

Barcelona to Madrid by train

Madrid to Lisbon by bus

Lisbon to Atouguia da Baleia by Bus


Cities: Only public transportation, no Taxi (suitability declaration)

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