Action plan for the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia adopted

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has adopted EuroVelo8 Development Action Plan – Mediterranean cycling routes in Croatia for the period 2018-2030.The plan was adopted on meeting of the interdepartmental working group for planning, implementation and reporting on the implementation of Measure 18 defined within the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism and the Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism in Croatia. The action plan was developed by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with external associate Davorin Belamarić as part of the EU project MedCycleTour.“This project has created the preconditions for the beginning of the systematic development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia, and the Action Plan provides a detailed overview of the activities required for its development. The key results of the analysis of this route are presented, which is very attractive due to the combination of coast, islands and hinterland and preserved and authentic cultural heritage, numerous natural beauties and excellent offer of accommodation and catering facilities along the entire route. The action plan devises a strategy and activities that will effectively and quickly contribute to the status of a route that will justify all world standards, as well as the expectations of the most demanding cyclists. ” stand out from the CNTB.The potential of the Croatian EV8 route is really great as it passes through seven coastal counties from Istria to Dubrovnik, including Lika. With a length of about 1100 kilometers, it makes up almost 1/5 of the total length of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routes (5888 km), with the highest density and diversity of natural and cultural-historical attractions, which includes as many as 8 UNESCO sites.Croatia has already established itself as an attractive and recognizable tourist destination, and as global trends show strong growth of active tourism, health and environmental care, the MedCycleTour project and the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia strengthen this segment of the tourist offer, the CNTB concludes.The MedCycleTour project is implemented with the aim of developing and promoting cycling tourism in the Mediterranean through the establishment of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routesThe EuroVelo8 route seeks to connect the area from Cádiz in the west to Cyprus in the east, and the project involves partners from 8 Mediterranean countries. Project partners are from Croatia Croatian tourist agency i Cluster for eco-social innovation and development (CEDRA HR).The Mediterranean route is one of the 15 transnational cycling routes of the EuroVelo route network in Europe and is considered the future cycling highway of the Mediterranean as it passes through as many as 11 countries. The Croatian part of the EuroVelo 8 route in the length of about 1100 km passes through all seven coastal counties: Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva.Find out more about the whole project herelast_img

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