Open Public call for the development of cycling tourism on the continent

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has announced a public call for grants under the Cyclotourism Development Program on the Continent, for which the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 5 million in the budget this year as well.Funds of the Cyclotourism Development Program on the continent intended for strengthening bike tourism on the continent through tracing, arranging and marking bicycle routes are available to the public sector – regional self-government units, ie the following counties: Bjelovar-Bilogora, Brod-Posavina, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Koprivnica. Križevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Lika-Senj, Međimurje, Osijek-Baranja, Požega-Slavonia, Sisak-Moslavina, Varaždin, Virovitica-Podravina, Vukovar-Srijem and Zagreb.”The cyclotourism development program on the continent plays an important role in the development of continental tourism, which ultimately contributes to a more balanced tourist development, extension of the tourist season and positioning Croatia as a destination with a diverse and rich tourist offer. Cyclotourism has an extremely important role in this segment and almost 60 million fans across Europe who are increasingly choosing Croatia as their main destination in search of an active holiday. It is therefore important to systematically and organizedly address the development of cycling tourism on the continent, and through the Cyclotourism Development Program and providing grants we actively support the public sector and regional self-government units in strengthening this increasingly important form of tourism.” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.While in 2017 the Ministry of Tourism co-financed the development of Operational Plans for the development of cycling tourism, which defined the optimal routes of bicycle routes and most importantly, laid the foundations for the development of cycling tourism on the continent, and in 2018 – 2017. As they point out from the MINT, the preparation of traffic studies for the purpose of tracing and marking cycling routes is co-financed; production / installation of signalization / info boards along cycling routes, including the EuroVelo route marking; arranging / equipping cycling routes and service stations for repairing bicycles along cycling routes; creation of maps, lease of a common web domain at the county level, creation or refinement of a website at the county level, development or refinement of a county mobile application; development of standards for “bed & bike” accommodation facilities installation of bicycle movement / traffic counters at border crossings (entrance / exit of the EuroVelo route), on other international routes of bicycle routes (Sava route, Drava route, Pannonian road of peace route, etc.) the main cycling routes, at the main tourist attractions at remote points in rural areas and the like, and the organization and implementation of training for “bike guides”.The Ministry co-finances up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The minimum amount of funds that can be realized per project is HRK 100.000,00, while the maximum amount is HRK 500.000,00.The public call is open from February 26 to March 16, 2018. More information on the conditions, including the necessary forms is published on the official website of the Ministry of Tourism at the following link: news:KREŠIMIR HERCEG, BICYCADEMY: THE POTENTIAL OF CYCLOTURISM IN SLAVONIA IS HUGEPLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CYCLOTURISM OF BRODKO POSAVSKA COUNTY PRESENTEDlast_img

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