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ROBG 291

GreenProTour (ROBG – 291)

Green Tourism Products

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to develop 2 integrated tourism products based on green and healthy activities. The new integrated tourism products will be focusing on hiking trips and marathons. Through the project, tracks for hiking and marathons will be created and promoted through pilot actions and all the technical and safety equipment will be purchased.

What’s the budget?

498.884,65 euro, out of which 424.051,94 euro ERDF

Who?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Association Sport Club ACTIS (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): ARETE Sport (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Association for Improving Human Relations Harald Gormsson (Romania)

When?

Start date: 19.07.2018

End date: 18.01.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where?

Calarasi, Teleorman (Romania)

Vratsa (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of 2 new integrated tourism products: trails for hiking along the Danube and Danube marathons;
  • Development of 2 strategies to improve the sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage: 1 common strategy to identify the trails/circuits for green and healthy tourism along the Danube and 1 common strategy to promote the integrated tourism products.
  • Development of promotional materials (flyers, brochures, maps of cycling routes and paths etc.);
  • Developing a web portal to promote the integrated tourism products including SEO (search engine optimization) and of a mobile application with trails;
  • Purchase of specific equipment
  • Organization of 10 pilot actions in the eligible area of the Programme during the project implementation: 6 Experimental hiking expeditions (3 days each) and 4 Experimental marathons.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 2 integrated tourism products/services created, 2 common strategies, policy or management plan for valorizing (including raising awareness) the cultural and natural heritage through its restoration and promotion for sustainable economic uses;

Programme results: 5,140 tourist overnights in the CBC region.

Project status

The project is finalized. The Final Implementation Report has been processed by JS and submitted to the MA on 05.03.2021.

Results:

- The common study for identify the routs for health tourism along the Danube has been elaborated both in RO and BG version.Two types of tourism package were identified: trails for hiking along the Danube and Danube marathons, also available at the project website:www.greentourpro.eu.

- The Common strategy to identify trails/ circuits for green tourism along the Danube was elaborated and uploaded on the project website:

https://www.greentourpro.eu/assets/docs/strategy_identify_green_healthy_tourism_danube.pdf;  

- The Common strategy to promote the integrated tourism products was elaborated by the project beneficiaries, uploaded on the project website on the following link:

https://www.greentourpro.eu/assets/docs/strategy_promote_integrated_tourism_products.pdf;

- The web portal www.greentourpro.eu was created, available in Ro,BG and Eng.

- Mobile application and interactive tourism maps have been elaborated. The mobile application is available at: Magazin play (Android) App store (IOS) with name: “greentourpro” and the tourism maps are available at www.greentourpro.eu;

- 10 pilot actions were organized in the eligible area:

6 Experimental hiking expeditions:

1. Hike for FUN Island Trail, organized in Calarasi during the period 13-16.06.2019

2. Hike for FUN – Danube Trail Adventure, organized in Calarasi during the period 27-30.06.2019

3. Hike for FUN Danube Boilers Trail, organized in Orsova during the period 06-09.08.2019

4. Hike for FUN Belogradchik Trail Adventure, organized in Belogradchik during the period 09-12.09.2019

5. Hike for FUN – Belogradchik Fall Adventure, organized in Belogradchik during the period 01-04.11.2019

6. Hike for FUN Balkan Adventure Tour organized in Belogradchik during the period 01-04.11.2019.

4 Experimental marathons:

1. Run for FUN Calarasi 2019, organized in Calarasi, on 13.04.2019

2. Run for FUN Mamaia 2019, organized in Constanta, on 14.04.2019

3. Run for FUN – Belogradchik Trail Marathon, organized in Belogradchik, on 16.11.2019

4. Run for FUN – Belogradchik City Marathon, organized in Belogradchik, on 17.11.2019.

- 2 integrated tourism products were created during the project implementation:

1. Hiking trails in Romania/Bulgaria;

2. Marathon trails in Romania/Bulgaria.

- Two touristic centres, located Belogradchik, Vidin district, 31, P. Yavorov street, in the building “Sport hall Belogradchik” and in town of Calarasi, 50B, Republicii Boulevard, have been established by the LB and B3. The equipment for trails purchased within the project are located in the both touristic centres (a part of the equipment purchased by the LB is stored in Cuza Voda Commune, Ceacu village, Calarasi County).

For better promotion of the project activities, it was developed project Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/greentourpro and project Instagram account - https://www.instagram.com/greentourpro/.

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