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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 focus on hiking trips and marathons. Through the project tracks both 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: 20.01.2020

Duration: 18 months

Where?

Teleorman, Calarasi (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.);
  • Development of 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 strategy, 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.

Results:

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

- The contract for elaboration of the web portal, mobile application and interactive tourism map was signed. The web portal, mobile application and interactive tourism map has been elaborated and are available at www.greentourpro.eu in BG, RO and EN languages and the mobile application is available at: Magazin play (Android) App store (IOS) with name: “greentourpro”.

- 10 pilot actions in the eligible area were organized: 6 Experimental hiking expeditions (3 days each) and 4 Experimental marathons.

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