Amazon of Europe Bike Trail AoE Bike Trail

From the Alps to the Pannonian Plain, the Amazon of Europe is the largest natural river system in Central Europe. Amazing river landscapes along Mura, Drava and Danube will soon be protected as the world´s first 5-country biosphere reserve. Under UNESCO protection, biosphere reserves are model regions where nature conservation goes hand in hand with sustainable regional development. However, despite over 20 years of efforts in protecting the area, the 11 border regions of AT, SI, HR, HU and SR are underdeveloped, facing loss of jobs and emigration. 

Amazon of Europe Bike Trail will be the first project joining the efforts of 5 countries for sustainable economic development of the region based on valorisation of natural and cultural resources. We will implement a joint integrated solution for sustainable biking tourism in the Amazon of Europe while preserving the environment. 

To develop AoE Bike Trail as advanced flagship sustainable product and unique brand, 15 organisations from the area will firstly establish the organisational and information system, resulting in a joint bookable product with clear unique selling proposition of incredible riverine landscapes. Based on nature-oriented visitor guidance, existing single bike routes will be equipped with commonly designed infrastructure (resting areas, info points), resulting in more than 1000 km of joint Bike Trail along both sides of the Mura, Drava and Danube.

AoE Bike Trail
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3176000
ERDF Contribution: 2470100
IPA Contribution: 229500
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Library

Filename Date of upload
Amazon of Europe Bike Trail Leaflet November 2018 05-11-2018 14:00:23
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Iskriva, institute for development of local potentials Lead partner urska.dolinar@iskriva.net SLOVENIA
Municipality Velika Polana ERDF partner zupan@velika-polana.si SLOVENIA
Tourism Association Region Bad Radkersburg ERDF partner contola@badradkersburg.at AUSTRIA
Tourism board of Međimurje county ERDF partner Iva.tzm@gmail.com CROATIA
Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network in Virovitica Podravina county ERDF partner tatjana.arnold.sabo@gmail.com CROATIA
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Project News

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - Meet the Project Partners!
    - 08-01-2019
    Meet the Project Partners!

    To kick off the new year, we will first introduce ourselves, the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail project partnership! Our partnership consists of 13 ERDF partners from Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, and 2 IPA partners from...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - Happy Holidays!
    - 18-12-2018
    Happy Holidays!

    Season's greetings from the Amazon of Europe Bike Trail partnership!  - Iskriva, institute for development of local potentials - Municipality Velika Polana - Tourism Association Region Bad Radkersburg - Tourism board of...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - Stakeholder Workshop in Apatin, Serbia
    - 14-12-2018
    Stakeholder Workshop in Apatin, Serbia

    Back in October, more precisely on 31st October 2018, the first project presentation and stakeholder workshop took place in Apatin, Serbia.  Photos by: http://www.025info.rs The project Amazon of Europe was presented by...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - National participation day of the Danube Region in Ljubljana, Slovenia
    - 13-12-2018
    National participation day of the Danube Region in Ljubljana, Slovenia

    A while back, on 15th November 2018, we attended the National participation day of the Danube Region event, that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  The event consisted of presentations of Danube Transnational Programme projects, that are...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - Drava Bike event "Drava as an opportunity" ("Drava kot priložnost")
    - 10-12-2018
    Drava Bike event "Drava as an opportunity" ("Drava kot priložnost")

    A day before our official Amazon of Europe Bike Trail project kick-off, on Thursday, 8th November 2018, majority of our project partners attended the international event "Drava as an opportunity" ("Drava kot priložnost"), organized by the Drava...

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