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.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 3176000
- ERDF Contribution: 2470100
- IPA Contribution: 229500
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 2
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Amazon of Europe Bike Trail Leaflet November 2018||05-11-2018 14:00:23|
|Iskriva, institute for development of local potentials||Lead email@example.com||SLOVENIA|
|Municipality Velika Polana||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||SLOVENIA|
|Tourism Association Region Bad Radkersburg||ERDF email@example.com||AUSTRIA|
|Tourism board of Međimurje county||ERDF partner||Iva.firstname.lastname@example.org||CROATIA|
|Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network in Virovitica Podravina county||ERDF email@example.com||CROATIA|
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