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

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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 - AoE Bike trail @ International Drava river Day
    - 17-09-2018
    AoE Bike trail @ International Drava river Day

    Our project Amazon of Europe Bike Trail will be presented at the press conference and panel discussion, entitled "Projects and Challenges of Protection and Sustainable Development along the Drava River"! The press conference which will be...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - We are finalists in the DTP Photo Competition!
    - 11-09-2018
    We are finalists in the DTP Photo Competition!

      You may remember that we competed in the Danube Transnational Programme Photo Competition. With your help, we became one of the finalists and our photo will be published on postcards, which will be distributed on many Danube...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - Save the date! AoE Bike Trail Official public Kick-off Event is coming up!
    - 10-09-2018
    Save the date! AoE Bike Trail Official public Kick-off Event is coming up!

    SAVE THE DATE! Our Official public Kick-off event will be taking place on 8th November in Velika Polana, Slovenia! The kick-off will be part of a special weekend event for Local Communities in Transnational Biosphere Reserve...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - DTP Photo Competition
    - 05-09-2018

    In August, we took part in the DTP Photo Competition! Though the results are not yet published, we would like to say that there were many great photos and it was great to be in the company of such interesting projects. We are looking forward...

  • Amazon of Europe Bike Trail - The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail successfully kicked-off!
    - 11-07-2018
    The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail successfully kicked-off!

    Last week, from 4th to 6th July 2018 project partners attended the Kick-off event in Lienz, Austria. The Amazon of Europe Bike Trail will be established as a flagship tourism product in the planned Amazon of Europe Transboundary UNESCO...

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