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Cross-border Thematic Tourism Destination: Old Narrow Gauge Railway
The main project objective is to strengthen and diversify the tourism offer of Herzegovina, Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Boka-Kotorska Bay through development of joint thematic tourism destination: Old Narrow Gauge Railway ĆIRO. The abandoned railway was revitalized into a bicycle trail during the financial perspective 2007-2013. ĆIRO II project will expand the existing infrastructure of the bicycle trail (20 km of the trail in Montenegro) and create new tourist content (the construction of 10 rest places, 2 parks and 1 playground for children, development of ĆIRO mobile application and 3D animation, etc.). Local service providers will be trained to apply the bike friendly standards and quality control in cyclotourism.
The Lead Partner, Municipality of Ravno (BA), is responsible for the overall implementation of project activities and for project finances. Expected benefits for the partner are spreading the knowledge and skills, improving the capacity and establishment of cooperation with all partners in the project, as well as to enhance tourism development in its territory and to set the grounds for development of tourism businesses along the trail by creating cross-border thematic tourism destination.
Agency for construction and development of Herceg Novi (ME) is responsible for maintenance and works on ĆIRO trail in Montenegro. AZIRHN is also in charge of the communication activities of the project, which includes design and production of promotional materials, as well as production of promotional project video. Partner is also responsible for creation of project social media pages and regular posting of project related content.
Municipality of Konavle (HR) is responsible for maintenance and works on ĆIRO trail in Croatia. Besides being responsible for investments in Croatia, Konavle is responsible for training sessions with key identified target groups and organization of events. It is also responsible for development of unique bicycle tourism application for mobile platforms, which will include not only the overview of the route, but also the entire tourist offers around the ĆIRO trail.