Babia hora Trails

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Babia hora Trails

Country/ies: Poland, Slovakia
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 01/2017 - 10/2017
Objectives and results of the project:

The project is aimed to build transboundary mountain biking trails through areas rich in cultural and natural heritage, connecting villages Zawoja and Oravsk√° Polhora. Panels with information about natural and cultural heritage will be set around the trail. The information will continue the pasture traditon, typical for this regieon and for culture connected with bag-piper . The trails will also continue the old paths connecting both regions, that were very famous in the past, but are forgotten today. The trails go by objects of cultural heritage- in Zawoja by a historical chapel from XVII. Century and in Slovakia for example by a healing well of iod-brome salty water, where used to be a famous spa in the past. Apart from that, the oldest touristic path to Babia hora begins there. I tis one of the oldest paths in the whole Beskydy mountains. Within the project there are plans to build Centers of integration and recreation for the bikers on the both sides of the frontiers, composed by a background object, and also a resting place for tourists. There will be an outlook tower built on the slovak side, followed by a new shelter above the healing salty water well. Expected results are apreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the borders by both inhabitants and tourists

Implementing organization / institution:

Gmina Zawoja

Project partners:

Municipality Oravsk√° Polhora

Total amount of the project: 688.934,18 EURO
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): ERDF, Interreg Poland - Slovakia
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