CREATION OF A WATER AMUSEMENT TRAIL ON THE RIVER BODROG AND ITS TRIBUTARIES

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Hungary, 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: 1.6.2017-31.5.2019
Objectives and results of the project:

Water tourism has been active for a long time on the river Bodrog and its tributaries. On the Slovak side, of the five tributaries of the river Bodrog, only the rivers Laborec and Latorica are appropriate for the performance small vessel traffic, in addition to the special protection area denoted by the Ramsar agreement, situated along the river Laborec and a similar area - Bodrogzug - near the city of Tokaj. These two protected areas are connected by the natural green corridor of the river Bodrog.
This project aims at the development of a comprehensive attraction package built on active eco-tourism performed on the 80 km cross-border section of river Bodrog and its tributaries between Tokaj and Oborín. The comprehensive nature is shown also in the fact that these activity types shall be implemented at multiple settlements and venues, with the help of multiple partners performing tourism services, as well as municipalities.
The direct goal of the project is to increase the attractiveness and make the tourism attractions at the river Bodrog and its tributaries available to the public by establishing waterways, bicycle trails, horse riding trails and by creating the natural, architectural and IT infrastructure necessary for all of this. Its elements are the following:
Restoration of the water transport capacity of the canals in the region of Bodrogzug, their reconstruction, creation of docks for ships, creation of an on-line registration interface and a mobile application.
Creation of an information and demonstration centre at four places
Development of tourism attractions related to a waterway: bird observation/photo point, nature trail; fishing demonstration program; beekeepers' house
Creation of horse riding and bicycle trails
Procurement of assets and training of local service personnel for the purposes of sustainability
Creation of a mentor program popularising boat sports

Implementing organization / institution:

Aggteleki Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság, Jósvafő, Tengerszem oldal 1. 3758

Project partners:

Obec Oborín

Total amount of the project: 2,612,644.00 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary