New tourism product – part of trans-European biking trail EuroVelo11 Prešov-Muszyna-Mníšek above Poprad

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Nový turistický produkt - časť transeurópskej cyklotrasy EuroVelo11 Prešov-Muszyna-Mníšek nad Popradom

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 - 10/2018
Objectives and results of the project:

The object of the project is construstion of 28,15km long section of the trail EuroVelo11 between the villages Muszyna nad Mníšek above Poprad, construction of two footbridges across Poprad and also marking the section of 72km long low traffic intensity road connecting Poprad valley and Prešov. This all will be implemented in accordance with the standards of bike trails of EuroVelo. The section’s characteristic feature will be winding across both Poland and Slovakia. The trail will lead from Muszyna to following communities; Muszyna (railway station) – Zapopradzie – state border – Legnava – footbridge – Milik – Andrzejówka – Andrzejówka-Ługi–footbridge – Malý Lipník – Sulín – Zavodie – Medzibrodie – Mníšeka and will connect with the section EV11 leading forward Novy Sącz. The marked section will go through these communities; Malý Lipník – Plavnica – Lipany – Sabinov – Veľký Šariš – Prešov. The biking trail will include three resting places for cyclists (Andrzejówka [1], M.Lipnik [2]), a servis center in Malý Lipník and a tourist information point in Sulín. Besides that, the objects on the trail will enable obtaining an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE „WELCOME CYCLISTS”, that assures us about services being adjusted to cyclists, such as accomodation. Whole trail will be marked in accordance with the standards of EuroVelo. Informing materials (boards in particular communities and maps) and promotion packages will be prepared, so it will make the promotion of this trail less difficult. Part of the trail will include a marked section called mineral cycling trail. Within the project, 100,15km long fragment of the trail EV11 will be constructed in a direction Nordkap(Norway)-Athens(Greece) with it’s lenght approximetly 6 thousand kilometers, which is going to be also a new, independent CROSS-BORDER TOURIST PRODUCT.

Implementing organization / institution:

Miasto i Gmina Uzdrowiskowa Muszyna

Project partners:

Lubovna regional Union of towns and villages Stará Ľubovňa, Northern East Slovakia

Total amount of the project: 2.768.349,05 EURO
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): ERDF, Interreg Poland - Slovakia
Project website: https://sk.plsk.eu