Wallachian Cultural Trail

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Trasa Valašskej kultúry / Szlak Kultury Wołoskiej

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 concept of the Route of the Valachian culuture was initiated in a Rural cultural centre in Ochotnica Górna. The idea was supported by the Union Podhalana – academics of the Krakow schools. The idea was later transformed to descriptions, maps, spatial proposals and scientific publication in years 2007–2008. This project is spread out through the whole Carpathian region in Poland and in Slovakia. The aim is to enhance the potential of the polish-slovak cross-border area throgh the heritage of the valachian culture. The route of the culture tourism balanced by the nature values. The valachians and their culture enabled the management of Carpathians since the middle age. In paralel with the creation of the route, there will be performed acitivites in the framework of the Carapathian university focused on the importance of the Valachian culture specifically to the local community. The sustainable carpathian tourism will be promoted based on the humanitary and ecological paradigmas. The supply on tourism products will be diversified. The project will be implemented based on the induction method – building of good practice on the down-upper principle. The small-scaled project ideas will be supported, the small sections of the route will be created and merged toghether in bigger parts and structures.

Implementing organization / institution:

Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Rozwoju i Promocji Podkarpacia "Pro Carpathia" (the Association for Development and Promotion of Podkarpacie "PRO CARPATHIA")

Project partners:

Detská organizácia Fénix, o.z., Wojewodztwo Podkaprackie, RRA Svidnik, Wojewodztwo Malopolskie, Zwiazek Podhalan w Polsce, Stowarzyszenie Wspieania Inicjatyw Gospodarczych DELTA PARTNER, obec Oravská Polhora, Obec Malatiná, Obec Zázrivá

Total amount of the project: 1 575 700,10 EUR
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions, Others
Name of program(s): INTERREG Poland-Slovakia