The final four kilometres of a cross-border cycle path between Hungary and Croatia have been now finished, completing a 90-km route running between Pécs in southern Hungary and the towns of Antunovac and Ivanovac in Croatia.
The aim of the project, realised thanks to EU funds of just over € 1 million (85 per cent of the total cost), was to boost the local economy while also protecting the surrounding environment.
The path connects to several important tourist sites in the region, and themed routes have been developed to boost cycle tourism. The path also features infrastructure such as parking places for cars and rest-stops along its length.
Existing cycling infrastructure was upgraded and linked with shorter routes to create a consistent route between the two countries. As well as the development of infrastructure, promotional campaigns and an interactive cycle map application were also produced.
For more information, visit cross-border-bike-project.hr (in English and Croatian).
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