Green Exercise

The main goal of our project is a common cross-border promotion of extant touristic service related to cultural heritage and natural assets with an expansion towards emphasizing the importance of a healthy way of life, sustainable and environmentally friendly means of transport (especially cycling).
We plan to establish recreational parks (Green Parks) on both sides of the border in nine different places in order to promote the following topics: natural environment, protected natural assets, sustainable land-use and means of transport, healthy way of life and exercise.
In order to reach our goals we are going to link the extant cultural and ecotouristic elements with our project-planned developments with help of marked (hiking and cycling) routes. Besides that we are going to improve our visitor-places, touristic services, attractions to introduce natural values and folk traditions, furthermore we are going to establish a youth hostel for accommodation.
With all these developments we are trying to elongate the stay of visitors in the project area.
We are organizing cross-border educational training for cyclist guides with unified approaches and methodology carried out in Slovenian and Hungarian languages (lingual training, expanding knowledge of natural values and cultural heritage found along the marked routes, etc.).
During the implementation of the project workshop are going to be organized on both sides of the border in order to introduce the following topics: natural values, healthy way of life, traditions, etc.
During the implementation guided cycle tours for local inhabitants, stakeholders, service providers and tourists are going to be organized along the marked cycling routes.
Main outcomes:

  • 9 Green parks, 
  • 5 tourist products,
  • 5 tourist packages, 
  • 2 resting-places for cyclists, 
  • 5 biking routes, 
  • joint training for cyclist guides, 
  • 10 workshops, 
  • 1 youth hostel, 
  • 5 promotional cycling and hiking tours

  • Priority axis 1

    Investment priority 6c

    SO 1: To increase attractiveness through the diversification and cross-border integration of the sustainable touristic offer in the programme area, based on the protection of the elements of cultural and natural heritage

  • Project duration

    01.08.2016 – 31.07.2019

  • Comitted ERDF co-financing

    882.321,27 EUR

  • Project partners
    • Őrségi Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság (Lead Partner)
    • Javni zavod Krajinski Park Goričko
    • Center za zdravje in razvoj Murska Sobota
    • Občina Moravske Toplice
    • Občina Šalovci
    • Szlovén Vidék Gazdaságfejlesztési Szolgáltató Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
    • Szakonyfalu Község Önkormányzata
    • Alsószölnök Község Önkormányzata