Cross Border Programme - Croatia | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cycling Through the History - Revitalization of the Old Narrow Gauge Railway “ĆIRO”

Project title Cycling Through the History- Revitalization of the Old Narrow Gauge Railway "ĆIRO"
CRO beneficiary Municipality of Konavle
Grant value 292.605,95 €
IPA contribution 242.979,98 € (83,04%)
Partners in CRO Regional Development Agency Dubrovnik Neretva County - DUNEA, Tourist board Konavle
BiH beneficiary  
Public Company "Vjetrenica-Popovo polje", Ravno
Grant value 350.660,47 €
IPA contribution 296.396,47 € (84,53%)
Partners in BIH Association for economic development REDAH Mostar, Municipality Čapljina, Municipality Neum, Association  "Hercegovina Bicikl", Tourist board of city Trebinja, Municipality Ravno

Project objectives/short summary


The project is aimed to contribute to integration of the economy in the bordering regions of Dubrovnik-Neretva and Herzegovina through development of new joint tourism offer. Its specific objectives of the project are: • To revitalise the old narrow gauge railway 'Ćiro' between Mostar and Konavle through establishment of bicycle trail as new joint tourist product with clear identity and image • To increase quantity and quality of tourism offer and tourism services in bordering regions of Dubrovnik-Neretva and Herzegovina. Target groups are Municipalities, tourism agencies and tour operators), tourism businesses and biking clubs.

Expected results: R1. Cross-border partnership enhanced and strengthened; R2. Old narrow gauge railway 'Ćiro' route cleaned, reconstructed, equipped, and signalized; R3. Tourist services and offer along the old narrow gauge railway 'Ćiro' biking route enhanced; R4. New cycling rout marketed and promoted.

Measure Measure 1.1: Development of joint tourist offer

Project start date

Project duration 24 months 
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