Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – CYCLING RURAL

About the project

Cycling tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of the tourism sector, especially when it comes to contributing to sustainable tourism development. This project aims to support development and promotion of cycling and outdoor tourism offer in specific rural areas of cross border regions of Montenegro and Herzegovina, as well as its integration into the overall tourism offer of Adriatic Hinterland.

The project targeted Municipality Herceg Novi in Montenegro and City of Siroki Brijeg and Municipalities Grude, Ljubuski and Posusje in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

With this project is introduced a Bike Friendly Concept. It also helped map and equip a network of cycling heritage trails in West Herzegovina and Herceg Novi. In West Herzegovina, it connected all four municipalities by means of cycling routes and by doing so helped integrate cultural and natural heritage into an acknowledged tourist product. In Herceg Novi, it integrated attractive but still unrecognized mountain bike trails in the hinterland into one tourist product, which also contains resting points and lookouts.

In short, the project further promoted the cross border region as an attractive outdoor tourism destination; strengthened capacities of cross border stakeholders for outdoor tourism development; and enhanced their mutual partnership and cooperation.


Dummy Grant


Project name:
Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – CYCLING RURAL
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Bosnia and Herzegovina (Široki Brijeg, Ljubuški, Posušje and Grude), Montenegro (Herceg Novi)
Office for European Integration of the West Herzegovina Canton
Partners: City of Siroki Brijeg (BIH); Municipality of Grude (BIH); Municipality of Ljubuski (BIH); Municipality of Posusje (BIH); Tourism organisation of Herceg Novi (MNE)

Success story

Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – CYCLING RURAL

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.