At the end of last year, the Ministry of Tourism activated a new website of the Coordination Body for the Development of Croatian Cyclotourism.
The launching of the new website www.cikloturizam.hr was one of the tasks of the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism and the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic Croatia by 2020.
The Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism in Croatia is working on the implementation of the main tasks and priority activities of Croatia’s Cyclotourism Action Plan such as infrastructure, legal regulations, education, a cyclotourist offer as well as information and marketing.
The establishment of the Coordination Body was enabled by the access to the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), which is the holder of the EuroVelo project, the European cycle route network connecting the countries of the European Union. By signing the contract with ECF, the Croatian Coordination Body has taken over the rights and obligations regarding the management of the EuroVelo routes.
Out of the 15 EuroVelo routes, four of them are passing through Croatia; EV6 – Atlantic-Black Sea, EV8 - Mediterranean Route, EV9 - Baltic-Adriatic and EV13 - Iron Curtain Trail.
Apart from defining the national network of cyclotourist routes based on existing county and local routes, one of the basic tasks of the Coordination Body is integration into the European cycle route network and work on its improvement.