ZAGREB, June 21 (Hina) – A 30-km-long cycling trail running through the countryside and vineyards from Vukovar to Sarengrad near Ilok was presented at the Vucedol Culture Museum, outside Vukovar, earlier this week.
The route is intended for the growing number of cycling tourists in eastern Croatia.
“The Vineyard Trail is an off-road route through the countryside and vineyards which we have designed because the road to Ilok is very busy and is not adapted for use by cycling tourists. The route goes past the Vucedol Culture Museum and many family farms,” the head of the Vukovar-Srijem County Department for Tourism and Culture, Marija Budimir, said.
She said that last year the county had spent HRK 490,000 (€65,000) on the promotion of cycling tourism, of which 60% were grants from the Ministry of Tourism.
County prefect Bozo Galic said that Vukovar-Srijem County “has a lot of potential for cycling tourism and with the aid of EU funding we will build infrastructure for the development of this branch of tourism.”