Project - Sustainable interregional bike tourism

Description


Description: The project main objective is that to support local development in respect of natural and rural enviroment. Aiming to enhance cicloturismo as sustainable form of touristic development. Currently the territories involved in the project have deficiency of hospitaly structures, infrastructures and services in this sector. Specific objectves of the projects are those to improve the cicloturistic proposal in both the area of Malta and Sicily, creating in the mean time an integration between the two touristic systems. Activities promoted will be: creation of transborder routes, modernization of existent infrastructures, adaptation of hotel with services in behalf of Biketourists,promotion events to a national and international level, realization of promotional supported instrument .The expected result is the starting of a standard product of cicloturismo Sicily-Malta, characterized from the high quality of proposal, complete in all its aspects and based on a reliable setting. Positive impacts of the project will be creation of new richness and employment, through activities promoting respect of enviroment and knowledge of territory. Il progetto ha l'obiettivo di sostenere lo sviluppo locale salvaguardando al contempo l'ambiente naturale e rurale. Punta a far conoscere ed a potenziare il cicloturismo quale forma sostenibile di utilizzo e valorizzazione del territorio. Attualmente le aree coinvolte dal progetto presentano carenze a livello di strutture ricettive, infrastrutture e servizi. Obiettivi specifici del progetto sono di sviluppare le potenzialità di sviluppo del cicloturismo nel territorio siciliano e in quello maltese, migliorando l'offerta cicloturistica in entrambe le aree, e creando nel contempo un'integrazione tra i due sistemi turistici. Attività promosse in seno al progetto saranno la creazione di percorsi trasfrontalieri, ammodernamento di infrastrutture già esistenti, adeguamento di strutture ricettive con servizi per i biketourist, eventi di promozione dell'offerta implementata a livello nazionale ed internazionale, realizzazioni di strumenti di supporto all'offerta.Il risultato atteso è l'avvio di un prodotto cicloturistico standardizzato Sicilia-Malta, caratterizzato da un'alta qualità dell'offerta, completa in tutti i suoi aspetti, e da un'organizzazione riconoscibile che trasmetta affidabilità e sicurezza. Impatti positivi del progetto saranno la creazione di nuova ricchezza ed occupazione, tramite un attività che promuove il rispetto dell'ambiente e la conoscenza del territorio.
Achievements: The project has improved the bicycle tourism on offer in Sicily and Malta through the creation of cross-border itineraries, the modernisation of existing infrastructure, and the adaptation of accommodation facilities with services for bicycle tourism. In particular, during the design phase a plan of cycle routes in fi ve Sicilian Provinces (Agrigento, Ragusa, Siracusa, Trapani, and Caltanissetta) and Malta was drawn up, altogether 24 main or secondary routes for a total of over 1000 km. Sign-posts along the routes have been set up to provide useful information for cyclists e.g. distance, height above sea level, the level of diffi culty, and the Lat. Long. coordinates for each route. A number of accommodation facilities able to provide specific services for cycle tourists along the routes and deviations have been identifi ed and furnished with bike hotel kits in all the Sicilian Provinces involved in the project, as in Malta. Lastly, the routes have been intensely promoted at important European trade fairs such as the London Bikeshow, Expobiciin Padova, and the BTS (Borsa Internazional del Tourismo Sportivo) in Montecatini, where businessmen, tour and the cycling press were contacted. • 24 cross-border cycle tourism routes • 7 infrastructures brought up to date (5 in Sicily and 2 in Malta) • 70 accomodation facilities furnished with services for bike tourism.

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Project Summary


Project name (EN): Sustainable interregional bike tourism
Project acronym: SIBIT

Period: 2007-2013
Date of latest update: 2014-11-01

Web: http://www.italiamalta.eu/

Project start date: 2011-04-01
Project end date: 2013-01-30
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 1.101.240,00
European Union funding: EUR 936.054,00

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Lead Partner (EN): PROVINCIA REGIONALE DI AGRIGENTO
Lead Partner: PROVINCIA REGIONALE DI AGRIGENTO
Address: VIALE DELLA VITTORIA 309, Agrigento, Italy
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Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto,2 , Trapani, Italy
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Address: Viale del fante 10, RAGUSA, Italy
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Address: Via Malta 106, Siracusa, Italy
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Address: Viale Regina Margherita, 28, Caltanissetta, Italy
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Address: Auberge d'Italie, Merchant Street, Valletta, Malta
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Address: 153, Main Street, Balzan, Malta
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Address: VIA QUARTARARO, 6, Agrigento, Italy
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