Cross-border project to unite Slovenia and Italy through cycling

Cross-border project to unite Slovenia and Italy through cycling

A cycling path will be built between the Staro Selo village near Kobarid in the north-west and the Robič border crossing with Italy.

The project, which officially started last September and will run until the end of August 2025. Adrioncycletour promotes cycling as a form of sustainable tourism as part of the Interreg Italy-Slovenia project. The idea was conceived within the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region.

The goal is to create a path for cyclists along the entire north Adriatic coast, running through Slovenia, and the Italian regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto. The route will be a part of the planned wider Adriatic-Ionian cycling path running from the south of Italy, through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania to Greece.

Once the new cycling path is built, the transport of bicycles will be organised by train from Bohinj and by bus from Cividale del Friuli in Italy.

Further south, on the coast, the towns of Ankaran, Koper, Izola and Piran will again be connected by a regular boat service, which will be set up again after a one-year break and will also enable the transport of bicycles. A bus with a trailer for bicycles will drive from Koper to the Kras region.

In the Gorenjska region in the north, two new rest areas near tourist sights are planned along with two bicycle counters and points for safe storage and charging of e-bikes.

Source: STA

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