A project of a long mountain trail through the Dinarsko gorje or Dinarides is being presented at the European Parliament in Brussels from the 19th to 20th of June.
The Via Dinarica trail is also a program for sustainable tourism development and local economic growth. It is being implemented in all countries encompassed by Dinarides. Due to its most developed tourist infrastructure and mountainous terrain, Croatia has a leading role in the project.
Thanks to the outstanding achievements in the development of active tourism, the sustainable development of mountain areas and the regional connection of people in the area of Dinarides, earlier this year Via Dinarica was nominated for ‘’The European Citizen’s Prize (ECP)’’ awarded by the European Parliament.
The Via Dinarica trail is a mega-hiking and walking trail which links natural and cultural sights of the Dinarides, thus this way it is recognized and acknowledged as a great development opportunity and potential for Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and especially for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Via Dinarica is a route intended for mountaineers, cyclists, horseback riders and other holiday-makers visiting Dinarides as tourists, but at the same time, it is a platform for the development and improvement of living and working conditions for people living in the Dinarides area.
Apart from hiking activities, one of the main goals of the project is to promote local economy in order to make local food, accommodation and various services closer to tourists.
It is interesting to note that in November 2016 the prestigious National Geographic Traveler included the Via Dinarica trail among the world's Best Trips for 2017.