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RowAdventure (ROBG-272)

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to create a new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists, to facilitate a better use of common tourist potentials. 

The specific objectives of the project are:

Development of two common strategies for improving the sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage;

Increasing the number of overnight stays in the program region, up to 6033, due to the new integrated tourist products created by this project and the functionality of both tourist centers during the project implementation and sustainability period.

What’s the budget?

499,851.65 euro, out of which 424,873.89 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Association AISSER Calarasi

Beneficiary 2 (B2):Sport for you and me - sports club canoeing, boxing and powerlifting, Bulgaria

Beneficiary 3 (B3):Association Sport Club ACTIS, Romania

When is it happening?

Start date: 05.09.2018

End date: 04.09.2020

Duration: 24 Months

Where is it happening?

Calarasi – in Romania

Vidin – in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creating 1 new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists- adventure trips with kayaks and canoes for beginners, advanced, families and people with disabilities. The new tourism products will support the sustainable development of the region from an economic, cultural and social point of view.
  • Creating 2 operational tourism centers, one of each side of the border, fully equipped with safety equipment, sportswear and water sport equipment(10 kayaks for 1 person, 10 kayaks for 2 persons, 5 canoes for 2 persons, 5 canoes for 4 persons and 5 boats for people with disabilities, 1 trailer, 1 motor vehicle 4x4 for carrying the equipment/trailer/boats and motor vehicle for the transport of tourists with minimum 7 seats ;
  • Organizing 14 pilot actions in the eligible area of the Programme; 4 Adventure trips with kayaks (3 days each), 4 expeditions with canoes (1 day each), 4 trips with special boats (1 day each), 2 Regatta (7 days each) using the equipment purchased to promote the new tourism products.
  • Development of promotional webpage of the new tourist product and conducting an online and media promotion campaign.

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 new integrated tourism product created, 1 Joint strategy for identifying travel routes and exploring the natural and cultural heritage and 1 Joint strategy for promoting integrated tourism products.

Programme results: the project is proposing a contribution to the achievement of programme result indicator as quantifying 6033 overnights in the CBC region, generated by the creation of the new integrated tourism products in the region.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

Physical condition:

The main objective of the project was to create a new integrated tourist product designed for adventurous tourists - adventure trip.

The implementation of the project was finalized on 04.09.2020 and the following activities were implemented:

1. The project beneficiaries has purchased all equipment necessary for the project implementation (10 kayaks for 1 person, 10 kayaks for 2 persons, 5 canoes for 2 persons, 5 canoes for 4 persons and 5 boats for people with disabilities, 1 trailer, 1 motor vehicle 4x4 for carrying the equipment/trailer/boats and motor vehicle for the transport of tourists with minimum 7 seats).

2. The common study for identify the routs for health tourism along the Danube has been elaborated in RO and BG version. One new integrated tourism product designed for adventurous tourists has been created namely, adventure trips with kayaks and canoes for beginners, advanced, families and people with disabilities along the Danube.

3. 2 Operational Tourism Centers, fully equipped with water sport equipment, were established in Calarasi (RO) and in Vidin (BG).

4. The web portal and interactive tourism map were elaborated and are available at www.rowadventure.eu in BG, RO and EN languages. The mobile application is available on Magazine Play (Android), App Store with name “RowadventureDanube”.

A tourist product designed for adventurous tourists has been created - adventure trip by organizing 14 pilot actions in the cross-border region:

a) 6 kayak routes:

ROW for FUN - Lower Danube Adventure was organized between 10-13 July 2019

ROW for FUN - Danubian Adventure was organized between 13-16 July 2019

ROW for FUN - Danube Regatta was organized between 22-28 August 2019

ROW for FUN - Novo Selo - Archar Adventure was organized between 9-12 July 2020

ROW for FUN - Archar - Lom Adventure was organized between 9-11 July 2020

ROW for FUN - Dunav Regatta was organized between 10-16 August 2020

b) 4 canoe routes for families with children:

ROW for FUN - Cerna Bay Adventure was organized between 9-10 August 2019

ROW for FUN - Sucidava Adventure was organized between 10-11 August 2019

ROW for FUN - Rabisha Family Adventure was organized between 22-23 July 2020

ROW for FUN - Dabravka Family Adventure was organized between 23-24 July 2020

c) 4 boat routes especially for people with disabilities:

ROW for FUN - To the Sea Kayak Special Tour was organized between 1-2 July 2019

ROW for FUN - Techirghiol Kayak Special Tour was organized between 2-3 July 2019

ROW for FUN - Rabisha Kayak Special Tour was organized between 24-25 July 2020

ROW for FUN - Dabravka Kayak Special Tour was organized between 25-26 July 2020

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