Welcome, Cerovlje: Even More E-Bike Charging Stations for Istria!

By , 23 Jul 2017, 10:07 AM News
Welcome, Cerovlje: Even More E-Bike Charging Stations for Istria! TZ Central Istria

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After Gračišće, the town of Cerovlje has been powered by yet another electric bicycle charging station through the Central Istria Tourist Board.

In order to further develop and improve the positioning of Istria as a cycling destination, the charging station was fully funded by the Tourist Board of Istria County. The project was created in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Central Istria, the Municipality of Gračišće, the company Bosch, which provided the electric chargers, and the worldwide giant in bicycle production CUBE, who the Tourist Board of Istria has successfully co-operated with for the last four years. The charging station was financed by the Tourist Board of Istria County and the Cerovlje Municipality, reports HRTurizam on July 22, 2017. 

The Mayor of the municipality, Emil Daus, emphasized that the specificity of the terrain and beautiful landscape of this part of Istria is challenging for both professional and recreational cyclists and that electric bicycles greatly expand the ability to enjoy these beauties for the less active guests. 

"Apart from the beauty of nature, with electric bicycles, it is possible to visit and see the rich cultural heritage, the castle in the Paz area, the picturesque Draguša, the fresco churches and other sights. I believe that setting up an e-charging station in Cerovlje, close to shops, coffee bars and restaurants, is a major contribution to the development of tourism in the municipality,” Daus pointed out.

The Cerovlje municipality currently has 40 accommodation units and 167 beds, which is an increase of five percent in accommodation units compared to last year and a six percent increase in the number of beds. In the first six months of 2017, 480 arrivals and 2,575 overnight stays were made, which is 60 percent more arrivals and 94 percent more overnights when compared to the same period last year.

During the next week, more charging stations for electric bicycles will be set up in the Tinjan area, and by the end of September, the Tourist Board of Central Istra will mark two cycling routes - "Waterfall Trail", which passes through the Cerovlje and Pazin Municipalities and " To the pond” in the area of Tinjan.

”The marking of the mentioned cycling paths is still being submitted to the Croatian National Tourist Board's tender for support to tourist communities in underdeveloped areas from April, and the results should be known by the end of July,” said Sanja Kantaruti, Director of the Tourist Board of Central Istria. 

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