Have a few days off and feel like taking a trip? Are you a keen cyclist wanting to try out a new cycling path? Are you looking for an interesting attraction or something to do with your children over the weekend? From now on you can find the answers to your questions on a new tourist website www.tourcentrope.eu.
A project run by Slovenský dom CENTROPE was established in cooperation with regional tourism organisations from 8 federal states, regions and counties in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, including Slovak capital Bratislava and the municipality of Bratislava.
You will find descriptions for 40 cycling paths including their length, difficulty level, and surface composition at www.tourcentrope.eu. The site will also introduce more than 60 attractive cultural and leisure events available for search by date, event type, suitability for children and free admission too. Your decisions on where to travel next will be facilitated by the offer of almost 160 sights and interesting places, even those on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. There will also be top museums and galleries, valuable temples and churches, unique parks and other singularities that make the CENTROPE region so unique and varied.
There are about six and a half million people living in the CENTROPE Central European region. This region is tailor-made for family outings, whether on bikes or other common means of transport. It offers innumerable sights testifying to the common history shared for centuries as well as the best museums, galleries, attractive events and festivals. Thanks to its beautiful nature and opportunities for sport and recreation, the CENTROPE region is an ideal place for weekend family outings or an active holiday just several kilometres away from home.
Nevertheless, it used to be rather difficult finding information about interesting places and programmes on a single website. The new site will do away with this deficiency soon. It will also contain clear maps, including regular street maps, road and aerial ones. The other piece of good news is that all the information will be offered in English and in the languages of all the participating regions.
An application for most smartphones will be added to the website during the second half of 2012.