Three catering facilities in Trebinje: Winery Anđelić, restaurant Stara Hercegovina and restaurant Ognjište are certified in accordance with the requirements of the standard for facilities suitable for cyclists – Bike Friendly Standard. These facilities, recognizing the growth of cycle tourism and the opportunities it offers in Trebinje, decided to start the certification process according to the requirements of this standard, thereby increasing the quality of their services, adapting their operations for this specific category of tourists, which, along with promotion, will further increase the competitiveness of these facilities and enable them to increase their income.
You can see more information about these facilities on the Bike Friendly standard page:
– Anđelić Winery https://www.bikefriendlystandard.com/en/listing/wineryandjelic/
-Restaurant Stara Hercegovina https://www.bikefriendlystandard.com/en/listing/restaurant-stara-herzegovina/
-Restaurant Ognjište https://www.bikefriendlystandard.com/en/listing/restaurant-ognjiste/
Information about the facilities can also be found on the outdooractive page:
-Restaurant Stara Hercegovina https://www.outdooractive.com/en/gastro/western-balkans/restaurant-stara-herzegovina/803808231/
The association for economic development REDAH developed this standard in 2019 and so far over 50 facilities have been certified in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.
Bike Friendly is a well-known synonym for cyclist-friendly services. Services marked with the Bike Friendly label are facilities/services/attractions, etc. that meet the minimum standards adapted to cycle tourists and their needs.
It is intended for different categories of facilities/services/attractions that want their service to adapt as much as possible to the needs of this specific type of tourist. Depending on the type of facilities/services/attractions and their size, the Bike Friendly Standard (BFS) gives all interested parties the opportunity to join this process and create more favorable conditions in the region for the development of this specific segment of the tourist offer, and to promote their services and make a financial profit.
The standard itself and the criteria within individual categories of standards are defined on the basis of previous practical knowledge and experiences from EU countries where this standard has been applied and is in use and is in accordance with the specific requirements of this category of tourists.
The certification process was started at the initiative of the development agency of the City of Trebinje-TREDEA, which carries out a whole series of activities and projects with the aim of creating a better environment for the economic development of the City, so they recognized this activity as one of those that will increase the quality of service and the promotion of tourist facilities. as well as the entire tourist offer of the City of Trebinje.
This activity was implemented as part of the “ReTRail” project, which the Development Agency of the City of Trebinje – TREDEA, in partnership with the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Trebinje and the Tourist Organization of the City of Trebinje, carried out in the period April 2022 – June 2023 with the financial support of the European Union and the Government of Germany through the EU4BusinessRecovery program, and the participation of a local partner. EU4BusinessRecovery is implemented at the program level by GIZ, UNDP and ILO.
The overall goal of the project is to support the recovery of tourism operators affected by COVID by introducing new outdoor tourism products, valorizing untapped local potential and using destination management mechanisms.