|GP: BLUE NECKLACE OF ROSSONY (Greenway) - Belarus|
BLUE NECKLACE OF ROSSONY
Belarus Greenway #2
Greenways are multifunctional trails, developed in both urban and rural areas, for non-motorized users typically leading along linear green corridors, historic trade routes, rivers and railways. They are managed by local people in order to encourage sustainable development and healthy lifestyle. Greenways provide a framework for community-based initiatives and projects related to nature conservation, cultural heritage preservation, sustainable tourism and mobility. Greenways seek to address needs of locals and visitors and to provide a positive contribution to the local economy.(Sopron Declaration, Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development,1st July 2006).
Blue Necklace of Rossony is a pilot greenway project, which connects two natural reserves: Krasnyj Bor and Sinsha. The trail has been developed for non-motorized users: cyclists, hikers, kayakers, horse-riders and skiers. The backbone trail connects with a network of local walking trails, which provide access to interesting natural and cultural heritage sites.
Main tourist attractions and towns along this trail (nature and cultural heritage)
The Krasnyj Bor Landscape Reserve with its forests and marshes is a natural site of national significance;
cyclists, hikers (nature tours), kayakers, horse riders, skiers
Inter-modality possibilities and accomodation
Inter-modality possibilities (connections to closest cities/towns and options for using public transport train/bus) – local buses to Polotsk, then Rossony. Accommodation in agro-tourism farms.
Contact to trail organisation
Alla Khoren - Greenway Coordinator
See also: http://www.holiday.by