Green infrastructure in Sighișoara-Târnava Mare Natura 2000 Site – Discover Târnava Mare by Bike

Creation of a green network or infrastructure, “owned” by local communities, that will catalyse local cooperation in the development of green enterprises.

Project Supported by a Grant From Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the Enlarged European Union Programme Romania.
Project Duration: 2013 - 2016 (3 years)
Budget: 280.158,10 CHF

Project Objectives

Objective 1:

Preparing mountain bike network to link 5 communes and with Sighișoara town (which include 3 UNESCO sites)

Objective 2:

Preparing the tourism strategy for the mountain bike network and all products and services linked with the network, using Swiss expertise and experience.

Objective 3:

Awareness raising for green tourism linking urban with rural areas.

Project Updates

Output 1.2:

Good practice guide for local and wider use in the building, maintaining and managing of mountain bike trails/network for sustainable use and local benefit. Maps of the network and brochures to promote the network.

Output 2.1:

Strategy for the best practice use of the network, a resource for long term sustainable management with local benefit, that can also be a good model for wider use.

Output 2.2:

Exchange of experience and development of strong cooperation between the Swiss and Romanian partners through visits to similar areas in Switzerland, and Swiss partner visits to project area.

Output 3.1:

Brochures, maps, a smart phone application, and a dedicated website page,

Output 3.2:

TBT Race - a national mountain bike competition inaugurating the network, bringing national publicity, becoming an annual fixture.

Check our dedicated website  and watch our videos for the last 4 editions.

Output 3.3:

Conference to launch the project and to close the project, and other events/festivals linked to the mountain bike network.

Managing Body & Contact

Cristi Gherghiceanu

Executive President - Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania

Related Publications

Good practice guide for local and wider use in the building, maintaining and managing of mountain bike trails. Romanian only
Local Tourism Strategy. Romanian only
Mountain Bike map - 1:50,000 map of Transilvania Bike Trails (sheet numbers 1 & 2 – double sided
TBT Flyer
TBT Flyer

Related Videos

TBT Race 2016

TBT Race 2015

TBT Race 2014

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