Via Adriatica is the first Croatian feature-length hiking and cycling trail 1.100 kilometers long. From Istria to Dubrovnik, Via Adriatica is a unique hiking trail that combines the natural and cultural specifics of the Adriatic climate. With the aim of developing the "all in one" mobile application Via adrtiatica on the first Croatian crowdfunding platform Croinvest, a campaign was launched under the slogan “Trails are people! "Be a part of the adventure!". The campaign will last for 30 days, and its goal is to raise funds for the development of a mobile application, the portal reports Tourist stories.
Via Adriatica passes through national parks, a strict nature reserve, significant landscapes and a whole range of other protected areas and cultural assets. It touches river courses and all coastal mountains and mountain massifs. As such, it represents a new tourist-adventure concept, recognized by mountaineers and nature lovers from Croatia and abroad.
In order to facilitate the 1100-kilometer-long adventure for future walkers and cyclists, the AktivNatura Mountaineering Association has decided to create a comprehensive mobile application, through which it will be able to access key information at any time. Development of an "all-in-one" mobile application it requires funding and goes beyond the volunteer enthusiasm of the people who have been building the Via Adriatica story for five years.
Through the app, walkers will be able to access points of interest, GPS tracks and other key information at any time, which will help them plan and cross the trail. The development of the application is a logical step in the development of the trail, which is becoming increasingly popular and well-known among mountaineers, cyclists and nature lovers in Croatia and abroad, as evidenced by the expected record number of walkers who will visit the trail this year.
Apart from thru- and section-hikers, the application will also be useful for mountaineers and cyclists on one-day and multi-day excursions, as it will provide information on cultural-historical and natural sights in the areas where the trail passes.
There are 22 days left until the end of the campaign, more than HRK 52.000 has been collected so far, and the goal for the realization of the first phase, ie the development of the basic version of the mobile application, is 85.000.
Via Adriatica was created in 2016 as a result of the enthusiasm of several lovers of the natural beauties of Croatia. From the very beginning, the project is under the auspices of the mountaineering association AktivNatura from Zagreb, which brings together nature lovers, recreationists, enthusiasts and creatives with many years of experience in organizing gatherings in nature, through various activities, hiking, biking, kayaking and participating in environmental actions.