Recreational mountain biking - a new tool in rural development

Kozumplíkova, A. and Chmelikova, G. and Hlavackova, P. and Konecny, O. (2018) Recreational mountain biking - a new tool in rural development. Ecocycles, 4 (2). pp. 23-32. ISSN 2416-2140

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Rural development should lead to improved quality of life and economic prosperity of regions without burdening ecosystems and all landscape components. Recreational activities or tourism have a significant influence on the development of the regions but also represent important pressure on the natural environment. Only such recreational activities that are geared towards sustainability in the cultural landscape should be supported. We present one example of the sustainable recreation form – mountain biking – and efforts to established the mountain bike destination close to the City of Pisek in the Czech Republic. The decision on the existence or the absence of the project by the City of Pisek was supported by a feasibility study carried out by the expert team from Mendel University in Brno. The socio-economic impact assessment of the project was based on the Cost-Benefit Analysis. The values of the indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of investments reached the levels at which the project could be recommended for the realization. Results of the economic evaluation refers to the excess of the positive effects of the project over its negative consequences. Despite these positive results of the study, the Council of the City of Pisek decided not to support the project of this mountain bike destination.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > G Geography (General) / Földrajz általában > G154.9-155.8 Tourism / turizmus
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HG Finance / pénzügy
Depositing User: Dr. T Komives
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 07:44

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