The beginning of autumn marked the sixth annual Ćiro recreational cycling event in 2023, which took place as part of the Ćiro cycling route management plan.

There’s nothing better than the freedom of exploring new places on a bicycle. Cycling offers people a close-up experience of a place’s history, landscapes, and character in a healthy and active way, while also providing a tourism boost to local businesses. The Ćiro cycling events are exactly that.


Although it was postponed last week due to bad weather, almost 100 participants, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts spent Sunday at the Ćiro recreational cycling event. It once again showed why it remains one of the most beloved sporting events in the tourist season. The goal of the Ćiro recreational cycling events is to showcase the beauty of the Herzegovinian landscape, promote historical and cultural destinations, as well as natural resources, especially the route of the former Ćiro railway, which held significant importance for the population in times past.

Recreation enthusiasts from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Croatia, came to this cycling event, spending a beautiful day cycling in sunny Herzegovina and exploring various cultures and historical destinations on their cycling journey. During the event, cyclists visited the old town of Počitelj, the stećak necropolis of Radimlja, the old town of Vidoški, and took a tour of the city of Stolac, including a tasting of some Stolac delicacies. This cycling event is a small step in promoting cycling tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but as the saying goes, “small steps can make a big difference,” and the Ćiro cycling events have taken six of these steps this year.

Toni Zorić, President of the HerzegovinaBike Association, stated, “When we talk about the Ćiro cycling event, which is held as part of the Ćiro cycling route management plan, we must say that in 2023, we had six cycling events that brought together more than a thousand directly involved participants. There was significant media promotion on social networks, and Ćiro once again enjoyed great support from the media, which conveyed positive news. We can freely say that Ćiro was a great success. We promoted the cycling tourism potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina in full.”

“This certainly confirms the great interest of foreign tourists who are increasingly coming to our country to cycle the Ćiro route. They fill social networks with posts of cycling the Ćiro route in Herzegovina, thus further promoting our country. We also see frequent reports by foreign media about the Ćiro route, while an increasing number of tourism agencies include cycling in Herzegovina and the Ćiro route in their offers. That’s what tells us that we’re doing a good job, that’s what fulfills us and gives us momentum,” added Zorić.

Cycling tourism significantly contributes to the economy, especially benefiting small businesses in rural areas. Places that have attracted cyclists by developing excellent routes and facilities have experienced these advantages firsthand. However, it’s not just about the routes. The economic benefits are maximized when cycling becomes part of the overall experience, allowing people to discover and connect with the fascinating historical, cultural, and natural features that make a place unique. This is the mission of the HerzegovinaBike Association. Their website ( provides key information about available cycling routes and a range of cultural, historical destinations in Herzegovina, as well as the gastronomic offerings that the region is known for.

The HerzegovinaBike Association would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the cities and municipalities that have signed the memorandum on the Ćiro route management plan, including Mostar, Stolac, Neum, Trebinje, Ravno, and Bileća. It’s important to note that the Redah Agency played a crucial role in this memorandum between the cities and municipalities along the Ćiro route, and the association is grateful for their close collaboration in realizing the Ćiro cycling events. Finally, thanks to all the sponsors, media, and friends who have in any way helped promote Ćiro and cycling tourism in Herzegovina.

The sixth annual Ćiro recreational cycling event from Počitelj to Stolac was realized with financial support from the City of Stolac, HT Eronet, JP Elektroprivreda HZHB d.d. Mostar, Tourist Board of HNŽ/K, REDAH – Regional Development Agency for Herzegovina, Leda water, and Capriolo SC Mostar, as part of the Ćiro cycling route management plan.

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Cycling tourism offers a diverse market. Europe is the largest source market for cycle tourism, and recently Herzegovina is becoming aware of its cycle tourism potential, investing in expanding its cycle tourism offer and promoting the existing one. The demand for this market niche is growing, an increasing number of cycle tourists from all over the world are visiting Herzegovina, with the desire to explore the natural and cultural riches of this still unexplored country. Cycling tourism offers many opportunities, including experience with the local community, cycling tours in rural areas with some new experiences, and with the arrival of e-bikes, new opportunities are opening up.


One of the most attractive cycle tourism offers in Herzegovina is the Ćiro trail, and just today it experienced another big promotion on the section from Hutovo to Neum. Namely, the association HerzegovinaBike, together with the municipality of Neum and the REDAH agency, organized the promotional Ćiro bicycle race. The event, which gathered 130 cyclists from the countries of the region, once again promoted the tourism capacities of Herzegovina, and the cyclists visited Hutovo, and by cycling along the old road through local towns, they reawakened the life that used to breathe here. When the bicycle tour arrived in Neum, it met with great interest and support from the local population, and aroused the interest of many foreign tourists who stayed in Neum, and the guests were also welcomed by the municipal authorities, who prepared a reception at the central location on the waterfront.


“We are extremely happy about the Ćiro cycle path and that Neum is on this map. As a tourist destination, we are aware of the potential behind cycle tourism and we notice an increasing number of guests looking for this active form of tourism, and our task is to follow trends and We are expanding Neum’s tourist offer. That’s why I can freely say that Neum supports cycling and we hope that there will be more and more events like this because they promote a healthy way of life, the cycle tourism offer of Neum, but also the richness of Neum’s hinterland,” commented Dragan Jurković, mayor of Neum municipality.

Upon arriving at the waterfront, the cyclists had lunch and a pleasant swim in the Adriatic Sea.


“Another successfully realized event is behind us and we are extremely happy about it. We are happy because for a very long time we have been investing great efforts in the organization of these events and with each organized event we promote the tourist offer of our country, and the increasing number of cycle tourists we see on the roads of Herzegovina it gives us an additional wind behind us because we know we are doing a good thing. This is the first in a series of Ćiro cycling events that visited Neum and we are happy to be here today and promote our southernmost point and access to the sea,” commented Toni Zorić, president of the HerzegovinaBike association .

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests, the cyclists who came from all over Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro, and enjoyed cycling through the regions of Herzegovina and having a pleasant day at the seaside,” added Zorić.


The next Ćiro bicycle race is already waiting for us in the month of July, to be precise on 02.07. on the section from Hutovo to Ravni, and the bicycle race is held in memory of the deceased Nikša Vuletić, the director of Spilja Vjetrenica.

In addition to the Ćiro trail, a cycling event in honor of St. Anti was also held in Herzegovina today, which was organized by the clubs BK Ljubuški and BK Brotnjo, and which gathered more than a hundred cyclists. Cyclists gathered on the town square in Brotnje, and cycled through Međugorje and Ljubuški all the way to the church of St. Ante Padovanski in Humac, where a mass was held for all the participants of the cycling event. Already traditionally, after the mass, the socializing continued at Čeveljuša with Herzegovinian delicacies.


Heregovina is slowly but surely becoming one of the leading European destinations for cycle tourism, and every year it is visited by more than 100,000 tourists who come with the aim of touring the country by bike and enjoying the untouched nature and the network of cycling trails.

And this is normal if we take into account that Herzegovina is located in a privileged location, with impressive mountain ranges, as well as proximity to the sea, a mild climate and many other factors that turn Herzegovina into a perfect environment and a perfect paradise for cycling tourism. The members of the HerzegovinaBike association have been aware of the potential that this country offers for many years, and they promote our cycle tourism paradise with their excellent organizations.


The organizers would like to thank their friends and sponsors who supported the Ćira railway: Neum municipality, HNŽ/K Tourist Board, HT Eronet company, Leda water and Capriolo SC Mostar store.

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On Friday, the 11th Bicycle Caravan of Friendship Mostar Vukovar leaves Mostar for Vukovar, and the organizers point out that everything is ready for the cyclists to leave for the City of Hero. The Mostar-Vukovar Friendship Bicycle Caravan will begin on Friday, April 28, 2023, when cyclists from Mostar will set off on a 500-km journey to the City of Vukovar. The return of the cyclists is planned for Tuesday, May 2, 2023, after visiting the village of Borovo, where they will attend the commemoration of 12 killed police officers.

As we have already announced, the caravan of 30 cyclists will start traditionally on April 28. from the square of Croatian defenders (Rondo) at 09:00 a.m. when they will be escorted by the mayor of the City of Mostar, Dr. Mario Kordić. The friendship between the cities of Mostar and Vukovar will once again be linked by an unbreakable bond, not only Mostar and Vukovar, but also all those places through which the caravan passes, as well as the towns that host the caravan, Kiseljak, Žepče, Orašje and Županja. That everything is ready is also confirmed by the host cities, and among them the most important one, the City of Vukovar as the most important host in this entire organization, which has confirmed hosting and is ready to welcome its friends from Mostar this year as well.

Josip Paloš himself, the head of the City of Vukovar, expressed his satisfaction and pride that this year they are also partners in the Mostar-Vukovar friendship bicycle caravan project: “The City of Vukovar is happy that this year we can also participate in the organization of such a big event. We have agreed with the organizers everything about the arrival of the friendship caravan and we are looking forward to the arrival of our friends. Every year we try to provide different content for our cyclists, and this year we suggest a tour of the Museum of Vučedol culture in Vukovar and later an appropriate gathering with dinner for all participants”.

The municipalities of Kiseljak and Žepče together with their mayors Mladen Mišurić Ramljak and Mata Zovko will welcome and host the cycling caravan this year, and after the cyclists cross into the Republic of Croatia they will be welcomed by the mayors of the cities of Županja and Vukovar, Damir Juzbašić and Ivan Penava.

The bicycle caravan of friendship will last five days, and will consist of four stages with a total length of more than 500 kilometers. The caravan will move in the direction of Mostar – Kiseljak – Žepče – Orašje – Županja – Vukovar, and will drive on main and county roads.

“For several months, we have been actively working on the organization of the 11th Bicycle Caravan of Friendship, and now that we are only a few days away from the start of the caravan, emotions are beginning to accumulate and there is great excitement among all the participants of the Bicycle Caravan of Friendship. We are ready that this year, for the eleventh time, let’s set off on a 500km journey, and I can say that we are happy that this year we can once again connect all the cities and municipalities through which our friendship caravan passes,” said Toni Zorić, a member of the organizing team.

There was great interest in participating in the caravan, and the organizers closed registrations a few days ago. This year, the caravan will gather more than 30 participants. It is important to say that this year the friendship caravan will bring presents from Herzegovina for their friends in Bosnia and the Republic of Croatia.

“The idea to promote autochthonous products from Herzegovina by bringing gifts from friends from Herzegovina to our friends in Bosnia and the Republic of Croatia through the increasingly popular sport of cycling met with positive reactions and now it has already become a custom that will probably become a tradition. Our friends in Kiseljak , Žepča, Županja and Vukovar will receive gift packages that will contain autochthonous products from Herzegovina, and precisely because of this, the caravan will set off on its journey in 2023 with the slogan “From Herzegovina with heart”, concluded Zorić.

Gift packages for our friends in 2023 will be prepared by the following associations: Referral Center veteran/fighter co-operative and Visit Blidinje, and Lasta i Hercegovina Vino company.

The cycling caravan will be secured by a police escort, and the organizers would like to thank all the police officers who have been professionally performing their duties for 11 years and are concerned about the safety of all participants.

The organizers would like to thank all the sponsors and friends of the Mostar-Vukovar bicycle caravan for their support and preservation of friendship between the cities and municipalities through which the caravan passes. Thank you!

Sponsors of the event: The cities of Mostar, Županja and Vukovar, and the municipalities of Kiseljak and Žepče

Sponsors of the event: Sports Association of the City of Mostar, Keš d.o.o., Habitus Capljina, Telemach, Konoba Goranci, Referal Center Branitelj/Zadugar, HercegovinaVino, Lasta Capljina, Visit Blidinje, Džajic, Lumen, Bernina and GumaM.

The Mostar Vukovar Friendship Bicycle Caravan will leave Mostar on Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in front of Mostar’s Kosača, and the organizers hereby invite all their friends to send them off to the Hero City – Vukovar.

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Udruga „HerzegovinaBike“ najavljuje biciklijadu „Ćirinom prugom Hutovo – Ravno (In Memoriam Nikša Vuletić)“ koja će se održati u Nedelju 14.5.2023. sa početkom u 11:00h ispred područne škole u Hutovu selu. Bitno je kazati da biciklijada nosi ime i organizira se u spomen na nesretno preminulog Nikšu Vuletića, direktora Spilje Vjetrenica.

Biciklijada se realizira uz financijsku potporu Općine Ravno, HT Eronet, Turističke Zajednice HNŽ/K i REDAH – Regionalna razvojna agencija za Hercegovinu, a u cilju promocije „Južne Hercegovine i Uskotračne pruge Ćiro“.

Treća po redu Ćirina biciklijada u 2023 godini vodi nas od Hutova sela do općine Ravno, stazom u dužini od 35km u jednom pravcu, dok ćemo u oba pravca nakupiti ćemo nekih 70km. Staza je potpuno ravna i životopisna sa prelijepim krajolicima i asvaltiranom podlogom, tako da je pogodna za sve vrste bicikala. Kao što smo kazali ovo jedna jako lijepa dionica, gdje srećemo velik broj Ćirinih stanica, vozimo se pored akumulacijskog jezera uz prelijepe prizore na Popovo polje. Biciklijadu završavamo u Općini Ravno, gdje su domaćini priredili okrijepu i ručak za sve sudionike zbog čega su nam i potrebne Vaše prijave kako bi smo znali na koliko ljudi trebamo računnati za obroke. No, to nije sve! Svima Vama koji prije ili poslije ručke poželite posjetiti Spilju Vjetrenica, domaćini su odlučili dati poput i posebne cijene za sve sudionike biciklijade.

Povratak prema Hutovu selu, mjestu starta biciklijade je individualan ili grupni, odnosno po osobnim preferencijama, jer se vraćamo istim putem kojim smo došli.


Biciklijada starta ispred područne škole u Hutovu selu (LINK LOKACIJE), gdje svi sudionici na raspolaganju imaju veliki parking i mogu parkirati svoja vozila, te popiti kavu u lokalnom kafiću prije početka naše biciklijade. Start biciklijade i početak našeg druženja planiran je za 11:00h, a biciklijada ide trasom kuda se u prošlosti kretao Ćiro u dužini 35km od Hutova sela do općine Ravno, odnosno Spilje Vjetrenica za sve one koji odluče posjetiti ovaj veličanstveni spomenik prirode. Bitno je spomenuti da je dionica ravna i nije fizički zahtjevna, a svi sudionici će na raspolaganju imati i kombi vozilo u pratnji u slučaju da im je previše bicikliranja. Također, postoji opcija da kombi vozilo one kojima je 70km previše prebaci od Ravnog do Hutova sela. Sudionici biciklijade će također, na raspolaganju imati 10 volontera, iskusnih biciklista koji će tijekom bicikliranja paziti na sigurnost svih sudionika i pobrinuti za svaku nepredviđenu situaciju, te je ukloniti u najkraćem roku.

Trasa je u cijelim putem asfaltirana podloga na kojoj se može, osim MTB biciklom, voziti i trekking ili cestovnim biciklom. Primjerena je svim biciklistima, pošto su trasa i ritam vožnje lagani i prilagođeni većini.

Svim sudionicima na raspolaganju su volonteri, servisno vozilo, fotografije i video sa biciklijade, te im je osigurano: okrijepa, voda i prva pomoć u servisnom vozilu…


U prošlosti uskotračna pruga sa parnom lokomotivom vozila je od Mostara uzduž rijeke Neretve, kroz Čapljinu, Popovo polje, Ravno, te u mjestu Hum (glavno željezničko čvorište) dijelila se na dvije staze, gdje jedna vodi prema Trebinju Trebinju i dalje ka Bileći i Nikšiću, a drugi krak ka Uskoplju (odnosno Zelenici i Dubrovniku). Bitno je naglasiti da smo u mjestu Uskoplje (2km prije Ivanice) imali još jedno čvorište, gdje jedan krak ide ka Zelenici(Crna Gora), a drugi u Dubrovnik (Hrvatska).

Konstrukcija pruge je počela 1898. i završila 1901 godine. Ćiro je tijekom svog postojanja povezivao mjesta u Hercegovini i donosio im život, a danas je pruga rekonstruirana u biciklističku stazu.

NAPOMENA: Datumi događaja se kreiraju na početku godine i okvirnog su karaktera, te ovise od više aspekata, poput vremenske prognoze, kalendara događaja u okolici idr… U slučaju lošeg vremena biciklijadu ćemo prolongirati i poslati obavijesti svim zainteresiranim sudionicima.
Zahvaljujemo se na razumjevanju.


Biciklijada Ćirinom Prugom Hutovo – Ravno

(In Memoriam Nikša Vuletić)
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  • Kombi u pratnji sa namirnicama
  • Servis u slučaju kvara na biciklu
  • Prva pomoć
  • 10 volontera
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Association for the promotion of cycling “Hercegovina Bicikl” and Cycling Club Mostar in cooperation with the Sports Association of the City of Mostar, and several cycling clubs from BiH and Croatia from 04.28. until 02.05. this year they are organizing the 11th International Cycling Caravan of Friendship Mostar – Vukovar 2023.

This year, for the eleventh time in a row, cyclists will once again connect the cities of Mostar and Vukovar, and there are several reasons for the organization of this unusual event. The caravan also wants to pay tribute to all the victims in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina who laid down their lives for the defense of their centuries-old hearths, and especially to the victims of Vukovar, where during the three-month siege around 3,500 people died, of which more than a thousand civilians, and to mark the anniversary of the murder 12 Croatian policemen in the village of Borovo (today’s Borovo) near Vukovar.

Also, one of the reasons is the continuation of friendly relations between BiH and Croatia and the cities of Mostar and Vukovar, which are friendly cities. With a bicycle caravan, we want to connect these two war-suffered and tormented cities, whose fate has possibly changed as a result of war events. With the caravan, we want to weave threads of friendship between two countries and two cities, and permanently engrave in our memories a warning to never forget and pass it on to generations to come. In this thread, we want to connect other places in BiH and Croatia that have felt the sufferings of the war, and through which the caravan will pass.

The bicycle caravan of friendship will last five days, and will consist of four stages with a total length of more than 500 kilometers. The caravan will move in the direction of Mostar – Kiseljak – Žepče – Orašje – Županja – Vukovar. It will be driven on main and county roads. The cycling caravan will be secured by a police escort, and will be accompanied by a van that will transport food, drinks and other necessities for the participants of the cycling event.

Participation and application

Members of the organizers’ clubs and all other athletes have priority in participating in the caravan, but due to easier and better organization of activities, the number of participants is limited. The total number of participants in the bicycle ride is 40 participants, who must provide themselves with an adequate bicycle. Each participant signs a written application, i.e. a declaration of participation in the caravan, and for those under the age of 18, a guardian signs it. Participants under the age of 16 can only participate accompanied by their guardian/chaperone.
In addition to the cyclist participants, there will be around a few companions, two of which will be official vehicles that would accompany them along the entire route while the activity lasts.

All participants should register by Friday at the latest; 21.04.2023. years. in order to have a final number of participants in time for further organization.



Registration fee (includes return bus ticket) for participation is 100.00 KM, or 52.00 euros, or 50.00 KM, or 26.00 euros for all participants from Vukovar and its surroundings. The registration fee can be paid to the giro account of BK Mostar.

RECOMMENDATION: It is desirable that each participant of the cycling event takes out or makes travel insurance for himself at one of the insurance companies. The price of this travel insurance with our partner EUROHERC OSIGURANJE

Registration fees can be paid at:

Client Cycling Club Mostar

Dr. Milana Šufflaya 58, Mostar
UniCredit Bank
– Account: 3381302231920925

Contact tel: +387 63 400 260

Your application forms become valid and we take them into account only upon payment of the registration fee.

Due to the organization, we ask all those who plan to join one of the sections of the marathon to notify the organizer.


Biciklistička karavana Mostar – Vukovar

During the bike ride, we will be accompanied by a van in which we will keep travel bags and personal belongings, as well as the personal vehicle of the sponsor GumaM, and we will have a police escort the entire way.

1. day – Friday, April 28, 2023 (119 km)

08:00 – Gathering in front of the Croatian Home of Herceg Stjepan Kosača, taking photos and giving statements to the media.
08:45 – Participants of the cycling caravan will light candles in front of the memorial to Croatian veterans near the Croatian Home of Herceg Stjepan Kosača.
09:00 – Departure of the bicycle caravan
17:00 – Turning towards Lepenica, where colleagues from Kiseljak welcome us and follow us towards Kiseljak
18:00 – Arrival in Kiseljak where we light candles at the memorial

Day 2 – Saturday, April 29, 2023 (90 km) – Memorijal Ivana Širić

09:00 – Departure from Kiseljak to Žepč (via Busovača and Zenica)
17:00 – Arrival in Žepče, where we are welcomed by representatives of the local government and fellow cyclists from Žepče.
18:00 – Laying flowers and lighting candles at the place where the little girl Ivana Širić was killed

Day 3 – Sunday, April 30, 2023 (117 km) – Memorijal Mladen Ćatić

09:00 – Departure for Orašje
17:00 – Arrival in Orašje where we are welcomed by representatives of the local government.
17:30 – Lighting of candles at the central memorial in the city park
18:00 – Departure to Županja
18:30 – Arrival in Županje, where we are welcomed by representatives of the local government and fellow cyclists from Županja

Day 4 – Monday, May 1, 2023 (60 km)

09:00 – Departure for Vukovar
12:00 – Arrival in Vukovar where we are greeted by the media and representatives of the local government.
12:30 – Departure to Ovčara
13:00 – Arrival at Ovčara, where the participants of the caravan will light candles on the memorial made to remember the suffering of 200 wounded and medical workers of the Vukovar hospital, who were executed at that place on November 20, 1991 by the Serbian occupying authorities. A guide is provided at Ovčara, who will explain the events at that place in more detail.

Day 5 – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

09:00 – departure to Borovo selo, where the anniversary of the martyrdom of 12 Croatian policemen will be marked.
09:15 – The participants of the bicycle caravan will lay flowers and light candles on the memorial, and then attend a memorial mass for the fallen police officers.
10:00 a.m. – Joining the procession that will move on foot to the monument to the fallen police officers, where the ceremony will take place
13:00 – Return to Mostar by bus (Autoprevoz Mostar)

Important note: When returning, we will put your bikes in the van that will accompany us, and you must sign a statement in which you agree that the van driver can take your bike across the border from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina with your consent. The organizer will draw up a joint declaration with your first and last name, registration number, bicycle model and bicycle frame number. This is necessary for customs control, because the van driver will have a van full of bicycles on the way back. The participants of the cycling race return by bus.


  • Personal equipment and belongings
  • Additional clothing for riding (cycling pants and T-shirts)
  • Identity card or passport for crossing the border,
  • Helmet (MANDATORY)
  • Sleeping bag (individual/optional)
  • A small backpack or bag for equipment, clothing and personal belongings
  • Sports clothes (sweatshirt and tan), for walking and socializing upon arrival at the place where we will spend the night.
  • Bicycle spare parts for small repairs (spare inner tire 2 pcs., patching set, pump, mini tool, water bottle, reflective vest, front and rear light…)
  • Each participant rides and is responsible for his own bicycle
  • WE RECOMMEND: It is desirable that each participant of the cycling event takes out or takes out travel insurance for himself in one of the insurance companies. We recommend EUROHERC INSURANCE.


  • Two vehicles: Van and accompanying jeep
  • Tools and a mechanic for possible breakdowns on the caravan participant’s bicycle
  • First aid kit and medical staff in case of unforeseen/unwanted situations
  • Water, croissants and fruit that will be transported in the van for refreshments during breaks at rest stops
  • Accommodation: Kiseljak, Žepče, Županja and Vukovar
  • Bus (Extraordinary ride) for the return of participants of the cycling event to Mostar.

For all other information, you can contact us at:

Toni Zorić
president Association HerzegovinaBike
mob: 063/400-260

Biljana Krtalić
Secretary BK Mostar
mob: 063/316-729

IMPORTANT: All participants of the cycling event register and ride at their own risk. The organizers of the bike ride are not obligated in any way to the participants of the bike ride, except to be guides on the field. By signing up for the ride, you accept the mentioned conditions and undertake to follow the instructions of the organizer. Minors can register and ride only with the written permission of their guardian stating that the ride organizers are not responsible for their safety.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., City Hall of the City of Mostar

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., City Administration of the City of Trebinje

REDAH announces the presentation of the results of the project “Development of the ĆIRO Cycling Route Management Plan”, which is being carried out within the framework of the EU4Business project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and which is co-financed by the European Union and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

After the presentation of the results, a ceremonial signing of the Agreement on cooperation on the maintenance, management and promotion of the ĆIRO cycling route will be organized in both cities. The agreement will be signed by the mayors of Herzegovinian municipalities and cities that gravitate along the ĆIRO route.

The development of a document that will provide guidelines and mechanisms for the management of the Ćiro cycling route in a systematic, coordinated and planned manner, and will ensure its functionality and sustainability and be one of the generators of tourism development in the entire area.

The document clearly defines the strategic directions of development, necessary resources, responsibilities in the implementation of various measures/activities/programs. This will ensure a gradual, mutually coordinated, and thus long-term sustainable development of Ćiro in the entire project area, which will lead to increased competitiveness and more significant tourist activities in all of Herzegovina.

The leading implementer of the project is the Association for Economic Development REDAH, which during June and July 2022, in cooperation with the Herzegovina Bike Association, by holding four interactive workshops with key actors from the public, private and non-governmental sectors from the area of Herzegovina, successfully developed Management plan.

Agenda in both cities:

  • Welcome speeches

(Representatives of the host cities, GiZ, the Ministry of Trade and Tourism of the RS)

  • Presentation of the ĆIRO cycling route management plan
  • Statements for the media

EU4Business, with the aim of strengthening the BiH economy, encourages the development of entrepreneurship, export-oriented sectors, tourism and agriculture, as well as rural development. EU4Business is financed by the European Union with 15 million euros and the Federal Republic of Germany with 1.1 million euros. EU4Business is jointly implemented by GIZ, ILO and UNDP. For more information about the EU4Business project, visit: .

For more information about the project, please contact:

Ivica Sivrić, Director of the Association for Economic Development REDAH

Contact phone: 063 295 766


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We believe that you are familiar with the fact that this is not about the real Ćiri who roared on the mentioned section, but about cyclists (Ćira’s friends) who are organizing another bicycle caravan, an event that serves to promote Ćira’s bike path and tourist capacities of southern Herzegovina.

The Association for the Promotion of Cycling “HerzegovinaBike” and the Cycling Club Mostar are once again organizing a promotional cycling race on the section from Mostar to Čapljina. Namely, although at the beginning of last year this promotional bicycle race was not held due to the cancellation of all events due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation, the organizers hope that this year on Sunday they could have a nice gathering and event promoting Herzegovina, active tourism and tourist capacities of Herzegovina.

“Spring is here with us, so the time has come for the cycling race on the Ćira railway to start from Mostar and end in Čapljina. We hope that this year we will be able to hold this event, of course with physical distance and adherence to all epidemiological measures and recommendations.” say the organizers.

It should be noted that in recent years this cycling race has recorded a record number of 200 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Croatia who cycled on a 40 km long section visited Blagaj, Buna, Počitelj and Čapljina, as well as all their historical and cultural sights.

“The plan is the same as in previous years, we want to present to our guests in the best possible light all the cultural and historical sights that Ćira’s route has to offer on the mentioned section. We are sure that we will not have guests from the region, but we believe that our friends from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina will visit Herzegovina on this don and enjoy the beautiful weather, fresh air and pleasant company. Of course, this year we have our cycling guides who will be the leaders of this bike ride and present to our guests all the destinations we visit on our trip, and thus further educate ourselves to meet all the conditions to get a cycling guide license from the Cycling Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ” commented Toni Zorić, president of this association.

“This year we will drive the inevitable Old Bridge in Mostar, and visit Blagaj and the source of the river Buna, we will pass by the Monastery in Žitomislići, Hutova blata, we will visit the old town of Počitelj and once again end our journey in Čapljina. which is definitely worth visiting, and the trail we ride is one of the most beautiful trails in Herzegovina, so this is an event that is definitely worth participating in, “said the organizers.

Gathering and departure is on Sunday, April 18, 2021. starting at 10:00 am in front of the home of Herceg Stjepan Kočač on the square of Croatian greats (Rondo).

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The organizers hereby send a message to all our readers to respond to this event and be part of another bicycle race for the promotion of Jira and southern Herzegovina. We believe that the organizers bring another excellent and unforgettable gathering, just like at all events in previous years, and again you are the best witnesses to their excellent organizations.

In this way, the organizers want to thank all the media that support the work of this association and together with them in their own special way to promote Ciro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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On Saturday, November 14, 2020, the second cycle of theoretical and practical (field) training for bicycle guides within the project “Cycling routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural” was completed at the Park Hotel in Široki Brijeg, after which, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, a bicycle race was successfully held with the purpose of promoting the cycling tourist offer of Herzegovina and its tourist facilities – “MEET HERZEGOVINA: Posuški đir“.

During the ride, the participants of the cycling race passed through the rural parts of western Herzegovina, providing perfect conditions for mountain biking. They started from the stećak tombstones and the bridge on Ričina, driving through the towns of Vir, Zavelim, Podbila and the beautiful waterfall Žukovica, Lake Tribistovo, to end their journey again in Posušje. From visiting remote villages, rural roads and the way of life of the local population on this 53-kilometer-long route, they discovered the most hidden corners of nature in western Herzegovina.

Only participants in the second round of training for bicycle guides took part in this cycling race and unfortunately it was not open to the public as planned given the deteriorating epidemiological situation regarding COVID-19.

As part of the cycling race, diplomas for cycling guides coming from all over the region were also distributed. Congratulations to all participants and we wish them a lot of success in their work.

This is the second in a series of recreational cycling rides that will be organized within the project, and the introduction of quality standards “Bike Friendly Concept” is planned, which will add value to the tourist offer of the entire region. This will directly contribute to the increase of activities in the rural areas of Herceg Novi and the West Herzegovina County.

It should be noted that during the two cycles of training for cycling guides within the project, 50 people were certified, which shows the huge interest of cyclists and nature lovers from all over the region.

The project “Cycling routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural” is implemented within the second call of the Cross-border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020. It began on October 1, 2019, and implementation will take 18 months. The total value of the project is 495,000 euros, of which the European Union is financing 400,000 euros.

The project partners are the Office of the Government of the West Herzegovina County for European Integration as the project holder, the cities of Široki Brijeg and Ljubuški, the municipalities of Posušje and Grude, and the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi (CG).

The European Union is financing this project with the aim of strengthening and diversifying the quality of the tourist offer, and the development and promotion of cycling and outdoor tourist offer in rural areas of the cross-border regions of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will result in the creation of a new and more attractive tourist offer under the brand “Cycling Rural”, which will be included in the tourist offer of both countries, as well as in the overall tourist offer of the Adriatic hinterland.

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The Office of the Government of the West Herzegovina County for European Integration announces a Call for training for bicycle guides within the project “Cycling routes for the improvement of the natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural”. The need for specialized guides has long been expressed by the increasing number of tourist destinations in our areas, but also due to the intensive development and expansion of the new cycling offer through the project “Cycling Rural”, which requires the service of a professional guide on planned cycling tours.

Such trainings will provide basic knowledge about guiding recreational cyclists, about a better presentation of our trails and areas, and about the ability to respond appropriately to all expected and unexpected phenomena in this type of recreation.

Training for bicycle guides consists of:

  • Courses for a minimum of 20 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, according to the program. Trainings will last 5 days in two cycles (1 weekend + 1 weekend). Trainings will include: guidance techniques, orientation, first aid, nature guidance, group guidance, bicycle service, etc .;
  • Holding exams for students and issuing certificates of completed course to students who have passed the exam;
  • Certificate awards for trained guides.

Training for bicycle guides is conducted according to the standard of the Cycling Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, and is conducted by the Association for the Promotion of Cycling “Herzegovina Bicikl”, and includes training to lead and organize bicycle tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro in summer, with by overcoming milder slopes, and simpler organization of bicycle tours at lower altitudes and accessible terrains.

Applications are made by filling out the Application Form (link is at the end of the text), which must be sent to the e-mail address:

All additional information can be obtained on the contact phone: + 387 63 461 182.

Applications are accepted no later than September 30, 2020, so please register on time, as the number of participants is limited.

The project “Cycling routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural” is implemented within the 2nd call of the Cross-border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020. The project started on October 1, 2019, and implementation will last 18 months. The total value of the project is EUR 495,000.00, of which the European Union finances EUR 400,000.00.

The European Union is financing this project with the aim of strengthening and diversifying the quality of the tourist offer, and the development and promotion of cycling and tourist offer in the open, in rural areas of the cross-border regions of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will result in the creation of a new and attractive tourist offer under the brand “CYCLING RURAL” which will be included in the tourist offer of both countries, as well as in the overall tourist offer of the Adriatic hinterland.

Download the application form at the following link: APPLICATION FORM FOR TRAINING OF BICYCLE GUIDES

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The Herzegovina-Neretva County, more precisely the City of Mostar as the main host, will host the road race “Herzegovina Classic”, ie the National Championship in Road Cycling – Rise, which will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The organizers of the National Championship are the association “Herzegovina bicikl” and the Cycling Club Mostar, together with the Cycling Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The best road cyclists of Bosnia and Herzegovina will perform at the Championship, and they will fight for valuable UCI points that count for the qualifying norm for the Olympic Games. As the president of the association “HerzegovinaBike” Toni Zorić, who is the organizer of this National Championship, pointed out, BeHa cyclists in all categories will perform at the championship, and it is important to point out that Mostar and Herzegovina will have several representatives.

“We are extremely honored and pleased to host a National Championship, in fact one of the most important races where cyclists fight for the title of National Champion and valuable UCI points. Thank you to the Cycling Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which recognized our work and efforts, and offered to Mostar “This year’s National Championship race is called” Herzegovina Classic “, and our wish is to present Herzegovina as a country of sports and present it as a desirable tourist destination,” said Toni Zorić.

Cycling in Herzegovina is in great expansion, and the work of these two associations has contributed a lot, working hard to improve the conditions for cycling in terms of cycling infrastructure, tourist offer, and presenting cycling as a sport and healthy lifestyle. It is important to point out that these associations, together with the Office of the Government of the West Herzegovina County for European Integration, as the project leader at the beginning of October, organize training for cycling guides, as well as the cycling tour MEET HERZEGOVINA – “Franciskana”. These activities are organized within the project of cross-border cooperation “Cycling routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural”, funded by the European Union.

The organization of education of cycling guides is carried out in order to expand the cycling tourism offer of ZZH, as well as the whole of Herzegovina, through the project “Cycling Rural”, and further on this project we will organize a bike ride of some of the most beautiful landscapes that Herzegovina offers. During the ride, participants will be able to visit: the Franciscan Monastery and Museum in Široki Brijeg, Medjugorje, Kravice, the Franciscan Monastery and Museum in Humac, Koćuš, Peć Mlini Adventure Park, Marića Gaj farm in Grude, as well as all local and rural landmarks on these sections, “Zoric said.

“Apart from expanding the cycling tourist offer, we are also making great efforts to work with the youngest groups and promote professional cycling in Herzegovina. For 6 years in a row we are the organizers of the National Mountain Biking Championship “Herzegovina Classic. We believe that this year, despite the problems with the pandemic and the difficult conditions in which we find ourselves, we will successfully present this project and justify the trust given to us for organizing this important event for cycling in BiH,” Zoric added.

The start and finish of the race will be in front of the Mepas Mall starting at 12:00, from where cyclists will ride a closed ride through the city, after which they will face a demanding climb towards Goranci and a fierce fight for the title of National Champion.

The race is organized with the help of the General Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports, Partners: Sports Federation of the City of Mostar, Ministry of Interior HNŽ / K, and sponsors Mepas Mall, LEDA water and restaurant Konoba Goranci.

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