THE SOUL OF DANUBE – camp, bike and wine, Kusjak/Negotin
Description: The aim of the project is to develop an eco-tourism offer in this area. Considering the European cycling routes and the wine route, the idea is to provide additional content for tourists. This will encourage local people to become involved in the development and creation of better-quality tourism offer.The Ecological Association "Familia Nature" was founded in 2020 with the intention to be involved in the development of environmental awareness through concrete projects in local communities of Serbia. Members of the association bring with them years of experience from camps around the world.
Type of Work: This region is one of the most attractive regions in Serbia due to its position right besides Danube River and its canyon. Main road is also part of EU bicycle routs Euro Velo 6 and Iron Curtain 13, which brings each year more and more tourists to this area. Volunteers will do manual work with locals on the Danube shoreline, clearing cycling and hiking trails and setting up signposts and information boards. Last few work days will be directed towards participating in the local Danube Festival. Possibility to use bicycles for transfer from accommodation to working site.
Study Theme: Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn how to use topographic maps, how the wine is made and other activities which are specific for this area. Visit to local manifestations for cultural exchange is planned as well as workshops on cycling and wine tourism, ecology in rural areas and rural environments.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in Camping on Danube shore. Volunteers will sleep in tents so please bring your sleeping bag and mat. Tents will be provided by the organizers. Food will be prepared by volunteers in kitchen in the camping.
Requirements: Please bring sleeping bag and mat, swimming suits and working clothes and shoes. Nights can be a bit cold next to the river. International night will be organized, so please be ready to present your country. It is advisable to apply for this workcamp if you can ride a bicycle and know how to swim so that you can fully enjoy all the leisure time activities.
Approximate Location: Camp is located on the Danube shore with access to the river and possibility for swimming and fishing. One of the most beautiful National parks in Serbia, National Park “Djerdap”, is located in this area. This region is also known for its wineries and important EU bicycle routs.