Describe the degree of success of your approach to date. Clearly define how you measure quantitative and qualitative impact in terms of how your approach contributes to the sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How does your approach minimize negative impacts?
200 words or less
We are at the start of creating unique tourist product. We have one house, which could host up to 8 people and we have contacted local residents who provide accommodation, local food, fresh milk, herbs, mushrooms, transport. We plan to buy bigger house which could host up to 20 people in future. The impact will be measured in tourists hosted, local people involved, kilometers of MTB trails. Cycling is a unique mean for transportation which minimize the negative impact for the environment, meanwhile it can bring lot of people to any particular location. Promoting this kind of tourism is something new for Bulgaria and we expect people to be interested in it. MTB tourism is more popular abroad, so creating a unique destination will bring a lot of foreign tourists, which could become the self sustainable backbone of the MTB village.