Non-profit organization "Fund for support and development of physical culture and sports" (Fund "Sport") presented at the V YIEF program for the development of mountain sports tourism in the Crimea with the expected total investment of 9.5 billion rubles, a member of Supervisory board of the Fund, Ilya Galaev said on Friday.
"The project for the development of mountain sports tourism will give impetus to the development of active recreation, as well as help to create a modern infrastructure on a large area in the Crimea. The total amount of planned investments will be more than 9.5 billion rubles," he said.
According to Mr. Galaev, within the framework of the program it is planned to equip 23 tourist Parking lots, build two mountain and recreational clusters on the Chufut-Kale plateau in the Bakhchisarai district and in the vicinity of Yalta. The total length of the routes will be 1.1 thousand km. One of the elements of the project will be a Large Crimean Trail 230 km long, where it is planned to build forest houses, family cottages, hostels, equipped tent campsites, high-speed trolls "Megatroll".
On the territory of the clusters it is planned to build four-star hotels, tennis courts, sports grounds, bicycle parks, Spa complexes, catering facilities, viewing platforms, cable car. The total area of construction will be more than 100 thousand sq. meters. The project implementation period is about four years, about 500 jobs will be created.
Earlier it was reported that the Crimean authorities appreciate the potential of tourism development in the mountainous part of the Peninsula. In particular, the head of the Committee on sanatorium-resort complex and tourism of the state Council of the Republic Aleksey Chernyak reported that a number of investors, including foreign ones, are considering the possibility of creating the first ski tourist cluster in the Crimea on the popular tourist mountain AI-Petri.
According to the Ministry of resorts and tourism of the Republic, in 2018 in the Crimea rested a record number of tourists for all the post-Soviet years - about 6.8 million people. This is 28% more than a year earlier. At the same time, 47% of tourists arrived in the region cross the Crimean bridge, 37% - by planes, another 16% of tourists entered through the state border with Ukraine. Mount AI-Petri (1234 m) is the most popular winter holiday destination for residents and visitors of the Peninsula.