Hucul Artery Partnership
We have been having the intention to create a cluster and a compact product destination of CR in the area of Muránska planina – Čierny Hron for almost 10 years by now. In the previous variants we were considering the utilization of other products to be regarded as centroid for the development of the region. Originally, we were preparing a project called “Historical railways“ – the interconnection of the Narrow-gauge railway in Čierny Hron with the Cog-railway on the distance between Pohronská Polhora and Tisovec.
This intention have been inhibited by prolegomenous and financially challenging overhauling of the technical equipment, namely of the cog-railway. Its disadvantage is that the whole land is not interconnected. Other possibilities were to utilize historical traditions, like for example, ore mining and manufacturing or shepherding. However, the area of Muránska planina and Čierny Hron are being linked with breeding of half-wild Hucul horses in the recent years, and therefore we decided to choose the Hucul Artery as a key product, as we know that this attraction is getting more and more developed in recent years. The tradition of Hucul horse breeding and wandering on a saddle is the basis for building up of a new product cluster Hucul Artery.
We are planning the realization of cluster building for the period of 2012 – 2015 as an integral part of the project “Hucul Artery“ – the tourism cluster in the region of Muránska planina – Čierny Hron contributed by the Regional Operational Programme, measure 3.2. Contribution and development of the tourism infrastructure – non-investment activities in the resort of tourism.
Since 2014 the citizens organization Huculská magistrála has become the umbrella organisation for the Hucul Artery.