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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.090

THE BISTRITA VALLEY RAFTING BETWEEN TOURISTIC POTENTIAL AND VALORIFICATION

C. A. Iulian, I. Corneliu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 657-664 pp

ABSTRACT
The economic purpose occupation of the rafting have at least several centuries old in Romania. The communist period had a negative role on this level occupations produced by breaking traditions, habits. Practiced only sporadically, this activity has important touristic meanings today, many tourists are willing to do this kind of tourism with the specific secular tradition. Obviously today, the old rafting has many followers, the transported wood before being replaced by tourists. The request is high, especially from foreign tourists, being able to organize touristic halts in the most representative locations throughout the Bistrița Valley. The translation of rafting from an occupation and a craft to a touristic form that generating profit would value the whole Bistrița Valley, economically speaking. Reestablishment of traditional wood processing facilities for the museum purpose would whole tourist attractiveness of the valley. This paper aims to review the main points of this activity on Bistrița Valley and build a complex tourism product, based on rafting.

Keywords: rafting, valorification, touristic potential, Bistrița, Romania