SHS Web of Conferences
Volume 12, 20144th International Conference on Tourism Research (4ICTR)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||19 November 2014|
Hikers’ Motives for Choosing a Hiking Trail - Evidence from the Czech Landscape Protected Areas
1 Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, 165 21 Prague, the Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Environment, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague,, 165 21 Prague, the Czech Republic
The article aims to extent the previous studies dealing with hiking and hikers’ characteristics by focusing on hikers’ motives for coming to nature based recreation areas and their motives for choosing a hiking trail. The special attention is paid on tourists coming for sportive motives. To estimate the odds by which the hikers choose a hiking trail, logistic regression is applied, and seven logit models are developed. The dependent variables in estimated models are, besides the motives for choosing hiking trail, also gender, age and education. Data for estimated model were gathered through respondents’ surveys in protected landscape areas in the Czech Republic. Results show that hikers choose a trail mainly according to the surrounding landscape appearance. The research also proved that sportive reasons are more likely to choose a hiking trail according to the length of the trail and the position of start/finish than hikers coming for nature. The hikers profile fits the hikers’ profiles found in other empirical studies.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.