Bilje in Baranja Region: Nature, Culinary Gems and Hunting

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Wealthy businessmen opt for Bilje’s tranquil forests.

Tourism is one of the most important sources of income in the Bilje Municipality. The Nature Park Kopački Rit is a significant tourist attraction which is being visited by thousands of people from home and abroad, but also important are hunting and fishing, as well as gastro, cycling and adventure tourism, reports Glas Slavonije on July 18, 2016.

Thanks to the rich hunting grounds, especially at Tikveš, where many statesmen had been hunting in the past, this kind of tourism is quite well developed. There are foreign guests who regularly hunt in Tikveš forests, although this is a little known fact. Among them are wealthy owners of many global companies who often choose private accommodation and enjoy nature and hunting in the area while trying to avoid any publicity.

Thanks to the natural resources and amenities that this region has to offer, guests can spend a truly entertaining few days here. With a visit to Kopački Rit, surrounded by beautiful nature, they can enjoy paddling the canoes or riding at one of numerous equestrian clubs. Many opt to ride a bike, because cycling routes are very interesting as they pass through Kopački Rit and the forests. Locals are also proud of the fact that the Eco Centre Zlatna Greda was recently visited by Britain’s Prince Charles.

Meanwhile, the Bilje Lake, Old Drava River and many river channels proved very attractive to fishermen, and another trump card of the area are culinary specialties. Restaurants Kod Varge, Citadela, Darocz, Kormoran, Didin Konak, Zelena Žaba and Tikveš are interesting to guests year-round.

The figures related to tourist visits are therefore going in the positive direction. In the first six months of the year, the Bilje Municipality Tourist Board recorded 2,461 tourists. During the same period in 2015, the area recorded 1,891 arrivals. It had 5,529 overnight stays, compared to 4,080 last year. Approximately two thirds of guests are still domestic tourists, but this could change pretty soon.


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