Putting Osijek on the Map for Adventurist and Eco-Tourism

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A new adventure park for Slavonia and Baranja opened on May 23, 2016.

Taking a bike ride to “ECO Center Zlatna Greda” you will discover something new this year. On May 23, 2016 was the opening of the first Adventure Park in Osijek-Banja County. It was a sight to see as the project was worth 35,000 Euros, funded by the EU, Cross border Croatia and Hungary, in association with the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection. The official opening was part of a new beginning for this protected Natural Park, and a dream come true after years of planning.

This will be the newest attraction drawing in a larger crowd this year offering something more exciting for the adventure enthusiast. The purpose is to get you closer to the environment from a bird’s eye view without disrupting the inhabitants of the forest.

“This is the second in a series of weekend openings, which is great for us. Last week we opened our resort, today we open the adventure park, to which took two years to equip. This is the first and only Adventure Park east of Zagreb, the first in Slavonia, and so far the only adventure travel facility, in Slavonia and Baranja. There has already been great interest. Primary school pupils have already passed some level of adrenalin park, but what is interesting today is that we will for the first time to open a zip line, which is 10 meters high and 100 meters long, and this upper level of adrenalin park, which is 8 meters, “said Jasmin Sadikovic, head of the Eco Centre Zlantna Greda.

So this weekend, get ready for some adventure at “ Eco Center Zlantna Greda “ The guides will be ready to help you put on your harness and safety gear to climb to new heights and walk along the rope walkways that stretch across from pole to pole. You will get a new viewpoint from the treetops, deep in the Danube forests. There is the additional adrenaline rush of the zip line experience will give you a unique perspective of the forest and river, combining heart pounding intensity. Hence the name Adrenaline park is well suited for this new adventure. The new park also features a Mini-Adrenaline park that is similar but only 3 meters off the ground. A great way to include kids in the fun as they might not be able to fully enjoy the height of being way off the ground for various safety reasons.

The tourism board was on hand to watch some brave climbers getting their gear ready for excitement. To help kick off the day’s event the deputy mayor of Osijek-Baranja was on hand to give comment “This is something we did not have in Osijek-Baranja county. The Eco Center Zlantan Greda adrenalin park really offers something new and so improves the offer of our region. This will increase the number of visitors here and will help draw the map of tourist destinations in our region. I appeal to all who need adventure, but also families with children to come here to enjoy the pleasures of the Eco Center Zlantan Greda.”

This park has been carefully designed to be able to provide eco-tourism at its best with some practical experience of learning and entertainment and leisure activities that won’t impact the environment. But who can forget the most important part is relaxation and getting back to nature. Through sustainable development and other green ideas, the park is able to provide a multitude of programs of educational programs and team building, introducing you to the treasures and magnificent beauty of the area and the importance of protection of natural and cultural values. There is something for everyone. The park focuses on eco-tourism which is great for this area. This park will additionally offer canoeing, hiking trails, bike rentals, horseback riding. Then there is the restaurant where one can enjoy some great cuisine.

Eco centre Zlatna Greda is located just 30 minutes from Osijek

The Danube is the second largest European river and its name originates from Danubius the river god from the Roman empire. In the middle of its course it forms a unique phenomenon, so called inner delta, and together with River Drava forms a great, naturally rich flood plain. In this location are flocks of rare endangered birds, herds of deer and wild boar. Kapacki Rit is within bicycling distance and shares the same routes.

Visit the official website here.

More info in Croatian.


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