World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 13 – Mali Lošinj to Silba (Kayak, Bike)

Daniela Rogulj

All photos by Luka Tambača

April 8, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 13 of this incredible 2011 adrenaline trip covering 2,500 km along the Croatian coast. 

The World’s Biggest Welcome, an ambitious adventure tourism project in 2011 in Croatia enters Day 13 of this 2019 appreciation of one of the finest tourism promotion projects ever in Croatia.  

The plan? To showcase the diversity and fabulous offer of adventure tourism in Croatia by following a GPS route the length of the Croatian coast in the shape of the word ‘Welcome’ – thereby creating the biggest welcome in the world from a hospitable tourism country. 


Mali Lošinj

Day 13 moved on kayak and bike from Mali Lošinj to Silba. 

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40 kilometres for the day: 5 km by bike from Mali Lošinj to Veli Lošinj, followed by 35 km by kayak from Veli Lošinj to Silba to complete forming the ‘E’ in ‘Welcome’.


The Day 13 journey began on the island of Lošinj in all of its glory. A look at Mrtvačka bay. 


Lacko began kayaking towards Silba, with the view of Osorcica in the background.



The group arrived in Silba, an island southeast of Lošinj and one of the very few islands with absolutely no cars or traffic.


Ecological awareness on Silba.


And a sign for Ožujsko, which is usually hard to find on the more remote islands, Lacko wrote back in 2011.



More Silba sights.



And to end? A Silba sunset.  

A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. 

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Mali Lošinj.

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You can see the entire project on the Welcome website, as well as much more of Luka Tambaca’s stunning photography on the Welcome Facebook page

Tune in tomorrow for Day 14, as Lacko moves from Silba to Prpa by kayak, bike, standup paddleboarding and foot. 

To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page


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