April 27, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 35 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 35 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.
Day 35 moved from the Dinara to Roški slap (waterfall).
56 kilometres for the day: 6 km on foot from Dinara to the Krčić creek, followed by a 15 km bike ride from the Krčić creek to the Krka river, and 35 km canyoning from the Krka river to the Roški slap to begin forming the ‘O’ in ‘Welcome’.
Day 35 set off towards the highest peak of Croatia, Dinara.
Lacko was even accompanied by a stray dog!
The wind, however, was anything but light.
And it was so strong, it turned everything into ice.
The visibility was worsening.
The wind even made it hard to move at some points.
And it made their noses bleed.
They found a path where they could walk relatively normally.
And finally made it to the highest peak in Croatia. Lacko is holding on so he wouldn’t get blown away. The group had to crawl on the ground for almost an hour, and couldn’t even lift themselves to go on all fours. When they tried, they were blown away 2-3 meters!
And back down they go.
The dog even survived the Dinara and continued following the group.
They made it to Krčić.
And where the Krčić creek and spring of river Krka meet.
Lacko pedaling alongside the Krčić.
Through Knin and onto Krka.
The Krka river.
A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day.
Krka National Park.
Tune in tomorrow for Day 36, as Lacko moves from Roški slap to Primošten.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.