May 3, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 42 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 42 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 42 moved from Šestanovac to Imotski.
40 kilometres for the day: 35 km bike ride from Šestanovac to Imotski, followed by 5 km of alpinism at the Blue and Red Lakes in Imotski to continue forming the ‘L’ in ‘Welcome’.
After resting on Day 41, the group began Day 42 on the ferry from Supetar to Split.
The group then explored Kuk nula, a secret atomic shelter built during Yugoslavia. It is situated near Zadvarje and could take up to 300 people in one year.
The outside of Kuk nula and the pillars which used to hold a net that served as protection from bombs.
After a quick lunch, the group hopped on bikes and headed towards Imotski.
Lacko passing through Lovrec.
Mislav looking down at Galjipovac and Prolosko blato.
Lacko and Cedo on a steep cliff above Galjipovac.
Lacko climbing back.
Mislav at the Red Lake.
A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day.
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 43, as Lacko moves from Imotski to Makarska via Biokovo by bike and on foot.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.