May 6, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 45 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 45 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 45 moved from Bol on the island of Brač to the island of Hvar by kayak to continue forming the ‘M’ in ‘Welcome’. The ‘Welcome team’ also had an epic welcome to Hvar town.
Day 45 began at one of Croatia’s most famous beaches – Zlatni Rat in Bol.
The crew then started their journey to Hvar.
And was even followed by a helicopter.
A Red Bull helicopter.
The team forming in Bol.
From Brač to Hvar – arriving in Vroboska.
Vrboska’s most common nickname is ‘Little Venice’ as it has just one canal.
The canal and Vrboska’s stone bridge.
Seems as if the group could barely fit!
The charming town in all of its glory.
The team then traveled from Milna to Hvar town.
Where they were greeted by Hvar mayor Pjerino Bebic.
The mayor even helped the team pull their kayaks out of the sea!
And then it was time to party.
The Cathedral of St. Stephen.
The team traveled to Malo Grablje in the evening.
And ended the night at tavern Stori Komin in Malo Grablje.
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 46, as Lacko moves from Makarska to Lovište.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.
All photos in the story by Luka Tambača.