World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 46 – Makarska to Lovište (Kayak, Bike)

Daniela Rogulj


May 7, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 46 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 46 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 46 moved from Makarska to Lovište. 

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50 kilometres for the day: 25 km bike ride from Makarska to Živogošće, followed by 25 km kayak ride from Živogošće to Lovište to continue forming the ‘M’ in ‘Welcome’.


Day 46 began in Makarska. 


Before heading to Živogošće, located between Makarska and Drvenik.


The team prepares for their departure to Pelješac.


Živogošće (Blato) – setting off towards Pelješac.


Passing Ploče on the way. 



And the Ploče port. 


A hazy view over Pelješac.


And the town of Korčula.


The Welcome team arrived in Lovište, a small seaside town in a cove near the western tip of the Pelješac peninsula.



Upon arrival, they were greeted by the children of the town. 


And to end, a Lovište sunset. 

A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. On Day 46, however, Lacko and his team did not pass any landmarks.

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 47, as Lacko moves from Lovište to Lumbarda. 

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

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