May 8, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 47 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 47 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 47 moved from Lovište to Lumbarda.
68 kilometres for the day: 20 km kayak ride from Lovište to Blato, followed by 33 km by bike from Blato to the bottom of Klupca, and a 15 km kayak ride from the bottom of Klupca to Lumbarda to complete forming the ‘M’ in ‘Welcome’.
Sajko and Lacko sett off from Lovište towards Korcula.
Maneuvering around the boat.
And the deep shadows in the sea.
Marko snapping Korčula in the distance.
Babina – Tea, Sajko and Lacko arriving at the island of Korčula.
In Babina, the team switched from kayaks to bicycles and carried on pedaling down the main road.
Cedo investigating narrow passages between cliffs.
The team encountered Kocje, a beautiful and unusual protected park near Zrnovo. It is special for its labyrinth of cliffs and vegetation.
And Mislav riding through the streets of the town.
The team made it to Lumbarda.
For a pleasant sail.
And a view of Pelješac.
A Lumbarda swim on one of the islands, with St. Ilija, the highest peak of Pelješac, in the background.
The team explored the Lumbarda streets.
And Grk, the indigenous grape variety from the sandy plantations of Lumbarda.
And the town in all of its glory.
A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day.
Tune in tomorrow for Day 48, as Lacko moves from Lumbarda to Ston.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.