May 11, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 50 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 50 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 50 moved from Ploče to Korčula.
52 kilometres for the day: 17 km kayak ride from Ploče to Trpanj, followed by a 10 km bike ride from Trpanj to Donja Vručica, 20 km on foot from Donja Vručica to Orebić, and 5 km SUP from Orebić to Korčula to continue forming the ‘E’ in ‘Welcome’.
Day 50 set off on kayak from Ploče.
And Lacko beginning the journey to Pelješac.
But first, Trpanj.
After Cedo presented the team’s plan to climb St. Ilija, they were invited for a drink of discouragement.
Lacko visited the birthplace of his grandfather in Donja Vrucica.
And then they continued on foot to Orebić.
They had to make their own path to Orebić.
The plan was to get through to the old path built by Napoleon. Apparently, no one had been there for decades.
They managed to get through to Napoleon’s forgotten path.
Which took them to the reef, from where they made it to the top.
Walking on a cloud on St. Ilija.
The further they climbed, the thicker the clouds.
But the clouds started to clear.
And they opened to a view of Korčula.
They could finally see the top of St. Ilija!
St. Ilija 961m.
The group then made it down through pine forest.
And Lacko paddled to Korčula.
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 51, as Lacko moves from Korčula to Saplunara.
To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page.