World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 51 – Korčula to Saplunara (Bike, Kayak, Foot)

Daniela Rogulj

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All photos by Luka Tambača

May 12, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 51 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 51 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 51 moved from Korčula to Saplunara on the island of Mljet. 

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74 kilometres for the day: 9 km bike ride from Korčula to Lumbarda, followed by 20 km by kayak from Lumbarda to Pomena, and 45 km walking and cycling from Pomena to Saplunara to continue forming the ‘E’ in ‘Welcome’.


Day 51 began in Korčula at cape Raznjic before Lacko set off towards Mljet.


The rest of the team on their way to Pomena.


The team arrived at Mljet National Par. You can spot the Benedictine monastery and church on the island of Sveta Marija in Veliko jezero.



And Lacko. 


Lacko arriving at the dock on Veliko jezero.


The dock on Veliko jezero.


The team spotted sugar cane on the island of Mljet. 


And some mud. 



Lacko began cycling towards Saplunara. 



And spotted small islands along the way. 


A quick descent to Saplunara. 

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 52, the final day of the journey as Lacko moves from Saplunara to Dubrovnik. 

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


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