World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 7 (Off), Day 8 – Malinska to Senj (Bike, Foot, Kayak)

Daniela Rogulj

All photos by Luka Tambača

April 3, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 8 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 8 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. 



Off day in Nijvice

Day 8 moved on foot, bicycle, and kayak from Malinska to Senj.

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57 kilometres for the day: 25 km bicycle ride from Malinska to Stara Baška, followed by 10 km on foot from Stara Baška to Baška, before 12 km of kayaking from Baška to Senj to begin forming the ‘E’ of ‘Welcome’. 


After some much-needed rest, Day 8 kicked off in Malinska.



With a stop for petrol in Krk. 


Lačko pedaling away in Punat on Krk. 


Sheep on the road to Stara Baška.


And the hiking route on the way to Batomalj. 


On the plateau between Baška and Stara Baška, father and son duo Zeljko and Martin Ivnik joined in on the walk.


Another look at the plateau. 


From Baška, Daniel set off on a 12 km long rowing trip to Senj. 


With the windmills above Senj in the backdrop.


Upon arrival, a Senj shepherd showed off a newborn lamb. 


And a well-deserved meal to end at Lavlji dvor tavern in Senj. Lačko and master Željko checking out the skampi and St. Peter’s fish.

A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. 

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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 9, as Lačko moves from Senj to Begovo Razdolje by bike and on foot. 

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


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