World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 9 – Senj to Begovo Razdolje (Bike, Foot)

Daniela Rogulj

All photos by Luka Tambača

April 4, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 9 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 9 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. 


Senj – Nehaj fortress 

Day 9 moved on foot and by bicycle from Senj to Begovo Razdolje.

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65 kilometres for the day: 35 km bicycle ride from Senj to Samarske stijene, followed by 30 km on foot from Samarske stijene to Begovo Razdolje to continue forming the ‘E’ in ‘Welcome’.



The journey started in Senj, accompanied by a bit of the famous bura. 


Daniel Lacko above Senj approaching the wind power plant Vrataruša.


Klarićevac, and one of the many abandoned houses. 


And the snow coming down near Vodice.


The group then met Aleksa Tomic who played Vuco’s classic “Volim piti i ljubiti”. Tomici used to have 600 residents, and back in 2011, there were only a few older residents.


Lacko coming through the Bijele stijene cliffs, through a lot of mud and snow. 


Continuing on foot through even more snow. 


In some parts, the snow hit their waists.


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Samarske stijene – Ratkovo shelter.


And finally, their final destination for the day – the Jastreb hotel in Begovo Razdolje. Begovo Razdolje is the most populated settlement in Croatia (1078m).

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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White and Samarian cliffs.

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Begovo Razdolje.

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 10, as Lacko moves from Begovo Razdolje to Njivice by bike and kayak. 

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


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