Thursday, 9 May 2019

World's Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 48 - Lumbarda to Ston (Kayak, Bike, Foot)

May 9, 2019 - Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 48 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 48 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 48 moved from Lumbarda to Ston. 

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49 kilometres for the day: 21 km kayak ride from Lumbarda to Žuljana, followed by 26 km bike ride from Žuljana to Ston and 2 km walking the Ston walls to begin forming the ‘E’ in ‘Welcome’.


Lacko begins Day 48 and the start of the letter 'E' from Lumbarda. 


Lacko rowing towards Pelješac.


Saying goodbye to Korčula. 


And the islands that sit in front of it.




Lacko arrived at Žuljana on Pelješac.


"Old friends meet again."


The group then made their way to Ston for a walk around the walls of Ston, the second longest defense walls in the world (after the Great Wall in China).


They might look familiar to you. 



The team taking on the walls. 


The view of Ston and the salt pans.



The salt pans were actually the reason the walls had to be built.



The Mali Ston bay and the most famous mussel farm in Croatia.


And the day ended with Lacko blog writing.

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 49, as Lacko moves from Ston to Ploče.

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

Monday, 25 September 2017

Spaniard Wins 10th Ston Wall Marathon!

Spanish runner Antoni Puig Izquierdo is the winner of the tenth edition of the Ston Marathon which took place on Sunday morning in Ston.

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Friday, 16 December 2016

The Tourist Offer in Ston Just Got Richer with a 61.6m Kuna Project

The project “History of the Grain of Salt” in Ston, in cooperation with the Regional Development Agency DUNEA, has been funded based on a public call for the ‘preparation and implementation of integrated programs for the rehabilitation of cultural heritage’. The project was provided a grant for 85 percent of the total the value of the project, or 48 million kuna.