20 February 2020 – A brand new tourist attraction high above the Makarska Riviera on the Dalmatian coast in Biokovo Nature Park is set to open shortly.
The construction of the Skywalk viewpoint, 1228 metres up Biokovo mountain at Ravna Vlaska pass, is in its final stages and will open later next month in around 20 days.
The glass viewing platform, which protrudes out 12 metres from the cliff of the mountain, is just one of the features of the 34.2 million kuna Novi Adrion – Promotion of the sustainable use of the Biokovo Nature Park’s natural heritage project.
Photographer Dino Tomić was up there to capture how the attraction is looking just weeks before its opening.
As well as the skywalk, the project includes the upgrading and development of roads and pedestrian-biking trails, refurbishing and constructing of rest areas, playgrounds, the installation of panoramic telescopes, a multi-media visitor centre, and the improvement of transportation with the introduction of shuttle buses and electric bikes.
Whilst the Skywalk will open in the next few weeks, the rest of the project, which is financed from the European Regional Development Fund, is expected to be fully complete and ready to welcome visitors in 2021.
Project partners are the Public Institution Makarska Development Agency “MARA” and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service – HGSS, participating in the implementation.
“The main objectives are to increase the educational capacity of Biokovo Nature Park’s visitors through the development of new educational programs and contents, increasing the attractiveness of Biokovo NP’s natural heritage and increasing the number of visitors to the Park,” Biokovo NP said.