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PHOTOS: Opening of the new Skywalk viewpoint on Biokovo mountain 

Skywalk on Biokovo (Photo credit: Plamenko Cvitić for Park prirode Biokovo)

MAKARSKA, 29 JUNE 2020 – A brand new tourist attraction high above the Makarska Riviera on the Dalmatian coast in Biokovo Nature Park will officially this week.

Works on the “heavenly promenade” Skywalk viewpoint, 1228 metres up Biokovo mountain at Ravna Vlaška pass, have been completed and the attraction will officially open at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 1. Skywalk will then be open to the public from Thursday, July 2. 

The main feature of the Skywalk is the glass viewing platform, which protrudes out 12 metres from the cliff of the mountain. It is located in the southwestern part of the Biokovo Nature Park, in Ravna Vlaška. 

(Photo credit: Plamenko Cvitić for Park prirode Biokovo)

As part of the lookout, a geological pillar was built – a three-dimensional view of the cross-section of the rocks that formed the area of Biokovo from its inception until today with a geological time table of and a description of the age and types of rocks.

(Photo credit: Plamenko Cvitić for Park prirode Biokovo)

The lookout point can be reached by the Biokovo road, which leads from the reception entrance of the Biokovo Nature Park, approximately 6 km east of Makarska, to the highest Biokovo peak, Sv. Jure and runs at an altitude of 1762 meters, which makes it the highest paved road in Croatia.

(Photo credit: Plamenko Cvitić for Park prirode Biokovo)

(Photo credit: Plamenko Cvitić for Park prirode Biokovo)

As well as the skywalk, the 31 million kuna Novi Adrion – Promotion of the sustainable use of the Biokovo Nature Park’s natural heritage 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 next week, 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. 

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