WHAT TO SEE BEFORE/AFTER THE RACE. 

here is so much things to visit if you decide to participate on or race. Best thing that is in not in the main season so it’s not overcrowded. 

1. Let’s start with town Knin, start of our biggest category (KING’S RACE) from Knin fortress wich is one of the greatest Croatian fortification monuments and the second largest military fortification in whole Europe, extremely indented and preserved in all its parts.

(www.tz-knin.hr), (www.fortressofknin.hr)

2. Krka river It is one of the most beautiful and extravagant, but also the most mystic European rivers. Its most beautiful ornaments- the waterfalls- are not just physical obstacles in the water flow, but living beings that are born, grown and die. River Krka is formed by the confluence of two rivers and five tributaries. The river has series of 7 waterfalls and 11 lakes formed along the way, it's largely unchanged region ofexeptional and multifaceted natural value and includes several preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. Large number of species of fish making Krka a natural landmark of highest category and also abundance of spieces of birds make it along ornithologically most valuable regions in Europe. 

(www.npkrka.hr)

3. DINARA highest peak of Croatia, first peak you reach on our KING'S RACE from the start. The mountain of Dinara is natural border between Croatia and Bosnia. It also devides two climatic different regions-mediterranean and continental. The second highest peak of Dinara (1831m) is the highest peak in Croatia. It is a massif 20 km long and 10km wide, and presents water shed of the rivers of Krka and Cetina and in its southern foot there is the well of the river of Krčić. On the opposite side the massif ends qually dramatically: with deep and strong wells of the river Cetina, near which there is the entrance in the 2080m deep Gospodska cave with the subterranean lake at its end. Dinara is not populated, and its spectacular characteristic is the longest rock in Croatia. The rock is 6km long. Climbing the mountain of Dinara requires extensive mountaineering experience. The accomodation is available in the Mountaineering lodge in Brezovac (1050 m), as well as in the Hunting lodge. 

4. SPRING OF RIVER CETINA - The site of Vrela Cetine, the spring of the Cetina River, covers an area of 29.81 ha and was protected in 1971.This site contains a series of karst springs. The three main springs, Veliko vrilo, Vukovića vrilo and Batića vrilo, lie along the edge of the Paško polje or Pag Field, in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range. All the springs were formed at the site of contact of permeable marl in the field and water impermeable limestone of the surrounding plateaus. The springs draw attention with their magnificent clarity and blue-green colour. Veliko vrilo, also called the Glavaš spring, is a submerged speleological structure, which divers have investigated to a depth of 150 m. Near the springs is the oldest Early Croatian church in Croatia, the Church of the Holy Salvation (Sv. Spas). The church belongs to the pre-Romanesque style with a bell tower, and was erected in the 9th century. Next to the church is a cemetery with tombs (traditional stone headstones) dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries.

5. KRČIĆ CANYON - Thanks to the 15 km long macadam road along the Krčić River, constructed by the emperor Napoleon 200 years ago, the romantic Krčić Canyon with its karstic beauty, with its waterfalls and mills, is one of the most attractive tourist sites. 

6. KORNATI NATIONAL PARK - In the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, near the point where Šibenik and Zadar islands meet, there is the distinctive and in many ways spectacular group of islands called Kornati. Due to their magnificent landscape beauty, interesting geomorphology, a great indentation of the coastline and wealth of living marine ecosystems (accounts for more than three-quarter of its total area), the majority of the seabound area of the Kornati Archipelago was proclaimed a national park in 1980. Today Kornati National Park covers an area of 220 km2 and includes a total of 89 islands, islets and crags, with approximately 238 km of the coastline. 

7. PERUČA LAKE - A reservoir on the River Cetina, 29 km2 in area, 20 km long and 64 m deep, it holds 541 million m3 of water. The building of a 56m-high dam near the Donji Bitelić village created the reservoir, to serve the needs of the Peruča hydroelectric power station. For this purpose some villages were flooded as well as the Draganić Orthodox monastery, built in 1395 during the reign of Bosnian-Croatian King Tvrtko. Drought of September 2003 caused the reservoir to drop to such a low level that the monastery drowned in 1959 actually rose from the water. On Lake Peruča you can enjoy swimming, rowing, fishing. A paradise to enjoy all types of water sports, which is provided by the Garjak rowing camp.

The list of places to visit is quite long so I want to list some more in Sinj area:

  • City Split
  • City Šibenik
  • City Omiš
  • Highest peaks of Dinara and Kamešnica mountains
  • Canyonig on Cetina
  • Rafting and canoe on Cetina
  • Horse riding
  • Quad safari
  • Kamičak fort (Sinj)
  • Old town fort (Sinj)
  • Museum Alka (Sinj)
  • Museum of Cetinska krajina (Sinja)
  • Significant landscape of Sutina (Sinj)
  • Tilurium (Trilj)
  • The fort Nutjak (Trilj)
  • The fort čačvina (Trilj)

 

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