Biokovo, Makarska

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Rising imposingly above the Adriatic Sea, Biokovo and its chain of peaks stretch down to the ocean. From the nearby town of Makarska, you can ascend 2.9 km (1.8 mi) of trails to the accessible peak to explore the rocky terrain. Travel along the sign-posted pathways, and you may even end up at Vosac, the range's highest point at more than 1,760 m (5,774 ft). If you prefer, you can join one of the many guided tours offered at the Biokovo nature park, which include natural- and cultural-themed trips. Take the guesswork out of planning a Makarska vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • If in Makarska riviera, you should visit mountain Biokovo and its new attraction Skywalk. Amazing mountain! So mighty and so beautiful!  more »
  • Magnificent landscapes all along the route. This very narrow road is not dangerous, you have to drive slowly and take your time ... Sometimes it may be necessary to reverse but there are always...  more »
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  • Took an organised trip to to the top - brilliant
  • Amazing It is sometimes referred to as Bijakova, especially among inhabitants of the eastern side of the mountain. Its highest peak is Sveti Jure (Saint George), at 1762 m.a.s.l.[1] It shows a typical karstlandscape. Atop the peak there is a powerful FM and DVB-T transmitter. The 196 km2 of its area is protected as a nature parkwith over 1,500 plant and animal species, some of which are endemic.[2] Biokovo is one in a line of Dinaric Alps stretching along the Dalmatian coast - northwest of it is Mosorand southeast are Sutvid and Rilić. To the east, the Šibenik runs in parallel. When the weather is very clear, from the top of Biokovo it is possible to see Monte Gargano in Italy, which is 252 km (157 mi) away.[3] Zabiokovlje, a mountainous area in Biokovo, includes such townlets and villages as Gornja Brela, Zadvarje, Žeževica, Grabovac, Rastovac, Zagvozd, Župa, Rašćane and Kozica. Major economic activities there were cattle raising, grape growing, and hunting. Part of this area is in the Biokovo Nature Park. To aid hikers, the Biokovo Nature Park Visitor Center is in downtown Makarska. However, Biokovo can be perilous if hiking unprepared - tourists erroneously imagine peaks to be closer than they are and, oblivious to the danger, have been known to go hiking wearing flip-flops, without water, wearing shirts with military camouflage patterns making them harder to spot for search and rescue teams. From 1976-2007, 24 hikers have died on Biokovo, while 37 had to be rescued.[4]

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