Natural park Biokovo – Croatian botanical gardens and trees week, 2012/05/15


Natural park Bikovo – Croatian botanical gardens and trees week

Regarding May 22nd, Nature day in the republic of Croatia and the International day of biological diversity, public institution „Natural park Bikovo“ organizes several events  which will take place in Makarska, the Biokovo botanical garden Kotisina and the Biokovo natural park. The events during the week will take place in Makarska and the Biokovo botanical garden Kotisina from the 15th to the 18th of May, 2012.


The natural park Bikovo and the athletic club Saint Mark, in cooperation with the city of Makarska, Hoteli Makarska,  association Marendin and Tourist board of Makarska also organize the fifth international Makarska mountain race – The race which will be held on Saturday, May 26th, 2012. The starting point of the race will be the Makarska waterfront and will end at the mountain lodge at the top of Vosac (1422 meters above sea level) in the Biokovo natural park. The trail is 8.6 kilometers long and a 1421 height difference in altitude which makes it one of the most popular in Europe.  The Nature park Biokovo as a public institution organizes the race with a goal during the beginning of the season which is to demonstrate to it's visitors the need to protect nature  and to create public awareness of the importance of preserving the environment and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Along with the mountain race, there will also be the traditional mountain climbing event on Biokovo „hello summer“ which is organized by HPD of Makarska.


Details and the schedule of events can the found on the Nature park Bikovo website.