Nature Park Biokovo
Biokovo is a protected nature park, that stretches throughout the area of 19,550 ha2 on Mount Biokovo. The place of the mountain alone looks like a gain wall over the Makarska Riviera. In some cases, on extremely clear times, it's actually feasible to view the far-off peak of Monte Gargano in Italy, more than 200 kilometres far away. The seaside city of Makarska, that is located on the very south side of Biokovo is seen from Biokovo as an remarkable gulf with small residences positioned in the rows all around it. The nature park Biokovo prevailing over Makarska Riviera, is the great spot for naturalists in addition to hikers and bikers. Biokovo is the mountain range that a person can explore both by automobile or bike as well as on foot from different areas of Croatian shoreline and Makarska Riviera.
The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is settled just past the small village Kotistine. Garden is accessible by vehicle from Makarska from the road in the direction of Vrgorac, turning left right after the 2nd kilometre, driving for one more km. The garden was established by Jure Radic, a Franciscan priest and intellectual, with the function of scientific analysis and tracking, protection, preservation, and popularization of the vegetations of Biokovo This is not a botanic garden in the traditional way, where each and every plant is introduced by specific guidelines, but is created as a "walled area of nature", that will keep the natural vegetation forms with its native flora.
Cultural heritage of Biokovo
The cultural ancestry of Biokovo has long been acknowledged as a significance in which one should invest, secure and maintain. In the region of the Nature Park Biokovo there are lots of indications that suggest the previous presence of men and women from the mountain. They still discuss the lifestyle of past periods, the traditions and ways the human population adjusted to the situations of life on on this gorgeous and rough mountain, and the initial notes on cultural property and natural resources of this area was created by Alberto Fortis in the late 18th century.
The Nature Park Biokovo has no apartments or hotels facilities available with the exception of mountain cottages where the accommodation is possible only with previous announcement and consultation with mountaineering clubs. You can stay in countless hotels and resorts, private apartments and camping sites in one of the traveler settlements throughout the Makarska Riviera such as Makarska, Brela, Tucepi, Promajna, Podgora, Drasnice, Igrane, Zivogosce, Brist and Gradac. The distance of Makarska from the main road entry to the Park is 6 km and Gradac, as the farthermost, is roughly 40 kilometres. It is on you to pick one of these places you desire to stay in.
Lookout pointsRavna vlaska, 1 228 meters
On this lookout situated on the Biokovo road on 13 kilometre there is a panoramic set of long distance scopes. Here is additionally the info center in the summer season where during the day can get promo materials and details about the Nature park Biokovo.Strbina, 1 338 m nm
800 m from the junction to Vošac on the Biokovo road is the parking space (in front of the mountain cottage below Vosac, that is presently not operative) where by the pathway in approximately 15 mins you can get to a lookout place with a amazing view on Makarska riviera and nearby islands. The lookout point can be accessed by treking path from Makar.St. George, 1 762 meters
The lookout is situated on the highest peak of Biokovo. From the junction of Vosac on the Biokovo road, 6 kilometres far off, and ultimately the origin of the Biokovo road. Additionally St. George peak may be reached by climbing path from Makar via Vosca and from Veliko Brdo via Lokve from the seaside or the hinterland sides from Milic and from the top Turija. From the peak of St. George is a breathtaking sight of the Dalmatian islands and the hinterland and in exceptionally nice weather it is feasible to observe the Bosnian-Herzegovinian hills and neighboring Italy.