After a very successful first year, the second Croatian Walking Festival will be held in Lika in September. Like last year, the host cities will be Gospić and Otočac, where participants will be able to choose between several routes with different intensity, which is why anyone can participate.
September 7th is reserved for Gospić, where all registered “walkers” will have to master three trails (10+ 20+ and 30+ kilometers) symbolically called Tesla. On September 8th, the event will be continued in Otočac on Gacka trails (again 10+ 20+ and 30+ kilometers long).
Last year, about five hundred walkers walked through Lika and it is assumed that this year the number of walkers will double at least, which is why the organizers are preparing intensively for this year´s edition of Festival. This sport event is unique in Croatia, and due to its good results last year, it has been recognized globally after only one edition.
The Walking Festival has begun the process of joining the IML Walking Association in May and now has a candidate status. That is the best proof that Croatia is following the world trends and the ultimate goal is, as well as of similar events in the world that have been around for many years, to gather tens of thousands of walkers.
There are many benefits of professional as well as recreational walking and one of the most famous facts is that every minute you spend walking you can prolong your life for one and a half to two minutes! It is a great motive for people who want to do something good for their health, but also to have a good time and enjoy the untouched nature to become participants of the second edition of Croatian Walking Festival.
Application period starts on July 31st and lasts until August 30th 2019. Transportation between the two cities is included in the festival fee.
The festival is organized by the Croatian Walking Association and co-organized by the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board and Lika travel d.o.o.