30 April 2019 - The representatives of the National Park Biogradska Gora announced that they completed all preparations for the beginning of the tourist season which starts on May 1.
According to the data collected by the Biogradska Gora National Park, over 58,000 tourists visited Biogradska Gora in 2018, which was a record of visits. "This year, according to announcements, there are indications that the season will be better than last year," said Mile Rnković, the head of the National Park’s Protection Service during an interview for TVCG.
As every year, according to Rnkovic, National Park Biogradska Gora has made an effort to complement the offer with new contents, and this season will offer a new children's park as well as a botanical garden. "We will be working on directing our guests to visit the botanical garden," said Rnković.
He also reminded that the National Park recently acquired tourist land trains. This new segment of the tourist offer of Biogradska Gora delighted all locals as well as visitors who are eager to visit the Park.
"The goal is to shift vehicles from the heart of the rainforest gradually. This year, the drive will be promotional, and it is planned to finish the initial infrastructure during this year as well," said Rnković.
The National Park representatives have worked hard to innovate and complete the offer of the Biogradska Gora Park, so they added a new activity that all tourists can enjoy – bear observations.
The National Park Biogradska Gora is situated in the central part of mountain massif Bjelasica, between Tara and Lim rivers. The park consists of numerous forests and water surfaces. There are six lakes in the park area, among which the greatest is the Lake Biograd. The major part of the park is actually is the protected area of rainforest, and it is one of the oldest protected areas in the world. Some of the trees in the rainforest are estimated to be over 400 years old!
This national park is like a paradise on earth for hikers since it is full of hiking trails and each of them leads to the highest peaks and lakes. There is also the so-called educational trail, only 3.5 kilometres long and it has six interactional stops where you can learn more about flora and fauna of NP Biogradska Gora.