03 May 2019 - The entrance to the Adventure Park Vrbanj, in the hinterland of Herceg Novi, is still free, although the payment was due to begin on April 1st. The reason for this is because city councilors in Herceg Novi have not yet given their consent to the suggested price list, which should be done as a follow-up to the assembly session on May 8th.
Prices in the adventure park will, as previously announced, be 5 EUR for children, 10 EUR for adults, while people of Herceg Novi will be able to achieve a 50% discount with an ID card.
The Agency for Development and Protection of Orjen is working intensively on improving infrastructure and introducing new content. By the end of April, two toilets should be delivered, as well as a 30 m2 log cabin, which will be used as the storage for the equipment, bicycles and office space.
"We are forced to carry the equipment with us every day, which is not practical. It is expensive equipment, which must be present in the Adventure Park all the time. We also have a guard who resides in a small kiosk, which is in poor condition, but we leave some things there at a daily level. Next to the hut, we will try to set up two toilets by the end of April," the director of the Agency, Milja Vitorović said.
By the beginning of the main tourist season, part of the main road to the park should be expanded in some places so that large buses can bring visitors uninterruptedly. So far, two buses of Blueline are driving to the park, which departs from the main bus station on Saturday and Sunday at 9.15 AM and 3.30 PM, while they are returning at 10 AM and 4.15 PM. On regular days the regular traffic lines are being followed.
Vitorović believes that by the Adventure Week, which was announced for May 31, June 1 and 2, everything should be completed, in order to welcome first the Adriatic canyoning project partners, as well as the main season.
For the end of May, larger organized groups of visitors from Dubrovnik were announced. For the time being, the park is visited mainly by domestics, people of Herceg Novi, but also people from Trebinje and Dubrovnik, with fewer guests from Russia and Germany. Since the beginning of April, 305 adrenaline adventures have been used, mostly by children.
Four instructors are currently engaged in the park. The training process for two more instructors is underway, who should be employed during the season.