Bol bike trails that tell stories


Bol bike trails that tell stories
The Mediterranean sun and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea may be a priority for some of our guests when they decide to spend their vacation on the Adriatic coast, but more and more people are looking for 'something more' on top of the sun and sea. Numerous tourist communities have recognized the growing demand for content that offers a more active form of tourism, so they are tirelessly implementing projects that will meet that demand. Both domestic and foreign guests in this time of the ‘new normal’ are increasingly turning to nature, and the ideal way to connect with nature - suitable for all ages and fitness levels - are hiking and biking trails.
Bol Tourist Board on Brač - aware that active tourism is one of the preconditions for extending the season - last year it presented three new hiking and two new bike trails, based on local legends. But the story of enriching the Bol offer did not stop there.
Two Bol cycling trails about 60 kilometers long (768 - Smell the intoxicating scents of Brač and 769 - Brač fairies from myths and legends) are the world's first Bike Storytelling trails and have their own stories that can be heard in three languages ​​- accompanying software - Croatian, English and German - and are thus adapted to blind and partially sighted people, at least in the story section. For now, the trails themselves are not adapted for blind and partially sighted people, but the possibility is being prepared for them to feel the atmosphere of the trails by riding tandem bikes with the rider, and while riding they listen to the story of the trail they pass.
“Four years ago, we marked the trails, then we made maps and told our stories for the first time, and last year we put the stories and maps on the info-boards. Anyone who can't read stories can listen to them after reading a QR code on their smartphone. " - he told us Markito Marinković, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Bol.
And here's what the Bol stories say:
Trail 768 - Brač villas from myths and legends will take you on a mythical journey through the most famous island legends. It is a demanding 45 km long bike path that will take you to a height of 1057 m. Legend has it that beautiful, gentle villas gathered at the top of Vidova gora (768 m). If you climb Vidova gora, you may find them there. When the weather on the mountain gets worse, when there is thunder or lightning, the fairies Poganica and Irudica turn into witches and fight with hawthorn stakes, so be careful if you find bad weather there. On the way back to Bol, pay attention to the traces of St. George, created while - as the legend says - he chased a dragon that was flying over Brač.
Trail 769- Smell the intoxicating smells of Brač will take you along the fragrant fields of rosemary, sage and lavender, and when you reach the beach Zlatni rat - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - you will be immersed in the intoxicating smell of pine trees. Here try to find the Stone of Happiness, a combination of shell and stone, which brings eternal happiness and prosperity to the finder.
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