Biokovo Skywalk – the Biokovo Nature Park most popular sight
Biokovo Skywalk opened its doors in May 2021. It became a must-see on the list of things to do while staying in Makarska Riviera. With its horseshoe-shaped lookout outside the cliff, visitors can take a thrilling walk on a glass surface.
The majority of visits to Biokovo mountain included peak Vosac, peak St. Jure and miles of walks on the hills enjoying the scenery and wildlife that lives on the mountain. This changed with introducing the Biokovo Skywalk, a heavenly promenade for all who seek thrill and excitement. It soon became the most popular trip to take while staying in Baska Voda or Makarska Riviera and other cities such as Dubrovnik, Split, and even Sibenik and Zadar area.
There are excursion agencies that organize trips to Biokovo Skywalk and Biokovo mountain, other sightseeing places and prices go from 20€ per person. It is a good choice to book one of these excursions if you are not a good driver since driving on the road to Biokovo is at your own risk.
The road is a narrow, two way-one lane road with a designated area for cars to pass each other. Due to traffic limitations and road configuration, entrance to the park with vehicles is limited to 25 cars every full hour until 3 p.m.when the last entry to Biokovo Nature Park is possible.
Biokovo Skywalk – a heavenly promenade with a magnificent view
On the 13th km of the road, at an altitude of impressive 1228 meters, Biokovo Skywalk, with its info-center, will take you on a journey sky-high where specific weather conditions prevail. Biokovo Skywalk can receive up to 30 visitors at a time within working hours from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
After the fantastic experience of walking among clouds and a selfie that you will surely be inspired to have, there is a geological column – a three-dimensional view of the cross-section of the rocks that formed the area of Biokovo from its inception until today with a geological table of time and a description of the age and type of stones.
Skywalk Biokovo is definitely a must-see while staying in Baska Voda and Makarska Riviera
Vosac, 1422 m above sea level
At the top of Vosac, there is an amazing lookout accessible by a moderate walking trail. Even for those who are not experienced hikers, it could be reachable in about 20 minutes from the parking lot in front of the mountain hut under Vosac.
Another trail from Makarska is very popular at the end of month May when there is an organized trip from Makarska to Vošac and celebration of the upcoming summer with food and drinks.
Sv. Jure, 1762 m above sea level
Sv. Jure is at the highest top of Biokovo mountain and the location of the television tower as well as the telecommunication device building.
During wintertime, people who work inside these buildings have difficulty getting on top of Sv.Jure because of wind and snowdrifts. There are a couple of ways to get to the top of mount Biokovo; one is from the junction of Vošac road, another is hiking trail from Makarska, and this one is from Veliko Brdo through Lokve.
The most amazing thing from the peak Sv. Jure is a panoramic view of the islands as well as the hinterland. Also, when the sky is clear, it is possible to see all the way to Italy as well as towards the Bosnian mountains.