Gorski Kotar – Something for Every Age

t-gorskikotar1Gorski Kotar, an alpine and highland country located north of the Kvarner area, is offering its guests new attractions. The entire region is known for its wealth of excursion tourism, sports and recreation facilities and lodgings that nurture the spirit of highland tradition. As a tourist destination, Gorski kotar is suited to all ages, from families with small children to athletes and pensioners. Everyone, in any season, can find enough attractive tourist programs to make his or her holiday all the more interesting. To say nothing of the natural setting and the clean mountain air that will further improve the quality of an active vacation.

One of the better-known destinations is Fužine, as of this year richer for two more lodging facilities, while an alpine house on the nearby Platak ski run has been renovated.

The city of Delnice too, has rounded off its rich sporting offer. Its sports centre features almost all of the facilities needed by professional athletes, from sports halls and courts, swimming pools, to ski runs and Delnice’s newest attraction – a large ski jump facility. The 70-metre ski jump was built back in 1947 but had been out of operation for the last twenty years. The ever growing number of skiers coming to the nearby ski runs convinced the city fathers and entrepreneurs to renovate it. Also open for business is a smaller 30-metre ski jump.

Besides Delnice, large funds are being invested in the development of tourism in nearby Vrbovsko. By year’s end Vrbovsko will see the opening of a new high category hotel that will feature a wellness centre with accompanying facilities and a congress centre. Also in the books are several sports centres for handball, tennis and bocce. Besides being recognised for its quality, the hotel will also be memorable for the local cuisine on offer, featuring traditional highland specialties made with cheese, local milk, berries, forest mushroom and medicinal herbs. The construction of this hotel will improve the quality of accommodation infrastructure, and when the future Bijela kosa ski run is opened next year near Vrbovsko the town will make a solid step forward in tourism. The entire area has great potential in tourism. Also near Vrbovsko are two rivers, the Kupa and Dobra, ideal for fishing and adventure tourism, and a rich forest suitable for hunting tourism. For more info visit page about Gorski Kotar

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