02. 02. 2016 @

Municipality of Dugopolje

Category: tourist offer GPS: LAT: 43.582222 / LONG 16.598889

Dugopolje is a municipality located in the gateway of the Dalmatian hinterland, 15 kilometers away from Split, the county center and the largest Croatian coastal town. It has an ideal geographic position since it is located at the intersection of the country's A1 freeway Zagreb – Split – Dubrovnik which connects northern and southern Croatia, as well as the county highway D1 Split – Sinj which connects the coast to the central Dalmatian hinterland. Dugopolje is located at the Split exit of the A1 freeway, 28 kilometers from the Split - Kaštela International Airport and 18 kilometers from both the Split ferry port and train station. Central Dalmatia's most attractive destinations (Trogir, Omiš, Makarska Riviera) are only a 30 – 45 minute car ride depending on traffic, and at approximately the same distance lay the pearls of the Dalmatian hinterland and the Cetina region - the cities of Sinj, Trilj and Vrlika.

Tourism in Dugopolje is still in its early phases but the potential is great, especially regarding outdoor recreation and sports. The natural beauty of this area can be seen in the untouched northern slope of the Mosor Mountain and in the Vranjača Cave, a protected geomorphological natural monument in the community of Kotlenice. Bicycling, trekking and mountaineering are only a few of the activities one can participate in in this part of the Dalmatian hinterlands. Currently, thre bicycle rest stops are under construction on the sites of the Rimska cesta (the old Roman Road), Dračanica Pond and Kutska Strana. These rest areas will have half closed structures measuring 12 sqm, tables and benches, as well as bicycle maps and bicycle servicing areas. In addition, the Dugopolje Tourism Board, together with their partners from Klis, Sinj, Trilj and Vrlika, are developing tourism infrastructure, meaning the construction and placement of bicycle signalization in the Dalmatian hinterlands. The starting point for the bicycle path in Dugopolje is located across from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Field.

The football stadium „Hrvatski vitezovi“ or „Croatian Knights“, located in the business zone Podi in Dugopolje, is the site of numerous trainings and tournaments, football academies and camps both for national and international clubs while the economic zone Podi offers its guests shopping, outlet stores, restaurants, supermarkets, furniture stores, appliance stores among other things. It's an ideal starting point for excursions into the beautiful landscape of the Dalmatian hinterlands, as evidenced by the current construction of a multifunctional Visitors center of Split-Dalmatia County.

Dugopolje, like all parts of the Dalmatian hinterland, is known for its quality home-made food. Guests can enjoy the same food year round that our ancestors were raised on for generations, including prosciutto and other locally cured meats, home-made goat and cow cheese, veal, lamb on the spit, suckling pig with home-made wine and brandy (rakija).

Lear more of Dugopolje on the pages of Touris Board.