The countdown to the widely popular Drina Regatta, the biggest tourist event in Ljubovija organized by the local tourist board, has started. The Regatta is due to start on 8th July.
“The Drina Regatta was a launching pad for tourism in our area. Here, tourists come to sail and relax over a long weekend, from Thursday to Sunday. We might even extend the regatta to last for an entire week”, says director of the Ljubovija Tourist Board, Sladjana Grujicic.
The regatta participants will have an opportunity to tour the local monasteries and canyons and engage in sports and recreational tourism, fishing, cycling, rafting, hiking, scuba diving and canyoning.
Day one of the festival is usually reserved for a swimming competition and fish soup competition near the small river of Vrelo in Perucac. The following day includes ‘Competition Regatta’ itself, which goes from Perućac to Bajina Bašta and dives from the Drina bridge which connects Bajina Bašta and Skelani in the Republika Srpska.
The third day is reserved for a major event and fun – recreational downhill, which involved hundreds of vessels and crew, with the trumpet, floating bar, music raft, barbecue and other specialties of the local.
At the plateau of the confluence of the Rača into the Drina, there is a music event held named ‘Most-fest’ (Bridge-Fest), and at the city square – Health and Recreation Fair.
The three-day regatta accompanied by concerts and other events, attracts over 100,000 visitors from from the country and abroad.
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