„Just keep on rowing the Neretva river, it is an honor to row the Marathon…“ is how the song goes and echoes the Valley. The Lađa Marathon is an amateur sports competition, a 22 500 m race of rowers along Neretva river in a traditional Neretva boat called lađa, from Metković to Ploče. It is by far the biggest and most watched amateur sports competition in Croatia.
A true spectacle of strong Neretvian men weighing their strength in taming the river and the wind. A unique manifestation and a delight to watch especially from a boat sailing along Neretva river, cheering the rowers while enjoying the Neretvian delicacies and music.