We all look for a relaxed vacation and what better a place than Croatia. With its beaches, historical sites and beautiful towns, you sure know where to head in the coming summer break. But for all those who crave for an adventurous trip, Croatia is the right place to kick in with its perfect outdoor activities offering an enthralling experience. We all know that high mountains, green landscapes and crystal-clear water are best suited for sport activities and Croatia offers them all.
Zip-lining in Omis
In Omiš you have the opportunity to have your own level of excitement when it comes to zip-lining. Hanging 150 meters over the narrow valley off a steel wire gives you a sense of achievement which you can’t forget. Besides Omiš is only 25 kilometers south-east of Split. The one of a kind point of view of the Canyon of Cetina River joined with the intensity of flying through the air for an aggregate of 2,100 meters, is undeniably a venture which you will cherish.
Up, up in the sky!
For people who want more of an adrenaline rush there is Biokovo in the north of Croatia as well as Motovun in Istria, which offers you a paragliding experience you won’t forget. Flying in the air after climbing up the mountain really feels like freedom. From up there you can not only see the beautiful flora but also admire the view of the nearby coastline with its charming scenic view of villages.
A unique paragliding experience
Whether you want the rush of high speed or just want to admire the beautiful view –Croatia is best seen from high above.
The capital of Croatia will let you see Zagreb from a different viewpoint and that too from the balloon. Float over the lovely landscape and enjoy the view or just take a break from the lively city life flying over the hills of Zagorje. Time your ride for the sun rise in the morning hours or sun set in the evening, this marvellous view is worth a look.
Ain’t no waters wild enough!
Kayaking is splendid for those who want to access out-of-the-way spots. Specialist agencies across the Adriatic coast organise half-day, full-day, and even multi-day expeditions with canoes.
Mreznica River is ideal for an audacious kayaking experience and allows you to enjoy the nature with exercising. Mreznica is one of Croatia’s most attractive rivers and home to many extraordinary plants and animals.
Clear water and numerous travertine waterfalls interspersed with calm water make it the perfect spot for kayaking and canoeing.
Also the surroundings of Dubrovnik and the Elaphite Islands make a great spot for kayaking. Starting from Lokrum or Dubrovnik you can easily move towards to the island of Koločep which is known for its pebble beaches. After this you can visit Lopud with its churches and monasteries from the 16th century and Šipan whichis the most favourable place of Dubrovnik’s aristocracy.
Kiteboarding in Nin
Besides Premantura, right on the rim of the Istrian peninsula, Pelješac with the river Neretva and the strait between the Pelješac peninsula and the islet of Korčula with its towns of Viganj and Kućište, there is also Zlatni Rat, near Bol on Brač, which is not only one of the best beaches to party on but has also a long surfing tradition and ideal weather conditions for kite boarding. This large and safe beach provides you with local clubs and companies who organise classes for beginners as well as offering all the necessary infrastructure and technical support of trained staff for experienced kiters too.
Kiteboarding is all about technique and skills and the basics are pretty easy to learn. This ‘fly by board’ spot islocated in the Dalmatian region of Croatia and only 15 kilometers from in the north of Dalmatia. The winds provide ideal conditions for kite boarders as well as for windsurfers and stand-up-paddlers. A number of surf and kite schools provide both the beginners and experts among the water sports fans with everything they need for a surf holiday to cherish.
Windsurfing only needs strong and constant winds and a warm climate. Serious windsurfers will love Viganj on Pelješac. The temperature of the sea doesn’t fall below 15 degrees, perfect for this type of activity.
Savudrija in Istria is one of the places which provides you with constant winds. As well as the protected bay of Preluk, between or Baška on the island of Krk with their beautiful beaches. Likewise the south of Pula, on the Premantura peninsula, Cape Kamenjak always gives you perfect wind due to the configuration of the land. Whether it is a cold ‘bura’ (north-east) wind, which often reaches up to 40 knots, or the thermal maestral wind, which reliably blows every day during the season.
But there is again Bol on Brač which is an eye catcher for windsurfers because of stronger winds. The maestral, that softly blows in the morning is perfect for beginners, as well as experienced surfers. During the summer season Zlatni Rat is a popular spot for many surfers from across the globe, with international competitions that are often held here.