Active Vacations in Croatia
There is an inviting diversity of options for active holidays in Croatia. The well-developed tourist industry makes it an exceptional adventure destination, with countless possibilities for active and recreational sports both on land and water. The Adriatic Sea is the primary water sports scene, but the inland rivers have been busy with holidaymakers for years as well.
Such popular water sport activities as rafting, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and diving are the best way to explore the islands, coastal areas and rivers of Croatia.
Among other active sports that are popular with tourists who are opting for an adventure travel in Croatia are climbing and paragliding in magnificent national parks and other breathtaking mainland and island locations. Cycling, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding through valleys and wooded hills win more and more fans. Water sports enthusiasts are attracted by floating on or above the waves, depending on which they choose, water skiing or parasailing. Sports fishing, including underwater spearfishing in the rich waters of the Adriatic is another enormously popular activity.
Rafting on the winding rivers is a great opportunity for an inspiring adventure travel in Croatia. The fascinating landscape of the country's interior creates a marvellous setting for this exciting sport.
Kayaking offers an excellent chance to discover wild nature's beauties. Choose between whitewater kayaking trips along rivers and waterfalls or sea kayaking tours aiming at myriad bays and coves.
Sailing has been a strategically and commercially important maritime activity for centuries, but now is the most exciting way to explore the rugged coastal area and beautifully located islands.
Windsurfers can find superb locations for active vacations in Croatia with the ideal wind for balancing on the narrow surfboard and conquering the waves.
Diving in the pleasantly warm calm sea that features a variety of underwater landscape, many wrecks and an abundance of colourful sea creatures, becomes a passion with every visitor who gives it a try.
Cycling is both an active and leisurely sport that is ideal for body exercise. Croatia has thousands of kilometres of countryside and mountain biking tracks to make memorable tours of the country.