Most Popular Adventurous Activities In Croatia
Where do you
find thrill and adventure in Croatia?
Croatia is not just a kingdom of cultural treasures but is
also home to various geographical wonders. The glorious landscapes that adorn the country range from lofty peaks to
sparkling seashores and from mystical forests to gushing waterfalls. These marvels of nature offer plenty of
opportunities to the tourists to indulge in a variety of adventure sports.
These thrilling activities are perfect for achieving an
adrenaline rush and for witnessing the raw beauty of nature at close quarters. Here are some of the exciting
adventures that you must participate in, to conquer the diverse terrains of this alluring
|Declared as the second National Park in 1949,
Paklenica is a river canyon located at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain range, not far
from Zadar city on Dalmatian coast.
Some of the most challenging hiking trails of Croatia can be
found at the gorges of the Paklenica National Park and at the staggering limestone cliffs of Bijele and Samarske
Stijene. However, if you are a beginner, then you may prefer the easier but equally picturesque trails of the
Plitvice Lakes National Park. The
summits of Mount Ucka and the Biokovo Mountain offer a spectacular view that is worth climbing up the slopes for,
while lush green meadows and rustic scenery are offered by the hiking trail through the Risnjak National Park.
Packing a comfortable pair of shoes is a must if you wish to treat your eyes to these delightful
|The very first Croatian National Park, also designated
in 1949, is the best known and most popular of Croatia's seven National Parks, with over one
million visitors annually.
The coastline of Croatia is embraced by the sapphire blue
waves of the Adriatic Sea, which is home to some breathtakingly vibrant marine life. Needless to
say, diving is one of the most sought after activities in the country and there are several excellent sites to
enjoy the same. The Bisevo Grotto (Blue Cave) is a unique diving site that provides a surreal experience due to
the fact that this sea cave is illuminated by a brilliant blue light. Equally fascinating is the sea wreckage
surrounded by corals and fishes that can be spotted by plunging into the waters at Rovinj. Other popular diving
spots include those at the Kornati Islands and at the beaches of Dubrovnik.
|One of the most unique beaches in the world and
Croatia is Zlatni Rat beach, located near
the town of Bol, on the popular Brač island, where you can also enjoy
Croatia is blessed with some cool sea breeze and warm
sunshine that create the perfect weather for sailing. Island hopping is the
best way to explore the beauty of the tiny specks of land that dot the sea and sailing is the best way to go island
hopping. Most of the popular islands have sheltered bays where you can drop your anchor to wander through the
enchanting towns and sprawling vineyards. The island of Hvar offers fragrant
lavender fields while Brac Island is known for its splendid beaches and limestone architecture. You can also sail
to the Mljet National Park to take a dip in the massive salt water lakes that the park is famous for. This is one
nautical adventure you will not want to miss!
|Named after the river that runs through it, National
Park Krka is known for its numerous
lakes and waterfalls, where one of your adventure activities can be scenic off road
Off Road Cycling
If you wish to work out those leg muscles then mountain
biking is the right choice for you. The slopes of the Biokovo Mountain and the Vidova Gora are tailor made for a
challenging ride to the summit. Cycling is also the best way to admire the magnificence of the national parks of
the region and most parks have dedicated cycling trails that are suitable for the entire family. The cycling trail
at the Krka National Park offers vividly hued scenery and the cycling tour of Istria is a great way to explore the
countryside. This is an excellent adventure sport for staying fit even while feasting on
|Biokovo Mountain is the largest and the highest
mountain range in Dalmatia, and the 2nd highest in Croatia, rising 1762 m above the sea level,
popular with mountain cyclists.
Those who prefer riding the waves can head over to Bol on the
island of Brac, a destination known for its favorable conditions for surfing. The waves near the island of Hvar are
also quite high and the beaches of Vrboska are often frequented by surfers. Popular surfing spots on the
Istrian Peninsula are the bays of Dajla and Medulin, where the waves are
the highest from winter to spring. Accommodation can easily be found in the vicinity of these surfing spots and
equipment can be rented from the stalls near the beaches. Additionally, these destinations also provide some
fascinating views of the sparkling sea.
These wonderful activities will add some excitement and
adventure to your Croatian vacation. If you are a beginner, you can sign up for lessons in these adventure sports
that are offered by trained professionals. So, make your next vacation in
Croatia invigorating by climbing to
the peaks of the mountains and plunging into the depths of the sea!
A guest post by Alisa, a graphic
designer and a passionate traveler.