The best excursions in Croatia
For all those adventurous souls who love to explore, Croatia’s picturesque coast and rocky landscapes offer the ideal terrain for a wide variety of sporting activities. Sports enthusiasts have an endless list of must-do pulse racing sports which are all available; sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, cycling, hiking, paragliding, zip lining, and rock climbing are just a few.
Istria’s landscape of gentle green hills is ideal for cycling
. One of the most popular routes is the Parenzana trail
, 61km of which goes through the country, following a disused narrow-gauge railway that linked Porec on the coast to Trieste in Italy during the early 20th century.
Croatia’s varied landscape and terrains of plains and lakes to rolling hills and densely forested areas mean it is great for hikers who want to take in the true beauty of the country. Popular National parks to visit are Risnjak
, Paklenica National Park
(where rock climbing is also available) and Northern Velebit
If you want to experience a sport which is going to make your heart race and have that slight exhilarating quality, then also book in white water rafting to your adventure
. This activity is sought by the bravest adrenaline seekers out there; providing from beginner to expert. It’s an activity which may not be possible on your usual trip away, so to add to your holiday itinerary would be special. The River Cetina and the River Zrmanja
, both located in Dalmatia, both offer the opportunity to try white water rafting for visitors.
Guide to Croatia's Yacht Week
‘Nothing like the real world’
This must-do luxurious activity is too good to miss off the must-do list if you get the chance. The Yacht Week
is the name of a company who organise a week for you of sailing merrily between Islands on the on the ocean. You can grab your friends, 6-12 people, or ask them to organise a crew for you if there are only a couple. (The only thing to note with this experience is the minimum age of 20 years old).
You then choose a yacht starting from £255 per person, depending on whether you would like a more simple or luxurious yacht.
There are a few routes to choose from, the black being the PARTY HARD option – so maybe one for those who like to let loose! Check out the website for yourself: https://www.theyachtweek.com/