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    With a number of islands, lakes, and cascading waterfalls merging with canyons and rivers having rapids perfect for rafting, Croatia is emerging among the top adventure destinations in the world. The top adventure sports in Croatia can range from challenging the air with kiteboarding or braving the waves with canyoning, exploring the underwater life or conquering the mountainous roads on a bike. Various places like Dubrovnik, Omis, Hvar, and Split are the hotspots for such adventure sports where you will find efficient guides to train you at affordable rates on your vacation.

    Mind Blowing Adventure Sports In Croatia

    See where all you can indulge in some adrenaline rush in Croatia!

    1. Ziplining

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    Taking off from thirty-five meters above sea level and soaring over the Crikvenica coastal region on a zipline is definitely one of the best Croatia adventure activities where you get to fly without wings. In just thirty seconds, the 500 meters descent is sure to get your heart racing! Other ziplining opportunities are available at Pazin Cave where you can take 40kmph ride of 220 meters and 50kmph ride of 280 meters. On Cetina River Canyon, 8-wired ziplining of 2100 meters has the speed of about 65 kmph.

    Average cost: INR 4266 in Omis | INR 1280 in Pazin Cave


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    2. Paragliding

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    Quite similar to ziplining but without the harness, paragliding is one of the best adventure sports in Croatia with a number of take-off spots like Istria’s Ucla and Mount Cicarija. From Raspadalica Camp, as you take the descend over the Cicarija Mountain where the South-western winds heavy with the smell of medicinal plantation will keep you intoxicated. Hovering over the 550 meter altitude, you can view the wild mountainous landscape and hamlets.
    Mount Biokovo, Tribalj, and Lic in Gorski Kotar and Rijeka are other popular spots for paragliding. Tribalj, with 790 to 700 meter elevation change, offers 15-25 minutes of smooth flight.

    Average cost: INR 5147 for a tandem flight

    3. Rock Climbing

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    Mountain adventure in Croatia comes with the safety measures of using helmets, climbing harness, and shoes to brave the rugged rock walls standing as sentinels around Omis. It would take around three hours of perseverance to climb 30 meters and marvel at the Omis city, Cetina Canyon, and the Adriatic Sea.

    One of the best rocks among 340 limestone rocks in Paklenica National Park is the Anica Kuk which is best climbed during April to October. Mostly bolted, the routes range from sports routes (single pitch) to 350 meters tall big walls.

    4. Basic And Extreme Canyoning

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    With the perfect balance of various activities like hiking, diving, abseiling, climbing, caving, swimming, sliding, and jumping, the best place for canyoning in Croatia is Cetina River along with Omis, Rijeka, Badnjevica, and Split. 50 meter cascading waterfalls, limpid streams, subterranean tunnels, lakes, natural pools, 180 meter cliffs, and some breathtaking ascend-descend of the two kilometer canyoning make Cetina a hotspot.

    The 800 meter Devil’s Passage with 2 meter width and 100 meter height is another canyoning paradise.

    Average cost: INR 2771 for Devil’s Passage canyoning

    5. Cliff Jumping

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    Deepwater soloing and cliff jumping are the challenging adventure sports in Croatia where you would get no safety gear but shoes. You will get to explore the off-beat cliffs, and depending on how adventurous you are feeling, choose the jumping base from two meters to ten meters in height! So this one certainly is not for the faint-hearted!

    Average cost: INR 3166

    6. White Water Rafting

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    White Water Rafting in Croatia is best enjoyed in Cetina River canyon that will take around three hours to pass through the deep river, rocks, waterfalls, and caves with various rock formations. 15 kilometer Una River rafting from Strbacki Buk to Lahovo offers Grade IV and V Rapids of Una National Park. Among other sites like Mreznica, Kupa, Dobra and Korana, only the Zrmanja River stands out for its 69 kilometer journey through 200 meter canyons and narrow valleys.

    7. Bungee Jumping and Skydiving

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    Split is the Mecca for adventure sports, and offer skydiving opportunities at Dalmatian Coast over the Adriatic Sea, Hvar, and Zagreb where you can enjoy a 45-second tandem freefall experience. Alternatively, visit Sibenik Bridge from July 1st to August end to go bungee jumping in Croatia from the forty meter high bridge.

    8. Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

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    Windsurfing, being one of the most popular adventure sports in Croatia, can be enjoyed at Viganj, Ravni, Baska, Brac, Preluk, and Premantura. Throughout the year, Viganj is busting with beginner windsurfers during the morning and advanced windsurfers during the afternoon with around 20 knots wind speed. Other kiteboarding sites include Brac, Peljesac, and Nin, while Bol with its 15 to 25 knots wind-speed is complemented well with surveillance, the assistance of guides, and launching platforms. With a sandy beach, shallow water, and strong winds, kiteboarding in Usce is quite a unique experience in Croatia adventure holidays.

    9. Sea And River Kayaking

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    With warm and lipid Adriatic water and predictable heavy winds, Dubrovnik climate is perfect for sea kayaking through the thousand islands, rocky cliffs, Napoleonic and Roman ruins, hidden coves, limestone archways, and Elaphite Archipelago. One of the best family activity holidays in Croatia can be spent paddling over the coral reefs, underwater life, and sunken ships. Both single day guided tours and multi-day kayaking trips are available to Kolocep Islands.

    Average cost: INR 4284 (5-day kayaking with 2-2.5 paddling hours)

    10. Caving

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    Among various caverns with varying difficulty levels, Modrica Cave, 30 kilometers from Zadar is the perfect destination for Croatia adventure tours. The 829-meter long cave, with up to ten-meter tall chambers filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations, can be explored with a helmet and carbide lamp. Without any light, distinct steps and paths, the cave exploration is quite challenging but not so uncomfortable, with the inside temperature being at a constant 15 degrees. The narrow entrance and passages add to the difficulty quotient.
    Other places for caving: Veternica Cave, Biserujka, Modra Spilja, Beredine, Romualdova Spilja, Grabovaca Cave Park, Festinsko Kraljevstvo

    Average cost: INR 1710 for two hours

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    These adventure sports in Croatia are sure to appeal to all adventure junkies as well as beginners. Now get going to Croatia and experience them all!


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