1. Sail through islands
    © Sergej GulenokSail through islands
  2. Mountain bike to the very edge of the sea
    © Blazej LyjakMountain bike to the very edge of the sea
  3. Rock climb one of Croatia's many mountains
    © Vladislav ZhukovRock climb one of Croatia's many mountains
  4. Rent a scooter and explore on two wheels
    © Dmitriy SidashevRent a scooter and explore on two wheels
  5. Water ski (it's even better at sunset!)
    © Tobia SolaWater ski (it's even better at sunset!)
  6. Experience nature up close via campervan
    © WelcomiaExperience nature up close via campervan
  7. Parasail over the Adriatic
    © Viparat KluengsuwanchaiParasail over the Adriatic
  8. Fire up the grill, seaside
    © xbrchxFire up the grill, seaside
  9. Go rafting on a crystal-clear river
    © evnevokGo rafting on a crystal-clear river
  10. Take a windsurfing class
    © janajaninaTake a windsurfing class
  11. Ski with the sea in the background
    © Antionio199croSki with the sea in the background
  12. Lift off on a hydroflight
    © Goran JakusLift off on a hydroflight
  13. Hang glide across the greenery
    © Antionio199croHang glide across the greenery
  14. Have a ball by the sea
    © Spencer DavisHave a ball by the sea
  15. Bungee jump from a bridge
    © janajaninaBungee jump from a bridge
  16. Trek it up
    © Diogo TavaresTrek it up
  17. Ride a jet ski
    © Sebastian ComanRide a jet ski
  18. Try your hand at harvesting olives
    © Grad BrtoniglaTry your hand at harvesting olives
  19. Go scuba diving
    © Sebastian Pena LambarriGo scuba diving
  20. Cross rolling hills
    © Sonja GuinaCross rolling hills
  21. Look for Adriatic treasures while snorkeling
    © Dan GoldLook for Adriatic treasures while snorkeling
  22. Try white-water rafting
    © Firdouss RossTry white-water rafting
  23. Enjoy the snow
    © PlatakEnjoy the snow
  24. Hike through waterfalls
    © Agnieska MHike through waterfalls
  25. Take a sunset boat ride
    © Katherine MccormackTake a sunset boat ride
  26. Kayak through a cave
    © Jistra AdventuresKayak through a cave
  27. Relax with a swim
    © Filip FilkovicRelax with a swim
  28. Hit the football field, then the sea - or vice versa
    © Daniel JamesHit the football field, then the sea - or vice versa
  29. Conquer Croatia's peaks
    © Roko LabrovicConquer Croatia's peaks
  30. Ski in continental Croatia
    © Vedran TolićSki in continental Croatia
  31. Paddleboard by the coast
    © Nik ShuliahinPaddleboard by the coast
  32. Go mountain running
    © Vladimir MudrovičićGo mountain running
  33. Try extra-windy windsurfing
    © Damir SpanicTry extra-windy windsurfing
  34. Zipline across a canyon
    © Zipline CroatiaZipline across a canyon
  35. Trek to the best viewpoints
    © Kalen EmsleyTrek to the best viewpoints
  36. Try white-water kayaking
    © Rune HaugsengTry white-water kayaking
  37. Cool off with a breezy sail
    © Krzysztof KowalikCool off with a breezy sail
  38. Cycle the countryside
    Eder ChristaCycle the countryside
  39. Partake in a grape harvest by the sea
    © PicasaPartake in a grape harvest by the sea
  40. Take in waterfalls
    © Pika ZvanTake in waterfalls
  41. Jog alongside panoramic viewpoints
    © Vladimir MudrovčićJog alongside panoramic viewpoints
  42. Picnic between road trips down the coast
    © Balkan CampersPicnic between road trips down the coast
  43. Cliff dive into the Adriatic
    © Nikola RadojcicCliff dive into the Adriatic
  44. Stroll through a public park
    © Gordan GledecStroll through a public park
  45. Try out paddleboard yoga
    © janajaninaTry out paddleboard yoga
  46. Find the picture-perfect posing spot
    © Roger SteinbacherFind the picture-perfect posing spot
  47. Play basketball with views of the sea
    © Dave WeatherallPlay basketball with views of the sea
  48. Relax with an evening bike ride
    © David MarcuRelax with an evening bike ride
  49. Take the plunge and skydive
    © Skydive CroatiaTake the plunge and skydive
  50. Trek through a snowy forest
    © Goran JakušTrek through a snowy forest
  51. Zipline over a winding river
    © Zipline CroatiaZipline over a winding river
  52. Try living on a boat
    © Sergii GulenokTry living on a boat
  53. Go grape harvesting inland
    © Istria Tourist BoardGo grape harvesting inland
  54. Play tennis among Mediterranean pine trees
    © Sinjin ThomasPlay tennis among Mediterranean pine trees

In pictures: Top 54 coolest outdoor pursuits in Croatia

Sport or serenity? The choice is yours when you hit the great Croatian outdoors

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Written by
Lara Rasin
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Across its strikingly diverse landscapes, Croatia offers the chance to rock climb a mountain, parasail across islands, cycle through vineyards - and do it all in one day. The choices are endless, the landscapes are lovely, and we're showing you the highlights through 54 photos of the coolest outdoor pursuits in Croatia.

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