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Sail through islands1/54
© Sergej GulenokSail through islands
Mountain bike to the very edge of the sea2/54
© Blazej LyjakMountain bike to the very edge of the sea
Rock climb one of Croatia's many mountains3/54
© Vladislav ZhukovRock climb one of Croatia's many mountains
Rent a scooter and explore on two wheels4/54
© Dmitriy SidashevRent a scooter and explore on two wheels
Water ski (it's even better at sunset!)5/54
© Tobia SolaWater ski (it's even better at sunset!)
Experience nature up close via campervan6/54
© WelcomiaExperience nature up close via campervan
Parasail over the Adriatic7/54
© Viparat KluengsuwanchaiParasail over the Adriatic
Fire up the grill, seaside8/54
© xbrchxFire up the grill, seaside
Go rafting on a crystal-clear river9/54
© evnevokGo rafting on a crystal-clear river
Take a windsurfing class10/54
© janajaninaTake a windsurfing class
Ski with the sea in the background11/54
© Antionio199croSki with the sea in the background
Lift off on a hydroflight12/54
© Goran JakusLift off on a hydroflight
Hang glide across the greenery13/54
© Antionio199croHang glide across the greenery
Have a ball by the sea14/54
© Spencer DavisHave a ball by the sea
Bungee jump from a bridge15/54
© janajaninaBungee jump from a bridge
Trek it up16/54
© Diogo TavaresTrek it up
Ride a jet ski17/54
© Sebastian ComanRide a jet ski
Try your hand at harvesting olives18/54
© Grad BrtoniglaTry your hand at harvesting olives
Go scuba diving19/54
© Sebastian Pena LambarriGo scuba diving
Cross rolling hills20/54
© Sonja GuinaCross rolling hills
Look for Adriatic treasures while snorkeling21/54
© Dan GoldLook for Adriatic treasures while snorkeling
Try white-water rafting22/54
© Firdouss RossTry white-water rafting
Enjoy the snow23/54
© PlatakEnjoy the snow
Hike through waterfalls24/54
© Agnieska MHike through waterfalls
Take a sunset boat ride25/54
© Katherine MccormackTake a sunset boat ride
Kayak through a cave26/54
© Jistra AdventuresKayak through a cave
Relax with a swim27/54
© Filip FilkovicRelax with a swim
Hit the football field, then the sea - or vice versa28/54
© Daniel JamesHit the football field, then the sea - or vice versa
Conquer Croatia's peaks29/54
© Roko LabrovicConquer Croatia's peaks
Ski in continental Croatia30/54
© Vedran TolićSki in continental Croatia
Paddleboard by the coast31/54
© Nik ShuliahinPaddleboard by the coast
Go mountain running32/54
© Vladimir MudrovičićGo mountain running
Try extra-windy windsurfing33/54
© Damir SpanicTry extra-windy windsurfing
Zipline across a canyon34/54
© Zipline CroatiaZipline across a canyon
Trek to the best viewpoints35/54
© Kalen EmsleyTrek to the best viewpoints
Try white-water kayaking36/54
© Rune HaugsengTry white-water kayaking
Cool off with a breezy sail37/54
© Krzysztof KowalikCool off with a breezy sail
Cycle the countryside38/54
Eder ChristaCycle the countryside
Partake in a grape harvest by the sea39/54
© PicasaPartake in a grape harvest by the sea
Take in waterfalls40/54
© Pika ZvanTake in waterfalls
Jog alongside panoramic viewpoints41/54
© Vladimir MudrovčićJog alongside panoramic viewpoints
Picnic between road trips down the coast42/54
© Balkan CampersPicnic between road trips down the coast
Cliff dive into the Adriatic43/54
© Nikola RadojcicCliff dive into the Adriatic
Stroll through a public park44/54
© Gordan GledecStroll through a public park
Try out paddleboard yoga45/54
© janajaninaTry out paddleboard yoga
Find the picture-perfect posing spot46/54
© Roger SteinbacherFind the picture-perfect posing spot
Play basketball with views of the sea47/54
© Dave WeatherallPlay basketball with views of the sea
Relax with an evening bike ride48/54
© David MarcuRelax with an evening bike ride
Take the plunge and skydive49/54
© Skydive CroatiaTake the plunge and skydive
Trek through a snowy forest50/54
© Goran JakušTrek through a snowy forest
Zipline over a winding river51/54
© Zipline CroatiaZipline over a winding river
Try living on a boat52/54
© Sergii GulenokTry living on a boat
Go grape harvesting inland53/54
© Istria Tourist BoardGo grape harvesting inland
Play tennis among Mediterranean pine trees54/54
© 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

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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