In pictures: Top 54 coolest outdoor pursuits in Croatia

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

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