Croatia is a top adventure holidays destination. The mix of well-preserved medieval towns with a trendy atmosphere is fascinating. Not to mention the variety of outdoor activities it offers.
Croatia – Top Adventure Holidays Destination
The first time I’ve been to Croatia was in 2015 when I cycled by myself from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik. The country brings me back good memories. Although I’ve cycled many kilometers along the Dalmatian Coast, I could not really enjoy the beaches and towns I had passed by. I was on the road almost every day.
This time was different. I had two weeks of relaxing and chilling out with my family. Also, I’ve leveraged the beautiful landscape to do some triathlon training. After an overnight at Trogir, we’ve headed to Brač Island. We’ve set our HQ at the lovely town of Bol. Then we went to Hvar Island, staying in Milna, and finally, we’ve spent the lasts days at Dubrovnik.
Outdoor Activities Variety
The islands offer plenty of sport travel experiences. There are fantastic cycling routes. Whether you are looking for road cycling or mountain biking, there is something for you. I’ve contacted Hvar Life for cycling guidance in Hvar Island. They offer top-end bike rental, cycling tours, triathlon training, and adventure experiences. Hiking enthusiasts won’t be disappointed as there are many hiking trails everywhere. The one from Bol to Vidova Gora summit in Brač Island is a must! Also, there are many options for Rock Climbing.
The Adriatic Sea is gorgeous, and the water temperature was perfect! I had a couple of swimming sessions. Be aware, however, of the boats. The kayaking tours, as well as Stand up Paddling (SUP) tours, are great for a family activity to explore the coastline. Aldura Sport in Brač Island is one of many companies to offer. There are also many alternatives for windsurfing and kitesurfing, whether you are experienced or want to give a try. Snorkeling and scuba diving are excellent choices as well.
The Pearl of the Adriatic
Dubrovnik, known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic,” is truly a jewel. The city’s Old Town is a spectacular site, being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. In 1991 the town was heavily bombarded during the breakup of Yugoslavia. The historic walled city was completely repaired and restored in the late 1990s becoming one of the top Mediterranean tourist destinations.