If sea kayaking is the way to explore the coast, then swap paddle for pedal to explore Croatia’s relatively unknown interior. Head up into the wilds of the Gorski Kotar region, otherwise known as the green heart of Croatia, and you can spot bears, boar, butterflies or birds, depending on how fast you like to cycle!
And you don’t have to do it Tour de France style, although serious road cyclists love it here. There are plenty of guided cycling tours for those who like to cycle 50 kms in a day, rather than before breakfast. You won’t need too many energy bars either, as there are plenty of restaurants en route, with several companies offering tours that combine gastronomy and cycling.