Things to do in Croatia

Croatia has a lot to offer for kayakers. Out here on our island it is perfect because it isn't tidal so we get to cover good distances. The kayak instructors in Croatia, in general, are of a high level. There are no rogue kayak instructors.

Kudos to kayakers

Kayakers are always fun. They are littoral luvvies really, seeking a different perspective on life. Most people in life like to look out to sea, but kayakers take in the landscape and all its complexities from the water. If you haven’t kayaked before, Croatia is a top place to start.
One of the things we love about rafting is that it adds a dose of adrenaline to your day. It takes you our of your comfort zone and gives you a sense of accomplishment. It's safe for families and kids absolutely love it.

Rafting is fresh

There is no shortage of sea kayaking in Croatia, but for total immersion in fresh water try white water rafting at one of their inland beauty spots. Not only will you escape the summer crowds, but you will be cooler in so many ways.
If sea kayaking is the way to explore the coast, then swap paddle for pedal to explore Croatia’s relatively unknown interior.

A pannier full of pleasure

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 50km 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.

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Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

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Autumn is all about wine

Autumn is a great time to visit vineyards and sample the fine wines on offer, as this is the harvesting season. The weather is still mild, there are few tourists around, and you can stimulate your tastebuds and mood as you go.

It is also the food harvest for many producers too. Markets are fecund and restaurants have the time to chat about their specialties and engage about their culture.

And if you go for a guided tour that takes you from fine wine to fine food, you don’t have to worry about driving either. The vineyards stretch all the way to the north, so consider combining this with a Slovenian wine tasting tour too. And who can resist a two-for-one offer on wine?
Written by Catherine Mack
Photo credits: [Page banner: Anrie Papp] [Rafting: ahenobarbus] [A pannier full of pleasure: SI-Ziga] [Wine: aiva.]