Do you fancy a real adventure in Croatia? Then we have just the thing for you! Read the following blog and find out all about the best activities for a true adventurous holiday in Zadar and its surroundings and pure thrills in Croatia.
Some vacationers like spending their holiday in a quiet and more relaxed way and fully recharge their batteries. Others, however, are adrenaline junkies and want to try everything possible during some unforgettable trips and, perhaps, even push themselves out of their comfort zone. This blog is four our adventurous guests who are looking for a selection of the best and most unique outdoor activities and things on water, land and in the air for an adventure-filled vacation in the citz Zadar and Zadar region!
Pure Adventure in Zadar & the Surrounding Area
We’ll start with the city of Zadar and the surrounding area on the mainland of Croatia, as there are some things to be explored. In Zadar, you can not only marvel at historical sights, but also create unforgettable memories by discovering the Croatian and Dalmatian nature from its most amazing and adventurous side during some amazing day trips and tours.
Off to the Battlefield: Paintball in the Adventure Park Zadar
The Adventure Park Zadar is located just outside the city of Zadar in the village of Kozino. In addition to the numerous climbing opportunities for young and old and a few quads with which you can explore the wilderness, there is also the opportunity to play paintball in the park. Show off your shooting skills, form teams with your family and friends and advance your strategic skills. Experience the thrill of the battle while hiding from the enemy and camouflaging in the bushes during your paintball match in Zadar.
Not for Those with a Faint Heart: Bungee Jumping from the Maslenica Bridge
This activity is definitely from those who say “yes” to most people and who have a strong stomach. Bungee jumping is really not for everyone, especially the jump from Maslenica Bridge which is the highest bungee jump in Croatia. The bungee jumping station is located on the famous red Maslenica bridge in the vicinity of Zadar, from which you are jumping straight towards the sea. The panorama of the canal and mighty Velebit Mountain make the jump even more fascinating a thrilling. If you want to immortalize this exciting moment, definitely bring your GoPro camera and capture the experience in a unique way.
Following the Footsteps of Winnetou: Jeep Safari Velebit
The Velebit Mountain is the largest mountain in Croatia with numerous hiking trails adorning it and offering the opportunity of exploring the unique nature of the mountain. Due to its vast size, it is impossible to explore the entirety of the mountain during one day trip which is why a jeep tour through the Velebit Mountain is an excellent idea. With suitable off-road vehicles you will be driving along the road Majstorska cesta and discover some filming locations of Winnetou, the canyon of the river Zrmanja and the 1000 m high summit Tulove grede. The nature of the mountains is mesmerizing and imposing at the same time due to its size and breath.
The Largest Free Climbing Facility in Croatia in the National Park Paklenica
Let’s stay on the Velebit Mountain and go to the National Park Paklenica near Starigrad, as it is an unavoidable destination for all climbing enthusiasts. In the National Park Paklenica, there are several gorges that are a true paradise for all climbers while some parts are also suitable for our youngest climbers. The special thing about National Park Paklenica is its proximity to the sea, so that outdoor water sports can easily be combined with free climbing and all of this surrounds a unique panorama of the untouched nature.
Raise Dust during a Buggy Safari in Zadar
We have already explored the area with an off-road vehicle and now we are embarking on a day trip of discovery with another vehicle. An off-road buggy seems to be the ideal vehicle for the untouched landscape of the region around Zadar. Weather on the street or off the beaten track, with a buggy you can get almost anywhere and experience a real adrenaline rush during these amaying trips. Defy the seemingly irrepressible nature of Croatia and experience the beauties of the vegetation far away from civilization.
Fight the Wild Zrmanja while Rafting
Let’s talk a bit about some water activities. The river of Zrmanja meanders like a snake from the Velebit Mountain through the nature of Croatia all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Experience the spectacular landscape of this river with its rapids in the best way possibly – by going rafting. Join forces with the sports enthusiasts at Raftrek who are just waiting to conquer the rapids of Zrmanja with you and show you the beauties of the canyon during a fantastic day trip.
The Destination for the Truest Adventurers – the Zadar Archipelago
Now that we have explored the mainland part of the Zadar region, let’s head over to the islands, which Zadar seems to have an endless number of. In addition to the National Park Kornati, the Zadar archipelago also offers other beautiful islands. Some of them are large and inhabited, others amaze with their untouched nature. Each island is unique and offers numerous activities for an adventurous vacation at the Adriatic Sea.
Step on the Pedals & Explore the Island of Ugljan
Directly opposite of Zadar is the island of Ugljan with its small picturesque villages. Its practical location right next to Zadar makes it very easy to reach by ferry and is, therefore, a popular day trip destination. Still spared from mass tourism and covered with green nature, the island of Ugljan is the perfect place for a bike tour. Rent bicycles for your whole group at Zzuum and discover the untouched beauties of the island and secluded bays that will give you’re the cooling off you will need.
Discover the Beauty of the Islands on a Boat Tour
Off the coast of Zadar are some of the most beautiful islands of Croatia. Therefore, exploring the archipelago is a must and the best way to do it is by boat. Check out the range of tours offered by Zadar Archipelago and discover the National Park Kornati, the Nature Park Telascica and the surrounding islands. Experience the most beautiful sunset of Croatia with your loved ones on a private boat tour and create unforgettable memories with your familiy and your group of friends.
Row to Paradise & be Amazed by the Island of Dugo Otok
A must during your vacation in Croatia is definitely the island of Dugi Otok, because there you will find everything you can hope for during an adventure trip, starting from beautiful beaches and hidden bays to enchanted caves and grottos. The team at Kayak & Bike Tours Zadar will show you all these paradisiacal places. With a kayak you can row to the famous Saharun beach or discover the Golubinka cave and be enchanted by the unique nature of the island of Dugi Otok. Discover some of the kazaking tours offered by Kayak & Bike Tours Zadar and organize an amaying day trip.
Immerse Yourself in the Unique Underwater World of Croatia
After these numerous shore excursions and tours, you should definitely get to know the magical underwater world of Croatia. The diversity of species and animals is particularly breathtaking in the vicinity of the National Park Kornati and the Nature Park Telascica. When diving with professional equipment, you can marvel at corals, various fish and even a large shipwreck. Do not miss this experience and discover Croatia and the islands of the Zadar region from their mysterious side.
Experience the Zadar Region from a Bird's Eye View
After a few water and land excursions, we still have to discover the Zadar region from the air and a panoramic flight with a small private plane is ideal for this. The flights start from Zadar Airport and you can choose between different routes. Circling high above the Zadar archipelago or discover Croatian national parks, such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, from a bird's eye view. A panoramic flight over the Adriatic Sea from Croatia is truly a unique experience and opens up a completely new and special view of the beauties of Croatia's nature and the Zadar region.
After numerous adventurous activities, we have now come to the end of our guide to an adventure-filled vacation. We hope that we have been able to arouse your interest in one or the other activity and that you will experience the real thrill in Croatia. If you are still missing the right accommodation in the Zadar region for your dream adventure holiday, take a look at our beautiful villas with pool in Zadar and create an oasis of relaxation in a luxurious villa in Zadar after an adventurous day.
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