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Active Holidays in Croatia

Home to the most spectacular islands and coastal scenery in the world, Croatia is a magical destination for an active holiday. 

Croatia is blessed with a huge coastline stretching down the Adriatic Sea from Istrian peninsular in the north to the fascinating walled city of Dubrovnik in the south. Sunny Croatia is perfect for a week (or two) active holiday. Don’t miss the equally beautiful walled towns of Split and Zadar along the coast, island hop on the Croatia’s sparkling islands including Hvar and venture inland to lesser known canyons caves in the mountains. This pretty country is also a great springboard into its many neighbours: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Featured Holidays in Croatia

Sea and Summit Adventures in Croatia

A Jewel of the Mediterranean; with a coast of sapphire clear waters shaded by ancients walled towns and an unrivalled archipelago stretching nearly its entire length. Head inland on one of our active holidays to Croatia and you’ll find rugged mountain ranges with canyons and caves to excite any adventurer.

Getting Active in Croatia

Croatia is an adventurer’s paradise. Its long rocky coastline unravels with every stroke of the kayak paddle opening up new and exciting bays and coves. Inland you can explore the rugged Balkan mountains that stretch deep into neighbouring countries and discover valleys few venture into. An Active Holiday in Croatia is perfect for walkers, cyclists and families alike.

Walking Holidays in Croatia

Escape the hustle and bustle of the main tourist towns and explore the quieter, more traditional Croatia. Our walking holidays in Croatia take in the idyllic islands of Croatia’s many archipelago’s or head deep into the remote mountains of the Balkans and explore the neighbouring countries.

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Cycling Holidays in Croatia

Cycling through Croatia is simply divine. Our routes are chosen to take in the most stunning scenery and the best of the roads. While we like to get the miles in on the road, there is still plenty of time to rest and explore the quiet little villages we cycle through. But if you want to a more flexible cycling holiday in Croatia then why not try our self-guided trips where you can choose when and where you stop for a break.


Family Holidays in Croatia

With its warm crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkelling in or discovering hidden bays, along with an abundance of medieval fortified tows, Croatia is a family holiday haven. Our trips are centre-based so there’s lots of flexibility with activities for children and adults alike, even if it’s just messing in the pool or sipping wine while the kids mess around in the pool


Part of the Beautiful Balkans

Nestled within the captivating embrace of the Balkans, Croatia boasts a symphony of cultural facets. Its azure Adriatic coast is a sparkling gem, where ancient towns whisper tales of Byzantine and Roman legacies. Croatia harmonises tradition and modernity, exuding an aura of resilience and innovation, a testament to its turbulent history. Among the Balkan siblings, it stands as a proud, diverse, and coastal beauty, drawing travellers with its rich tapestry of landscapes, from pristine beaches to majestic mountains, all framed by the compelling Balkan spirit.

Where to go in Croatia

Our active holidays in Croatia span the width and breadth, from the ancient coastal fort of Dubrovnik in the South to the mountains surrounding Zagreb in the North. There's plenty to see and do. But where's the best location for your next adventure?



The breathtakingly beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik is fantastically well connected with a busy airport, bus route and harbour making it a great place to start or end your tour in Croatia and the Balkans.



A truly buzzing city with an eclectic mix of heritage and tradition alongside modern bars and restaurants, Split is a great pit stop through the Jewel of the Dalmatian coast.


The town of Hvar, with its historic architecture and bustling harbour, offers a blend of culture and entertainment. Visitors can explore ancient fortresses, indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and soak up the sun on secluded coves on this beautiful Adriatic island.

Istrian peninsula

With its charming coastal towns, such as Pula and Rovinj, Istria boasts Roman-era architecture and stunning seaside vistas. The peninsula's picturesque countryside is dotted with rolling vineyards and quaint hilltop villages, offering a taste of authentic Mediterranean life. Istria is perfect for an activity holiday, especially for those looking to explore on two wheels.

Plitvice National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in Croatia, is a natural wonderland that captivates visitors with its cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and lush greenery. The park is home to a network of wooden walkways and trails that wind their way around 16 interconnected lakes, making it a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts.


Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and artistic flair, Zadar offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. The city's Old Town is a treasure trove of Roman ruins, medieval churches, and Venetian-influenced architecture.


The birthplace of Marco Polo, this island offers historical intrigue and an authentic Mediterranean ambiance. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush vineyards, Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island and home to a glorious medieval old town.




More Information About Croatia

The best time to visit Croatia depends on your interests and tolerance for crowds and heat. If you prefer warm weather and beach activities, summer is ideal. For a more relaxed and budget-friendly experience with pleasant weather, spring and autumn are excellent choices. Winter is suitable for exploring cities and experiencing cultural events, but coastal areas may be less vibrant during this time.

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