Croatia multi sport tour
Description of Croatia multi sport tour
Croatia holidays that tick lots of boxes for adventurous or active travellers should take in lots of aspects of the countrys magnificent natural heritage. Which is what we have aimed for in this week long, small group holiday with activities on six of the days. And why we travel around the country, staying in different small hotels and, in some cases, traditional homestays.
We we start in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, and then travel north taking in Split, Sibenik and Skradin all with their own fascinating histories and spectacular locations. From Dubrovnik, and the nearby area of Zaton Bay we go kayaking around the island of Kolocep. From the ancient city of Split we go rafting down the gushing Cetina River and from Skradin we head into Krka National Park for some cycling but also swimming in its famous travertine waterfalls.
On this trip we also get a chance to cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina to visit the historic Ottoman town of Mostar, and kayak down the Trebizat River. More kayaking awaits back in Croatia where we take on the dramatic Zrmanja Canyon in Velebit Nature Park where rapids, falls and natural pools make for one great day out. We can also raft here during high water season which is usually between October and April.
The final national park adventure on this holiday is one of the countrys most extraordinary landscapes: Plitvice National Park which boasts sixteen freshwater lakes and ninety waterfalls. Making it a fine finale to this adventure holiday in Croatia.
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15 Reviews of Croatia multi sport tour
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021 by John KatnicTerrific. Great variety, just enough activity and down time, beautiful towns, cities and parks, delicious food (too much), educational, fun and interesting, terrific guide. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019 by Cormac LuceyOur tour guide Mirko really made the holiday fun with his good spirit, helpfulness and knowledge. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019 by Samantha ShermanKayaking down the Zrmanja River was incredibly fun. Got to go through some more fun and exciting rapids, but also had calm parts where you could really stop and appreciate the beauty around you. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2019 by Melissa Wood BrewsterThe most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was our guides, river kayaking, the food in Korana Village, the hikes and sunsets in the islands Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019 by Sue JohnsonWe loved seeing the beauty of Croatia, from the Elaphiti Islands to Plitvice Lakes and sites in between. The pace and variety of activities (biking, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking) were excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Aug 2018 by Julie SwannThe most memorable part of the holiday was the River kayaking Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2017 by Iris DuemmRafting on the Una river was the most memorable. Excellent! This is my second trip with the same tour operator and I wouldn't hesitate to book another. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2017 by Gayle CurrThe white water kayaking was the best of the active trips. The visit to Mostar was amazing. The fish lunch during the sea kayaking was the standout meal. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2017 by Irina ShenkmanWe went kayaking, cycling, hiking and paddle boarding (the latter was definitely the children's favourite) and every day the activities were new and exciting. We arrived with high expectations and it's safe to say that the holiday went above and beyond them. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Oct 2016 by Raymond TassignonBest water sports and national parks experience in a beautiful scenery Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2015 by Stan HillsOver the top fantastic. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2015 by Christine MerrallMost memorable would definitely be the stories that our guide Mica told of his life in the country and how things changed due to the 'homeland' wars. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2015 by Andrew StoterExcellent holiday. Active, without being extreme with a nice balance of travel and visits so we never spent more than 2 hours driving. Excellent guide in Robi who had the right mix of passion and knowledge for Croatia and was happy to share. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2014 by Nick HughesFantastic. It is difficult to envisage a better holiday without having a much bigger budget Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2014 by Chris MuscuttExcellent...Everything was great. The guides from Raftrek, Igor and Riba, were superb. They really went out of their way to make it a fantastic trip. Read full review
PlanetSafety is our first concern: while we take pride in offering "off the beaten path" holidays, we do make sure to stick with routes we are 100% sure are safe, even for families with children. Our employees have helped map and lay out trails which we use today on Kolocep island. We believe sticking to these hiking trails is very important, as it keeps our guests safe, as well as preserves the environment and leaves it undisturbed.
On our trips we bike on paved roads only, walk and hike on existing paths and ask our guests not to feed, fish, hunt and disturb animals.
Our company strives to promote types of tourism where use of motor vehicles is minimal. We are proud of the beauties Croatia has to offer and of the fact that we were the first to combine them with activities and offer to public. We encourage you to travel on foot, by bike, kayak, canoe, raft or sailboat. Our motto is - take only pictures, leave only footprints.
PeopleBy booking this trip you bring much needed income to the people who are still recovering from the war-torn years, as this was the area severely affected by war. This trip ensures that the local people benefit as much as possible in the form of jobs (we employ local guides and drivers) and provision of accommodation (we use family owned hotels or home stays with local family). We also use local transfer services, buy food from the small farms and work on developing responsible waste management by stimulating waste recycle.
By buying local products you are supporting this countrys economy and helping Croatia to stand on her feet again! We consider it our responsibility to lead efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of this fledgling sector by petitioning the introduction of tighter controls over the use of the countrys natural resources.
As a company, we support the local community by building camps in partnership with local families, building bridges and accesses to the rivers. In order to preserve traventine barriers on Zrmanja River we have built wooden detour bridges. We also support an orphan bear shelter in Kutarevo.
The Korana Village has less than a dozen houses and it is situated on both sides of a small river of the same name, at the end of a dead-end road in Plitvice Lakes National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel agencies or tour operators never showed interest in the place that cannot accommodate more than 20 tourists and whose road is too narrow for a tourist bus. Like in no other hotel room you have stayed in, these traditional houses are perched on the very edge of the river bank. Hear firsthand how this village has managed to preserve their tradition and rebuild all family houses after it has been torn down and burned in the war.
Our local guides are cooks and are famous for their delicious cuisine. We keep a full stock of supplies and stop frequently at local shops to load up on fresh food supplies to ensure our meals are always healthy and nutritive sufficient with a touch of tradition.