We know not all guests are interested in set itineraries. If a client would like to create a trip which includes multiple cities, parks, and activities, it is literally our job to make sure you are as happy as possible.
We can have you trekking in northern parts of Croatia, hiking in our beautiful National Parks,boating, snorkeling & swimming in turquoise waters of Kornati,biking in Istria, sightseeing in Rovinj, Zagreb, Split, or Trogir, and sea kayaking in hidden spots near Dubrovnik. Your wish is our pleasure.
Maybe we can give you a couple of ideas, on how to start planning your adventure with us. You can start with checking our sea kayaking weeklong tours, like Classic Kayaking Adventure and add additional activity, or two, to the itinerary. Best of Croatia is another great source of inspiration, as it covers three National Parks, the biggest natural lake in Croatia, and some of the most beautiful southern cities.
Of course, if you have your own idea on what activities you would like to do, and places you’d like to visit, just tell us what you fancy and will make the best possible program for you.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
“Each year, my wife and I take what we call an adventure trip (e.g., Himalayas, Mont Blanc, New Zealand, Morocco, Chile, Peru, etc.) – usually by ourselves, but sometimes with a guide. For our just concluded trip to Slovenia and Croatia, my wife made the acquaintance of one of Outdoor Croatia’s co-owners, Vedran Forko, through the internet and follow-up email exchanges. Vedran and his team tweaked my wife’s tentative itinerary, making it a more interesting and efficient trip. His company took care of all the hotel bookings and other arrangements. Vedran met us in Slovenia and we set off on a two week adventure with him as our driver and guide. Right way we knew how special this trip would be, as Vedran proved himself to be extremely caring, knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible (as we often changed plans on the fly). We started off by spending two days in and around Bled, and hiking in the shadows of the Julian Alps. Over the next 10 days in Croatia, we visited Split, Rovinj (including an absolutely wonderful bike trip on the Parenzana (abandoned railroad) trail, Zadar, the National Parks at Plitvice Lakes, Kornati and KRKA, and finally, Dubrovnik. In Dubrovnik, we took advantage of Outdoor Croatia’s specialty – sea kayaking – and although we have kayaked several times before, this was a very special outing with expert instruction, snorkeling in a cave and cliff diving. Not to mention the first class equipment that Outdoor Croatia prides itself on. The trip was wonderful -a great blend of outdoor adventure, sightseeing, history and culture. Being with Vedran (and also getting to meet the rest of the team), it was easy to see why Outdoor Croatia, in its relatively short time of operation, has leaped to near the pinnacle of Trip Advisor’s ratings: we were not treated as “customers” but rather as guests. How utterly refreshing! So whether you are looking to do a one-day or multi-day kayaking trip, or something more extended as we did, you owe it to yourself to speak with Outdoor Croatia. We ended up entrusting them with our two week vacation, and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!”
Visited September 2014
BIKING IN ISTRIA
The Parenzana biking tour takes you on the route of the popular Parenzana cycling path and introduces you to a number of picturesque towns, such as Grožnjan, the ‘town of artists’ and Livad, the Istrian white truffle capital. This tour lasts between six and eight hours and, apart from the expert guide, it includes a bicycle and equipment, transport to Grožnjan and back from Antenal, the finishing point of the tour, to the Sol Umag bike hotel.
It is named after the railroad that connected Istria with other parts of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the beginning of 20th century. The tour passes through some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Istria, through forests and fields, mountain paths and old bridges and tunnels.
HIKING IN JULIAN ALPS – SLOVENIA
Lake Bled is among the most popular walks one can make in the Bled area. The hiking route uses pathways and pavements wherever possible and on the northern shore, it runs along a lakeside road closed to traffic. Bled Castle is the most famous and most frequented tourist attraction in Bled.
Osojnica, the highest of all the isolated hills in the Bled area, is located on the south-eastern side of Lake Bled. Its peak is densely overgrown, ceding most of its fame and visitors to Mala Osojnica, also known as a photographer`s paradise.
Vintgar Gorge is the Best-known natural feature in the surroundings of Bled. The route offers several options to come to the village Podhom which is near the entrance to the gorge. The visit to the gorge itself is made even more memorable if we proceed from the delightful Šum waterfall to the Church of St. Caterine on Hom and enjoy the view of the Bled area.
TREKKING IN PLITVICE LAKES
Plitvice Lakes is is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage among the first natural sites worldwide. The national park is world famous for its 16 lakes arranged in cascades. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria. A spectacular nature!
Sightseeing is circular and includes the Lower and Upper Lakes area, and a combination of walks and electric-boat rides, while the return to starting point will be mostly by panoramic train. Enjoy the beauty of the largest and most attractive waterfalls (“Great Waterfall”, “Veliki Prštavac” and “Mali Prštavac”), and countless smaller waterfalls, as well as the lakes.
BOATING ON KORNATI
National Park Kornati is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean. Completely protected and largely uninhabited, Kornati is an example of pristine beauty and you’ll get the sensation of how life must have felt here centuries ago. Olive groves and unattended herds of sheep roam the unsullied chain of islands.
A perfect opportunity to sit back and just enjoy the boat ride through this amazing maze of little islands. We will spend the day swimming, cliff jumping, snorkeling, enjoying the perfect scenery, taking epic photographs, and recording memories which will last a lifetime.
SEA KAYAKING IN DUBROVNIK
When many think of Croatia, they think of the coast … and rightfully so. Even for a big country, Croatia’s coast would be large. For a relatively small country, which it is, the shoreline is positively massive. Running vertically along the western edge of the Balkan Peninsula, Adriatic is a breathtaking collection of some 1,200 islands and a total coastline (including both islands and mainland) which measures nearly 6,000 kilometers. Like it was made for sea kayaking.
Dubrovnik — the Pearl of the Adriatic — is one of Croatia’s calling cards … and with good reason. This city, which has its origins in the seventh century, hangs over the Adriatic like some medieval dream come to life. Most are aware of its famous walls, which rise some 75 feet and have protected this center for culture and maritime trade for centuries.
CANOEING ON CETINA RIVER
We’ll gear up and get ready to hit the rapids on the Cetina River, a very complex system of hydrological relations and laws. The Cetina’s formation and intricate underground connections are miraculous! Its length is 105 kilometres and its flow is lower 385 meters when it comes to the Adriatic Sea from its source. We’ll even have to get out of our boats to pass through a cave-like passage and emerge beneath one of the waterfalls.
TALK TO US
If you would like to call us instead, you can reach us on any of the following telephone numbers:
May 1st - October 31st:+385 (0)20 418 282;
November 1st - April 30th: +385 (0)91 182 8772 or +385 (0)98 919 8968
We are also on Skype: outdoor.croatia; Facebook: /OutdoorCroatia; and Twitter: /Outdoor_Croatia