TOP 5 adventure activities near Split
If you thought that Split is a small, family-friendly city where you will enjoy peaceful walks through narrow streets and monumental buildings, you are right… partially!
Below you will find 5 adventure activities for those who like to say that they “live on the edge” and are looking for adventure rushes.
1. ZIPLINE OVER KOZJAK MOUNTAIN
The city of Split is surrounded by mountains and from a top of the mountains, you can enjoy extraordinary views of the Kastela Bay and Split. On one of those mountains is located Kozjak mountain which is only 30 minutes away from Split. Kozjak is easily accessible because old trails with very good markers lead from each of the seven towns of Kaštela, as well as from the towns of Solin and Klis.
The 3-hour Adventure has 6 zips total length of 2500 meters and one 90 meter – long suspension bridge through pine trees.
The meeting point is in the centre of Split and from here, you will accompany the provider to Kozjak Mountain.
2. ZIPLINE IN THE CANYON OF THE RIVER CETINA
In between swimming and sunbathing, Omis is one of the most beautiful places in Central Dalmatia where you can experience the excitement of rafting for all ages. The city of Omis offers quite a few companies that arrange rafting tours, canyoning and wild-water canoeing on the river Cetina.
Rafting on Cetina River is possible from April to October and water temperature goes between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius. The Omis zipline is divided into 8 zips, the longest being 700 metres long. Children as young as 7 years can participate in the experience by riding down the zipline and admiring the natural environment and the river below.
The meeting point is in the centre of Split and you can reach Omis in just under 1 hour’s drive from Split.
3. CETINA RIVER RAFTING
Croatia is a very fascinating country not only for its enchanting coastline, the 1185 islands and the breath-taking ziplines. Without a doubt, the best rafting in Croatia takes place on the river Cetina. The river can be easily reached from Split and and before you meet it with your whole body you will see its confluence with the sea in beautiful Omis town.
Cetina river rafting from Split is a tour that lasts more or less about 4,5 hours, depending on the conditions and water level of the river and a swimming break. For this rafting tour, you don’t need any experience, the river is suitable for all tastes, for beginners and children over the age of six.
A rafting trip on the Cetina River is a relaxing and fun ride, and a great way to spend some time with family and friends outdoor. Distance from start to finish is 10 km on the river.
4. CANYONING CETINA TOUR
This is a chance for you to enjoy a stress-free environment, meet other adrenaline seekers from all over the world. After all, you will surely take-home unique memories because nothing can be compared to the Canyoning Cetina tour! Walking through rivers and rapids, going through subterranean tunnels, swimming in natural pools, going around waterfalls and lakes – all this is canyoning.
The tour consists of about 4 hours of something you’ve never tried – being part of a river, becoming its stream and waterfall. When you arrive at the location, put on your suit and head to the starting point. The first contact with the river may be cold, but after just a few minutes, the enthusiasm will take over your senses. It is 2,8 km long canyon of Cetina River where cliffs rise up to 180 meters up.
5. QUAD ADVENTURE OVER MOUNTAIN TRAILS
The tour starts at only a few kilometres from the centre of Split, in a charming little coastal town of Podstrana and it takes you over the breathtaking mountain top trail, which passes through several old stone villages, where people lived centuries ago, hiding from the pirates. This 4 hour quad adventure on a 60 km long trail is then perfect choice if you want to hide from crowded city.
At the beginning of this adventure, you will be given precise instructions on how to drive a quad bike. After you have learned all that is necessary, there will be a short test drive just so you get confident on the quad. Once you feel ready, the mount Perun above Podstrana will await for you to show you its exciting off-road trails which will take you all the way to the old pirate town of Omiš and further up the canyon of Cetina where you will have some time to relax taking the walk along the river, or even take a swim, if it is not too cold.