Outdoor Adventures in Split

By Viator, September 2014

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As well as being the setting for one of the classical world’s most extraordinary sights, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Diocletian, Split is fast becoming the outdoor-action destination of choice in central Europe.

Keen sailors can get out onto the Adriatic Sea and take the helm to sail over to the island of Čiovo for a delicious beach-side seafood lunch, or spend seven days on the high seas with a week’s cruise down the Dalmatian Coast. Highlights of this trip include the romantic city of Dubrovnik and its lesser-known mini-me incarnation on the island of Korčula, as well as the chance to explore the Benedictine monastery stranded in the middle of a lake on Mljet.

Still out on the water, take a sea-kayaking tour around the foot of Marjan, the forested peninsula that dominates the southern suburbs of Split. Take advantage of the pristine, almost transparent water and calm conditions to kayak over to Čiovo, or if you’re feeling really fit, take an eight-hour kayaking option and paddle all the way to the cosmopolitan party-island of Hvar.

Adrenaline junkies will be happier with white-water rafting trips down the Cetina River as it wends it way through its spectacular limestone gorge. This heart-pumping day trip is also available for cruise visitors on shore excursions, with a worry-free guaranteed time to return to the ship. Life jackets and safety equipment are provided.

Back on dry land, the peninsula of Marjan lies on the side of a dormant volcano and is easily accessible from the center of Split; discover its natural beauty with a morning’s hard hike through the untamed pines for glorious views over the islands and the azure-blue Adriatic as well as the chance to cool off with a dip off sandy Bene Beach.

If that’s too tame, learn how to rock climb on a four-hour, expert-led climbing class high up among Marjan’s limestone crags. Alternatively, take the effort out of travelling uphill and explore Marjan’s many shady trails by electric bike.

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Split Sailing Adventure

Leave Split to cruise to Hvar by ferry, and then sail around the breathtaking Palenki Islands by yacht, and enjoy stops to swim or snorkel around their ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.63

Split Bike Tour: City Highlights by Standard or Electric Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover top Split attractions as well as the locals’ favorite spots on a 3-hour bike tour! Pedal at a leisurely pace and visit leafy Marjan Hill plus ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.11

Kayaking Tour from Split: Marjan Peninsula, Ciovo or Hvar Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Kayak around Split’s Marjan peninsula, the Dalmatia region’s dazzler, on a 4-hour sea-kayaking tour! Following the lead of an expert local guide, paddle at a ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: Varies

From USD $37.62

Cetina River Zipline Experience from Split

Set your heart racing on this exhilarating zipline experience from Split, with optional pickup from select hotels in the Makarska Riviera. Following a ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.37

Cetina River Rafting Adventure from Split

Navigate the rushing rapids of Croatia’s Cetina River on a full-day white-water rafting experience! After traveling from Split to the waterfront, jump aboard ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.07

Marjan Hill Hike from Split

Walk up leafy Marjan Hill, a wooded peninsula near Split, on a 4-hour small-group hiking tour and enjoy spectacular city, coast and countryside views. Led by a ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.07

Marjan Hill Rock Climbing Experience with Transport from Split

Climb the craggy limestone cliffs of Marjan Hill on a 4-hour rock climbing tour with transport from Split! Led by a local climbing instructor, the experience ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.92

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