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Outdoor Adventures in Split

By Viator, July 2016

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As well as serving as the setting for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Diocletian (one of the classical world's most extraordinary sights), Split is fast becoming the outdoor-action destination of choice in central Europe. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience the great outdoors in Split.

Water Activities
Keen sailors can take the helm on the Adriatic Sea 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 the trip can include the romantic city of Dubrovnik and its lesser-known mini-me incarnation on the island of Korcula, 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 especially ambitious, take an eight-hour kayaking trip and paddle all the way to the cosmopolitan party-island of Hvar.

Adrenaline junkies will get a rush on a white-water rafting trip down the Cetina River as it wends it way through a spectacular limestone gorge. This heart-pumping day trip is also available for cruise visitors on shore excursions, so everyone can experience the river even if they're short on time. Life jackets and safety equipment are provided.

Land Adventures
Back on dry land, Krka National Park is one of the most popular day trips from Split thanks to its emerald lakes and 17 crashing waterfalls, all easily seen from the wooden boardwalks that wind their way through the park. Visitors can even take time to swim in the lake of the park's largest cascade.

Additionally, 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 challenging morning hike through the untamed pines for glorious views over the islands and the azure-blue Adriatic. 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 traveling uphill and explore the peninsula's many shady trails by electric bike.

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Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Split, Split, null
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Small-Group Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Split

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Immerse yourself in the outstanding natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this day trip from Split. With an expert guide, wander ...  Read more

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Small Group Tour: 6 Islands, Blue Cave with Lunch and Wine Tasting, Split, Day Trips
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Small Group Tour: 6 Islands, Blue Cave with Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Small-Group Blue Cave and Hvar Day Trip from Split by Speedboat, Split, Snorkeling
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Small-Group Blue Cave and Hvar Day Trip from Split by Speedboat

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Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Town Day Trip with Free Wine Tasting from Split, Split, Day Trips
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Full-Day Mega Catamaran Excursion to Hvar, Pakleni Islands, and Brac, Split, Day Trips
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Kayaking Tour from Split: Marjan Peninsula, Ciovo or Hvar Islands, Split, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Split Sailing Adventure, Split, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Cetina River Zipline Experience from Split, Split, Sailing Trips
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