Top 10 Adventure Tours in Split
Split is very close to many destinations that are suitable for guests seeking active and adrenaline activities. The most popular such destination is the canyon of the Cetina river which is an amazing sight and the most popular adventure destination in the region, situated about 30 km from Split. The river Cetina is perfect for rafting and canyoning, a zipline was built that goes over the river and connects the two sides of the canyon, and the high rocky sides make it a great place for rock climbing. The hill Marijan, which is a part of Split, is a great place for hiking and enjoying the beautiful views of the city of Split. Having a very nice coastal line, a lot of kayaking tours are organized going around Marjan. The mountain Mosor is another great option for hiking, a bit more adventurous and much higher then Marjan. The Split hinterland is very nice place to try quad-biking or horse-riding.
As you can imagine, you could spend days just enjoying the numerous activities in the region. Since you probably don't have so much time, we listed here our top 10 recommended adventure tours from Split, so we hope it will help you decide the best option for you. Some are more extreme then others and maybe more suitable to younger people, but all of them provide a great experience and something that you will not easily forget.
Rafting is our number one adventure tour in Split. The tour has everything that one could expect from an adventure tour: it's very exciting going down the rapids of the Cetina river but still suitable for beginners, the surrounding nature is just breathtaking and the tour prices are very affordable. This is also in general the best selling adventure tour from Split - and really - unless you have something against rafting, this is the tour you should be joining :) View all Rafting tours from Split.
Ziplining is an extraordinary activity and if you never tried it, you really should. While the most popular Zipline near Split is the one over the Cetina river, 2 other ziplines where built in the region, one over the river Čikola near Šibenik, and the other on the mountain Kozjak, overlooking the city of Split. Being the most popular, the one over Cetina is the most expensive one, but it's up to you to decide which option to take. These tours are not physically intensive but are not suitable for smaller children. View all Zipline tours from Split.
Kayaking is one of the most relaxing but still considered an adventure tour. Most of the kayaking tours in Split take you around the hill of Marjan so that you are not going on the open sea but staying close to the shore all the time. Kayaking is a bit more physically intensive activity but you can always take short brakes so no worries. It is however recommended that children are accompanied by an adult as it can be a problem when 2 children are in the same kayak. There are also some more intensive kayaking options for people seeking something more challenging. View all Kayaking tours in Split
ATV- Quad biking
As the dalmatian hinterland started developing more and more, in the recent years more adventure opportunities have been developed, and the one we are most excited about is the Quad bikes or ATV-s (All terrain vehicles). Riding such powerful machines over the uneven terrain surrounded by the beautiful landscape is something that you will not easily forget. This is best suited for smaller groups. These tours are a bit more expensive but if the money is not an issue, we highly recommend booking a quad bike tour. View all quad tours from Split.
Another option for exploring the Dalmatian hinterland is by riding a horse. Horse riding has a big tradition in Croatia especially in the city of Sinj, where till this day a knights game is being held every year for over 300 years. There are several stables in the vicinity and some of them organized the possibility to try horse riding and they can tailor the tours depending on your experience level starting from no experience whatsoever. Take the adventure and experience the oldest method of transportation in the human history. View all horse riding tours from Split
If you want a more extreme version of Rafting - this is it. While still being popularized not many people are aware of this adrenaline sport. You go down the river without a raft, you just wear a life jacket and proceed on foot, swim or just let the river take you downstream. This is definitely not suitable for minors, and you should be completely out of shape. The safety equipment such as helmets is included and mandatory and while you could get a smaller injury, overall you should be fine as you will be escorted by a professional guide. This is one of the most extreme activities! Do you have what it takes? View all canyoning tours from Split.
Spending a day in nature, walking across beautiful landscapes and enjoying fantastic panoramic views - that's what hiking is all about. Several great hiking locations are available in the vicinity of Split, namely the Marjan hill - a part of Split and the favorite weekend hiking experience for locals, and Mosor, the mountain overlooking the Split area, a bit more challenging but defiantly worth the walk. View all hiking tours form Split
Rock climbing is a popular activity for locals in Split. The hill Marjan has a nice climbing location frequently visited by locals and the second one, which is a bit more far but has much more climbing routes, is in the Cetina canyon. If you a are an experience climber and want someone to show you around and lend you the equipment, or just a beginner wanting to try rock climbing, there are several tour options that you can book in Split. View all rock climbing tours from Split.
Snorkeling is a nice relaxing experience for those interested in exploring the sea floor but not really wanting to go scuba diving. These boat tours take you to the most beautiful areas where you can see nice underwater landscapes and interesting sea life. You will be guided by a professional diver which will point out the most interesting sights so that you don't miss anything. View all snorkeling tours from Split.
The region of Split has several interesting diving locations and local diving centers are organizing tour for both experienced divers and absolute beginners. If you are a beginner you will first have to pass the a short introduction to diving and safety, and then proceed to your dive which will usually be in shallow waters (up to 10m depth). Experienced divers have more options but regardless, the Croatian underwater life is just amazing and you are guaranteed to have a good time. View all diving tours from Split
What are the bestselling adventure and active tours in Split?
Split offers tons of activities if you want to spend your time actively and adventurously, from light and fun to more extreme options.
- Rafting Tours – our recommended activity, a 3-4 hour adventure going down the amazing Cetina canyon, suitable for beginners but also for experienced riders, and a very affordable price.
- Zipline Tours – more extreme but very fun activity of going down steel wires over beautiful landscapes. Not suitable for children and a bit pricier.
- Kayaking Tours – a more physically intensive activity, kayaking around Split, usually the Marjan hill which has a beautiful costal line for you to enjoy.
- Canyoning Tours – if you like rafting but want something more extreme – this is for you – you go downriver without a dingy, just walk, swim and let the river stream take you away.
- Horse Riding Tours – a relaxing experience of riding a horse, suitable for beginners and experienced riders, in the beautiful hinterlands of Split.
- Snorkeling Tours – specialized tours that take you to the most amazing locations for snorkeling in the vicinity of Split filled with marine life.
What is the price of adventure tours in Split?
Here are the approximate prices per person for each activity.
- 32€ - Rafting Tours
- 55€ - Zipline tours
- 36€ - Sea Kayaking
- 47€ - Canyoning Tours
- 35€ - Horse Riding Tours
- 25€ - Snorkeling Tours
Exact prices can be seen on each individual offer on our website.
What adventure tours are suitable for children?
Here is an overview of child policies for adventure tours. You should consult each individual tour for details.
- Rafting Tours (6+ - need to know how to swim)
- Zipline tours (9+)
- Sea Kayaking (9+ or 12+ - physically more intensive)
- Canyoning Tours (8+ or 16+ depending on the tour – need to know how to swim)
- Horse Riding Tours (14+)
- Snorkeling Tours (6+ - need to know how to swim)
What are the main visited locations for adventure and active tourism around Split?
Here are the most popular locations for adventure tours in the vicinity of Split:
- Canyon of Cetina river – the area provides lots of opportunities for adventures – the river Cetina is ideal for rafting and caynoning, and the rocky canyon sides provide great rock climbing routes. Over the canyon is also a zipline.
- Hill Marjan – a beautiful hill overlooking Split, provides a wonderful costal line to enjoy by sea kayaking or a short hiking experience.
- Mountain Kozjak – the mountain overlooking Split, another location where a Zipline was built.
How much in advance should I book an adventure tour in Split?
Adventure tours do tend to get fully booked since they have limited capacities, so it is advisable to book at least 3-4 days in advance.
What payment options are available for booking an adventure tour in Split?
For all adventure tours you have the option to pay by credit card online. Some tours also offer the option to make a reservation online and pay in cash on the day of the tour. Here is the list of adventure tours that you can pay in cash
Our guests personal experiences on Split Adventure & Active Tours
Split Adventure & Active Tours
The booking process was fairly simple - I made the booking and was then contacted by the tour company directly to slightly amend the meeting time, which was fine. The person I was contacted by and the guide (sorry, I have forgotten both names) were really friendly and warm. The tour itself was a lot of fun and worthwhile - we kayaked from Marjan Hill to this beautiful beach, where we got to do our own thing for a little while, then we had the opportunity to jump off a cliff into the beautiful sea. I'd highly recommend others to book this experience with this tour company.
Anisha M., United Kingdom
On excursion: Morning or Afternoon Sea Kayak Tour around Marjan Hill from Split
We had the best time ever!!! The booking was very simple, we were contacted by the company right after reservation and they were incredibly helpful and communicative. All our questions were answered within minutes. The trip was very well organised, all the guides were super friendly and extremely helpful. The river and its surroundings are breathtaking!! It was such an amazing experience, so much fun, I can’t recommend this enough!!! This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Croatia!!
Gabor H., United Kingdom
On excursion: Rafting Experience on River Cetina in Omiš - Pickup from Split and Makarska
A wonderful adventure and experience that I would recommend to everyone. Not overly demanding, and yet full of adrenaline and amazing views, makes this ferrata unforgettable. Thanks to Tonka who followed and guarded us. We enjoyed it very much!
Tanja Š., Bosnia and Herzegovina
On excursion: Experience Climbing on Fortica from Split and Omiš
Cracking afternoon rafting at a great price (300kn inc pick-up from Tučepi). River was apparently at its lowest, but it didn't diminish the experience at all - brilliant fun. Good mix of peaceful stretches, watching lilac dragonflies flit about over crystal clear water, and intense rapids (level 2-3, suitable for unfit beginners) between dramatic cliffs. Our guide was excellent, keeping everyone safe and had loads of local knowledge to share. Would absolutely recommend.
On excursion: Rafting Tour on Cetina River from Split or Makarska Rivijera