The closest river suitable for rafting from Split is Cetina, which is situated about 30 km from Split. Most travel agencies that organize Rafting tours are also providing transportation from Split so there is no problem if you don't have a car.
The Rafting location is really beautiful and really something that in itself is something not to be missed. The canyon of the river Cetina is really astonishing and provides a lot sports activates, so apart from Rafting, you can go there rock climbing, hiking, zipline-ing, kayaking and many other activities.
The ride there takes about 30 minutes but sometimes you can get stuck in traffic jams so it is advisable to go a bit earlier if you take your own transportation. If you take transportation from a travel agency they will of course wait for you to come :)
The rapids that you are going to pass are about 12 km long and it will take you about 3-4 hours to complete. You will pass lots of rapids, and enjoy sceneries of beautiful waterfalls, cliffs and amazing flora and fauna. It is suggested that you take some good sunscreen with you.
Taking a Rafting tour is prohibited for children under the age of 5. Most travel agencies will require a parent or guardian for any child. It is also not recommended for non-swimmers.
Rafting on the Cetina river is suitable for beginners and can be also enjoyed by experienced adventurers as well. At the beginning of the tour you will be informed about all the safety measures and will receive all the safety equipment including helmets and life vests.
Taking a rafting tour from Split is a really amazing experience and if you have the time, we highly recommend it!