Sports & recreation

In the surrounding area...

Take advantage of the region’s wonderful sports facilities. Zadar and the surrounding area have plenty of options for physical activity, either before or after indulging in its culinary and cultural delights. The BoraTours team in the Borik Resort will show you the most beautiful places to visit in the Zadar region, and has plenty of insider tips just for you!

BoraTours

Majstora Radovana 7
23000 Zadar
Tel: 00385 (023) 33 77 60
Fax : 00385 (023) 33 77 61
 

Diving

Divers generally require a diving licence. A licence can be purchased for around €15 at several diving centres and travel agencies along the Adriatic coast, and is valid for one year. Diving permits can only be issued upon the presentation of a certificate from an internationally accredited diving school. A comprehensive list of more than 150 diving centres is on the Croatian National Tourist Board website. The Croatian Diving Federation in Zagreb also provides information on dives and courses. Tel/fax: 00385 (01) 424 063.
 
The popular Extra Divers Diving School in the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik is located nearby:
Extra Divers Diving School 
Majstora Radovana 7
23000 Zadar 
Tel: 00385 (023) 337644 
 

Climbing

Climbers are mainly drawn to Paklenica National Park, where there are plenty of climbs to suit all abilities. A few islands in the lower reaches of the Cetina River also have free-climbing areas. On its website the Croatian Tourist Board provides information about various hiking and climbing options.

 
Paklenica National Park
The Paklenica region is the most interesting climbing area in Croatia. This is primarily due to its proximity to the Adriatic Magistral seaside route, along with climatic conditions that result in near-summer conditions during winter ascents, unlike Alpine countries. A large meadow known as Anica Luka lies at the foot of Anica Kuk. It has a spring and has been used as a camp by climbers for decades. 
 

Cycling

Unlike the cycle paths in Germany and Austria, Croatia’s also include a fantastic bit of island-hopping! And even more fun when you team up with other fellow cyclists! Many boat rental companies offer island-hopping trips with bicycles.
 

Hunting

The hunting reserves in the Ravni Kotari region are suitable for hunting quail, pheasant and hares. Experienced hunters can also set off in search of the jackal. Small game hunting (hare, partridge, rock partridge and snipe) is possible on the fringes of the karst areas of the South Velebit, while wild boar, chamois, deer and the brown bear can all be found in the higher mountain regions. Hunting is only permitted with a valid licence. Additional information is available from the Croatian Hunting Federation.
 
Croatian Hunting Federation
Nazorova 63
10000 Zagreb
Tel: 00358 (01) 483 45 60
Fax: 00385 (01) 483 45 57

SAILING

Sail from island to island, discover the treasures of the Croatian Adriatic, or simply drift along in the wind. Croatia – a paradise for sailors.
 
Nautical tourism is one of the most appealing aspects of Croatia, and the Nautical Tourism Association provides useful and indispensable information for sailing enthusiasts. The 50 marinas, all of which are members of the Croatian Association of Marinas, have a capacity of over 13,200 landing stages and 4,500 berths on dry land.
 
Udruzenje nautickog turizma Hrvatske HGK Zupanijska komora Rijeka
Bulevar oslobodenja 23
51000 Rijeka
 

FISHING

A permit is required for recreational fishing. You must present a form of personal ID such as a passport or driving licence to obtain a permit (fishing licence). Permits are available from travel agencies and tourist offices in all coastal towns. They are available for recreational fishing using hooks, spearguns, trolling and ledgering, along with permits for tuna fishing.

The entire Adriatic Sea is an approved fishing area, although restrictions apply to waters in  national parks (Kornati, Brijuni, Krka, Mljet), and some smaller locations. 

The price of a permit (fishing licence) varies depending on whether it is a daily, weekly or monthly permit. Please visit www.mps.hr for more information.

 

RAFTING

The rivers in the continental area are lined with dense forests and mountains. Rivers near the sea tend to have green banks and deep rocky canyons. The average whitewater difficulty level is Class III. You will only find Class IV whitewater on the Dobra and Una rivers.