Had enough of lounging on the beach, sipping cocktails by the pool, it is time to get your pulse racing and the adrenalin pumping, it is time to get active in Dubrovnik. With the crystal, clear Adriatic and stunning countryside nature was kind to the region, it will also help you get physical.
Here are our recommendations for getting energetic in Dubrovnik. Let’s start in and around the Old City walls. As you come to the main gate, on Pile, to the historic core you will probably see the various stands selling kayak tours. We would advise a half day tour around the island of Lokrum or a trip from the Bay of Zaton, half day tour will cost around 280 Kuna.
It is a great way to see the Old City walls from a completely different angle. Now get your hiking boots on, it is time for a walk, and the Srd Mountain is our destination. It will take around 40 minutes at a reasonable pace to get to the top of the 412 metres Srd, and the views from the top are stunning. Now you are on the peak there is another great active choice, a buggy ride in the countryside. Strap yourself into a buggy and head out for a safari, a one-hour tour will cost you 240 Kuna. Now for some more water sports. Have you had a swim yet? If not then the Banje Beach is the next point of call. This iconic Dubrovnik beach, with views over the Old City and the island of Lokrum, also has a great deal of water sports, such as parasail, inner tubes and banana boats...great fun.
Moving away from the city and into the countryside, here are some more options in the fields of Konavle. Presuming you don’t have a bike with you there is the possibility to rent a bike for a day for around 170 Kuna and the best option to use it is in Konavle. Lots of sign-posted routes and good cycle paths, pick up a map at the Konavle Tourist Board in Cavtat. And whilst you are in Konavle check out the beach “Pasjaca” there are millions of steps down to it but it is unique, fantastic swimming spot.
Get in the saddle
In the picturesque Konavle you will find the Kojan Koral, horse riding in the countryside. Take a half day tour on your steed for the day, the price is 650 Kuna, and you will be able to get to places impassable by car. The tour takes you along the rugged coastline of Konavle and offers great views, yes take your camera with you. These guys know what they are doing; they have been at it for years, so the day starts with a few lessons in the riding school. Then you are off on an 11 kilometre journey through the pine trees, olive groves and plunging mountains.
See the Adriatic from a new perspective, deep down under the sea, it is time to go sub. At the Blue Planet Diving centre, based at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace you will get to experience scuba diving in the crystal, clear Adriatic Sea. The team are professional and if you don’t have any previous experience they will run you through the ropes in the swimming pool. Right in front of the hotel there is a shipwreck to explore, countless caves and a myriad of sea life. Blue Planet organises various tours with prices starting at around 500 Kunas for a half day trip.
Load up on sun cream, you are going to outside all day!
The average sea temperature in Dubrovnik in the summer is 24 degrees, what are you waiting for – jump in!