The sea, the mountain and the sky waiting to be conquered
From the seashore to the top of Učka, you will discover beautiful nature that is perfect for sports and recreational activities. Swimming and sailing, walking and biking, hiking and horseback riding, kiting or caving - you can conquer the sky and the sea, from the forest and the coast to the top of the mountain!
Diversity is the perfect word to describe Opatija's natural landscape as well as the multitude of active holiday opportunities available on its riviera, which thanks to its mild climate, can be enjoyed all year round. The alluring sea waves will invite you in for a dip, or to try sailing and SUPing, while the mountain climbs and long walks from the coast to the top of Učka will give you the chance to explore the breathtaking nature. The steep cliffs challenge even the most experienced free climbers - the sky is the limit as far as what you can experience!
However, even that line can be crossed, as there are few sensations comparable to the adrenaline rush felt by brave adventurers who dare to take off from the top of Učka carried by a kite or parachute – which will let you see the whole Kvarner and Istrian region below if you dare!
If you prefer to stay on the ground, take advantage of all the "blue" lungomare promenade and its "green sister", the Carmen Sylva forest promenade, have to offer. Ride on open pastures under Poklon or take a peek at the fascinating underground caves.
Get to know Učka through the variety of sports activities that take place on the slopes during Outdoor Day, which is part of the Učka Nature Park event held in early May, as well as the King of Učka cycling race at the end of September.
Healthy life in the rhythm of the waves
Start your day with a morning jog along the coast, a workout in the outdoor gym and continue with a dive under the waves! Or simply paddle to one of the most beautiful, cleanest and isolated beaches, but be sure to leave time for climbing to the highest cliff along the Adriatic Sea as well as cycling through the olive groves of the hinterland. Piran and Portorož will fill your day with fantastic activities!
Holidays are not just about lying on the beach. Sports and recreational activities in the healing sea air will reward you with an abundance of new energy that will help you to more easily overcome the challenges of daily life.
Spend an active holiday in Piran and Portorož, because you have many options to choose from. Do you feel like cycling through the Sečovlje salt pans or diving off Cape Madonna? Perhaps you would rather go paddle boarding in Strunjan? Or climb the highest cliff along the Adriatic Sea? Swimming in Moon Bay on one of the most beautiful, cleanest yet isolated beaches is a must-do experience when staying in this area, while horseback riding in the hinterland of Slovenian Istria is a special adventure for both "young and old".
The sea is the largest and most exciting sports field, and every dive and swim reveal new elements of this magical mosaic of fantastic and beautiful images. Explore them in every possible way: dive into the secret quarters of the submarine kingdom, sail against the mighty wind or "ride the waves" while getting to know the diverse coastline.
The hinterland also provides a special experience and offers a wide variety of adventures - from walks through secluded and authentic Istrian towns to cycling among the olive groves. Whichever activity you choose, a unique experience awaits you. There are so many options - so explore and enjoy!