Adventurous Foodies

Adventure has always played well with good food and local traditions. In Croatia, adrenaline-rising or purely exciting experiences happen all over the place, and, like most other things around here, predictably end with food and wine.
From its spectacular coast and hilly flatlands, to the Dinaric Alps running along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia serves diversity, authenticity and uniqueness each step of the way. Add man-made wonders, from zip-lines, kayaking, rafting, trekking and jeep safaris, and Croatia becomes adventures galore for all ages and lifestyles.
Enjoy the breeze while cycling through historic vineyards on Pelješac, en route to visiting the Croatian cellar of Napa Valley's star Mike Grgich. Kayak along the divine Adriatic coast before venturing deep into its hinterland to master the skill behind your hard-earned peka lunch. Hike the paths of incredibly scenic Dinaric mountains, finding your way to homemade lentil soup and grilled lamb. And each time, discover the incredible effects of physical activity on appetite: adrenaline and fresh air turn each meal, even a simple brunch of homemade pancetta, spring onions and cheese, into a total feast! Travel with Culinary Croatia to experience the ultimate nuances of regional flavors, just as any true adventurous foodie would do.

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Through the maze of Dalmatian islands in quest for its authentic flavours

Chef under sails

  • Activity:
    Sailing
  • From:
    Split
  • Group size:
    2 - 10
  • Available:
    May to October

On the trails of ancient wine makers

Cycling or hiking on Pelješac

  • Activity:
    Hiking or cycling
  • From:
    Pelješac, Dubrovnik, Korčula Island
  • Group size:
    1 - 8
  • Available:
    Year round

Steady, ready, cook!

With much of its nature still largely undiscovered by the tourist mainstream, Croatia is a mighty playground for all adventurous foodies. Its adrenaline-ridden trails lead to savory local foods which reveal the country's present and past in simple bites. 
Travelling its culinary routes is a voyage of mind-boggling contrasts, surprising differences and ubiquitous similarities. Mediterranean landscapes with tastes of Illyrian, Roman and Greek traditions along the coast, Turkish influences in the pristine hinterland, hints of Italy in the hilly Istrian peninsula. Continental Croatia serves up hearty stocks, strong spices and flavors, all with distinct Germanic and Hungarian aromas.
However, what is the same all over the country, is that the Croatian people have an almost intimate relationship with what they eat - everything on the plate is expected to be fresh, wild, organically grown and completely natural. Hence in Croatia, it is considered natural to work for your lunch, be it sailing to catch the fish, climbing to access your vineyards or hiking to find a perfect lunch spot.
So if you are an adventurous foodie, feel at home here, as most of the people are just like you!

Tastes and trails off the beaten path

Cycling and cooking

  • Activity:
    Cycling
  • From:
    Split
  • Group size:
    1 - 6
  • Available:
    May to October

Cycle your way to bees and olives

Honey & Olive Bike tour of Šolta Island

  • Activity:
    Cycling
  • From:
    Split, Brač, Šolta
  • Group size:
    1 - 6
  • Available:
    Year round