Running in Croatia

Why trail run in Croatia

Croatia offers a diverse range of landscapes, from coastal routes to mountainous terrain, making it a perfect destination for trail running. The country also has a rich cultural history and stunning scenery, making for a unique and memorable trail running experience.

When to trail run in Croatia

Croatia has a Mediterranean climate, with the best trail running conditions in the spring and fall months, specifically April to June and September to October.

Popular trail running cities in Croatia

Some popular trail running cities in Croatia include Plitvice Lakes National Park, Risnjak National Park, and the Velebit Mountains.

Run travel in Croatia

Run adventures in Croatia

Rogue Expeditions – Run Alpe-Adria – Get a taste of both Slovenia and Croatia (and a touch of Italy) as this 9-day running tour takes you from the Adriatic sea to the Julian Alps and with plenty of caves, castles, chalets, and villages in between.

Trail Run Adventures – Croatia Expedition – Spend the week living on a boat as you sail around the Dalmatia Region of Croatia as you take trips to explore the area’s great trails and rich history of life lived by the Adriatic Sea. 

Vacation Races – Croatia – Explore the beauty of the Dalmatia region of Croatia in this 8-day all-inclusive running adventure that includes 7-12k trail runs, island-hopping, and nights aboard a chartered yacht.

Croatia run travel in 2023

See our updated list of run adventures by month happening in Croatia in 2023.

Bucket list trail races in Croatia

Some must-do trail races in Croatia include the Plitvice Lakes Ultra Trail, the Risnjak Trail, and the Velebit Ultra Trail.

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