Climbing on stairs above Cetina river to do Zipline

TOP 5 REASONS TO TRY ZIPLINE IN CROATIA!

The view on Cetina river and Zipline wire
The view on Cetina river, its canyon and Zipline

Both Zipline and Bungee Jumping helped me to overcome my fear of heights, although Zipline was much less scarier than MY BUNGEE EXPERIENCE, but still very thrilling.


I guess you already know how much I love to travel and try out different activities especially those that are pumped up with adrenaline.

There are few locations around Croatia where you can try this awesome activity (see the list of all the places HERE). However, if you try Zipline in Omiš, you will have an unique opportunity to see the Cetina river from bird’s perspective, so translucent and turquoise, totally surreal.

Turquoise river Cetina and surrounding nature looking from a beginning Zipline spot
Turquoise river Cetina and surrounding nature looking from a beginning Zipline spot


In this article, I will tell you a bit more about Zipline, city Omiš, Cetina river, my personal experience and top 5 reasons why you should try this awesome activity!

Are you ready to dive into my new story!? 🙂
Enjoy in reading!

Driving towards Cetina river and its canyon taking photos from the car
TRAVEL TIP: If it’s high season, take the left turn after Stobreč town to Poljica road and continue to Srinjine settlement. You won’t drive next to the Adriatic sea but mountains and villages yet you will save a lot of time as only and mostly locals know this road.


GENERAL INFO ABOUT OMIŠ & CETINA RIVER

Panorama view on Omis city, Adriatic sea and mountains


THE TOWN OF OMIŠ is located at the mouth of the river Cetina, somewhere around 20 km south from Split.

Its unique position on the Adriatic coast surrounded by mountains, canyons, old walls and fortresses, attracts many visitors especially during the summer. It’s a perfect getaway from hustle and bustle in Diocletian’s city. Back in the days, Omiš used to be a pirate city and Fortica fortress was a perfect defenders spot.

But besides architectural and historical attractions that this charming city can offer you, natural wonders are by far the best what you can explore in this area.

The view on canyon of the river Cetina  and some boats on Adriatic sea
Enter to the canyon of the river Cetina from Omiš town starts with tunnel.

Famous bridge in Omis over Cetina river and the view on mountains
Zipline agency is located immediately after the main bridge in Omiš, on the left (if you are coming from Split)


CETINA RIVER

Beautiful green landscape of Cetina river and mountains
Beautiful landscape of Cetina river.


Cetina is one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia and the longest one in the whole Central Dalmatia. It starts under Dinara mountain near the border with Bosnia and continues its 100 km journey towards Adriatic sea. This water-rich river supplies several places along the way with fresh water.

TRAVEL TIP: If I were you, I would definitely visit THE SOURCE OF THE CETINA RIVER near the small village called Cetina. It’s a bit of a driving, but trust me, you will be amazed!

What’s also amazing about Cetina, is a diversity of the relief flowing through it and its subsurface. Many Dalmatian rivers are flowing between the canyons, inaccessible gorges being the true treasure of deep caves,
and Cetina is no exception too.

Luckily, smart people remembered to organize some activities in this lush greenery and karst area full of rapids and waterfalls. If you come here, you will feel a perfect blend of adventures, extreme and less extreme sport and the most important-fun. CANYONING, RAFTING, KAYAKING, ROCK CLIMBING, HIKING, ZIPLINE are only few of the activities in which you can enjoy in this spectacular area.

In the green and blue surreal nature of Cetina river
In the green and blue, surreal nature of Cetina river.



ZIPLINE ABOVE THE CANYON OF THE RIVER CETINA

Zipline stainless-steel cable from close up

First of all, you will have to set a aside at least five hours for this experience. I advise you to explore more around the area after you finish with Zipline.

The Zipline itself lasts around 3 hours or more, depending on the group and if it’s high season or not. But, don’t worry: this day will remain forever recorded in your memory so it will be totally worth it. If you are wondering what to do after, as I mentioned, Omiš is a great city to wander around, Cetina river or Adriatic sea to take a swim and Radman’s mills to take a bite of fresh and homemade food.

Eating fried frogs in Radman's mills
One of the specialities in Radman’s mills are fried frogs. They taste sweeter than chicken, but they won’t fill your stomach. You have to take another main dish if you choose to try them.

Another speciality of the house is eel and it doesn't tastes bad, but weird.
Another speciality of the house is eel and it doesn’t tastes bad, but weird.

BUT WAIT, HOW DOES ZIPLINE WORK?

The answer is-gravity! A zip line is made up of a pulley appended to a stainless-steel cable that extends between fixed points of different elevations. Zip wire then allows a person that is fastened to the moving pulley, to ‘zip’ from the top to the bottom of a cable, propelled by gravity. The zip line of course, must be inclined to a certain degree in order to allow person to move.

Zipline starting on a cable in Omis, Croatia
Approximately this is how you start your Zipline.

So, let’s continue to adrenaline polygon located in Omiš. Actually, the ZIPLINE is above the canyon of the River Cetina, and the agency itself is located in the old part of Omiš town. ( Poljička square)
If you decide to try this activity while in Croatia, you will have a transfer included from the agency to starting point of Zipline as well as all the equipment.

Sitting on a rock with Zipline equipment and helmet
This is how equipment looks like: harness, gloves, helmet, brake.

Be aware that in some points, you will have to hike so choose wisely the time of reservation. For example, we went around noon which was the worse time under the sun in the middle of July. Considering we got burnt badly few days ago in Catalonia, we were totally immune haha. Just joking of course, get some sun creme with at least 30 SPF, preferably 50 SPF.

Hiking with a group toward the Zipline starting point
Hiking with a group toward the Zipline starting point


ZIPLINE consists of eight steel cables with total length of the cables 2100 m. (the longest is 700 m and is 150 m above ground level). All you have to do is to sit in a “belt” and descend down the canyon. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, like with everything, it’s always easier to say than to do.

Climbing on the stairs to the Zipline starting point
There will be some climbing too!



But during the entire polygon you and your group are followed by two guides that are helping you all the time with tips and encouraging words. Of course that before the actual start, there is a training session with two short cables on which the guides are showing you how to behave, what to do and not to do while on the ZIPLINE.

Zipline always starts with a training.
Yep, I was a bit afraid lol.


Furthermore, at each cable, one guide demonstrates the descent and the second one stays to attach the participants onto the cable with full instructions provided.

First, the longest (700m) and the scariest wire 150 m above the ground above Cetina river
First, the longest (700m) and the scariest wire 150 m above the ground.

To see more about Zipline in Omiš, check their OFFICIAL PAGE.

Waiting in line to do a Zipline looking towards the Cetina river and mountains
Of course I decided to be the last to go on a wire lol.
Mountains on a sunny day above Cetina river
Beautiful nature around Cetina river on a nice sunny day.
Green scenery above the canyon of the river Cetina
Yes the views are spectacular. And yes, half of the way agency is driving you here, half of the way you hike to get here.


TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRY ZIPLINE!

 

1. IT’S A PERFECT WAY TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND TO TRY SOMETHING NEW!

 

Doing tandem with my boyfriend on Zipline in Omis, Croatia
In one place, you are allowed to go in tandem and one can even hold a phone or camera (GoPro the best) a make a video! For example, Bungee Jumping tandems are very dangerous, but Zipline tandems are totally safe.

2. IT’S FULL OF FUN AND ADRENALINE!

 

Zipline above the road and green, blue Cetina river
The last wire is above the road! Look at that colour of Cetina river!

3. YOUR EYES WILL BE PLEASED WITH ALL THOSE PANORAMIC VIEWS!

 

Waiting to do Zipline in Omis with the group

4. IT WILL HELP YOU TO TRY OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF HEIGHTS!

 

Hiking towards first Zipline point

 

5. YOU WILL HAVE ONE MORE AWESOME STORY TO TELL TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MAYBE TO YOUR CHILDREN TOO!

Swimming in Cetina river
Don’t forget to take a swim in crystal clear Cetina, but be careful, it’s super cold even in the middle of the summer! I couldn’t do it and my boyfriend did for a few seconds haha.

Boyfriend and I on a Cetina river beach

Besides, there are plenty shallow cute beaches to explore while you’re in Radman’s mills. Go wander around a bit!

In the final analysis, as you seen, this area is gorgeous aso mark the Zipline here or elsewhere in the world, high on your bucket list!

I hope you enjoyed my article!

I’m curious to know other places around Europe that are offering Zipline. If you know any or even better, if you’ve tried Zipline somewhere else, please write me in the comments below.

If you want to see more of extreme sports that I’ve done, click HERE to see my vlog and two of my Bungee Jumping videos on my YouTube channel.

Here below there’s a short video so you can sneak peak how Zipline looks like. 🙂



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5 thoughts on “TOP 5 REASONS TO TRY ZIPLINE IN CROATIA!

  1. Oh gosh, those mountains are breathtaking! I’ve ziplined over a small lake before which is nothing compared to this! I have to try this someday!!

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