While visiting Rijeka and the surrounding area, sports lovers will definitely find what they want since they’ll have the opportunity to enjoy unspoiled nature or the specialized sports and recreation clubs in the city. It is precisely the combination of the immediate proximity of the sea and the surrounding mountains as well as access to various amenities that make Rijeka an excellent choice for athletes.
Those who love running, brisk walking or just walking will be able to do that right in the heart of the city – a 2 km long breakwater stretches parallel to Rijeka’s waterfront, overlooking Rijeka from the sea. On the western side of the city there is one more seaside promenade suitable for similar activities – the coastal path Kantrida-Costabella-Preluk, with outdoor fitness equipment.
For all those who enjoy water sports, during the summer months Rijeka offers a variety of public beaches and throughout the year it is possible to swim in the Kantrida pool complex, one of the most beautiful in this part of Europe, offering fitness facilities and a wellness centre.
About ten kilometres out of Rijeka, to the north, in the area of Grobnik, there is a race track of the same name, and nearby there is a small airport with the Free Flying Club “The Wings of Kvarner”.
The network of numerous bike trails will provide the opportunity to enjoy with all your senses, regardless of the type of surface, mild or steep climbs or varying track lengths. The Bike Route also has an accompanying mobile app intended to ease the navigation on bike trails of Rijeka and the Rijeka area.
The Adriatic has one of the most indented coastlines in Europe, and its northern part is particularly attractive for divers who love to dive around underwater reefs and walls. In Rijeka there are several diving clubs whose members will help you discover the underwater beauties.
The bay at the exit from Rijeka, Preluk, is known as a special windsurfing spot because of the favourable winds that blow in that area, especially early in the morning.
The Platak ski resort is only half an hour drive from the city of Rijeka, unique for its view of the sea, and due to its numerous walking and hiking trails it is very popular throughout the year.
Učka Nature Park near Rijeka is suitable for a wide variety of activities – walking, free climbing, horse riding, skydiving, caving…
For more information go to our Tourist Information Centre on Korzo.