The moonlike surface of the famous island is more than just a pretty background for a beach selfie. Get sporty and try these amazing outdoor endeavours on your next Pag adventure!
The enchantingly blue waters of the Adriatic, thousand-year-old olive groves, sun-kissed beaches and fantastic party spots are what gave Pag its fabulous tourist reputation. However, clubbing and lounging by the sea aren’t the only things worth doing here!
In recent years, there has been a strong desire to further explore the potential of the island and provide a more varied offer of fun outdoor activities. As a result, the island exploded with events, trails and sports options for those looking to spend an active vacation filled with amazing spring outdoor activities. It would be a shame to miss them, so read on and find out what Pag and camp Šimuni has to offer this spring season!
First of all, you need to remember that the Pag sun can be a little bit too intense at times, although we love it for the warmth and extra dose of vitamin D it gives us. There are potential dangers to exercising outside during summer, such as heat stroke, dehydration, and exhaustion. Of course, those can be avoided by practising moderation, but if you want to have a more comfortable but still active experience, choose spring as your go-to visiting period.
The weather is still nice and sunny, and you still need to take care of your water intake, but everything will be a tad safer and more enjoyable. No need to mention you’ll still reap the full benefits of staying active on holiday. Your body will thank you for any type of activity, whether it’s low impact or high-level intensity, and your mind will definitely enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
Biking on Pag
With all the comfort and technologies of the 21st century, who could have predicted the rising popularity of cycling as a mode of transportation? Well, everyone, actually, as it makes total sense to ditch the car and opt for something that’s environmentally friendly and better for your body. However, bicycles aren’t just for going around town! If you’re used to making your daily commute on two wheels, maintain your cycling habit even when on vacation — just switch your urban city vista with a gorgeous view of Pag.
Throughout the island, you can find roads suitable for cycling, some easier, some more difficult, but all rewarding in terms of scenery. There are 115 kilometres of bike roads, and if you like to have a guide when exploring the island, camp Šimuni organises free tourist tours every week! You don’t even have to bring your own bike, you can rent it at the camp for a few hours or for a whole day, whichever you prefer.
Hiking trails on Pag
Walking also made a big comeback! It seems like we all got tired of the city streets and decided to spend the most basic of activities in an upgraded setting — nature. And the nature of Pag made it a top spot for outdoor activities in Croatia, including hiking and climbing.
The Life on Mars trail on Pag is one of the most famous hiking event on the island, and it’s meant to hold its fifth edition on March 26th, 2022. There are three levels of difficulty, so you can choose one that fits your physical capabilities. Remember: it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
The offer of spring outdoor activities doesn’t stop there: spend the upcoming holiday on a unique event called Easter hiking on the other side of the moon. Once you step foot on Pag, you’ll get where the name comes from!
And next up after that? The Island Pag Trail, a hiking event starting in the picturesque village of Kolan. It even has a kids’ trail, so you can safely include your tiny ones and introduce them to a healthy and fun outdoor activity.
Kayaking on Pag
Want to experience the island in a way you’ve never done before? Sea kayaking is the way to go. Don’t be afraid of potentially toppling over in the narrow watercraft, it might look tricky, but it’s actually a great sport for any beginner. You can pick up the paddling motion in no time, then happily enjoy the beautiful Pag lagoons or the calm of the open sea.
You can rent a kayak in the Camping Village Šimuni and explore the island on your own, or you can book an organised kayak tour to explore the majestic waterfalls and wild rivers of the nearby Zrmanja.
Climbing on Pag
No matter if you’re a total beginner or an experienced climber, Pag offers plenty of options for those wanting to try climbing in Croatia. The Šimuni camp has a 7,6-meter artificial climbing wall where you can safely learn or repeat the basics. From there on you can maybe consider greater walls, such as the mountainous terrain of sites Stogaj and Zamak.
They’re both located near the village of Metajna, in the southwest part of the island. The impressive vertical rocks are quite a challenge, but the breathtaking views are well worth the trouble.
Plus, both of the climbing sites are above gorgeous beaches of the Pag bay, and you know what that means — after a demanding climb to the top, you get some well-deserved relaxation by the sea.
If all this sounds okay, but the adrenaline rush of more extreme activities is more tempting for you, no need to fret. Pag also has some amazing adrenaline adventures you can partake in, and you can even book some of them from our camp.
However, if running, hiking, biking, kayaking and similar activities are what you’re looking for, then make sure to check out Pag Outdoors. The website is a haven for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers looking for new and exciting adventures of Pag. And believe us, once you try, you’ll become one of them!