Outdoor Activities

With its warm seas, snowy mountains and favourable climate, the Med is a sports lover’s paradise. Whether you’re after perfect snow powder or roaring surf, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to feed your adrenalin habit.

Skiing Most of the region’s top resorts are in the French and Italian Alps, but there’s great-value skiing in Slovenia and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Hiking There’s excellent hiking across much of the region, particularly in mountainous areas such as the Italian Dolomites.

Diving Warm shallow waters and the calcified wreck of a 3rd-century Roman ship make for fabulous diving off Croatia’s Mljet Island.

Surfing Surfers head to the western edge of the continent for the thundering waves that crash in on central Portugal’s Atlantic beaches.

Rafting One of the most popular outdoor pursuits in Montenegro is rafting along the Tara River in the Durmitor National Park.