Sports and recreation
Tolkien said: “Not all who wander are lost.” Yet, please, do not wander around and get lost! Get a free map of walking and biking paths at every reception desk, agency or at Tourist office. For a detailed chart of all paths, go to Tourist office and buy a copy. Better safe than sorry!
You can run along the almost 2 km long Paradise beach, and afther that try the outdoor fitness just upon the beach with great view.
If you are an experienced and competitive mountain biker, make sure you join our spring cycling race “MTB 4 island race” that runs across 4 largest islands of Kvarner – Rab, Krk, Cres and Lošinj.
If you prefer running or hiking, do not miss our Rab Island Trail race, happening since 2007. Race is staged in 3 difficulty levels and rated for Croatian Treking League, Rab Island Trail is a must-go autumn event for all outdoor lovers.
Nowadays, the most popular sports on the beach are beach soccer and „picigin“ (sort of watter volleyball). Paradise beach is ideal for both of them.
For the more traditional ones, there are classic sports – tennis and mini-golf. Book your court and rent the equipment at Caffe-bar Match Ball, then return for a refreshing gin-tonic after the match. Classy, right?
The playgrounds for soccer and basketball are located near Paradise beach and in the center of Lopar. If you want to try tradionional croatian sport „boćanje“ (similar to bowling), there are two playgrounds, one near the Paradise beach and the other one in the park Kapić.
Bicycle is the best vehicle to move around the island, but motorcycle is sometimes a bit more convenient, which is confirmed by the fact that most of the locals own a motorcycle and use it throughout the year as the main transportation. If you want to get fully immersed in the local lifestyle, rent a scooter at local agencies. But don’t forget the helmets!
- diving school
- diving trips
- rental of diving equipment
- rent a kayak
- rent a SUP
- boat trips
- taxi boat
- daily line to Goli otok
- tourist train on Goli otok
Lopar offers daily half-day boat trips with a glass bottom in the waters of Lopar and Goli Otok and Grgur.
Special features of Lopar
Rich culture and history
An oasis of natural beauty