Highlights of this tour

Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
  • Multi guidance: For this tour various types of guidance are available
Fully-guided Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 3

The exclusive charms of the Adriatic Sea

The diversity of the Kvarner Bay islands

180 km / 104 miles

Motoryacht: max. 34 passengers

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Bike and Barge Croatia: Kvarner Bay and islands – PLUS | Andela Lora

Guarded by the towering Velebit mountain range in the east and hugged by the Istria Peninsula in the northwest lie the Kvarner bay islands. Quiet coves of crystal clear water surround the dramatic landscapes of the Kvarner bay islands; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbor towns rich in history and culture. Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea for yourself by bike and boat on board one of our romantic motor yachts.

Crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs and picturesque beaches – that is the beautiful Kvarner Bay. The day begins with a well-rounded breakfast leaving you fit to explore the diversity of the Kvarner bay islands on a guided bike tour. Be it the medieval city of Rab, the car-free road in the sky on Dugi Otok or the contemplative life of the dwellers on the flower island of Molat, each day brings with it new discoveries. Evenings are mostly spent in picturesque harbor towns with winding alleyways where a great range of bars and cafes stand host for a relaxing evening.

The friendly crew will always make sure that you enjoy an easy-going journey. This tour belongs to the Plus-Program and matches activity with comfort. The proud motor yacht Andela Lora is your comfortable home for an amazing week. Tenderly decorated roomy cabins, bathrooms with separate shower, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit.

Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements the tour could be conducted in reverse order.

Day to day program 2019

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in reverse order. You will find further details in your booking information package.

Day 1 (Sun): Embarkation: Omišalj | Omišalj – Cres

Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. If you’re planning to arrive by car, we will organise a safe parking space for you. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm. At approx. 3 pm the ship takes us to the island of Cres in about four hours. On Cres we take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

Day 2 (Mon): Cres – Martinšćica | Martinšćica Osor (Approx. 23 km/14 mi.) | Osor – Mali Lošinj

In the morning our ship takes us to Martinšćica. From here we cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, the artist town, where we have lunch on the ship. There is time for a swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon we leave Osor on board the boat and navigate our way to the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a refreshing swim stop the ship brings us safely into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colorful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafes welcomes us for a relaxing evening, enabling us to unwind and recuperate.

Day 3 (Tue): Lošinj – Veli Lošinj | Veli Lošinj – Molat (Approx. 20+10 km/12+6 mi.)

We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbor of Veli Losinj before you will meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we cross over to the island of Molat, where we can do another short cycling tour. Finally we stay overnight in a quiet harbor of Molat island.

Day 4 (Wed): Molat – Dugi Otok | Dugi Otok – Božava – Sali (Approx. 42 km/26 mi.) | Sali – Zadar

During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes us past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otok. Our bike tour starts in the bay of Božava, which is surrounded by woods of pine, agave and tamarisk trees. We ride on a road almost free of traffic. Our ride along the islands “Road in the Sky” takes us to Sali, where the boat awaits us for a sail to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia. 3000 Years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica. In the evening our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lively city center.

Day 5 (Thu): Zadar  Island of Pag | Novalja Lun (Approx. 20 km/12 mi.) | Novalja Sea – Island of Rab

After a long crossing in the morning we reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island we come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stonewalls for protection against the wind. Starting in Novalja we cycle on the narrow peninsula until we reach the sea from where the ship takes you to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The town of Rab, the fortified capital of the island, was built in the Middle Ages on a wedge shaped headland, and marks one of the highlights of the trip. The four famous bell towers are the symbol of the adorned beauty of the town. After dinner we can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cozy cafés.

Day 6 (Fri): Island of Rab (Approx. 25 km/15 mi.) | Island of Rab –  Jablanac – Island of Krk

Get to know the charming island of Rab on a lovely ride around the island. At lunchtime the ship awaits us in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. We cruise to Jablanac near the picturesque Zavratnica fjord. Later on the ship takes us over to the neighboring island of Krk where we spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

Day 7 (Sat): Island of Krk Vrbnik – Omišalj: Bay of Soline (Approx. 45 km/28 mi.)

We cycle over the ridge of the island, which is covered by fragrant “macchia” to a valley of vineyards and then onwards to the small museum town of Vrbnik in the northeast. The town, built on a 50-meter-high cliff and surrounded by vineyards, is the home of the famous white wine, Žlahtina. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. The way leads us across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On our way we have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Day 8 (Sun): Disembarkation: Omišalj

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am. and individual trip home.

Good to know

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in reverse order. You will find further details in your booking information package.

Language aboard
Due to our international audience all tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Level 2 – 3
The cycling routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by steady cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 200 to 500 meters (760 – 1,640 ft.). The daily routes, of 20 – 45 km (12.5 – 28 mi), cover hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some longer and rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted. The tour guides will inform you about the course of the tour in due time. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bicycle-tour. Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Bringing Children
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1,20 m (4 ft.). In Croatia there is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16.

Catering
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and and or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x full board and 3 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Our ships
Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.


Prices & information

Prices
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2
Twin cabin below deck pers. €1290 €1390
Included in this tour

8-day-trip on a motorized yacht with crew (Sun/Sun), from/to Omišalj (Croatia);

7 nights  in a double cabin with shower/toilet

4x full board and 3x half board;

Bed linen and towels; Cabin cleaning daily, fresh towels at mid-week;

English-speaking tour guide;

Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board;

PLUS-tour specials.

Excluded in this tour

Transfer to Omišalj;

Water flat rate, visitor’s tax and local charges €40 for adults or €20 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);

Rental bicycle or E-Bike (optional);

Rental bicycle helmet (optional);

Entrance fees & excursions;

Meals and beverages ashore;

Parking fee;

Other transfers;

Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain);

Personal (travel) insurances;

Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion).

Additional options & information

Rental E-bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: € 160 per week;
Rental hybrid bicycle: € 80 per week
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

– Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: €20 /week; hybrid bicycle: €10 /week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

–  ½ a double cabin (on request)
– Surcharge for a cabin on deck: €150 per person (on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: €500 (on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use on deck: €700 (on request, reservation required)
– A Safe parking space: Motor cycle: €30 /week, car until 6 m of length: €50/week, vehicle above 6 m of length: €100 /week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
– In case of train arrival: Collecting transfer from Rijeka train station to Omišalj: €20 person/way (reservation requested) Please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains.
– Transfer from/to Rijeka airport (on embarkation and disembarkation days only): € 15 person/way
– Collective transfer from/to Zagreb on day of embarkation/ disembarkation only (11:30 am from Zagreb Center or 12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport / return transfer from Omišalj to Zagreb Airport starts at 8 am: €30 person/way and €30 bicycle/way (reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)

Requirement to wear a helmet
Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Participants
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 36+

Legal notice:
Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany. Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.


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max. 34 passengers
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