Highlights of this tour

Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea

The diversity of the Kvarner Bay islands

180 km / 104 miles

Motoryacht: max. 28 passengers

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
guidance 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
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Bike and Barge Croatia: Kvarner Bay + islands | Linda

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 Kvaner 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 – 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 will often be operated on the same boat as the mountain bike cruise “Kvarner Bay” and one tour guide attends trekking bike group while the other one leads the mountain bike group. 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.

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 – Lošinj

In the morning our ship will cross you over to Martinšćica. From here we will 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. Afterwards 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 – 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 we 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 the quiet harbor of Molat.

Day 4 (Wed): Molat – island Dugi Otok | Božava – Veli Rat – Savar/Bribinj (Approx. 32 km/20 mi.) 

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 pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, and we ride on a road almost free of traffic. Our tour leads us at first to the northern most point of the island where the light house of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849 fulfilling its duty in guiding sailors safely on their way. A ride along the islands “Road in the Sky” brings us to the peaceful harbor of Savar or Bribinj. There will be ample time for a swim break in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a calm bay.

Day 5 (Thu): Savar/Bribinj  Island of Pag | Mandre Novalja – Lun (Approx. 34 km/21 mi.) | Lun – Island of Rab

After a 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 Mandre we cycle on the narrow peninsula until we reach the sea from where the ship takes us 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 – Island of Krk

We cycle along the coast to the east side of the island, an area with virtually no vegetation, which’s rough and cliffy rocks remind of lunar landscape. The road leads us to a bay with a sandy beach, which is rather atypical for the islands of the Kvarner Bay. At lunchtime the ship awaits us in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim-break 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 the 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.

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

Catering
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one 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 all dates
Twin cabin below deck 2 pers. €990
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 and sightseeing as described in itinerary;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board (on board).

Insolvenzabsicherung: Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR) und (nur für Endverbraucher aus Deutschland) Sicherungsschein über tourVERS

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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;

Drinks 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 bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: €80 euro/week;
Rental E-bike: € 160 euro/week (limited, on request)
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

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

– Surcharge for a cabin above deck: €100 per person (on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: €400 (on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: €600 (on request, reservation required);
– A safe parking space: motorcycle: € 30/week; car up to 6 m in length: €50/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: €100/week (on request, 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)
–  Customized transfer (on request)

Requirement to wear a helmet
Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

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. The daily routes, of 20 – 45 km/12 – 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 tour guides will inform you about the course of the tour in due time. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.

Participants
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 29

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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Croatia: Kvarner Bay and islands Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 reviews
5 stars

Mr Stephen Bosch and Shirley McGrew

Guides Marco, Gabriel and Aggie were the best!

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