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Location: Croatia - Omišalj
Price: From € 790,-

Bike and Barge Croatia: Kvarner Bay | ship 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 harbour 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 harbour 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.

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  • Dates/Prices Kvarner Bay

  • Ship information

    Ship Linda

    Captain Damir’s Linda is a sleek wooden motor sailor built in 1955 and fully refurbished in 2006. She hosts 14 friendly guest cabins (7 – 8 sqm) each with own shower and WC. Three cosy cabins below deck are equipped with separate beds and two portholes each. Another one has got a double bed with an additional bunk bed above the large bed, so that they can also be booked by three persons. On deck there are ten double cabins. Six of those have a double bed and four double cabins are equipped with separate beds. Bed sizes: Double beds: 200 x 140 cm, Single beds: 200 x 80 cm, High-quality mattresses (German brand Diamona). 
    The spacious and tastefully furnished salon with its wooden tables and cushioned benches provides a welcoming atmosphere. The large rooftop sundeck is laid out with padded sunning mats offering you a great space to switch off and relax in. The captain and his united crew are eager to welcome you on board for a recuperative vacation.

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  • Program Kvarner Bay

    Tour Details Croatia: Kvarner Bay |  Linda

    Day 1 (Sun): Embarkaton: Omišalj | Omišalj – Cres
    Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbour 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 your ship will cross you over to Martinšćica. From here you will cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, the artist town, where you will have time for a swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon you will have lunch on board the ship as you will leave Osor 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.)
    You cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbour of Veli Losinj before you will meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon you cross over to the island of Molat, where you will do another short cycling tour. Overnight stay in the quiet harbour of Molat.

    Day 4 (Wed): Molat – Dugi Otok | Dugi Otok – Božava – Veli Rat – Savar (Approx. 32 km/20 mi.) 
    During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes you past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otok. Your bike-tour will start in the bay of Božava, which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, and you will ride on a road almost free of traffic. The tour leads you 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 you 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 | Novalja Novalja Sea (Approx. 20 km/12 mi.) | Novalja Sea – Island of Rab
    After a crossing in the morning you will reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you will come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stonewalls for protection against the wind. Starting in Novalja you will cycle on the narrow peninsula until you 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 you can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cosy cafés.

    Day 6 (Fri): Island of Rab (Approx. 25 km/15 mi.) | Island of Rab – Island of Krk
    You will 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 you to a bay with a sandy beach, which is rather atypical for the Kvarner islands. At lunchtime the ship awaits you in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim-break the ship takes you over to the neighboring island of Krk, where you will 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.)
    You 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 you across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On the way, you have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.

    Day 8 (Sun): Disembarkation: Omišalj
    After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am.

    Changes:
    We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour could be conducted in reverse order. You may find further details in your booking information packet.

  • Included

    INCLUDED:
    – 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).

    NOT INCLUDED:
    – Transfer to Omišalj;
    – Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated);
    – 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);
    – Entrance fees & excursions;
    – Meals and beverages ashore;
    – Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain);
    – Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion).

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
    – ½ a double cabin can be booked on request;
    – Surcharge for a cabin above deck: €100 per person (on request, reservation required);
    – Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: €300 (on request, reservation required);
    – Surcharge for a single cabin above deck: €400 (on request, reservation required);
    – 21-speed hybrid bike with pannier bag: €80 or E-Bike Cube with 8-gear-hub-shifting with pannier bag: €160 (limited, on request);
    – Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-speed rental bicycle: €10/week or of the E-bike: €20/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages);
    – 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);
    – Collective transfer from/to Zagreb on day of embarkation/disembarkation only (11:30 am from Zagreb Center / 12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport / return transfer from Omisalj to Zagreb Airport     starts at 8 am: € 20 person/way and €  20 bicycle/way (reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details) ;
    – In case of train arrival: Collecting transfer from Rijeka train station to Omišalj (on day of embarkation/disembarkation only): €15 per person/way (reservation requested). Please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains;
    – Transfers from/to Rijeka airport on embarkation and disembarkation day: €15 person/way;
    – Additional night incl. Breakfast in Omišalj: can be booked on request;

  • Cabin types and prices 2018

    DEPARTURE DATES Kvarner Bay 2018 | Linda:
    Departure and arrival on Sunday from/to Omišalj (Croatia):

    Weekly from April 15 to October 14 (last departure), 2018

    Ship Linda: April 15, 22 and 29; May 6, 13 and 20; June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15 and 22; August 19 and 26; Sept. 2, 16, 23 and 30; October 7 and 14.

    On some dates the hybrid bike cruise Kvarner Bay and the mountain bike cruise Kvarner Bay are planned parallel on the same boat. One tour guide will attend the trekking bike group while the other one will guide the mountain bike group.

    TOURPRICE Kvarner Bay 2018 per person:

    On all the departure dates the tour price is € 990 per person.
    This price is based on 2 persons in a twin cabin below deck.

    REDUCTIONS:
    – You can book a cabin for three persons and get a 50% price reduction for the third person (only below deck possible).
    – Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not in combination with the 50 % discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.

  • Good to know

    GOOD TO KNOW:
    Bicycles on board:
    Hybrid bicycles: the basic bicycles with trapeze frame or diamond frame are available in four frame sizes: trapeze frame in 46 and 52 cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56 and 60 cm. All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal. There is an Ortlieb pannier bag available for each bike. The price for these rental bikes is €80 per week.
    E-Bike: the Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 is characterized by their light weight (20kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179cm, and a diamond frame for people 180cm+. There is an Ortlieb pannier bag available for each bike. The rental price for an E-Bike is €160 per week (limited, on request).
    For organizational reasons, guests can only bring their own bicycles after previous request and confirmation by the organizing company. Additional information on request.
    Catering:
    The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4x full board and 3x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
    Language:
    Due to our international audience the tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.
    Itinerary changes:
    We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour could be conducted in reverse order. You may find further details in your booking information packet.
    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.
    Requirements (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 (12-27 miles), 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).

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
    The General Conditions (travel conditions) of Boat Bike Tours apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of ca. 55 km. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of 18 years must be under supervision). The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.

    Minimum number of participants for this tour is 14 passengers. The maximum number of participants is 29.

    Legal notice: Tour operator and organizing company for this Kvarner Bay Tour is Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany.
    Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.

    CONTACT:
    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065
    info@boatbiketours.com
    www.boatbiketours.com

     

    Updated: July 24th, 2017

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