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Cruising and Cycling in Kvarner Bay (Croatia)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 455 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 580 Euro (EUR)

Discover more of Croatia by bike in the Northern region of the country with a start in Opatija

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Krk, Rab and Cres islands on the bike and lying on the sun chair on the deck of the ship. We go on land with the bikes on different harbors and towns and while we cycle enjoying wonderful views the ship sails to the next harbor. After the cycling we go on pleasant walks in the towns and visit restaurants with local traditional Mediterranean cuisine. You can skip the cycling and choose to explore the variety and natural world of the islands at your pace.

Day 1: Opatija - Krk Island
Arrival in Opatija and check-in on the ship after 11:00 h. Lunch before the departure at 13:00 h. Two-hour journey to the island of Krk is the best time to meet your fellow passengers and the crew. Krk is the largest of the Kvarner islands where we will have an easy start ride from the former fisherman village Malinska to the town of Krk. The most of the track is a newly paved bike path made between Malinska and Krk. Overnight on board.
Cycling: 18 km

Day 2: Krk Island
Today you will bike surrounded by Mediterranean scented vegetation, through fields of chestnuts and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj. After Dobrinj you will pass through the valley of vineyards and reach the north east part of the island and unique town of Vrbnik. Town of Vrbnik knows also as a museum town is built on 50 meters high rock and is home to the golden Zlahtina wines. After strolling through some of the narrowest streets in the world and sipping some wine, we continue to the natural port of Punat where we spend the night on the ship and have our dinner.
Cycling: approx. 38 km

Day 3: Rab Island
While we eat our breakfast the boat will take us to Lopar on the island of Rab. From there our biking path will lead us to a sandy beach bay which is very unusual for Kvarner islands. After that we cycle through the interior of the island, past the beautiful bay Supetarska Draga and direction the ancient walled city of Rab with its four famous bell towers situated on an arrow shaped spit of land. Around noon our boat will be just outside the old town of Rab in the harbour and after the meal one will have opportunity to enjoy the old town atmosphere or to cycle more to the nature reserve of 'Dundo' forest on the peninsula Kalifront and back to Rab. Overnight in the port of Rab.
Cycling: approx. 22 km / second part: approx. 21 km

Day 4: Pag Island
After a short crossing to the island of Pag we start a tour along the beautiful landscape of the island. Our first stop is village of Lun with the thousand years old olive tree and the many stone walls that were built by the residents as a protection against the wind. Please be careful when cycling on the island because there are many sheep on the road. In Novalja you have the opportunity to go back to ship, or to move on further with the group. We definitely recommend a break in a traditional tavern to taste the famous Pag cheese. In the idyllic village of Mandre we go back to ship and transfer from there to the island Molat. Dinner and overnight in Molat.
Cycling: approx. 22 km to Novalja / approx. 35 km to Mandre

Day 5: Molat Island - Losinj Island
Molat is the smallest island of this trip and therefore also the most romantic one. The village of Molat has only a bakery, a shop and 2 or 3 bars. The journey goes through the inland part of the island to the village of Zapuntel and back again. On this way you will see many beautiful bays and beaches. Lunch is at the boat with the continue of the cruise to the island of Lošinj where you have another possibility to cycle to the fisherman village of Veli Losinj and visit one of the many bays surrounded by pine trees at Cikat peninsula. Overnight in Mali Losinj, in the harbour area that contains numerous cafes and many colourfully painted house fronts.
Cycling: approx. 19 km / second part: approx. 20 km

Day 6: Losinj Island - Cres Island
After breakfast we cycle through the pine and laurel trees on the panorama route direction island of Cres. Our first stop is the artistic village of Osor, where you have the chance to go back to your boat and have relaxing afternoon or to take another more strenuous part of the cycling towards the fishing village Martinscica, where the ship will wait again and take us all together towards the historic town of Cres. Dinner and overnight stay in Cres.
Cycling: approx. 20 km to Cres / approx. 45 km to Martinscica

Day 7: Istria and Opatija
During breakfast the ship takes us to Moscenicka Draga on the Opatija Riviera. From there we go along the coastal road with spectacular views of the sea and the islands to town of Brsec, situated above the sea on a rock. We take a coffee break here and a walk through the small village with two churches. After the break you can decide whether to take the same coastal road again biking alone back to the ship or select the more difficult version to cycle together with your guide to St. Jelena hill and back to M. Draga. On this route you can admire the mountain village with its small Moscenice Ethnographic Museum. Lunch on the ship and continue to Opatija, where you have free evening to admire this beautiful city, walk through the parks or along the 12 km long sea promenade. Overnight in Opatija.
Cycling: approx. 20 km / to St. Jelena - approx. 30 km

Day 8: Departure
Early morning breakfast and disembarkation

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price includes: ►7 nights accommodation on the ship in twin-bedded cabins with private WC and shower (accommodation at cabins under deck is possible at lower price - contact us for more information) ►half board (breakfast and lunch most days, sometimes breakfast and dinner depending on the cycling route for the day. First meal is lunch on arrival day, last meal: breakfast on departure day) ►local English-speaking bike guide throughout the tour.

Price does not include: ►international flight tickets ►transport airport-ship-airport ►tourist tax 20 Eur per person/per week paid on spot upon embarkation ►entrance fees for the sights ►tips ►insurances ►drinks ►meals not mentioned above ►other personal expenses.