This bike and boat tour is around the Kvarner bay region of Croatia. On this cycling holiday, you will experience countless islands in crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. Every island is different. Each has its own history. We will spend a week discovering the landscape and people of this unique island world by bike, independently and with the aid of knowledgeable tour guides. On a romantic motor yacht, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.
We cycle off after a hearty breakfast. At midday, we meet the ship at a harbour for lunch. In the evening the ship will be waiting in the next harbour so that we can enjoy fantastic cuisine as the sun sets, followed by a stroll through a historic harbour town. Finally, we settle down in our cabins to sleep or stay on deck under a thousand stars.
Availability: Ship Linda 17/5, 14/6, 28/6, 5/7, 12/7, 19/7, 26/7, 2/8, 9/8, 16/8, 23/8, 13/9
Ship Andela Lora 26/4, 10/5, 24/5, 7/6, 21/6, 19/7, 2/8, 16/8, 27/9
Minimum number 14 persons, minimum age 10 and height above 140 cm.
Captain Damir’s Linda is a spacious wooden motor yacht. She was built in 1955 and renovated in 2004/2005 to meet the requirements of island-hopping. 31 meters long and 6 meters wide the Linda is among the bigger ships in our Croatian fleet. The spacious saloon can accommodate 32 guests, and the middle sundeck is constructed in a way that meals can also be served outside. The upper deck measures 40 square metres and is big enough for sunbathing.
Three cosy cabins below deck are equipped with separate beds and two portholes each. Another one has got a French 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 French bed and four double cabins are equipped with separate beds. Captain Damir and his crew look forward to welcoming our guests onboard of their Linda. All cabins have air-conditioned.
At 40 x 8.5 m the Andela Lora is an extraordinary, elegant steel ship, built in 2012. With its impressive length it is one of the largest ships in our bike and boat tours. There are seventeen spacious cabins which are air-conditioned and include a shower and WC. The Andela Lora also offers a nice salon on the top deck and numerous comfortable spaces on deck to relax. At the stern of the ship, a swimming platform provides effortless access to the sea! Cabins are between 12-14m2.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
During the day arrive at the port in Omisalj on the island of Krk. Check-in on board is from around 2 pm. Soon after this, we set sail to the city of Cres. If the weather permits, we will stop for a refreshing swim stop along the way. In the evening your guide will take you for a walk through the charming old town of Cres, characterized by its Venetian heritage.
After breakfast, we start our cycle tour from the city of Cres towards Martinšćica. The boat awaits your arrival and lunch is served during the cruise to the island of Lošinj. If the weather is good, the captain will arrange a swim stop along the way before tying off in the harbour of the wellness town, Mali Lošinj. At the port admire its colourful facades and numerous cafes offer its visitors a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxed evening.
Along the seaside walk, we cycle to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbour of Veli Lošinj before we meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we cross over to the island of Molat, where we’ll do another short bike tour. Overnight stay in the quiet harbour on the Island.
During breakfast, the ship will set sail and take us past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otok. Our cycle tour today 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 northernmost point of the island where the lighthouse of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849 fulfilling its duty of 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 before continuing to Zadar the Political centre for Dalmatia. Here you find 3000 years of history from its mightly fortified walls to the impressive Basilica.
After a cruise till lunchtime, we will reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island, we’ll come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Mandre, we will bike on the narrow peninsula until we reach the sea, where the ship will be waiting to take 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, you can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cosy cafés.
Today a lovely cycle tour around the island through diverse landscapes on the Island of Rab. Starting from the old town, our tour takes us through alternating landscapes from coastal promenades, to shaded forests and secluded bays. After returning to the boat we start our cruise toward the island of Krk. Along the way, we hope to stop for a refreshing swim from the boat. We spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.
We will 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-metre high cliff is surrounded by vineyards, is the home of the famous white wine, Zlahtina. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. The way will lead us across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj, from where Rijeka will be within sight. On the way, we will have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. We’ll spend the last night in Omišalj.
By plane to Rijeka, Pula or Zagreb airports and then by train to Rijeka. Transfer by taxi around 15-30 minutes from Rijeka to Omišalj.
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A deposit of 30% per person is required for this tour.