Croatia – Kvarner Bay
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Omišalj ~ Cres ( sailing only )
The tour starts on a Friday in Omišalj, a nice little harbour village on the island of Krk. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2.00 and 2:30 pm. At 3 pm the ship takesa four hour cruise to the island of Cres where we take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.
Cres and Lošinj Islands (28 kms)
After breakfast we start our tour from the city of 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 wellness town of Mali Lošinj, a port with colourful facades and numerous cafes.
Lošinj and Molat Islands (20 & 10 kms)
We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbour town of Veli Lošinj before we meet our boat 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 harbour of Molat.
Dugi Otok Island (32 kms)
We cruise past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otoken route to the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, where we cycle on almost traffic free roads. Our tour leads us to the light house of Veli Rat, before continuing along the islands “Road in the Sky” to the peaceful harbour of Savar or Bribinj where we can have a swim break before continuing to the small island of Olib for the night.
Pag ~ Rab Islands (20 kms)
We cycle the island of Pag, a harsh but delightful landscape dotted by fig and olive trees. We continue to the island of Rab , one of the sunniest places in Europe! The town of Rab, a 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 cosy cafés.
Rab Island (25 kms)
We cycle along the coast to the east side of the island, an area of cliffy rocks like a lunar landscape. The road leads us, via a bay with a sandy beach, to our boat docked in the harbour by the old town of Rab. After a swim-break, the ship takes us over to the neighbouring island of Krk where we spend the evening in its historical town.
Krk Island (45 kms)
We cycle past fragrant macchia to a valley of vineyards and then onwards to the small museum town of Vrbnik. Built on a 50-meter-high cliff and surrounded by vineyards Vrbnik is home of the famous white wine Zlahtina and also the second narrowest alley in the world! We cycle across the island passing the bay of Soline, through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj,where we have our last dinner and get-together with crew and tour guides.
- 7 nights on the ship with crew
- accommodation in a twin cabin with bathroom
- 4x full board and 3x half board
- Guide cycling with the group
- Maps of the daily tours on board
- entrances and visits as per itineraries
€50 water rate tax to be paid on board
Bike rental is not included in our 2022 tour price. This is an additional:
€80.00 Hybrid Bike
€180.00 Electric Bike
On this tour, you will be staying on a boat for the full duration of the trip. There is a crew consisting of the captain, cabin crew, the cook and tour guides who will make sure everything on the tour goes smoothly. Every morning after breakfast, your guide will go through the route with the group.
On each tour there are 2 tour guides on the boat.
Normally the group cycles together but this doesn’t mean that the group will always be one after the other with no space in between. Often the group stretches long and everyone can cycle in his/her own pace.
If a guest really wants to cycle individually he/she has to be very punctual and has to have some skills in repairing a bike, since the tour guides will always be with the group.
Due to the international audience, the tour will be conducted bilingual, in English and German.
In 2022 Bike rental is not included in the basic tour cost:
However bike rental is of course possible to arrange!
Bike rental costs €80
Frames - Bicycles are available in four different frame sizes; 2 ladies (for up to 160cms (5 ft. 3 in.), and above that) and 2 men's (up to 6 ft., and above) to cater for all body heights.
• Wheels - Very stable 28 inch hollow chamber rims with Top Touring tyre (easy turning and solid).
• Gear change - 27-gear derailleur, Shimano
• Further Equipment - Tektro alloy brakes with strong "bite", partly inclination-adjustable stern, carrier, comfortable touring saddle of Bontrager H1, and safety mudguards with releasing mechanism. Rear Ortlieb pannier bag rear rack, kickstand, and water bottle cage.
• Please Note: You can bring your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, and the tour guide will attach them to your rental bicycle.
It is also possible to rent an E-Bikes for the cost of €180
The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day tours from 12 mi. to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours in Croatia. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well fitted) helmet. Rental Helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested
On a scale from 1 - 10 (1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest) we are giving this tour 7 points
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous cycling tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1,20 m (4 ft). There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.
The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 500 m above sea-level. The day tours from 12.5 mi. to 28 mi. (20 to 45 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside the holiday seasons. The tour guide 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 cycle tour.
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 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.
Specialised cycle clothing may be handy but not strictly necessary. What you do need (among other things) is the
• shorts/ long trousers/ track suit/ leggings
• shirts/ sweater/ rain clothing
• good shoes plus shoes for use on deck only
• sunglasses/ cap/ swimming costume
• extra towel for swimming
• soap/ insect repellent
• own helmet
VARNER BAY TOUR 2022 (Friday start)
Comfort Boat Linda
April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 29, August 5, 12 19, 26 Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7
€1090 per person sharing below deck low season
€1190 per person sharing below deck high season
+ €100 supplement per person above deck
+ €400 single supplement below deck
+ €600 single supplement above deck
KVARNER BAY PLUS TOUR 2022
Deluxe Boat Andela Lora
April 29, May 6, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 30, October 7
€1390 per person sharing below deck low season
€1490 per person sharing below deck low season
€1590 per person sharing below deck high season
+ €150 supplement per person above deck
+ €500 single supplement below deck
+ €700 single supplement above deck
Self Guided Tour Information
A self guided option is not available on this tour
How to get to the start point Omisalj:
- Kvarner Bay: it is possible to fly to the airport of Rijeka, which is close to port of embarkation Omisalj, on the island Krk. We can organize (taxi) transfers between Rijeka airport and boat in Omisalj (on day of embarkation/disembarkation only): 18 euro person/way. Reservation required.
- Another possible airports is Zagreb (transfer time to Omisalj: 2 hours) or Zadar (transfer time to Omisalj: 3 hours)
- Or also Split, (transfer time to Omisalj: 3.5 hours) There are no direct flights from Ireland to Split.
For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.
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