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Croatia - Kvarner Bay

Croatia - Kvarner Bay

Degree of difficulty - B

Countless islands in crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. That's the Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic

Your accommodation for the week is a spacious wooden motor yacht.  The spacious saloon can accommodate 32 guests and the middle sundeck is constructed in a way that meals can also be served outside.

You will spend the week discovering the history, delicacy and landscapes of each unique island by bike. On board your floating accommodation each evening you will dine while the sunsets and can even stroll through the historic harbour towns each night. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the friendly dolphins in Omisaji as you set off on your adventure.... 

You can decide every day for yourself, whether you would like to cycle individually using the maps provided. or join one of the tour guides.

Please contact us or more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com)

Day 1 (Sun) Omišalj (Embarkation) – 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 organize a safe parking space for you. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm. At ca.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.

2nd day (Mon) Islands of Cres and Lošinj (approx. 14 mi./23 km)
In the morning our ship takes us to Martinšćica. From there we cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, an 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 harbour of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colourful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafes welcomes us for a relaxing evening, enabling us to unwind and recuperate.

3rd day (Tues) Islands of Lošinj and Molat (approx. 12 + 6 mi. /20 + 10 km)
We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbour town of Veli Lošinj before we 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 harbour of Molat.

4th day (Wed) Island of Dugi Otok (approx. 20 mi. /32 km)
During breakfast the ship leaves 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 harbour of Savar. The boat awaits us here with a replenishing midday meal and we start our cruise in the direction of the island of Pag. The longer crossing offers us a great opportunity to take a lengthy and refreshing swim stop on anchor.

5th day (Thurs) Island of Pag – Rab (approx. 12 mi. /20 km)
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 stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Novalja 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 cosy cafés.

6th day (Fri) Island of Rab (approx. 15 mi. /25 km)
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 us of a 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 harbour directly in front of 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 the historical town of Krk.

7th day (Sat) Island of Krk, (approx. 28 mi. /45 km)
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 Zlahtina. 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 our way we 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.

8th day (Sun) Omišalj (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Comfort Boat Linda
€ 1070 per person sharing (below deck) double cabin
€ 1170 per person sharing (above deck) double cabin
€ 1470 for single occupancy (below deck)
€ 1670 for single occupancy (above deck)

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights on board cabin with WC
  • 7 dinners, 4 lunches
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Cycling guide with group
  • Route and map details
  • 21 speed trekking bike
  • €40 bottled water charge to be paid on board
  • €80 supplement for e-bike ( subject to availability ) 

Group tour dates ( Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability and Green = available)

14-April, 21-April, 28-April,
12-May, 19-May, 26-May,
9-June, 16-June, 23-June, 30-June,
7-July, 14-July, 21-July,
1-September, 8-September, 15-September, 22-September, 29-September,
6-October, 13-October,

Self Guided Tour Information

A self guided option is not available on this tour

Comfort Boat Linda (all cabins with shower/toilet)
The ship is a spacious wooden motor yacht and being 31 metres long and 6 metres wide the MY Linda is among the larger ships in the Croatian fleet. The large saloon can accommodate 32 guests and the middle sundeck is constructed in a way that meals can also be served outside. The ship has 14 en suite cabins: 10 cabins are on deck, 4 are below deck. Captain Damir and his crew look forward to making your vacation an unforgettable one.

Linda 2 Linda 4
Linda 3 Linda 1
Linda 5 Linda 6

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): 15 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.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

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