Kvarner Bay by Bike + Boat
    • Travelcode: 152

    Kvarner Bay by Bike + Boat

    from/to Omisalj with Linda

    • Countless islands in crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. That’s the Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. Every island is different. Each has its own history. We 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 harbor for lunch. In the evening the ship awaits us in the next harbor so that we can enjoy fantastic cuisine as the sun sets which is followed by a stroll through a historic harbor town. Finally we settle down in our cabins to sleep or stay on deck under a thousand stars...

      Tour profile: 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 - 60 km, 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 tour guides will inform you about the course of the tour in due time. You can also choose to skip a bike tour and spend a day sunbathing on the ship instead. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. 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 (or other individual participants).
      • Extension module 2 days Zagreb - PRE-tour available

        EXTENSION MODULE 2-DAYS IN PLITVICE AND ZAGREB - PRE-tour available

        Take the time to extend your holiday by a few days in Zagreb , which on the one hand organizes adequate activities, and on the other hand offers you enough leisure time to discover Zagren on your own.

         

        Saturday (start for 2-days)
        A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. You will have time to freshen up after your journey. In the late afternoon your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you on an interesting and inspiring walk through the Croatian capital. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gradec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.

        Sunday
        Transfer to Omišalj after breakfast (if required to Pula in case of embarking for Islandhopping Istria; prices/additional fee on request).

        Options: 2-days

         

        Included services 2-days:

        • hotel at the town center
        • sightseeing tour in Zagreb excl. entry fees
        • Dinner in a local restaurant
        • Transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel
        • Transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj
        • Taxes

        Price per person incl. breakfast:

        3*hotel:
        double room € 310,-
        single room  € 340,-

        4*hotel:
        double room € 360,-
        single room  € 420,-

      Day 1: Omisalj - Cres

      Individual arrival in Omisalj, 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 p.m. At about 3 p.m. 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: Islands of Cres and Losinj, approx. 23 km

      After breakfast we start our tour from the city of Cres to 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 harbor wellness town of Mali Lošinj. The port with its colourful facades and numerous cafes offers its visitors a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxed evening.

      Day 3: Islands of Losinj and Molat, approx. 20 + 10 km

      We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Loðinj and visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Loðinj 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 harbor of Molat.

      Day 4: Island of Dugi Otok and Olib, approx. 32 km

      During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes us past many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. Our bike tour starts in the bay of Boþava 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 harbor of Savar or Bribini.A swim break  in the afternoon before continuing to the small island of Olib for the night.

      Day 5: Island of Pag - Rab, approx. 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.

      Day 6: Island of Rab, approx. 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 harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim-break the ship takes us over to the neighboring island of Krk where we spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

      Day 7: Island of Krk, approx. 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 Omiðalj. 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.

      Day 8: Omisalj

      After breakfast disembarkation until 9 a.m. and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

      Important Information:

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.
    • Information

      ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Rijeka (RJK) / Zagreb (ZAG) / Pula (PUY)  / Triest (TRS)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

       

      Parking: parking near the ship landing station € 50,-/week, payable locally (reservation necessary)

       

      Depending on your routing there are 3 possibilities to get to Omisalj:

      From Germany individual until Munich, Munich – Salzburg (130 km), Salzburg – Villach (180 km), Villach – Ljubljana (100 km), Ljubljana – Rijeka – Krk (150 km)

      From Austria through Innsbruck - Salzburg like mentioned above or through Brenner-Pass to Venice, Venice - Triest (150 km), Triest - Rijeka - Krk (110 km)

      Or through A2 and A9 to boarderline Spielfeld; through Maribor to Zagreb; in direction Split and Rijeka

      From Switzerland through San Bernadino or Gotthard to Milan (ca. 300 km), Milan – Venice (280 km), Venice – Triest (150 km), Triest – Rijeka –  Krk (110 km)


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Rijeka

      If you plan your arrival by train, please be informed that there is no direct connection by train to Omisalj. Unfortunately bikes are not allowed in the train from Munich to Rijeka.


       

      ARRIVAL BY BUS

       

      During the touristic season there are constant buses to over 50 spots in Croatia, within also to Rijeka. Please find the timetable via following link >www.touring.de.


      TRANSFER

      From/to train station/airport see via "Price".

      Reservation within flight dates necessary.


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 14 person
      Maximum: 29 person


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Helmets:
      Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

      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.

      Bringing own bike:
      Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.


       

      REQUIREMENTS

      If you want to book this tour, we would please need the following information:

      • First and last names of guests (as seen in passport; no nicknames)
      • Date of birth
      • Nationality
      • Contact number while abroad
      • How do you arrive? (for flights please include flight number and airline)
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    • Included services:

      • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
      • 4 x full board and 3 x half board
      • bed linen and towels
      • guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
      • english-speaking tour guide
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      Extras

      Visitor´s Tax + water (obligatory/week, payable locally)
      adults 50
      children until 16,99 years 25
         
      Discounts  
      3rd person in triple cabin off tour price -50%
      children until 16,99 years in own cabin -25%
       

      Bicycle & equipment

      21-speed-bike 80
      E-bike 180
         
      Additional night
      Omisalj (price on request) -
         
      Transfer*  
      shared transfer from airport Zagrep or Zagreb City - harbor Omisalj (exkl.Bike Euro 20) 30.
      shared transfer from train station Rijeka - harbor Omisalj 15

      *Transfers only available on embarkation and disembarkation day

      Departure embarkation day to Omisalj from Zagreb City 11.30 am., from Zagreb City 12.15 am.

      Departure disembarkation day from Omisalj to Zagreb 8 am.

       


      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board the comfort ship LINDA !

      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.

      102 ft./ 31 meters long and 19,5 ft./ 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 131 sq ft./ 40 square meters and is big enough for sunbathing.


      CABINS

      Showers and toilets are provided in each cabin.

      Main deck: Three cozy 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.

      Upper deck: On deck there are ten double cabins. Six of those have a double bed and four double cabins are equipped with separate beds.


      CATERING

      The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and and or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x full board and 3 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.


      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English


       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      We provide you the following bicycles:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike

      (Men- and Ladyframes in 4 different frame sizes:

      46 cm and 52 cm for ladies, 56 cm and 60 cm for men). Please be informed that we are only able to offer rental bikes starting with a body height of 150 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 Selle Royal touring saddle

      Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your rental bicycle..


      E-bike

      The e-bikes are 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 range of the 500 WH battery is noticeably better than that of the previous model; Delhi Hybrid Pro 400. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate


      Insurance for bike rental, payable locally

      Insurance against theft and damage of rental bikes:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike         10 Euro/week

      E-Bike Cube            20 Euro/week

      (not covered: wilful damage)

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.

       

    • 6,0 14.09.2018 | Susan N. Kvarner Bay by Bike + Boat LINDA

      Excellent tour!

      This was my first cycling tour and it completely met my expectations. The descriptions were all very accurate and the entire experience, staff, accommodations, cycling was excellent. It was also very reasonably priced.
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      5,7 29.09.2015 | scott miner M. Kvarner Bay by Bike & Boat

      comments

      a few things that could be improved:1. Despite numerous attempts I never received a confirmation time for my transfer from Zagreb. This was very frustrating!2. Upon arrival at the boat we were offered a choice of two cabins. We selected the upper ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,5 08.09.2015 | Patrick F. Kvarner Bay by Bike & Boat

      Island Hopping in Kvarner Bucht

      This was an excellent tour. I tried an e-bike for the first time and was impressed, but would have preferred a bike with larger wheels. The food on board was absolutely magnificent and the service from all of the staff, including our very knowledgeable ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 4
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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