• Travelcode: 398

The island of the Zadar archipelago by Bike + Boat

Islandhopping at the coast of croatia

  • A hidden bay with crystal clear water and a beach with plenty of shade.

    A picturesque place where time seems to have stood still. The archipelago of Zadar impresses with its numerous islands and the traditional fishermens in the early morning hours.

    Experience the diversity of the idyllic, exciting islands which belong administratively to Zadar.
    By bike you will explore the small villages and treat yourself to some refreshment in one of the hidden bays.

    Tour profile / Level 2

    We’ll do our best to explain how demanding are the cycling tours on this cruise. Our daily routes are about 25-50 kilometres long, with path slopes that vary from 250-600 metres. Some of the cycling roads we’ll be passing through are steep and challenging. This Bike and Boat cruise is ideal people who are recreational cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts. During this cruise, we’ll have plenty of time to conquer each track as we discover the best bicycle paths in Croatia.

     

    Day 1: Zadar

    The check-in starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. and afterward, you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet the other guests and crew with the traditional welcoming drink. Once on board, you can become acquainted with the crew and fellow passengers. There is the opportunity to
    explore the blossoming old city of Zadar. This historical city was conquered at some point in time by almost all historical Mediterranean cultures, which has reflected in its architectural properties. In the afternoon or evening (when all the passengers have arrived) the gulet will set for the island of Ugljan. In the village Kukljica, we will moor and spend the night in the port or possibly at anchor if the weather permits it.

    Day 2: Island Ugljan, approx. 35 km

    In Kukljica our cycling trip will take us towards Muline, leading mostly along remote paths with breathtaking views. In the distance, the island of Pasman is visible with its bridge over the Strait of Zdrelac. The trip will take us along the Gospa Snjezna, which is the chapel of the Lady of the Snows. Also,
    in the south-west the Island of Dugi Otok interferes the horizon, the north parts of this Island contain some very deep caves man-dug into the mountainside. Accessible from the sea the caves were created to hide submarines and other naval warfare ships during the cold war.

    Day 3: Island Molat – Island Silba, approx. 25 km

    Our destination is Molat, where you will enjoy a lengthy bike loop, exploring this island covered with maquis and pine forests. Molat has one of the most beautiful bays of Croatia and is far removed from usual tourism. Our travel desert for the day is Silba. Silba is an island particular for not permitting cars or even bike rides during the summer months, which makes its nature perfectly preserved and is something that you absolutely have to experience. Since we’re leaving our bikes aboard this time, a hiking itinerary is planned. The island is only 8 km long and on its narrowest part is located the sole settlement of the island: Silba. The island has been ranked as one of the 10 most beautiful small islands in Croatia.

    Day 4: Island Silba – Island Lošinj, approx. 25 km

    From Silba, the boat sets off for the island of Lošinj, where the cycling begins. Our first destination of the day is the ancient village of Veli Lošinj. From there, our route continues alongside the sea, through camps and island pine woods, to the city of Mali Lošinj. The town is located on the sunny eastern side of the island and is one of the landmark locations in the Northern Adriatic region, extremely popular with tourists visiting all around the world. The 16-mile exploration of Lošinj ends as we cycle back to Veli Lošinj and relax until tomorrow.

    Day 5: Island Lošinj – Island Rab, approx. 36 km

    This morning, the boat departs from Veli Losinj and heads to city of Rab wich is located on the Island of Rab (approximately 3 hours of sailing). The route includes the villages Supetarska Draga, Kampor, Barbat, and Pudarica and then back to Rab. Rab is a captivating, ancient Mediterranean town with the most breathtaking beautiful places in the entire Adriatic, with its numerous Gothic and renaissance palaces and churches all build on top and over each other. Overnight will be spend in the harbor.

    Day 6: Island Rab – Island Pag – Privlaka, approx. 35 km

    In the morning the boat departs from island of Rab and heads to the island of Pag to the place of Lun. Discover the island of Pag, which is famous for its many attractions, is best known for its autochthonous sheep cheese, which was awarded several times in 2017 as the best sheep cheese in
    the world. From place of Lun we bicycle to place of Mandre,t his track includes a ride through a beautiful 1000 year old olive garden. We’ll also be passing through lavender elds and horizons you can’t possibly imagine. Our track ends at a small village called Mandre, where we’ll be boarding our ship and heading to place of Privlaka, the place on the mainland.

    Day 7: Privlaka – Zadar, approx. 35 km

    From Privlaka we cycle through the city of Nin and a small place of Diklo, about 20 miles along the coast to Zadar. Privlaka alone has about 13 miles of various cycling roads, offering a variety of landscapes and roads, ideal for casual cyclists and mountain bikers alike. Friday’s route is an excellent display of Zadar’s rich bicycle culture identity, showing why exactly is the Zadar region one of the heavily visited tourist destinations of the Mediterranean. Friday’s route is the pinnacle of the bike and boat experience and a finishing touch to your biking holiday. Our boat is located in the port of Zadar and after dinner, everyone who feels tempted can enjoy the lively nightlife of this Mediterranean seaside town.

    Day 8: Zadar

    Our last breakfast together will be served on board, after which we have to say goodbye to this fabulous ship, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you`ll get in these 7 days. Check out is until 9am.
  • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Zadar (ZAD)

    from/to airport Zadar by taxi € 20 one way - need to be booked on your own


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: free of charge parking spots next to the pier


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum: 4 people
    Maximum: 12 people


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Helmets:
    Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets will be provided within rental bike, please tell us your size.

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  • Included service:
    • 7 overnight stays on board in double cabins with shower and toilet
    • 7 x half board (brekafast and dinner)
       
    • local taxes
    • Guided cycle tours & visits due to the program
       
    • Rental helmet (only if a rental bike is booked)
       
    • map- and infomaterial/cabin
  • Choose Categories

    13.04. - 29.06.19 every SAT
    31.08. - 26.10.19 every SAT

    Extras

    Local tax (payble locally)
    adults 20
    children incl. 14 years 10
       
    Discount with 1 full paying adult in cabin
    0 - 4,99 years -100%
    5 - 13,99 years -25%
     
    Bicycle & Equipment
    21-speed bike 90
    E-Bike 200

     

     


    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 of the comfortable MV Odisej !

    TECHNICAL FACTS

    The comfortable boat has an air conditioned saloon, a sun deck with tables, benches and seats on the covered upper deck.

    Length: 40 m
    Width: 8,30 m


    CABINS

    Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in 6 cabins.:

    The double cabins have either a french bed or two separate single beds next to each other.

    All cabins (approx. 5-6 m²) are equipped with shower/toilet and individually regulated air conditioning (for 6 hours a day). You can not open the windows in the cabins.


    LANGUAGE ON BOARD

    German, English

  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    21-speed-bike:

    We rent comfortable bikes in a variety of frame sizes to our guests derailleur gears and free-wheel.


    E-Bike:

    With the E-bike  (8-gear bike with free-wheel) every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    All bikes are fitted with panniers.

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