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Istrian Riviera Bike + Boat

from/to Omisalj Linda and Deluxe Andela Lora

Tour Map

Route

Tour profile: level 1-2

Easy to medium cycling tours through hilly terrain for island hoppers with a good basic fitness (20 - 70 km and 200 - 1000 Hm per day). Many of the paths used are asphalted. However, 30% of the routes are forest and gravel roads, which can also be used for pushing. Instead of a bike tour, a half or full day can also be spent on the ship.

  • Extension module 2 days Zagreb - PRE-tour available

    EXTENSION MODULE 2-DAYS 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 Zagreb on your own.

    Day 1
    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.

    Day 2
    Transfer to Omišalj after breakfast (if required to Pula in case of embarking for Islandhopping Istria; prices/additional fee on request).

    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 and/or return
    • Transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj and/or return
    • Taxes

    Price per person incl. breakfast:

    3*hotel:
    double room € price on request
    single room  € price on request

    4*hotel:
    double room € price on request
    single room  € price on request

Day 1: Omisalj (Embarkation) – Rabac

Individual arrival to Omišalj, a charming pirate’s nest on the island of Krk. If you arrive by car, we will organize a safe parking place for you. Around 2 pm until 2:30 pm you will move into the cabins on your motor sailer. Afterwards you will enjoy your first crossing to Rabac. If the weather is good, you will stop for a swim in a beautiful bay on the way and can take your first refreshing dip in the Adriatic Sea. After arriving in the idyllic port of Rabac on the east coast of Istria, you will adjust your bikes with the help of your guides and take a first small test lap.

Day 2: Rabac – Pula, approx. 37 km

After breakfast on board, you will first have to master a long climb. This will take you to the medieval town of Labin, where you can enjoy a coffee break and a beautiful view of the bay of Rabac. Afterwards you will continue your tour through traditional Istrian villages and finally return to Rabac. Here the ship awaits you for lunch and a longer crossing to the historic port of Pula. Take time for an extensive stroll and explore impressive ancient monuments, such as the famous amphitheater reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome, the Temple of Augustus and the Golden Gate.

Day 3: Pula – Vrsar – Porec, approx.39 km

Already before breakfast your ship departs and takes you to Vrsar. From Vrsar you will cycle along the Limski Canal to Kloštar in the rural hinterland. During a longer break you can fortify yourself with a local meal before the tour takes you to today’s stage destination Poreč. In the afternoon, you will encounter the eventful history of Poreč at every turn as you stroll with your city guide through the charming old town with its beautiful buildings dating from different eras. Life pulsates in the shopping alleys. A visit to the famous Euphrasius Basilica with its magnificent early Christian mosaics is also worthwhile.

Day 4: Porec – Novigrad – Vrsar, approx. 68 km

During breakfast, the ship will take you to Novigrad, where today’s stage begins. First you cycle through extensive vineyards and olive groves to the picturesque village of Buje, which lies on a hill overlooking a fertile plain. From there you follow the "Parenzana", a disused railroad line, which leads you to the famous artists’ village of Groznjan. Here you can admire the many galleries that have found their home in old stone houses. In the afternoon you will drive through rural Istria via many smaller villages to Poreč, where you will board again and after a bathing break continue to Vrsar for overnight stay.

Day 5: Vrsar – Rovinj, approx. 17 km

After a short crossing to Rovinj, in the morning you will take a bike tour along the coastal promenade and in the immediate vicinity of this exceptionally beautiful town. Take advantage of the time for an extensive swim in the Adriatic Sea before returning to Rovinj around noon. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the old town, which is situated on a peninsula and is one of the most picturesque on the entire Adriatic. Rovinj is a popular meeting place for artists from all over the world, whose works you can admire in numerous galleries.

Day 6: Rovinj – Fazana – Cres, approx. 30 km

Your morning bike ride will take you near the coast and mostly on nature and forest paths to Fažana with its pretty little harbor and promenade lined with colorful houses. Here the boat awaits you for the crossing to the island of Cres. Your destination is the island capital of the same name, where you will spend tonight. If you like, you can end an eventful day in one of the inviting bars with sea view.

Day 7: Cres – Krk – Malinska – Omisalj, approx. 44 km

Early morning crossing to the island of Krk, where a final cycling stage awaits you, leading from Nijvice via Malinska to Omišalj. The largest island in Croatia and home of the delicious Zlahtina white wine impresses with its diverse landscapes. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to take a soothing mud bath in Soline Bay, which promises original vacation photos in addition to relaxation and lots of fun. In the port of Omišalj your ship awaits you for a delicious dinner on board, where you can look back on an eventful week in cheerful company and say goodbye to the crew and your tour guides.

Day 8: Omisalj (Disembarkation)

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Services

  • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew

  • 7 nights in a twin cabin with shower/toilet

  • 2x full board and 5x half board

  • guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary

  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)

  • Bed linen and towels

  • English speaking tour guide

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   10.05. - 17.05.24
    MV LINDA
    S1   24.05. - 31.05.24
    MV LINDA
    S1   07.06. - 14.06.24
    MV LINDA
    S1   21.06. - 28.06.24
    MV LINDA
    S1   30.08. - 06.09.24
    MV LINDA
    S1   27.09. - 04.10.24
    MV LINDA

    Extras

    Water (obligatory / payable on spot)
    Adults 60
    Children until 16,99 years 30
       
    Discount extra bed
    3rd Person in 3-Bed-Cabin (0-99 years) -50%
        only possible on ship LINDA  
    Children up to16 years in own cabin -25%
       
    Rental bikes
    21-speed 80
    E-Bike 225
    Gravelbike 180
    Insurance against theft/damage (trekkingbike) 10
    Insurance against theft/damage (e-bike or Gravelbike) 25
       
    Extra Nights + packages
    Extra package Zagrab 2 nights on request
       
    Transfers/Parken
    Transfer Airport/Hotel Zagreb City - Harbour * on request
    Parking spot (payable locally)  
         Motorcycle 40
         Car 70
         Vehicle over 6 m 120

    *Transfer just available on days of embarking and disembarking.

    Time for departure (day of embarking):
    From Zagreb City: 11.30 am, from Airport Zagreb: 12.15
    Time for departure (day of embarking): 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

    Ship

    Welcome on board!

    For this journey your accomodation will be either the premium ship LINDA or the deluxe ship ANDELA LORA. 


    LINDA (Comfort)

    Captain Damir’s Linda is a spacious wooden motor yacht. She was built in 1955 and renovated in 2004/2005. 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 is big enough for sunbathing. >>more


    ANDELA LORA (Deluxe)

    Completed in 2012, the motor yacht is a distinctly elegant steel ship of the deluxe category. With a stately length of 40 m and a width of 8.50 m, she is one of the largest ships in our Croatian fleet. >>more

    Bicycle

    Guided group pace: For the DELUXE variant (ship ANDELA LORA) the group pace is adapted to the e-bike riders. In principle, it is possible to rent a gravel or road bike, but those who ride a gravel bike on an e-bike trip should have the necessary condition to ride at the expected pace. We thank you for your understanding.

    The guided group pace of the regular tour (ship LINDA) will be adapted to the trekking bikers.


     

    Rental bikes incl. Panniers

    We provide the following bikes on board:

    • Linda: 21 speed trekking bikes in differnet frame sizes (men and woman frames) 
    • Andela Lora: Gravelbikes and E-bikes

    Please note that we can only provide rental bikes for people over 1.50 m tall. If you do not want to do without your own saddle or clipless pedals, you are welcome to bring them with you and have them mounted on your rental bike by your tour guide on site.


    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    Our e-bikes are high-quality pedelecs, which are characterized by a relatively low weight and good equipment. With an e-bike, even steep inclines can be climbed almost effortlessly. So now cyclists with different fitness levels can go on tours together! 


    Additional insurance (bookable/payable on site)

    Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike (not covered: intentional damage):

    Electric bike / Gravelbike: € 20,- per week
    21 speed bikes: € 10,- per week

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

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


    Arrival by car

    Parking near the ship landing station, payable locally (reservation necessary) see "Dates and Prices" for details.


    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 at www.touring.de.


    Transfers

    From/to train station/airport see via "Dates and Price". Reservation within flight dates necessary.


    Participants

    Minimum: 14


    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
    The cruise offered here is especially for children an unforgettable experience. If you book a three-bed cabin, you receive a 50 % discount on the basic tour price. Please note that we have 21-gear- children’s bikes only for body sizes above 1.50. For smaller children we offer trailer bikes or children’s seats (by request). Please note that children under the age of 16 are obliged to wear biking helmets.

    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.

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,4 of 6 Stars | 9
    The tour was well organized. The boat was very comfortable. The tour guides were great and made sure that every rider was able to complete each ride... W.R. 05/24
    5.7 24.06.2024 | Edward S. Istrian Riviera Bike + Boat

    Boat/bike tour to Croatia (Istria).

    We enjoyed the boat/cycle trip to the Istrian peninsula of Croatia very much. The highlights were the food on board the ship and the city tours of Rovinj and Pula. Our local guides (Mirta and Lucija) were both excellent and very helpful, especially when ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    6 27.05.2024 | William R. Istrian Riviera Bike + Boat

    Great Bicycle Tour in Croatia

    The tour was well organized. The boat was very comfortable. The tour guides were great and made sure that every rider was able to complete each ride. The crew on the boat were very helpful, curteous, professional, entertaining, and fun to be around. ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 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 20.09.2023 | AnaRita E. Istrian Riviera Bike + Boat

    Feedback

    Hybrid bikes need an upgrade Veggies were over cooked Needing cash on the boat was stressful Rovinj tour and time to visit should be a must. ( we really missed out on this. ) Beds and bedding for two together and better quality would have been appreciated. ...
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 4
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    5.4 09.10.2018 | Peter B. Istria by Bike + Boat

    Winning holiday for those seeking variety in : Exercise, Scenery , Companionship and Culture !

    The 2 guides Ina and Benjamin were excellent, answering all questions, guiding us safely through a wide variety of countryside and towns.They were also good companions. The boat Tarin was well equipped and everything worked. The crew from the Captain ...
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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