Croatia Bike + Boat Tour
Kvarner Bay is made up of countless islands in crystal clear water with deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches, and numerous small bays. Every island is different and each has its own history. You will spend a week discovering the landscape and people of this unique island world by bike. Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea on a romantic motor yacht. Each morning after a hearty breakfast, you will begin your day of cycling. At midday you meet the ship at a harbor for lunch. In the evening, the ship awaits in the next harbor so that you can enjoy fantastic cuisine as the sun sets. On most nights dinner is followed by a stroll through a historic harbor town. End each day, relaxing on deck under a thousand stars.
- On the Comfort Class boats:
- the Linda: May 26,
June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13, and October 20, 2013
- On the Comfort Plus Class boats:
- the Andela Lora: May 26, 2013
Moderate to difficult guided bike and boat tour. The bike routes require a considerable level of fitness, ideally acquired by steady cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 200 to 500 meters. The daily routes of 30-60 km (19 to 38 mi.) cover hilly and mountainous terrain but can be completed without time restraints. 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.
Where You’ll Stay
On the Comfort Class ships, the Adonis or the Linda. Ships for this tour can be found on this page.
- 8-day trip on a motor yacht with crew
- 7 nights in a double cabin with all-in-one bathroom (toilet & sink with hand-held shower)
- Breakfasts, lunches, & dinners
- English-speaking tour guide
- 21-speed trekking bike with bicycle bag
- 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linen & towels
- Maps for the daily tours, on board
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to the ship
- Visitor’s tax & local charges, €20 (paid to captain)
- Drinks on board (tally sheet)
- Tips for crew & tour-guide (optional)
- Any meals ashore
- Bicycle Protection (€10 to €20/bike)
- Unlimited water on board and during cycling: €20/adult
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Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj. Omišalj - Cres, 17 mi. ( 25 km)
Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 18 mi. (30 km)
Day 4: Island of Dugi Otok, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Island of Pag, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 6: Island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
Day 7: Island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure from Omišalj.
*All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
This tour is also available in a road bike version. Please contact us for details!
Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj. Omišalj - Cres, 17 (28 km)
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. The cabins on the motor yacht will be ready for you from 11 am. At approximately 1 pm the ship will undergo a 4 hour sail to the island of Cres. From the town of Cres you may either bike to the village of Predoscica, situated at a 400m elevation or join a short guided tour along the harbor. In the evening you can take part in a short tour through the old town of Cres.
Day 2: The islands of Cres and Lošinj, 28 mi. (45 km)
In the morning the ship sets off to Martinscica. From there you will cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, the artist town. Here you will meet up with the ship for lunch. Afterward there will be time for a swim in the crystal clear bay. In the afternoon you will leave Osor, crossing over a swing bridge to reach the island of Lošinj. Here the bike path is a panoramic route to Mali Lošinj, an old seafaring and health resort. The ship will be waiting in the large harbor with its numerous cafés and colorful houses. The night will be spent in the harbor of Mali Lošinj.
Day 3: The islands of Lošinj and Molat, 18 mi. (30 km)
Along the seaside walk you will cycle to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbor of Veli Lošinj before meeting up with the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, there is a cross over to the island of Molat and one more short ride. Overnight stay in the quiet harbor of Molat.
Day 4: The island of Dugi Otok, 28 mi. (45 km)
During breakfast, the ship will set off past many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. The bike tour will start in the bay of Bozava, which is surrounded by woods of pine, agave and tamarix trees, and you'll ride on a road nearly free of traffic. Lunch is on board in the harbor of Savar. While cycling in the afternoon to the fishermen village of Sali you will be impressed by the terrific views of the deep blue sea and the surrounding islands.
Day 5: The island of Pag, 12 mi. (20 km)
After a cruise that will take you into lunch time, you will reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you will come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. You will bike on the narrow peninsula until the sea where the ship awaits to sail 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 you can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cozy cafes.
Day 6: The island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
You cycle along the coast to the east side of the island, an area with virtually no vegetation, whose rough and cliff rocks is like a lunar landscape. The road will lead to the bay with a sandy beach, which is rather atypical for the Kvarner islands. At lunchtime the ship will be waiting in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim break the ship sails to the neighboring island of Krk, where the evening will be spent in the historical town of Krk.
Day 7: The island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
Cycling 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, today is a tour for the senses. 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 will lead across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj, from where Rijeka will be within sight. On the way, there is opportunity to swim in the bay of Soline. The night is spent in Omišalj.
Day 8: Departure from Omišalj.
Check-out after breakfast, by 9AM.
**There are times depending on weather conditions and organizational requirements that will necesitate the tour being conducted in reverse order.
Kvarner Bay Boats + Barges
Adonis Croatia Comfort Class Boat Captain Tihomir's crew offers excellent service and cuisine of traditional delicious Croatian food. If you'd like to be shown the most beautiful bays for swimming, Tihomir is a proven specialist, because he knows waters of the Kvarner bay like the back of his hand.
Linda Croatia Comfort Class Boat The ship is a spacious wooden motor yacht and with 31 meters long and 6 meters wide, the MS Linda is among the bigger ships in the Croation fleet. The large saloon can accommodate 32 guests and the middle sundeck is constructed in a way that allows for outdoor dining.