Old town of Rab, Kvarner Bay, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:the sea by the sea

A break from the bicycle to admire the view of Kvarner Bay. Photo by Eveline & Gunter Jendretzke
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Kvarner Bay Plus

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Bike and Boat Croatia!

  • Discover the charm of Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic Sea aboard the brand new deluxe boat, the Andela Lora. The tour explores countless islands with crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. Each island you will discover is different with its own unique history.

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  • 2017 PRICES

    All departures:  £ 1375 $ 2,139 1420 NOK 14437 kr 13326 $ 1,732 Surcharge for main/upper deck cabins: £ 145 $ 226 150 NOK 1525 kr 1408 $ 183 Single supplement for cabin below deck (on request): £ 484 $ 753 500 NOK 5083 kr 4692 $ 610 Single supplement for cabin on deck (on request): £ 678 $ 1,054 700 NOK 7117 kr 6569 $ 854

    2018 PRICES

    April 22, October 7, and October 14 departures: £ 1327 $ 2,063 1370 NOK 13928 kr 12857 $ 1,671 All other departures:  £ 1423 $ 2,214 1470 NOK 14945 kr 13795 $ 1,793 Surcharge for main/upper deck cabins: £ 145 $ 226 150 NOK 1525 kr 1408 $ 183 Single supplement for cabin below deck (on request): £ 484 $ 753 500 NOK 5083 kr 4692 $ 610 Single supplement for cabin on deck (on request): £ 678 $ 1,054 700 NOK 7117 kr 6569 $ 854

    extra options

    2017:

    Discount for 21-gear Hybrid Bike: £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Bicycle Protection, Hybrid Bike:  £ 10 $ 15 10 NOK 102 kr 94 $ 12

    Bicycle Protection, Electric Bike:  £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 203 kr 188 $ 24

    3-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 474 $ 738 490 NOK 4982 kr 4598 $ 598

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354

    Single room: £ 571 $ 889 590 NOK 5998 kr 5537 $ 720 euro;

    4 star double room: £ 571 $ 889 590 NOK 5998 kr 5537 $ 720

    Single room: £ 717 $ 1,115 740 NOK 7523 kr 6945 $ 903

    2-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 242 $ 377 250 NOK 2542 kr 2346 $ 305

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 174 $ 271 180 NOK 1830 kr 1689 $ 220

    Single room: £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354  

    4 star double room: £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354

    Single room: £ 349 $ 542 360 NOK 3660 kr 3378 $ 439

    2018:

    Discount for 21-gear Hybrid Bike: £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Bicycle Protection, Hybrid Bike:  £ 10 $ 15 10 NOK 102 kr 94 $ 12

    Bicycle Protection, Electric Bike:  £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 203 kr 188 $ 24

    Individual Transfers (must be booked 2 weeks in advance)

    Zagreb city center or Zagreb airport to boat (2018): € 20

    Boat in Omisalj to Zagreb airport (2018): € 20

    Rijeka group transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day): € 15

    All other transfers on request.

    3-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 474 $ 738 490 NOK 4982 kr 4598 $ 598

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354

    Single room: £ 571 $ 889 590 NOK 5998 kr 5537 $ 720  

    4 star double room: £ 571 $ 889 590 NOK 5998 kr 5537 $ 720

    Single room: £ 717 $ 1,115 740 NOK 7523 kr 6945 $ 903

    2-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 242 $ 377 250 NOK 2542 kr 2346 $ 305

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 174 $ 271 180 NOK 1830 kr 1689 $ 220

    Single room: £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354  

    4 star double room: £ 281 $ 437 290 NOK 2948 kr 2722 $ 354

    Single room: £ 349 $ 542 360 NOK 3660 kr 3378 $ 439

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 48 $ 75 50 NOK 508 kr 469 $ 61   Reduction for 3 persons sharing a cabin (from basic tour price): 50%
    Reduction for children up to age 16 (from basic tour price): 25%*
    *not combinable with the 50% discount

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The closest airport to mooring location is Rijeka, from which it is just a short taxi transfer to the ship. Other possible airport is Zagreb which is about two hours from Omisalj.

    Local Travel

    It is advised that you book the available collective transfer to/from the port on embarkation and disembarkation day. Transfers on the first day are at 11:30 am from the city center of Zagreb and 12:15 from Zagreb Airport. Transfers on the last day from Omisalj to Zagreb airport start at 8am

    From the Rijeka airport, it is a short taxi ride to the ship or you take advantage of the transfer that is offered.

    Climate

    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature from June- October is 77/62 °F.

    Remarks

    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).


Skill Level

This tour requires a basic level of fitness acquired from steady cycling. The tours will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 20 to 45 km through mountainous terrain. Tours can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will need to master long and steep climbs which present no problem with the use of the E bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. You can chose each day to cycle on your own with the maps and information provided or join the guided tour.

Where You’ll Stay

On board the comfort plus boat, the Andela Lora.

What’s Included

  • 8 days/7 nights on a motor yacht with a 4 person crew
  • 4 x full board and 3 x half board
  • Bed linens and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 7 guided cycling tours
  • Electric bicycle with 8 gear hub shifting equipped with pannier
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle also available for this tour (discount available, see pricing) equipped with pannier
  • Overview maps for the daily tours
  • 2017 Only - Arrival day transfer from Zagreb Airport (12:15 PM) or Zagreb Center (11:30 AM) to boat in Omisalj (2 hours). Departure day transfer from boat in Omisalj to Zagreb at 8am. ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED (please provide flight schedule)

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fees to museums and National Parks
  • Drinks on board
  • Gratuities for crew and tour guide
  • Transfers
  • Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board and during cycling: €40 (€20 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
  • 2 or 3-Day Pre-Tour Extension (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)

Extra Stay

3-DAY PRE-TOUR EXTENSION in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
Friday
A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. Spend a marvelous day in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a three hour 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 Gardec (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.

Saturday
After breakfast check out and transfer to Plitvice. Today you are able to explore the most famous of the Croatian National Parks, the Plitvice Lakes. The natural beauty of this place is the reason why so many tourists come to visit the lakes from all around the world. The impressions which you take with you from this visit are unique. On arrival you will have enough time to enjoy an individual lunch, followed by a visitation of the National Park. In the evening you can enjoy a peaceful evening stroll before heading back to the comfort of your hotel.

Sunday
Transfer to Omišalj after breakfast.

Extension Package Includes:
Transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel, 3 hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb, dinner in a local restaurant, 2½ hour transfer between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, 3 hotel close to the entrance of the Plitvice National Park, 3-hour transfer from Plitvice to Omišalj, local taxes

2-DAY PRE-TOUR EXTENSION in Zagreb
Saturday
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 three hour 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 Gardec (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
After breakfast transfer to Omišalj for embarkation.

Extension Package Includes:
3* hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb, dinner in a local restaurant, transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel, transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj, and local taxes

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1420 Rates
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Tour Dates

2017:

August 20, August 27, September 17, September 24,  and October 1, 2017

2018:

April 22, May 13, May 27, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, August 26, September 9, September 16, September 23, October 7, and October 14, 2018

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj, sailing to Cres
Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 14 mi. (23 km)
Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 12 + 6 mi. (20 + 10 km)
Day 4: Islands of Dugi Otok - Zadar 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 5: Island of Pag - Rab, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 6: Island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
Day 7: Island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Omišalj, end of tour after breakfast

*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.

Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj, sailing to Cres
Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. Check-in on board is between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm. It is important to be on time because at 3 pm the ship takes you to the island of Cres, a 4 hour sailing adventure!  On Cres, you can take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 14 mi. (23 km)
In the morning, the ship takes us to Martinšćica. From there, cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig, and laurel trees to Osor, an artist town, where you can enjoy lunch on the ship. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon, the boat takes you to the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a stop for a refreshing swim, the ship brings you into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colorful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafés will welcome you for a relaxing evening.

Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 12 + 6 mi. (20 + 10 km)
Today's route leads along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and you can visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Lošinj before meeting the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, cross over to the island of Molat for another short cycling tour. The day ends in a quiet harbor of Molat Island.

Day 4: Islands of Dugi Otok - Zadar 26 mi. (42 km)
During breakfast the ship leaves Molat passing many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. Today's bike tour starts in the bay of Božava, which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves, and tamarisk trees. Enjoy cycling along the island's “Road in the Sky” that leads to Sali, where the boat awaits you to sail to Zadar. For centuries, it was the political, cultural, and spiritual center of Dalmatia. Over 3000 years of history have left an imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired. Among them is the mighty fortified walls with their bastion and the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica. In the evening, your tour guide takes you on an extensive walk through the lively city center.

Day 5: Island of Pag - Rab, 12 mi. (20 km)
After a long crossing in the morning, the ship reaches the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you 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, you cycle on the narrow peninsula until reaching the sea from where the ship sails 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 explore the narrow alleys with numerous cozy cafés.

Day 6: Island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
Get to know the charming island of Rab on a lovely ride around the island. At lunchtime, the ship awaits in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. From here, you cruise to Jablanac near the picturesque Zavratnica fjord. Later on the ship takes us over to the neighboring island of Krk where you spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

Day 7: Island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
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 route leads across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On the way you will not want to miss the opportunity to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening on board includes a communal dinner and a last get-together with the crew and tour guides.

Day 8: Omišalj, end of tour after breakfast
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

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Customer Feedback

  • Patricia T. 11 months ago

    Our trip to Croatia was wonderful.
    Everything was perfect, from the size of the boat, our room, the food, the ebikes and especially the helpful and friendly staff.
    Our guides were fun, had great knowledge and love for their country.
    And yes, I have recommended this trip to everyone I know.

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  • Martin Walsh 2 years ago

    This was an excellent trip. We have already recommended it to friends.

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  • vincent zuellig 5 years ago

    Just returned from a wonderful experience. Kvarner bay was wonderful. Beautiful sites, wonderful people, lovely boat and great challenging rides. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

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Andela Lora Croatia Comfort Plus Class Boat At 40 x 8.5 m the motor yacht Anđela Lora was launched in June 2012 and is an elegant addition to our comfort plus category. She is one of the biggest boats of the Croatian fleet with 17 spacious guest cabins – plenty of them available as three or four bed cabins – with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC. A bathing platform is available at the stern off ering easy access into the sea. For a special experience, a salt water pool and numerous sun mats are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always make sure that you enjoy a recuperative stay on board.

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