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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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
  • Collective transfer from/to Zagreb on day of embarkation/disembarkation (11:30 am from Zagreb Center / 12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport only / return transfer from Omisalj to Zagreb Airport starts at 8 am (reservation required - flight details at booking)

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fees to museums and National Parks
  • Drinks on board
  • Gratuities for crew and tour guide
  • Taxi transfer from airport of Rijeka to the ship in Omišalj (Journey to Omisalj/Krk Island)
  • 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 incl. entry fees, 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, entrance fee to the National Park, 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 incl. entry fees, 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

June 11, June 18, August 27, September 17, September 24,  and October 1, 2017

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Kvarner Bay Plus Map

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. 2 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 1 year ago

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

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  • vincent zuellig 4 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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