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 by bike and boat in the northern Adriatic Sea aboard the deluxe boat, the Andela Lora. Guarded by the towering Velebit mountain range in the east and hugged by the Istria Peninsula in the northwest lie the Kvarner bay islands. Quiet coves of crystal clear water surround the dramatic landscapes of the Kvaner bay islands; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbour towns rich in history and culture

    Be sure to check out our full list of bike and boat tours in Croatia.

  • 2019

    April 14, April 21, May 12, October 6, and October 13: £ 1174 $ 2,013 1470 NOK 14088 kr 13004 $ 1,691 All other departures: £ 1254 $ 2,149 1570 NOK 15046 kr 13888 $ 1,806 Surcharge for main/upper deck: £ 120 $ 205 150 NOK 1438 kr 1327 $ 173 Single supplement for cabin below deck (on request): £ 399 $ 685 500 NOK 4792 kr 4423 $ 575 Single supplement for main/upper deck cabin (on request): £ 559 $ 958 700 NOK 6708 kr 6192 $ 805

    extra options

    2019

    Discount for 21-gear Hybrid Bike: £ 64 $ 110 80 NOK 767 kr 708 $ 92

    Bicycle Protection, Hybrid Bike:  £ 8 $ 14 10 NOK 96 kr 88 $ 12

    Bicycle Protection, Electric Bike:  £ 16 $ 27 20 NOK 192 kr 177 $ 23

    Individual Transfers (advanced reservation required):

    Zagreb city center or Zagreb airport to boat (embarkation/ disembarkation day): £ 24 $ 41 30 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35

    Boat in Omisalj to Zagreb airport (embarkation/ disembarkation day): £ 24 $ 41 30 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35

    Rijeka train station transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day):  £ 16 $ 27 20 NOK 192 kr 177 $ 23

    Rijeka airport  transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day):  £ 12 $ 21 15 NOK 144 kr 133 $ 17

    All other transfers on request.

    3-Day pre-tour extension module, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes

    3 star double room: £ 551 $ 945 690 NOK 6613 kr 6104 $ 794

    Single room: £ 631 $ 1,082 790 NOK 7571 kr 6988 $ 909  

    4 star double room: £ 583 $ 999 730 NOK 6996 kr 6458 $ 840

    Single room: £ 6631 $ 11,367 8303 NOK 79570 kr 73450 $ 9,548

    Discount for no transfer: £ 256 $ 438 320 NOK 3067 kr 2831 $ 368
    2-Day pre-tour extension module, Zagreb

    3 star double room: £ 232 $ 397 290 NOK 2779 kr 2565 $ 334

    Single room: £ 256 $ 438 320 NOK 3067 kr 2831 $ 368

    4 star double room: £ 264 $ 452 330 NOK 3163 kr 2919 $ 380

    Single room: £ 311 $ 534 390 NOK 3738 kr 3450 $ 449

    Discount for no transfer: £ 48 $ 82 60 NOK 575 kr 531 $ 69

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58   Reduction for 3rd person sharing a triple cabin, regardless of age (from basic tour price): 50%
    (Above deck surcharge will not apply to third person. Triple cabins consist of one double and one single bed.)
    Reduction for children up to age 16 (from basic tour price): 25%*
    *not combinable with the 50% discount

    Rates are per person 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, on the Island of Krk, the same island as embarkation. However, as the flight connections to Rijeka are limited, we recommend that you book flights to Zagreb Airport and take part in the group transfers to Omisalj, point of embarkation. See below for more details and pricing section for prices.

    Local Travel

    Zagreb
    If arriving to Zagreb airport, It is advised that you book the available collective group transfer to/from the port, available on embarkation and disembarkation day only. Transfers from the airport are at 12:15 pm. Transfers on the last day from Omisalj back to Zagreb airport start at 8 am. Do not book your return flight before 12 noon!
    You may also request this transfer from Zagreb main station if you have arrived earlier and are already in Zagreb. This will be at 11:30 am. Transfers take approx. 2 hours. To be confirmed for these transfers, flight details are needed.

    Rijeka
    From the Rijeka airport, it is a short taxi ride to the ship or you take advantage of the transfer that is offered, on the day of embarkation and disembarkation. See pricing.

    Climate

    Croatia’s coast and islands from Istria and Kvarner in the north through Dalmatia are governed by a Mediterranean climate. Check local conditions prior to departure. A good website to explore regional weather, including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.

    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). First come, first served.


Tour Dates

2019 

April 14, April 21, May 12, May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 29, August 4, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 15, October 6, and October 13, 2019

On many of above dates this tour is offered as  mountain bike tour on board the LInda. If you are interested in off road, ask us!

Skill Level

This is always the most difficult thing to do, rate a tour. This "plus" tour is offered on one of the ships in the Island Hopping fleet designed to accommodate as many electric bikes as passenger capacity. The majority of participants will be using an e bike. For them, this tour could be easy, moderate, or difficult, depending on level of assistance they utilize! For those who will be riding a hybrid touring bike, you will work harder to keep up with the group on electric bikes. You will most likely find this tour moderate to difficult depending on your fitness level. Do note for every participant, this tour assumes that you are a cyclist and that you ride often. You 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 electric bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. At times, with your guides approval, you may be able to ride self guided but there are no guarantees.

Where You’ll Stay

On board the comfort plus boat, the Andela Lora.

What’s Included

  • 8 days/7 nights on a motor yacht
  • On four days you will receive all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. On three days you will receive breakfast and one hot meal, which may be served mid day or in the evening
  • Bed linens and towels
  • English speaking tour guide (on most tour dates, tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German
  • 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

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)
  • Travel Insurance

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 and your boat after breakfast.

Extension Package Includes:

  • Transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel
  • 3 or 4 star hotel at/near town center
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • 2½ hour transfer between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, the most famous of Croatian National parks
  • 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 or 4 star hotel at the town center
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj
  • Local taxes

 

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1470 Rates
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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, embarkation, 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

  • Janice V. 2 weeks ago

    Loved swimming off the back of the boat in the beautiful clear sea after a morning of cycling.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • John C. 5 months ago

    The entire trip was wonderful. Our guides, boat staff and captain were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure this was a memorable experience. The e-bikes were excellent. If an issue was noted, the problem was repaired that night. The tour information provided was great and allowed us to determine what the next day’s ride would be like, and pack accordingly. Options were offered and again descriptions allowed a knowledgeable decision. I would definitely take another trip.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Joseph R. 5 months ago

    Kvarner Bay Plus was a great trip. This is our third bike and barge in Europe, this was by far the best for the boat, food and service. Beautiful scenery and great ports of call. The guides were world class.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Karen K. 11 months ago

    Loved exploring through the villages. Mali Losinj was one of my favorites as well as the sea organ and the greeting to the sun in Zadar. We had wonderful guides and crew.

  • Robert H. 11 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The camaraderie with other guests

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Bet C. 1 year ago

    Most memorable part of trip was the beautiful little towns on the Croatian Islands with their medieval streets and the historical aspect of the towns with Roman remains.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Heather & Bob D. 1 year ago

    We were totally looked after with no glitches and great service.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Franziska G. 1 year ago

    Highlights:
    A walk through the old city of Rab at sunset
    Enjoying the scenery from the upper deck while sailing close to the shore
    A dip into the warm Adriatic after a bike ride

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Patricia T. 2 years 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.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Martin Walsh 3 years ago

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

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • vincent zuellig 6 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.

    Boat: Andela Lora

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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 offering 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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