Biking along the coast in Kvarner Bay, Croatia.

Nighttime in Cres, Croatia - photo by Mario Fajt via Flickr
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Kvarner Bay

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Bike in Croatia and experience the islands of Kvarner Bay

  • 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 biking in the Kvarner Bay and enjoying the landscape and people of this unique island world. 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.

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  • LINDA 2018:

    Double cabin below deck: £ 946 $ 1,622 1090 NOK 11354 kr 10481 $ 1,363

    Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 87 $ 149 100 NOK 1042 kr 962 $ 125

    Single supplement for cabin below deck (on request): £ 260 $ 446 300 NOK 3125 kr 2885 $ 375

    Single supplement for cabin on deck (on request): £ 347 $ 595 400 NOK 4167 kr 3846 $ 500

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 69 $ 119 80 NOK 833 kr 769 $ 100

    Hybrid bicycle protection:  £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 104 kr 96 $ 13

    Electric bicycle protection:  £ 17 $ 30 20 NOK 208 kr 192 $ 25

    Individual Transfers (must be booked 2 weeks in advance)

    Zagreb city center or Zagreb airport to boat: £ 17 $ 30 20 NOK 208 kr 192 $ 25 Boat in Omisalj to Zagreb airport: £ 17 $ 30 20 NOK 208 kr 192 $ 25

    Rijeka group transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day):  £ 13 $ 22 15 NOK 156 kr 144 $ 19

    All other transfers on request.

    3-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 425 $ 729 490 NOK 5104 kr 4712 $ 613

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 252 $ 432 290 NOK 3021 kr 2788 $ 363

    Single room: £ 512 $ 878 590 NOK 6146 kr 5673 $ 738

    4 star double room: £ 512 $ 878 590 NOK 6146 kr 5673 $ 738

    Single room: £ 642 $ 1,101 740 NOK 7708 kr 7115 $ 925

    2-Day Extension

    3 star double room: £ 217 $ 372 250 NOK 2604 kr 2404 $ 313

    3 star double room (no transfer): £ 156 $ 268 180 NOK 1875 kr 1731 $ 225

    Single room: £ 252 $ 432 290 NOK 3021 kr 2788 $ 363  

    4 star double room: £ 252 $ 432 290 NOK 3021 kr 2788 $ 363

    Single room: £ 313 $ 536 360 NOK 3750 kr 3462 $ 450

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 43 $ 74 50 NOK 521 kr 481 $ 63   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 per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Rijeka, which is a short taxi transfer to the ship. Another possibility is the Zagreb airport.

    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.


    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for the Rab area is: 59/47 for April, 66/54 May, 74/62 June, 80/66 July, 71/60 September, and 62/52 for October.


    Electric bikes available (maximum of 3 per ship).Please be aware that you will be part of an international group of people. The tour will be guided in German and English.

Tour Dates

2018 DATES

On the Comfort Class boat the Linda: April 15, April 22**, April 29, May 6, May 13**, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24**, July 1, July 8**, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9, September 16**, September 23**, September 30, October 7**, and October 14, 2018

** On these dates, option for mountain bike tour. Information and pricing on request.

Skill Level

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 20-45 km (19 to 28 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.

Where You’ll Stay

On the Comfort Class ship, the Linda.

What’s Included

  • 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)
  • 4 x full board (all meals included) and 3 x half board (breakfast and one other hot meal either at lunch or dinner)
  • English & German speaking tour guide
  • 21-speed hybrid bike with bicycle bag
  • 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Maps for the daily tours, on board
  • 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

  • Transfers to/from airport to the ship (see pricing)
  • 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
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet)
  • Tips for crew & tour-guide (optional)
  • Any meals ashore
  • Bicycle Protection (€10 to €20/bike)
  • 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
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.

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.

Transfer to Omišalj after breakfast to begin your bike and boat tour.

Extension Package Includes:
Transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel, 3 hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included), 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

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 3-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.

After breakfast, transfer to Omišalj for embarkation.

Extension Package Includes:
3* hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included), dinner in a local restaurant, transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel, transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj, and local taxes

Length8 days
From1090 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Kvarner Bay Map

Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj. Sailing Omišalj - Cres.
Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 14 mi. (23 km)
Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 18 mi. (30 km)
Day 4: Island of Dugi Otok, 20 mi. (32 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.

This tour is also available in a road bike version and a mountain bike version. Please contact us for details!

Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj. Sailing Omišalj - Cres.
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. Check-in on the boat is between 2 pm - 2:30 pm. At approximately 3 pm the ship will undergo a 4 hour sail to the island of Cres. 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, 14 mi. (23 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, followed by a  swim in the crystal clear bay, if you would like.  In the afternoon you will leave Osor and navigate your way to the Island of Lošinj. 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, 20 mi. (32 km)
During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes you past many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. Your bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves, and tamarisk trees, and you ride on a road almost free of traffic. Your tour leads at first to the northern most point of the island where the light house of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849 fulfilling its duty in guiding sailors safely on their way. A ride along the islands “Road in the Sky” brings you to the peaceful harbor of Savar or Bribinj. There will be ample time for a swim break in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a calm bay.

Day 5: The island of Pag, 12 mi. (20 km)
After sailing in the morning, 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. The last evening on board includes a communal dinner. 

Day 8: Departure from Omišalj.
Check-out after breakfast, by 9AM.

*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. 

**There are times depending on weather conditions and organizational requirements that will necesitate the tour being conducted in reverse order.

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Customer Feedback

  • Bob K. 4 months ago

    My wife and I have used as a vacation organizer before and fully trusted them to plan an excursion for us that was going to be memorable, affordable and exciting. Tripsite scored top marks on all 3 points. Our trip was handled exceptionally well included a number of special requests for accommodations and transportation pick ups that where flawless.
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    Boat: Linda

  • Dennis B. 6 months ago

    The guides were great. The islands were very fun to visit.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Hilary Sangster 2 years ago

    We arrived but the BORA sadly arrived at the same time. The crew prioritised our safety and kept us informed of change to itinerary and why. In respect of the Bora humbled by the storm we left feeling we had had a taste of Croatia and the Islands

    Boat: Linda

  • Joyce and Denis Smith 5 years ago

    We did south Dalmatia aboard Adonis. The island hopping was strenuous but the scenery grand. Great young guides and great food.

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Andela Lora Photo

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.

Linda Photo

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.