What to expect
Discover the alluring islands of Kvarner Bay as you cycle through fragrant landscapes and cruise across the clear waters of the Northern Adriatic – look forward to the romance of staying on a wooden motor yacht, sunbathing on deck and dining under the stars. The cycling can be demanding at times but an electric bike would help on the hills. Each island is unique and you’ll ride past fresh meadows and sweet smelling pine forests to discover hidden coves and lunar landscapes.
Historic harbour towns make relaxing places for an espresso stop or you can cycle to medieval clifftop villages for a glass of local wine. The unspoiled nature on these islands is simply breathtaking, with endangered griffon vultures soaring overhead and water so clear, you can see the pebbles beneath.
At a glance
- Green forests and rocky shores, hidden coves and clear waters
- Historic coastal towns on Cres and the clifftop village of Vrbnik
- Serene cycling with panoramic views and swim stops in sheltered bays
- Dine on deck and sleep on a romantic wooden motor yacht
Day 1 (Sun):
Omišalj - Cres
Make your way to the pretty harbour village of Omišalj, on the island of Krk and, at around 3pm, set sail for Cres, one of Croatia’s largest islands. After a four-hour crossing, step ashore to explore the island’s Venetian old town.
Day 2 (Mon):
Cres - Lošinj
14 miles (23 km)
Cruise to Martinšcica, on the island’s western shore, and cycle past pine, fig and laurel trees to the artists’ town of Osor for lunch and a swim. Cross a swing bridge to the island of Lošinj and pedal along a panoramic route to the health resort of Mali Lošinj. Enjoy an evening in the colourful harbour.
Day 3 (Tue):
Losinj - Molat
12 + 6 miles (20 + 10 km)
Cycle south along the seafront before crossing to Molat for a relaxing bike ride on this peaceful island of hidden coves and secluded swimming spots.
Day 4 (Wed):
Island of Dugi Otok
20 miles (32km)
Cruise past many small islands to the island of Dugi Otok to set off on a cycle tour from the Bay of Božava, passing pine forests and tamarisk trees. Cycle to the northern most point of the island where the light house of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849. Riding along the islands “Road in the Sky” brings you to the peaceful harbor of Savar where the boat is waiting for you with lunch. Cruise towards the island of Pag, stopping en route for a refreshing swim stop on anchor.
Day 5 (Thu):
Pag - Rab
12 miles (20 km)
Sail to the wild island of Pag, where stonewalls protect fig and olive trees from the wind. Cycle along a narrow peninsula before cruising to the island of Rab. Explore the narrow streets and cosy cafes of the medieval capital, where four famous bell towers symbolise the town’s beauty.
Day 6 (Fri):
Rab - Krk
15 miles (25 km)
Bike along the coast to Rab’s barren eastern half, where the rocky terrain resembles a lunar landscape. Relax on one of the Kvarner islands’ few sandy beaches and enjoy a refreshing sea swim. Cruise to the island of Krk to spend an evening beside the ancient walls of its 3000-year-old capital.
Day 7 (Sat):
28 miles (45 km)
Cycle over Krk’s shrub covered ridge into a valley of vineyards. Arrive in the town of Vrbnik, perched 50 metres above the Adriatic and home to the world’s narrowest alley and a famous white wine. Cycle past traditional villages and rich vegetation to the town of Omišalj, stopping off for a dip at Soline Bay.
Day 8 (Sun):
Depart from Omišalj
Enjoy a final breakfast and check out by 9am saying farewell to your crew and fellow passengers.
Please note: The captain reserves the right to make itinerary changes if required due to changes in weather and other conditions.
Captain Damir’s comfort class Linda is a spacious wooden motor yacht. Built in 1955 and fully renovated in 2004/2005 season, she is 31 metres long and 6 metres wide and among the bigger ships in the Croatian fleet. The spacious saloon can accommodate 29 guests, and the middle sun deck is constructed in such a way that meals can also be served outside. The upper deck measures 40 square metres and is big enough for sunbathing. The Linda has 14 air-conditioned cabins, all with private shower and wc and hairdryer. There are four cosy cabins below deck, three of which are equipped with double beds and two portholes each. The fourth has a double bed with an additional single bunk bed above the double, so is suitable for three people. Above deck there are 10 cabins, six of these have a double beds and four are equipped with separate twin beds.
Dates & Prices
Please choose your boat, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance - 2018 dates on sale*
- 7 nights accommodation aboard the comfort class Linda boat
- Board basis: 4 x full board and 3 x half board
- English speaking tour guide on board and on bike
- Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
- Welcome meeting
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally
- Journey to Omisalj/Krk Island
- Drinks & tips on board
- Entrances to museums and National Parks
- 3rd person sharing cabin with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
Please note that on the following 2017 dates there will be a guided mountian bike tour operated on the same boat: 27th of August, 17th & 24th of September, 1st & 22nd October.
*2018 itinerary may be subject to change.
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
21-gear hybrid bicycle
9-gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28")
You can add these when you price your trip
How to Get There
Fly to Rijeka (airport on Krk Island close to Omisalj), Trieste, Pula, Zagreb or Ljubljana
A group transfer is included from Zagreb airport (departs at 12.15 pm on the arrival day).
Taxis is available from Rijeka to Omisalj which takes approx. 20min.
Bus (Bus Croatia) is available from all other airports to Omisalj. This takes between 2 and 4 hrs. Alternativley a transfer can be booked through us. Please call us for more details and cost.
A group transfer is included to Zagreb airport (departs at 8 am on the departure day).
Taxis is available to Rijeka from Omisalj which takes approx. 20min.
Bus (Bus Croatia) is available to all other airports to Omisalj. This takes between 2 and 4 hrs. Alternativley a transfer can be booked through us. Please call us for more details and cost.
Fly from Rijeka (airport on Krk Island close to Omisalj), Trieste, Pula, Zagreb or Ljubljana
News, Reviews & FAQs
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Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
Why is this tour good for solo cyclists?
There is the option to book a same sex shared cabin with no supplement.
What is the average temperature on this tour?
Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
How much space will I have in my cabin?
There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.
What other customers have said
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We both really enjoyed the holiday. The crew were great and entertaining, we got on very well with the other passengers, the quality of the boat was superb and spacious and the cycling was enjoyable (although I didn't realise there were so may hills in the Croation islands!). I loved swimming off the boat when it anchored in the middle of a bay.Kate Lambert, July 2014
The crew was outstanding. I felt safe and cared for. I think the tour guides could have stopped a little more frequently--after a long climb for example--just for a few minutes. It would have been nice to stop at a winery or something like that. But overall it was a great trip.Wallace Rowe, June 2015