Kvarner Bay - Boat & Bike

Boat & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Croatia

Why we love this tour

"Great for swimming in bays and coves to cool off after your days' cycling around the beautiful islands of Kvarner Bay. The cycling can be more demanding at times but you can opt for an electric bike if you want a little extra help."

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

Guiding
Guided
Distance
121miles/195km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Sun
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
CR003
Fly to
Rijeka
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Solo
Return
Rijeka

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.

Accommodation

Linda

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.

Linda

Linda

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What's included

Price includes

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

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets (mandatory)

€30 per person visitors tax & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally

Journey to Omisalj/Krk Island

Drinks & tips on board

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Hybrid bike

21-gear hybrid bicycle

£79

E-bike

9-gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28") 

£176

Extras

Other Extras

Transfers

Group transfer from Rijeka airport to Omišalj on embarkation day

£16

Group transfer from Omišalj to Rijeka airport on disembarkation day

£16

Group transfer from Zagreb Centre on embarkation day (11:30 am)

£30

Group transfer from Zagreb airport on embarkation day (12:15 pm)

£30

Group transfer from Omišalj to Zagreb airport (8 am departure)

£30

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Rijeka (airport on Krk Island close to Omisalj), Trieste, Pula, Zagreb or Ljubljana.

A group transfer is available from Zagreb airport (departs at 12.15 pm on the arrival day) Please call for details.

Taxis are available from Rijeka to Omisalj which takes approx. 20min.

A bus service (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.

How do I get back?

A group transfer is available to Zagreb airport (departs at 8 am on the departure day) Please call for details. 

Taxis are available to Rijeka from Omisalj which takes approx. 20min. 

A bus service (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.

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

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?
AprMayJunJulAugSepOct
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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.

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