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Island Hopping by E-Bike & Boat Kvarner Bay Plus 2024

Omišalj - Cres - Martinšćica - Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Molat - Božava - Veli Rat - Savar - Zadar - Novalja - Lun - Rab - Krk - Vrbnik - Omišalj

Guarded by the towering Velebit Mountain in the east and hugged by the Istrian Peninsula in the northwest lies the Kvarner Bay of Islands. Quiet coves of crystal clear sea surround the dramatic landscapes of the Kvarner Bay islands; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbour towns rich in history and culture. Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea for yourself by bike and boat onboard one of the romantic small ships. The day begins with a well-rounded breakfast leaving you fit to explore the diversity of the Kvarner Bay islands on a guided bike tour. Be it the medieval town of Rab, the car-free panorama road on Dugi Otok or the contemplative life of the dwellers on the “flower island” of Molat, each day brings with it new discoveries. Evenings are mostly spent in picturesque harbour towns with winding alleyways where a great range of bars and cafes stand host for a relaxing evening. This cruise belongs to Plus programme and matches activity with comfort. Proud small ship Andela Lora is your comfortable home for an amazing week. Tastefully decorated spacious cabins including a bathroom with a shower and toilet, a comfortable Sun Deck as well as a stylish salon await your visit.

Approx 196km by e-bike, E-bike Level 1

Check in OMIŠALJ on FRIDAYS from 1400-1430HRS, departs Omišalj Port at 1500HRS
Check out OMIŠALJ on FRIDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: I2 KVP

MS Andela Lora

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Omišalj - Cres

Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbour town on the Island of Krk. Embarkation on the small ship between 1400HRS and 1430HRS. At approx 1500HRS the ship takes us to the Island of Cres in approx four hours of sailing. On Cres we take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

Day 2
Cres - Martinšćica - Mali Lošinj

After breakfast we start our tour from the town of Cres to Martinšćica. The boat awaits our arrival and lunch is served during the cruise to the Island of Lošinj. If the weather is good, the captain will arrange a swim stop along the way before tying off in the wellness harbour town of Mali Lošinj. The port with its colourful facades and numerous cafes offers its visitors a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxed evening.

Cycle route approx 28km

Day 3
Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Molat

We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbour town of Veli Lošinj before we meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we cross over to the Island of Molat where we can take part in another short cycling tour. The night is spent in a quiet harbour on the island.

Cycle route approx 20km + 10km

Day 4
Molat - Božava - Veli Rat - Savar - Zadar

During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes us past many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. Our bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees. We ride on an almost traffic free road. Our ride takes us first to a beautiful viewpoint at the northernmost point of the island where the old Austrian lighthouse of Veli Rat resides. From here we continue by bike along the island ridge with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding island landscapes all the way to the bay of Savar where the boat awaits us for a cruise to Zadar. Zadar has been the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia for centuries. 3,000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this city and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia and the early Romanesque St Donatus Basilica. In the evening, our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lively city centre.

Cycle route approx 48km

Day 5
Zadar - Novalja - Lun - Rab

After a long crossing by boat in the morning we reach the Island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island we come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Novalja we cycle on the narrow peninsula until we reach the sea from where the ship takes us 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 a symbol of the adorned beauty of the town. After dinner we can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cosy cafes.

Cycle route approx 20km

Day 6
Rab - Krk

Today we get to know the charming Island of Rab on a lovely ride around the island. At lunchtime the ship awaits us in the harbour directly in front of the old town of Rab. We cruise towards the Island of Krk and anchor along the way for a refreshing swim stop from the boat. In the late afternoon we reach the Island of Krk where we spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

Cycle route approx 25km

Day 7
Krk - Vrbnik - Omišalj

We 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 50m high cliff and surrounded by vineyards, is the home of the famous ‘Žlahtina’ white wine. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. Our tour leads us across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On our way we have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. A cheerful evening meal onboard the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with your fellow travellers and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 45km

Day 8
Omišalj

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 2 Days Full Board, 5 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
  • E-Bike with Ortlieb Pannier (if bike has a rack)
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes, Port Fees & Bottled Water Flat Rate €60 per person approx

Optional

  • Insurance against theft/damage of the e-bike $65 per bike
  • Gravel bike on request
  • Road bike on request

Not Included

  • Entrances for sites
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Drinks onboard and meals & drinks ashore
  • Tips for the guides & crew
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 19 Jul 24Fri 26 Jul 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 02 Aug 24Fri 09 Aug 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 16 Aug 24Fri 23 Aug 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 30 Aug 24Fri 06 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 13 Sep 24Fri 20 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 27 Sep 24Fri 04 Oct 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
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Important Notes

​Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 14 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, multiple ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the ships, and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. View from cabin windows and balconies may be obstructed when moored in port and alongside other ships. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Itinerary Changes
Cruise Operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organisational requirements. Sometimes the cruise will be conducted in reverse order.

E-Bike Level 1
E-bike tours suitable for cyclists with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation gain are very manageable with an e-bike (30-60km and 400-700m of elevation per day).

Group Riding Pace
On e-bike tours, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a gravel bike should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. We thank you for your understanding.

Children
We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours with their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental e-bike is 1.50m. Follow-me bikes, bike seats and bike bungees can also be hired for accompanying children. We are happy to provide you with more detailed information on request. It is mandatory for all participants on tours to wear a bicycle helmet.

Catering
The onboard chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x Full Board and 5 x Half Board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Language
Cruise and cycle tours are conducted bilingually (English, German).

Participants
Minimum 14 / Maximum 36+

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