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Island Hopping By Road Bike & Boat Kvarner Bay Road Bike Training Camp 2022

Omišalj - Cres - Osor - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Božava - Veli Rat - Sali - Slanica - Tisno - Šibenik - Skradin - Lake Vransko - Biograd - Zadar - Nin - Pag - Novalja - Lun - Rab - Lopar - Krk - Vrbnik - Omišalj

Would you like to indulge your passion for road biking with like-minded people, discover a beautiful piece of Croatia and treat yourself to the luxury of hopping from island to island by boat? Do you want to get fit for the start of the season? Would you like to improve your riding technique under the guidance of professionals? Then this road bike training camp through the north of Croatia is perfect for you! Experience the charm of the Kvarner archipelago with your ship as your floating home and your bike to keep you active. A dream-like, diverse island world awaits you; protected by the mighty Velebit Mountains in the East and the Istrian peninsular in the North West. Train during the day and enjoy the peace of the idyllic harbours in the evening.

Approx 520km; 6,600m elevation by road bike or e-road bike, Fitness Level 2-3

Check in OMIŠALJ on FRIDAYS from 1300HRS, departs Omišalj Port at 1500HRS
Check out OMIŠALJ on FRIDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: I2

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Omišalj - Porozina - Cres

Individual arrival to Omišalj on the Island of Krk. Check in on the ship from 1300HRS. The ship will leave the harbour at 1500HRS and take us to Porozina, the ferry port on the Island of Cres. From here we will start our first cycling tour which will lead us through the idyllic, hilltop village of Predošćica and then on to the town of Cres. In the evening, your guide will lead a walking tour through the old Venetian style town.

Cycle route approx 25km; 500m elevation

Day 2
Cres - Lubenice - Osor - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj

Today’s tour will take us from the town of Cres to Lubenice and then later to Osor. This small artist town has been inhabited since Roman times and is connected to the Island of Lošinj by a swing bridge. Here you can find out where the Croatia currency got its name. Next, we will bike on to the picturesque port of Veli Lošinj, a small harbour with numerous fishing boats and the mighty Church of St Anton. There will be enough time for an ice cream and coffee before we continue to Mali Lošinj.

Cycle route approx 85km; 1,450m elevation

Day 3
Mali Lošinj - Božava - Veli Rat - Sali

The herb Island of Dugi Otok is one of the highlights of this trip. We will cross the entire island on a fantastic, almost car-free road. Incredible views of the island landscape as well as the deep, blue surrounding sea will not cease to amaze you. We will start today’s tour in Božava and make a very worthwhile detour to the lighthouse of Veli Rat on the northern most point of the island. We will finish the day’s ride in the village of Sali, at the southernmost point of the island. In the afternoon, there will be a further, optional tour to the Telašćica Nature Park.

Cycle route approx 55km; 700m elevation

Day 4
Sali - Slanica - Tisno - Šibenik - Skradin - Lake Vransko - Biograd - Zadar

Today we will begin our tour from a lonely jetty on the Island of Murter heading first towards Šibenik and then on to Skradin. Later, the tour will take us around Lake Vransko, Croatia’s largest freshwater reservoir, and on to Biograd. Here, our ship will pick us up and, in the afternoon, we will sail on towards Zadar, a city rich in both culture and historical heritage. In the evening, our guide will offer a tour through the interesting old town of Zadar with its world-famous sea organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation.

Cycle route approx 120km; 1,000m elevation

Day 5
Zadar - Nin - Pag - Novalja - Lun - Rab

From Zadar our bike tour will take us to Nin, whose history dates back to the Roman times. The old town, situated on an island, is home to the smallest cathedral in the world, the Church of the Holy Cross, built around 800 AD. Our tour will then lead us on to the Island of Pag, famous for its excellent cheese and saltpans. Already in the Roman times, salt was extracted here. Over the centuries, the people who lived here built numerous stone walls to protect them from the wind throughout the rugged yet charming landscape. The ship will pick us up in Lun and we will sail to the Island of Rab, whose four famous bell towers characterise the image of this beautiful town.

Cycle route approx 110km; 1,000m elevation

Day 6
Rab - Lopar - Krk

The Island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Today we will first take a relaxed tour to the town of Lopar which lies in the north of the island. Here, the ship will await us so that we can continue to the historical town of Krk, the capital of the island of the same name, where we can unwind. In the afternoon, we will have time to relax after the efforts of the previous days and recharge our batteries for tomorrow’s final tour. In the evening, we are welcome to accompany our guide on a tour through the captivating old town with the impressive Frankopan Castle and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Cycle route approx 25km; 250m elevation

Day 7
Krk - Stara Baška - Vrbnik - Klimno - Omišalj

From Krk we will first cycle to Stara Baška and then across the island to Vrbnik, an old pirates stronghold perched on a clifftop overlooking the sea. While here, make sure not to miss the second narrowest street in the world. Our journey will then continue through the interior of the island before we finally head back to the sea to Klimno, where the nearby Bay of Soline is the perfect spot for a healthy mud bath. Our last destination for the day will be the harbour of Omišalj. Here we will end our eventful journey with a final meal onboard followed by an evening with crew, guests and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 100km; 1,700m elevation

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
  • 7 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided road bike tours as per itinerary
  • Road Bike Cube or Orbea
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees, Bottled Water Flat Rate €50 per person approx

Not Included

  • Entrance to places of interest
  • Arrival/departure transfers

Optional Extras

  • E-Road Bike Upgrade $140 per person
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the bike $50 per bike

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 15 Apr 22Fri 22 Apr 22
$1,745$2,250$1,560$2,020
Fri 22 Apr 22Fri 29 Apr 22
$1,745$2,250$1,560$2,020
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Important Notes

Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
Cabins are allocated according to availability

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 10 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. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

Fitness Level 2-3
Moderate to demanding road bike tours suitable for participants with a high level of fitness and good riding technique. Tours lead through hilly to mountainous terrain with a number of steeper climbs, 30-120km and 500-1,700 metres of elevation per day.

Group riding pace
On the regular cycling tours the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on regular road bikes. We ask guests who have reserved an e-road bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that also the regular cyclists need time to rest and longer to climb the hills. Thank you for your understanding.

Helmet Requirement
Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet.

Itinerary Changes
Cruise operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organisational requirements. Sometimes the cruise could be conducted in reverse order.

Catering
The onboard chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and dinner. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. One meal a day is taken ashore and is not included in the cruise price.

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

Participants
Minimum 14 / Maximum 29

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, 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 vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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