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Kvarner Bay Premium Cycle Cruise 2024

Opatija - Krk - Rab - Pag - Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Cres - Opatija

This guided cycling cruise around the stunning Kvarner Bay starts on Krk Island and ends on Cres Island exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays on the route. Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring memorable coastal towns and stunning hilltop views. Croatia is a beautiful country with beautiful islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate. Without a doubt, the best way to explore it is by bike.

Check in OPATIJA on SATURDAYS from 1100HRS, departs Opatija Port at 1300HRS
Check out OPATIJA on SATURDAYS after breakfast

KL Premium Small Ships
Steel hull vessels with modern traditional look from 29 - 35m. A/C double / twin cabins with ensuite, hair dryer. Cabins 8 - 14m2. Name of vessel will be advised at time of arrival.

Code: K1 KLC1

MS Antonela      MS Leonardo      MS Eos

MS Dalmatia      MS Dionis      MS Meridijan      MS Jadranska Kraljica

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Opatija - Krk

Arrival in Opatija and check in at Opatija Port from 1100HRS. Departure at 1300HRS, followed by lunch on board on the way to Krk Island. Upon arrival, an easy ride from Krk Town to Punat Village and back to Krk. Time at leisure and overnight. (L)

Cycle Course Krk - Punat - Krk
Cycle Route 18km approx
Total Ascend 120m approx
Highest Point 50m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 1/5

Day 2
Krk

After breakfast, cycle through the Mediterranean scented vegetation, olive groves and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj, a real museum, a synthesis of past and present. Ride through the dry-stone walls and flocks of sheep to the biggest field on the island, Vrbnik's field with its famous golden-yellow wine ‘Žlahtina’. Have a rest in Vrbnik with an optional tasting of wine, cheese and prosciutto. Continue to the saddle Treskavac with the wonderful view of Punat Valley and the small Island of Košljun with the Franciscan Monastery dating from the 12th century. Downhill through Bašćanska Draga to Baška, by the sculptures of Glagolitic letters. Dinner on board with an overnight in Baška. (B, D)

Note: In case of bad weather conditions (bura wind), end of the cycle tour and overnight in Krk.

Cycle Course Krk - Dobrinj - Vrbnik - Baška
Cycle Route 48km approx
Total Ascend 660m approx
Highest Point 315m approx
Surface 90% paved road, 10% macadam road
Difficulty Level 4/5

Day 3
Krk - Rab

During breakfast, cruise towards Lopar on Rab Island. The bike tour leads to a famous sandy beach bay, followed by a cycle through the interior of the island, past wonderful Supetarska Draga in the direction of the ancient walled city of Rab with its four famous bell towers situated on an arrow-shaped spit of land. After lunch on board, afternoon cycle to the nature reserve ‘Dundo’ Forest, one of the few surviving forests in the Mediterranean, which extends over the Kalifront Peninsula. Swim stop in the picturesque St Mara Bay. Overnight in the port of Rab. (B, L)

Cycle Course 1 Lopar - Rab
Cycle Course 2 Rab - St Mary - Rab

Cycle Route 22km / 21km approx
Total Ascend 160m / 150m approx
Highest Point 90m approx
Surface 100% paved road / 95% paved road, 5% macadam road
Difficulty Level 2/5

Day 4
Rab - Pag - Ilovik

After a short cruise to the Island of Pag, the bike tour along the island's beautiful moon-like landscape starts. The first stop is the village of Lun with thousand-year-old olive trees and many stone walls. Be careful of the wandering sheep. The island is famous for its cheese. We highly recommend a break in a traditional tavern to taste the cheese. In the idyllic Village of Mandre, return to the ship and have lunch on board. The cruise then continues to the Island of Ilovik, an island full of flowers, and upon arrival, time at leisure to explore, swim and relax. Captain's Dinner on board and overnight in Ilovik. (B, L, D)

Cycle Course Tovarnele - Novalja - Mandre
Cycle Route 35km approx
Total Ascend 340m approx
Highest Point 120m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 2/5

Day 5
Ilovik - Mali Lošinj

After breakfast, departure towards Mali Lošinj. Bike tour through the lovely Čikat Peninsula surrounded by pine trees, Mediterranean herbs, and beautiful beaches. Continue to the picturesque village of Veli Lošinj and back to the vessel for lunch. Afternoon easy ride to one of the beaches or to the Sveti Ivan Hill (250m) or the theme viewpoint Providenca to enjoy a fantastic view of the city and the southern part of the Lošinj archipelago. (B, L)

Cycle Course 1 Mali Lošinj - Čikat - Veli Lošinj
Cycle Course 2 Mali Lošinj - St Ivan Hill / Providenca
Cycle Route 20km / 22km approx
Total Ascend 180m / 440m approx
Highest Point 70m / 235m approx
Surface 95% paved road, 5% macadam road / 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 1/5 or 3/5

Day 6
Mali Lošinj - Cres

After breakfast, cycle through the pine and laurel trees towards the Cres Island (connected to Mali Lošinj by a small bridge). The first stop in the artistic village of Osor, followed by the strenuous cycling towards the fishing village of Martinšćica where lunch will be served on board. The cruise then continues towards the historic town of Cres for a free evening and overnight. (B, L)

Cycle Course Mali Lošinj - Osor - Martinšćica
Cycle Route 46km approx
Total Ascend 500m approx
Highest Point 190m approx
Surface 95% paved road , 5% macadam road
Difficulty Level 3/5

Day 7
Cres - Opatija

During breakfast, departure towards Mošćenička Draga, situated on the Opatija Riviera. Upon arrival, cycle along the panoramic coastal road with spectacular views of the sea and the islands to the village of Brseč, situated on a rock above the sea. After a break, continue cycling to St Jelena Hill with the stunning panorama on the Kvarner Bay. Descend to Mošćenice, a medieval town situated at the foot of Perun Hill and further to Lovran where the vessel is waiting. Lunch on board and cruise to Opatija, for a free evening to admire the enchanting town, walk through the famous parks or along the 12 km long sea promenade called Lungomare. Overnight in Opatija. (B, L)

Cycle Course Mošćenička Draga - Brseč - Lovran
Cycle Route 27km approx 
Total Ascend 450m approx
Highest Point 325m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 3/5

Day 8
Opatija

An early breakfast before check out and your final goodbyes with new friends and the crew. (B)

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (B, L, D)
  • Captain's Dinner (D)
  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Onboard
  • Afternoon tea & coffee with biscuits
  • Water dispenser
  • Daily cabin service
  • Mid week fresh towels & bed linen 
  • Bike Guide
  • Hybrid Bike with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Porterage

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €60 per person approx
  • Bike Handling Fee €20 per person approx

Optional Extras

  • E-Bike Upgrade $150 per person
  • Saddle Bag Rental $40 per person

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 04 May 24Sat 11 May 24
$2,190$3,150$1,900$2,720
Sat 25 May 24Sat 01 Jun 24
$2,190$3,150$1,900$2,720
Sat 07 Sep 24Sat 14 Sep 24
$2,670$3,875$2,385$3,440
Sat 28 Sep 24Sat 05 Oct 24
$2,480$3,585$2,285$3,295
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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
Upper & 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.

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.

Swimming Breaks
In good weather and depending on timings we will have regular swim stops while the vessel anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to the next island.

Cycling Route
The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and is based on local information and depends on various detours or shortcuts that can be done enroute. Cruising and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and ability of the respective cyclists onboard. Departures are during morning hours, mostly after breakfast. If taking part in biking activities, each individual is responsible for him/herself and agrees to abide to the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather conditions and group’s abilities.

Food Onboard
Continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During cycling routes, we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip and are paid by the client on the spot. There is a possibility to book a Captain's Dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the Captain.

Recommended Cycling Equipment
Biking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection.

Hybrid Rental Bike (Included)
Bike rental includes hybrid bikes equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet.

Hybrid Bike or similar

Frame: 700 Alloy​
Colour: Matt Black
Fork: Suntour Matt Black Nex
Chainwheel: Shimano T4010E866CL3/48T
Octalnik: 175CG
BB Parts: Shimano BB-ES300B*126
Pedal: Alloy SP-823
Chain: Z9000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano DEOREKRD591SGSL
Front Derailleur: Shimano ALIVIO 4000TSM6
Shifting Levers: Shimano ALIVIO SLM 4000
Freewheel: Shimano CS HG 20091134
Rims: X ALT X3 Double Wall
Tyres: CST 40-622 SALVO HIGH PROTECTION 5mm
Brake: V Brake Shimano ABRT 4000 FC14SL
Carrier: TANGSHAN HLJY-F4-28 BLACK

E-Bike or similar (Upgrade Available On Request)

Wheel Size: 20"
Pedal Assist: Up to 25km/h​
Display: Panasonic Side LCD
Motor: Panasonic 36V​
Assistance Levels: 4
Gears: Shimano Nexus 8-speed Hub Gears
Brake: Magura Hs22 Hydraulic End V-Brake
Battery: 540WH/15AH/36V​
Charger: 36V Panasonic
Fork: Sr Suntour Nex Suspension Fork 63mm​
Tyres: Schwalbe Maraton Plus
Anti-Theft Protection: Abus Frame Lock

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