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Light Bike & Hike Kvarner Bay Traditional Ensuite Cruise 2022

Opatija - Krk - Vrbnik - Punat - Krk - Rab - Novalja - Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Osor - Cres - Lovran - Opatija

Enjoy the serenity of the glorious Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands with their numerous trails and paths. This is an amazing area of natural beauty where nature and tradition combine to provide amazing views of the islands, an experience for all your senses. Cycle and hike/walk with a guide across the island where the ship awaits to pick you up and take you onto the next island for you to explore on foot and by bike.

Check in OPATIJA on SATURDAYS from 1100HRS, departs Opatija Port at 1300HRS
Check out OPATIJA on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

KL Traditional Ensuite Small Ships
Traditional wooden small ships, A/C cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, A/C salon.  Name of vessel will be advised at time of arrival.​

Code: K1

MS Dalvin            MS Dalmatinac            MS Lopar            MS Plomin

MS Skarda          MS Viktorija                MS Dalmatinka            MS Labrador

MS Adonis            MS Kalipsa            MS Moja Maja            MS Petrina

MS Toma               MS Ika            MS Nikola            MS Nerezine

MS Panorama

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Opatija - Krk

Check in at Opatija Port from 1100HRS, departure at 1300HRS. Lunch enroute to Krk Island and meeting your fellow passengers and the crew. Krk is the largest of the Kvarner Bay islands with immense variety of villages, gentle green promenades, bare rocky wilderness, tiny isles and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Walk through the Old Town centre, dominated by the cathedral complex. Overnight in the town of Krk. (L)

Day 2
Krk - Vrbnik - Punat - Krk - Rab

Cycling tour through Mediterranean scented vegetation, olive groves and dry-stone walls to the biggest field on the island - Vrbnik's field with its famous golden yellow wine - Žlahtina. Vrbnik is situated at almost 50m-high rock and has the rich history. Here you will rest while tasting wine, cheese and prosciutto. Continue to Punat Valley with spectacular view of the small Island of Košljun. Return to Krk and cruise to Rab Island, known as the “Island of Love”. Here we spend the night in the harbour encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. (B, D)

Cycle Route 30km approx
Total Ascend 650m approx
Highest Point 210m approx
Surface 95% paved road, 5% macadam road
Difficulty Level 3/5

Day 3
Rab - Kamenjak - Dundo Forrest - St Mara - Rab

Breakfast in the town situated under four church towers. Hiking tour to the highest point of the island - Kamenjak Hill and Straža Peak (409m) to enjoy the stunning views of the Velebit Mountain to the east and Kvarner Bay to the west. You will just love it. Descend to the ship for lunch. Afternoon bike tour to the greenest part of the island and the largest forest area named Dundo. Swimming break in the picturesque bay of St Mara. Overnight in Rab. (B, L)

Hike Course Rab - Kamenjak Hill - Rab
Hike Route 11km approx
Total Ascend 560m approx
Highest Point 401m approx
Difficulty Level 4/5
Duration 3 hours approx

Cycle Course Rab - St Mara - Rab
Cycle Route 16km approx
Total Ascend 80m approx
Highest Point 20m approx
Surface 95% paved road, 5% macadam road
Difficulty Level 1/5​

Day 4
Rab - Tovarnele - Novalja - Ilovik

Sailing to the neighbouring Island of Pag. Bike tour from small fishing village Tovarnele to Novalja. Cycling through a thousand year old olive trees and many stone walls that were built by the residents as protection against the wind. Be careful when cycling due to many wondering sheep. This island is world famous for its cheese, so we highly recommend tasting it. Upon arrival in Novalja we continue our cruise to the “Island of Flowers” - Ilovik. Afternoon walk through the island absorbing scents of oleander, eucalyptus, palms, roses and other flowers. An optional Captain's Dinner party onboard with overnight in Ilovik. (B, L)

Cycle Course Lun - Novalja
Cycle Route 21km approx
Total Ascend 300m approx
Highest Point 130m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 2/5

Hike Course Ilovik
Hike Route 6km approx
Total Ascend 180m approx
Highest Point 90m approx
Difficulty Level 2/5
Duration 1.5 hours approx

Day 5
Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Čikat Peninsula - Mali Lošinj

After breakfast, we leave for Mali Lošinj. Hike tour from Mali Lošinj to Sveti Ivan Hill (250m) where you can enjoy fantastic view to the southern part of the Lošinj archipelago. After relaxing, descend in the direction of Veli Lošinj, the picturesque village with coloured houses and gardens. Return to Mali Lošinj to have lunch onboard. Afternoon easy bike tour and visit one of the many bays surrounded by pine trees on the lovely Čikat Peninsula. Overnight in Mali Lošinj with its famous waterfront and visit Museum of Apoxyomenos - the bronze statue of a young athlete. Free evening to explore the flavours and fragrances of traditional cuisine. (B, L)

Hike Course Mali Lošinj - Sveti Ivan Hill - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj
Hike Route 11km approx
Total Ascend 340m approx
Highest Point 225m approx
Difficulty Level 3/5
Duration 3 hours approx

Cycle Course Čikat Peninsula
Cycle Route 15km approx
Total Ascend 100m approx
Highest Point 45m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 1/5

Day 6
Mali Lošinj - Ćunski - Nerezine - Osor - Cres

Cycling to the small villages of Ćunski and Nerezine below the dominant highest peak of Lošinj - Osoršćica. Afterwards we continue to the old town of Osor situated at a narrow channel between Lošinj and Cres islands. In Roman times, Osor was an important centre of trade on the route to the ports of Northern Adriatic. Departure to the town of Cres during lunch. Free afternoon in Cres with overnight. (B, L)

Cycle Route 22km approx
Total Ascend 200m approx
Highest Point 80m approx
Surface 95% paved road, 5% macadam road
Difficulty Level 2/5

Day 7
Cres - Lovran - Opatija

Enjoy morning cycling around Cres Town. Time at leisure at the numerous seaside cafes and small shops in Cres. Buying souvenirs and olive oil. Lunch is served as we depart towards the mainland and stop at Lovran for a lovely walking tour on the famous Franz Joseph promenade, better known as the ‘Lungomare’. Enjoy the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or at the nearby fisherman's village of Volosko. Overnight in Opatija. (B, L)

Cycle Course Cres
Cycle Route 15km approx 
Total Ascend 130m approx
Highest Point 30m approx
Surface 100% paved road
Difficulty Level 1/5

Hike Course Lovran - Opatija
Hike Route 8km approx
Total Ascend 80m approx
Highest Point 15m approx
Difficulty Level 1/5
Duration 2 hours approx

Day 8
Opatija

An early breakfast before your final goodbyes with new friends and the crew. Check out by 0900HRS. (B)

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (B, L, D)
  • Water dispenser
  • Bike Guide
  • Hybrid Bike with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €40 per person approx

Optional Extras

  • E-Bike Upgrade $120 per person
  • Saddle Bag Rental $35 per person

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 30 Apr 22Sat 07 May 22
$1,180$1,650$1,125$1,565
Sat 07 May 22Sat 14 May 22
$1,180$1,650$1,125$1,565
Sat 14 May 22Sat 21 May 22
$1,180$1,650$1,125$1,565
Sat 21 May 22Sat 28 May 22
$1,180$1,650$1,125$1,565
Sat 28 May 22Sat 04 Jun 22
$1,310$1,845$1,180$1,650
Sat 04 Jun 22Sat 11 Jun 22
$1,310$1,845$1,180$1,650
Sat 27 Aug 22Sat 03 Sep 22
$1,475$2,095$1,375$1,940
Sat 03 Sep 22Sat 10 Sep 22
$1,475$2,095$1,375$1,940
Sat 10 Sep 22Sat 17 Sep 22
$1,475$2,095$1,375$1,940
Sat 17 Sep 22Sat 24 Sep 22
$1,310$1,845$1,180$1,650
Sat 24 Sep 22Sat 01 Oct 22
$1,180$1,650$1,125$1,565
Sat 01 Oct 22Sat 08 Oct 22
$1,075$1,075$1,020$1,020
Sat 08 Oct 22Sat 15 Oct 22
$1,075$1,075$1,020$1,020
Sat 15 Oct 22Sat 22 Oct 22
$1,075$1,075$1,020$1,020
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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
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. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

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.

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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