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Walk & Hike Kvarner Bay Traditional Ensuite Cruise 2022

Opatija - Njivice - Malinska - Baška - Rab - Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj - Osor - Martinšćica - Cres - Opatija - Učka Mountain - Opatija

Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands. There are many trails where nature and tradition combine, add into that the amazing views of the islands and you have a very special experience for all the senses. Walk and/or hike 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.

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 Viktorija            MS Dalmatinka            MS Adonis            MS Toma  

MS Kalipsa            MS Moja Maja          MS Nikola            MS Labrador

MS Panorama

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Opatija - Njivice - Malinska

Check in at Opatija Port from 1100HRS. Departure at 1300HRS followed by lunch onboard enroute to the Island of Krk, to a pleasant tourist village of Njivice. Walking along the sea to Malinska, enjoying hidden coves and scented vegetation. Overnight in Malinska. (L, D)

Hike Course Njivice - Malinska
Hike Route 7km approx
Duration 1.5 hours approx
Total Ascend 40m approx
Highest Point 30m approx
Difficulty Level 1/5

Day 2
Malinska - Stara Baška - Veliki Hlam - Baška - Rab

After breakfast, departure to Stara Baška with panoramic navigation along the west coast of the Island of Krk. Hike tour towards Baška. Steep climb to the west ridge of Baška Valley with the stunning view to Baška, the valley and neighbouring islands. Highest point of the route is Veliki Hlam (482m) followed by a descend to Baška, passing by Sanctuary of the Mother of God of Gorica and village of Batomalj. You continue the educational trail to the centre where the ship is waiting. Lunch onboard and sailing to the town of Rab. Exploring the charming town of Rab famous for its four towers on the skyline and impressive architecture. Overnight in Rab. (B, L, D)

Note: in case of bad weather conditions (Bura wind), alternative walking tour is the Trail of golden drops which starts and ends in Krk.

Hike Course Stara Baška - Veliki Hlam - Baška
Hike Route 11km approx
Duration 3.5 hours approx
Total Ascend 550m approx
Highest Point 482m approx
Difficulty Level 4/5

Day 3
Rab - Kamenjak - Ilovik

After breakfast, you hike up to Straža (409m), the highest point of Kamenjak Hill and the Island of Rab. An attractive rocky trail passes along the most beautifully constructed viewpoints to enjoy the breathtaking view of the mainland, Velebit Mountain and the islands of Kvarner Bay. Descend to the ship for lunch and cruise towards the “Island of Flowers” - Ilovik. Easy walk through the island absorbing scents of eucalyptus, rosemary, palms, roses and oleander. An optional Captain's Dinner onboard with overnight in Ilovik. (B, L)

Hike Course 1 Rab - Kamenjak Hill - Rab
Hike Course 2 Ilovik
Hike Route 11km / 5.5km approx
Duration 3 hours / 1.5 hours approx
Total Ascend 550m / 150m approx
Highest Point 409m / 91m approx
Difficulty Level 3/5 / 2/5

Day 4
Ilovik - Mali Lošinj - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj

Morning cruise during breakfast from Ilovik to Mali Lošinj. Hike tour to Sveti Ivan Hill (250m) where you can enjoy fantastic view to the southern part of the Lošinj archipelago. Descend to the pretty village of Veli Lošinj for a coffee break and back to Mali Lošinj along the sea. Many people say that the joy of walking here is the glorious scent of wild plants and herbs. Lunch onboard and free afternoon for visiting the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or Museum of Apoxyomenos, or just walk to the Čikat Peninsula for swimming. Overnight in Mali Lošinj. (B, L, D)

Hike Course Mali Lošinj - Sveti Ivan - Veli Lošinj - Mali Lošinj
Hike Route 11km approx
Duration 3 hours approx
Total Ascend 340m approx
Highest Point 225m approx
Difficulty Level 2/5

Day 5
Mali Lošinj - Nerezine - Osoršćica - Osor - Martinšćica

After breakfast, transfer to Nerezine (20 minutes) where the trail starts to the most beautiful viewpoint to Lošinj archipelago - Televrin Peak (588m) on the Mount Osoršćica. The first part of the trail to St Nicolas Chapel is pretty steep. You continue to the peak Televrin with the spectacular view of the Lošinj Island, southern part of Cres Island, neighbouring islands and Velebit Mountain. You will also visit the Cave of St Gaudentius - the patron saint of Osor who lived in it. After relaxing on the top of the mountain, descend to mountain hut and further to the town that lies on 2 islands. The ship is waiting for us in Osor. Sail to the fishing village of Martinšćica. Dinner onboard and overnight in Martinšćica. (B, L, D)

Hike Course Nerezine - Osoršćica - Osor
Hike Route 13km approx
Duration 5 hours approx
Total Ascend 650m approx
Highest Point 588m approx
Difficulty Level 3/5

Day 6
Martinšćica - Vidovići - Lubenice - Valun - Cres

After breakfast, you start the longest but the most attractive hiking tour of the cruise. Easy climb up from Martinšćica to the village of Vidovići (280m) where the hiking path starts along the pastures and the dry-stone walls. After reaching the point of 350m you enjoy the views of the Cres and Lošinj archipelago as well as the east coast of Istria. Soon you get to the top of this part of Cres Island - Helm Peak (482m) from where the Lake Vransko can be seen. Further the path continues to Lubenice, picturesque village situated on 378m high cliff above the sea. After short break you descend to Valun where the ship takes us to the town of Cres. Dinner onboard and overnight in Cres.
(B, L, D)

Hike Course Martinšćica - Lubenice - Valun
Hike Route 15km approx
Duration 6 hours approx
Total Ascend 550m approx
Highest Point 482m approx
Difficulty Level 4/5

Day 7
Cres - Opatija - Učka - Opatija

Early morning cruise to Opatija from where you have a transfer to Poklon saddle (922m) in Učka Nature Park (entrance approx EUR5 per person). The forests of Učka offer a pleasant cool climate in the summertime and the peak offers a unique view. Hiking to the highest peak of Učka - Vojak (1396m) where the tower was built in 1911. The trail runs through a thick forest of typical littoral beech with diverse geological formations and rare endemic plants and animal species. Enjoying a wonderful, panoramic views of Istria, the Kvarner Bay with the islands, the mountains in the Gorski Kotar region, Mount Velebit, the Alps, and Italy. Descend to Poklon saddle and transfer to Opatija. After lunch onboard, free time to explore Opatija or walk on the famous Franz Joseph promenade, better known as ‘Lungomare’. Overnight in Opatija. (B, L, D)

Hike Course Poklon - Vojak - Poklon (Učka Mountain Nature Park)
Hike Route 7km approx
Duration 3 hours approx
Total Ascend 450m approx
Highest Point 1396m approx
Difficulty Level 2/5

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, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners (B, L, D)
  • Water dispenser
  • Hiking Guide
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €40 per person approx
  • Učka Nature Park Entrance Fee €5 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Pricing and Accommodation information is not available.

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 there will be regular stops for swimming while the ship anchors in secluded bays approximately 20-30 metres from the beach or after the hike and before departure to the next island.

Hiking Route
The length of the daily hiking routes is estimated and relies on latest local information. This depends on various detours or shortcuts that can be made enroute. Sailing and hiking routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and ability of the respective hikers onboard. Departure depends on the programme. Participants agree to abide by the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather and other conditions.

Food Onboard
Continental breakfast, lunch or packed lunch (depending on the daily programme) and dinner onboard. During hiking routes we will 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 customers.

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

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