(9 reviews)

Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR008

Croatia / Kvarner Bay

The Adriatic coast

Hop from one beautiful island to the next in the croatian Kvarner bay, among crystal clear waters and sunny shores, discovering lovely beaches, beautiful inlets and typical villages.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Omišalj– Cres
    Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. If you’re planning to arrive by car, we will organize a safe parking space for you. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm. At ca.3 pm the the boat will sail to the island of Cres in about four hours. On Cres you take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

    2. Islands of Cres – Lošinj (30 km - 18 miles)
    After breakfast you start the tour from the city of Cres to Martinšćica. The boat awaits your 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 harbor wellness town of Mali Lošinj. The port with its colourful facades and numerous cafes offers its visitors a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxed evening.

    3. Islands of Lošinj – Molat (30 km - 18 miles)
    You cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Lošinj before you meet up with the boat for lunch. In the afternoon you cross over to the island of Molat where you can do another short cycling tour. Finally you will spend the night in the quiet harbor of Molat.

    4. Molat – Island of Dugi Otok (35 km - 20 miles)
    During breakfast the yacht leaves Molat and takes you past several small islands to the ‘spice island’ of Dugi Otok. Your bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, and you ride on an almost traffic free road. Your tour will first lead you to the northern most point of the island where the light house of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849 fulfilling its duty in guiding sailors safely ashore. A ride along the island’s ‘Sky Road’ brings you to the peaceful harbor of Savar or Bribinj. There will be plenty of time for a swim break in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Olib.

    5. Dugi Otok – Island of Pag - Rab (35 km - 21 miles)
    After a long crossing in the morning you reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you will come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Mandre you will cycle on the narrow peninsula until you reach the sea from where the ship takes you to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The the fortified capital of Rab, was built in the Middle Ages on a wedge shaped headland crowned by the four famous bell towers. After dinner you can explore the narrow alleys spotted with numerous typical cafés.

    6. Island of Rab – Island of Krk (25 km - 15 miles)
    You cycle along the coast to the east side of the island, an area with virtually no vegetation, where the pointy rocks remind  of a lunar landscape. The road leads you to a bay with a sandy beach which is rather atypical for the islands of the Kvarner Bay. At lunchtime the yacht awaits you in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim-break ypu will sail to the neighboring island of Krk where you will spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

    7. Island of Krk  – Omisalj (45 km - 28 miles)
    You 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 50-meter-high cliff and surrounded by vineyards is the home of the famous white wine Zlahtina. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. The way leads you across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omiš alj. On your way you have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening aboard traditionally includes a communal dinner in a cheerful atmosphere where all guests, tour leaders and members of the crew spend the last evening together.

    8. Omišalj
    After breakfast around 9 am it is the end of the your and services and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

     



    Itinerary for the Deluxe barges:

    1. Omišalj– Cres
    Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. If you’re planning to arrive by car, we will organize a safe parking space for you. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm. At ca.3 pm the the boat will sail to the island of Cres in about four hours. On Cres you take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

    2. Islands of Cres – Lošinj (25 km - 15 miles)
    In the morning the boat will take you to Martinšćica. From there you will cycle on the east side of the island to Osor, an artist town, where you will have lunch on the boat. Afterwards there is time for a swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon you leave Osor on board the boat and navigate your way to the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a refreshing swim stop the ship brings you safely into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The lively atmosphere of this colourful harbour welcomes you and  a relaxing evening awaits, enabling you to unwind and recuperate.

    3. Islands of Lošinj – Molat (30 km - 18 miles)
    You cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Lošinj before you meet up with the boat for lunch. In the afternoon you cross over to the island of Molat where you can do another short cycling tour. Finally you will spend the night in the quiet harbor of Molat.

    4. Molat – Zadar (35 km - 20 miles)
    During breakfast the yacht leaves Molat and takes you past several small islands to the ‘spice island’ of Dugi Otok. Your bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, and you ride on an almost traffic free road. Our ride along the islands “Road in the Sky” takes us to Sali, where the boat awaits us for a sail to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia.

    5. Zadar – Island of Pag – Rab (20 km - 12 miles)
    After a long crossing in the morning you reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you will come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Mandre you will cycle on the narrow peninsula until you reach the sea from where the ship takes you to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The the fortified capital of Rab, was built in the Middle Ages on a wedge shaped headland crowned by the four famous bell towers. After dinner you can explore the narrow alleys spotted with numerous typical cafés.

    6. Island of Rab – Island of Krk (25 km - 15 miles)
    You cycle along the coast to the east side of the island, an area with virtually no vegetation, where the pointy rocks remind  of a lunar landscape. The road leads you to a bay with a sandy beach which is rather atypical for the islands of the Kvarner Bay. At lunchtime the yacht awaits you in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. After a swim-break ypu will sail to the neighboring island of Krk where you will spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

    7. Island of Krk  – Omisalj (45 km - 28 miles)
    You 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 50-meter-high cliff and surrounded by vineyards is the home of the famous white wine Zlahtina. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. The way leads you across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On your way you have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening aboard traditionally includes a communal dinner in a cheerful atmosphere where all guests, tour leaders and members of the crew spend the last evening together.

    8. Omišalj
    After breakfast around 9 am it is the end of the your and services and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

    The itinerary may be subject to unexpected changes before and/or during your holiday due to unforseable circimstances such as: extreme weather conditions, unannounced road or repair works or law enforcements.

     

     

  • Route profile

    The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by steady cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 200 to 500 meters. The daily routes of 20 to 45 km cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. Theroads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. You may decide yourself, whether you would like to cycle individually, using the maps provided, or join one of the tour guides.

     

  • How to get there

    You will begin embarking from 2 to 2.30 pm onward. The boat will start sailing at 3pm so please be on time. Do advise in case of delay.

    The boat will be waiting for you in the port of Omisalj, a small village on the island of Krk. The precise point of embarkation will be written in the Final Tour Details.

    By plane
    You can reach Omisalj by flying to the airport of Rijeka, which is only 5 kms away from the point of embarkation. From here you can get a taxi to Omisalj (cost: 15 €).

    By train
    If you’re planning to arrive in Omisalj by using the public transport, you can reach Rijeka by train and then take a bus to Omisalj (Information on www.autotrans.hr).

    Car and parking
    If you are planning to reach Omisalj by car travelling through Slovenia, we remind you that you need to purchase the vignette in order to drive on the Slovenian motorways. It costs about 15 € for a week and 30 € for a month.

    We can book a safe parking place for you in Omisalj, in a private area which is close to the port (cost: 50 € to be paid on site, on a first come first served basis). Anyway, there are no insurances against theft or damages to the car. You can ask your guide where your parking place is.

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    Included: overnights, breakfasts, 4 full board, 3 half board (drinks are not included). Your barges will be: 

     

    LINDA 

    The ship is a 31 metres long and 6 metres wide wooden motor yacht, one of the biggest ships in the Croation fleet.

    The large saloon can accommodate 32 guests and the middle sundeck allows for outdoor dining.

    The ship has 14 cabins: 10 cabins are on deck, 4 are below deck.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 32
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     

    Watch Linda photo gallery.

     


     

    ANDELA LORA 

    The Andela Lora is one of the largest boats of the Croatian fleet, and is 131 feet long and 28 feet wide.

    This elegant steel ship includes a total of 18 comfortable and spacious guest cabins between three deck levels:

    • 7 cabins below deck (two of which can be used as triple cabins)
    • 10 cabins on the main deck (three of which can be used as triple cabins)
    • 1 double cabin on the upper deck.


    Private in each cabin.

    Common areas
    The ship has a swimming platforn at the stern, which enables an easy access to the sea.
    Andela Lora offers a cozy salon on the top deck and numerous comfortable spaces to relax on the sun deck.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 36
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer
    • Whirlpool on the sun deck

     

    Watch Andela Lora photo gallery.

     
  • Accompanying material

    A few weeks before departure you will receive an email including:
    - boarding voucher with details on the name of the boat and the precise boarding area;
    - Tour Notes;
    - Final Tour Details.

    Please let us know if you don’t receive all the above mentioned information.
    If you have any doubt, please contact us before departure.

    You will receive on site:
    - tour maps.

     

     

  • By your side
    Our tour leaders are multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. Smart, entertaining, caring and endlessly enthusiastic, they have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, people, culture and local food. Thanks to a deep knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice about how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix your flat tyre.

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00 which will be specified in the Final Tour Details.
    • emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00 which will be specified in the Final Tour Details.
  • 9 Client reviews
    • Nella

      Departure 11-18 August 2019

      Online from 27 August 2019

      Vacanza adatta a chi ama il mare e pedala molto durante l'anno, in caso contrario è necessaria l'e-bike; in assenza di piste ciclabili il traffico intenso della settimana di ferragosto è molto fastidioso.
      È vivamente consigliata la navigazione su Andela Lora, molto più spaziosa e recente della Linda.
    • Maddalena

      Departure 14-21 July 2019

      Online from 02 August 2019

      Splendido! Calette dove non avresti fatto il bagno senza Linda, equipaggio fantastico,
      Percorsi ciclabili alternativi che non avresti scoperto senza gli ottimi accompagnatori! Vivamente consigliato!!!
    • Viviana

      Departure 14-21 July 2019

      Online from 26 July 2019

      E' un itinerario per gli amanti del mare: baie, tuffi dal battello e bagni a non finire. Dal punto di vista delle pedalate bisogna essere discretamente allenati, non solo in pianura come me, ma sui dislivelli, perché altrimenti, le tappe diventano un po' troppo impegnative e avrei preso la bici elettrica, con più consapevolezza dei tragitti. Personale sempre a disposizione, guide eccellenti per simpatia e disponibilità.
    • Stefano

      Departure 30 June - 07 July 2019

      Online from 13 July 2019

      Vacanza consigliatissima, sotto tutti i punti di vista: luogo, organizzazione, esperienza
    • Elena

      Departure 01-08 July 2018

      Online from 13 July 2018

      Organizzazione perfetta! Quello che leggi è quello che realmente ti viene proposto... Un consiglio leggere bene le indicazioni sul grado di difficolta’ dei percorsi!!!! Sono davvero attendibili.
    • Andrea

      Departure 20-27 August 2017

      Online from 02 September 2017

      Nel complesso positivo.
    • Maria Pia

      Departure 04-11 June 2017

      Online from 20 June 2017

      Una vacanza da rifare sotto tutti gli aspetti. Non manca nulla: sole, mare, sport, nuovi amici, guide simpatiche e competenti e non meno importante buon cibo.
    • Giuseppina

      Departure 21-28 August 2016

      Online from 11 September 2016

      Una esperiesca senza dubbio positiva!! Il giro e' molto bello...tutti cordiali e simpatici! Si e' mangiato molto bene!! uniche pecche: aria condizionata non funzionante e poca bici rispetto alla navigazione !!!ma da fare !!!La consiglio
    • Ettore

      Departure 31 July - 07 August 2016

      Online from 09 September 2016

      esperienza molto positiva. La motonave Andela Lora è splendida.
      alcuni suggerimenti: mettere tovaglie a tavola, ridurre il costo forfettario per acqua (20euro).
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Tour details

 

from 990 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type

guided

 

Departures

every Sunday from 03.05 to 18.10.20

 

Price per person
990 € cabin below deck barge Comfort
1,390 € cabin below deck barge Deluxe

Included

  • 7 overnights and breakfast  
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • bed linen and towels
  • tour leader speaking English and German
  • accompanying material
  • 7-days hotline service


Not included

  • Transport to and from departure point
  • All drinks on board and specified meals
  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions
  • Anything that is not mentioned under included


Supplements
400/600 € single cabin below/on deck Standard
500/700 € single cabin below/on deck Deluxe
100/150 € cabin above deck Standard/ Deluxe
100 € high season  (from  30.08 to 27.09.20)

80 € rental bike
180 € E-bike
10 € bike insurance
20 € E-bike insurance

50 € portual taxes (mandatory, to be paid on site)
50 € parking place (to be paid on site)

Reductions
50% third ben in cabin
25% children up to 16 years

100 € low season aboard Andela Lora (departures 03.05, 10.05 e 11.10.20)
200 € Special offer April aboard Andela Lora (departure 12.04.20)

 

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