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Island Hopping By Bike & Boat
Kvarner Bay PLUS 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Omišalj (Krk) – Cres – Martinšćica (Cres) – Osor (Cres) – Mali Lošinj – Veli Lošinj – Molat – Božava  (Dugi Otok) – Sali (Dugi Otok) – Zadar – Novalja (Pag) – Lun (Pag) – Rab – Jablanac – Krk – Vrbnik (Krk) – Omišalj (Krk)

Participants:

Minimum 14 / Maximum 29

 

 

Includes

• 7 nights in a cabin with ensuite
• Shared airport transfers at start & end
• Bed linen & towels
• 4 x full board & 3 x half board
• Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
• Tour Guide – English & German Speaking
• 21-Speed Hybrid Bike with Ortlieb Pannier
• Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
• Plus-tour specials

Not Included

• Journey to Omišalj/Krk
• Tips for crew & tour guides
• Drinks on board (Tally sheet, to be paid to the captain)
• Meals & drinks ashore
• Safe parking space (€40 per week approx)

Optional Extras

• E-Bike Upgrade NZ$173 surcharge
• Bike Insurance from NZ$23-44 surcharge
• Helmets – these are compulsory. Pre booking required

 

This tour belongs to our Islandhopping-Plus-Program which meanwhile consists of four individual tours and matches activity with comfort. Our proud motor yacht Andela Lora is your comfortable home for an amazing week. Tenderly decorated roomy cabins, bathrooms with separate shower, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit. Guarded by the towering Velebit mountain range in the east and hugged by the Istria Peninsula in the northwest lie the Kvarner bay islands. Quiet coves of crystal clear water surround the dramatic landscapes of the Kvaner bay islands; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbour towns rich in history and culture. Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea for yourself by bike and boat on board one of our romantic motor yachts. The day begins with a well-rounded breakfast leaving you fit to explore the diversity of the Kvarner bay islands on a guided bike tour. Be it the medieval city of Rab, the car-free road in the sky on Dugi Otok or the contemplative life of the dwellers on the flower island of Molat, each day brings with it new discoveries. Evenings are mostly spent in picturesque harbour towns with winding alleyways where a great range of bars and cafes stand host for a relaxing evening. Often a mountain bike tour will run parallel to this tour on board the same ship in which case one tour guide will be allocated per group.

Approx 187 km by bicycle. Level 2-3

Download Vessel & General Information

DELUXE VESSEL – MS ANDELA LORA

Vessel Features: Constructed from steel in 2012. Length 36.5m, Width 8.3m
Cabins: 17 A/C Cabins with ensuites
Main Deck: 2 Doubles, 5 Twins, 3 Triples (double + single)
Lower Deck: 3 Doubles, 2 Triples (double + single), 2 Quads (double + bunk)

MS ANDELA LORA
2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-ISH-KVP
Lower DeckMain Deck
Jun 11, 18
Aug 27
Sep 17, 24
Oct 01
2,3112,569
Oct 222,1382,397
Single supplement available on request

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Flat water rate, Taxes & Fees:Adult €40pp approx / Child (up to 16 years) €20pp approx

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday: 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 approx. 3 pm the ship takes us to the island of Cres in about four hours. On Cres we take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

Day 2, Monday: Martinšćica – Osor – Mali Lošinj

In the morning our ship takes us to Martinšćica. From there we cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, an artist town, where we have lunch on the ship. There is time for a swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon we leave Osor on board the boat and navigate our way to the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a refreshing swim stop the ship brings us safely into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colorful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafes welcomes us for a relaxing evening, enabling us to unwind and recuperate.
Cycle route approx 23km

Day 3, Tuesday: Mali Lošinj – Veli Lošinj – Molat

We cycle along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Lošinj before we meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we cross over to the island of Molat where we can do another short cycling tour. Finally we stay overnight in a quiet harbor of Molat Island.
Cycle route approx 20km + 10km

Day 4, Wednesday: Molat – Božava – Sali – Zadar 

During breakfast the ship leaves Molat and takes us past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otok. Our bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees. We ride on a road almost free of traffic. 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. 3000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica. In the evening our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lively city centre.
Cycle route approx 42km

Day 5, Thursday: Zadar – Novalja – Lun – Rab

After a long crossing in the morning we reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island we come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Novalja we cycle on the narrow peninsula until we reach the sea from where the ship takes us to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The town of Rab, the fortified capital of the island, was built in the Middle Ages on a wedge shaped headland and marks one of the highlights of the trip. The four famous bell towers are the symbol of the adorned beauty of the town. After dinner we can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cosy cafés.
Cycle route approx 20km

Day 6, Friday: Rab – Jablanac – Krk 

Get to know the charming island of Rab on a lovely ride around the island. At lunchtime the ship awaits us in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. We cruise to Jablanac near the picturesque Zavratnica fjord. Later on the ship takes us over to the neighboring island of Krk where we spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.
Cycle route approx 25km

Day 7, Saturday: Krk – Vrbnik – Omišalj

We 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 us across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On our way we have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
Cycle route approx 45km

Day 8, Sunday: Omišalj

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am.

 

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