KLC1 Cycle & Cruise Of Kvarner Bay 2016
|Duration:||8 days / 7 nights|
Opatija – Krk – Rab – Pag – IIlovik – Lošinj – Cres – Opatija
Category A Ships
Traditional wooden ships, twin cabins (mostly bunk) with ensuite, triples on request A/C salon.
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Want to experience more of a country? Then get up close and personal with a Cruise & Cycle Holiday around Croatia. Travelling to a new island or port every day, this truly unique trip allows you to indulge your love cycling, whilst exploring the best of Croatia effortlessly. If you are looking for 7 days of exploration and discovery then our Cruise & Cycle trips are for you.
• 7 nights in twin cabin (bunk beds) with ensuite
Check in OPATIJA on SATURDAYS 1pm Ships vary in size carrying between 20 – 40 passengers.
On Deck Cabins are situated on main & top deck. Under Deck Cabins are situated in the hull of the Ship.
Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Katarina Line reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2015-KLC1A
Apr 16, 23, 30
Oct 01, 08
May 07, 14, 21, 28 1,100 1,155
Sep 17, 24
Sep 10 1,350 1,450
Single supplement 50% surcharge excludes Apr & Oct
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation: Taxes & Fees €25pp approx
Drink and meal supplements available onboard and can be requested prior to arrival.
Day 1, Saturday: Opatija – Krk
Arrival in Opatija. Parking possibilities for those arriving by car. Lunch is served before departure for the two-hour journey to the island of Krk, the largest of the Kvarner islands where we will have an easy start ride from the town of Krk to village Punat and back to the town of Krk. Overnight on board. (L)
Bike Course: Krk town – Punat – Krk town (16km) Difficulty Level: 2
Day 2, Sunday: Krk
Today you will cycle through Mediterranean scented vegetation, fields of chestnuts and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj. After Dobrinj you will pass through the vineyard valley to reach the north east part of the island and the unique town of Vrbnik, built on 50m high rock and a home to the golden Žlahtina wines. After strolling through some of the narrowest streets in the world and sipping wine, we continue to the natural port of Punat where we spend the night on the ship and have our dinner. Other option would be overnight in town of Krk. (B, D)
Bike Course: Krk town – Dobrinj – Vrbnik – Punat or Krk town (36km) Difficulty Level: 4
Day 3, Monday: Krk – Lopar – Rab
During breakfast the ship cruises to Lopar on the island of Rab from where our biking path will lead us to a sandy beach bay that is very unusual for Kvarner islands. After that we 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. Around noon our ship will be in the harbour and after lunch one will have opportunity to enjoy the old town atmosphere or to cycle more to the nature reserve of Dundo forest on the peninsula Kalifront and back to Rab. Overnight in the port of Rab. (B, L)
Bike Course: Lopar – Barbat – Rab (22km) & Rab – Kalifront – Rab (21km) Difficulty Level: 3
Day 4, Tuesday: Rab – Tovarnele – Novalja – Mandre – Ilovik
After a short crossing to the island of Pag we start a tour along the beautiful landscape of this island. First stop is village of Lun with thousand year old olive tree and many stone walls that were built by the residents as a protection against the wind. Be careful when driving on this island due to many sheep on the road. In Novalja you have the opportunity to go back to ship, or to move on further with the group. We highly recommend a break in a traditional tavern (konoba) to taste the famous Pag cheese. In the idyllic village of Mandre we return to the ship and cruise to the island Ilovik. Dinner and overnight in Ilovik. (B, D)
Bike Course: Tovarnele – Novalja (22km) / Novalja – Mandre (13km) Difficulty Level: 3
Day 5, Wednesday: Ilovik – Mali Lošinj
Molat is the smallest island on this trip and therefore the most romantic. The village of Molat has only a bakery, a shop and 2 or 3 bars. The journey goes through the inland part of the island to the village of Zapuntel where the ship will wait. On the route you will see many wonderful bays and beaches. Lunch is on board after which we continue to the island of Lošinj to cycle to the fishermen’s village of Veli Lošinj and visit one of the many bays surrounded by pine trees on Čikat peninsula. Overnight in Mali Lošinj, with numerous cafes and many colourfully painted house fronts. (B, L)
Bike Course: Ilovik & M.Lošinj – Čikat – V.Lošinj – M.Lošinj (21km) Difficulty Level: 2
Day 6, Thursday: Mali Lošinj – Osor – Martinščica – Cres
After breakfast we cycle through the pine and laurel trees towards Cres Island with our first stop in the artistic village of Osor, where you have opportunity to return to your ship and have a relaxing afternoon or take a more strenuous cycling towards the fishing village Martinšćica. From here the ship continues towards the historic town of Cres for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Bike Course: M.Lošinj – Osor (24km) Difficulty Level: 2 / Osor – Martinščica (21km) Difficulty Level: 4
Day 7, Friday: Cres – Mošćenička Draga – Opatija
During breakfast the ship takes off for Mošćenička Draga on the Opatija Riviera. From there we cycle along the coastal road with spectacular views of the sea and the islands to town of Brseč, situated above the sea on a rock. After the break you can decide whether to take the same coastal road again cycling back to the ship or select a more difficult version to cycle together with your guide to St Jelena hill and back to Mošćenička Draga. Lunch on the ship and continue to Opatija, where you have a free evening to admire this enchanting city, walk through the parks or along the 12km long sea promenade. Overnight in Opatija. (B, L)
Bike Course: M.Draga – Brseč – M.Draga (20km) Difficulty Level: 2 / M.Draga – St Jelena (10km) Difficulty Level: 4
Day 8, Saturday: Opatija
Early morning breakfast and disembarkation. (B)
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