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Light Bike and Hike Croatia Cruise

Lošinj, Croatia

Tour Details

Visit: Opatija, Krk, Rab, Pag, Losinj, Cres, Opatija

 
Day 1 (Saturday): Opatija

On arrival in Opatija make your way to the harbour to board your cruise. On our journey to Krk island you'll meet your fellow passengers and the crew, as well as enjoy a swim stop in a bay or cove en route. Krk is the largest of the Kvarner islands with an immense variety of villages, gentle green promenades, bare rocky wilderness, tiny isles and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Overnight stay in Krk.

Meals: Lunch or Dinner

Day 2 (Sunday): Krk - Punat - Vrbnik - Rab Island

Morning cycling through Mediterranean scented vegetation to Punat and on to Vrbnik for lunch. The museum town is set high up 50 meters of rock and is the home to the famous Zlahtina wines. Continue to Rab Island, known as the “island of love”, where we spend the night in the harbour encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the numerous streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works.

Bike tour distance approx. 23km.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Monday): Kvarner Bay Island

Hike tour to Kamenjak hill, peak Straza (409m) to enjoy the breathtaking view of the mainland and the Kvarner Bay islands. Descend to the ship for lunch. Optional afternoon walk through Komrcar Forest Park. Optional Captain's dinner party on board with an overnight in Rab.

Walking time approx. 4 hours, highest point 409m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Tuesday): Barbat - Pag

Early morning coastal cycle to Barbat, Palit and back to Rab through Komrcar park. Lunch on board as we cruise towards Pag island, the fifth largest island on the Croatian coast. Afternoon cycling from Tovarnele to Novalja, well known for its original Pag lace and world's famous Pag cheese. We highly recommend a break in a traditional tavern to taste the famous Pag cheese and wine. Overnight in Mandre.

Bike tour ca. 10 + 22 km, highest point 175m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Wednesday): Lošinj

Continue to the island of Lošinj with lunch and swim stop on the route. Hike from Mali Lošinj to the Sveti Ivan (237m) hill and then in the direction of Veli Lošinj for a swim/coffee break. This picturesque setting in the densely forested surrounding hills with high and old stone houses and gardens make it an impressive site. After a break, we head back to Mali Lošinj for overnight.

Walking time approx. 3,5 hours highest point approx. 237m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Thursday): Lošinj - Cres

Cycling to small fishing village of Nerezine after which we continue to the old town of Osor situated between Mali Lošinj and Cres islands. Afternoon departure to the town of Cres with lunch and swim stop. Evening at leisure to enjoy this charming town. Overnight in Cres.

Bike tour distance approx. 24km, highest point 255m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Friday): Cres - Opatija

Enjoy cycling around Cres town with an optional visit to St. Francis monastery with a sacral museum. Time at leisure at the numerous seaside cafes and shops in Cres. Lunch is served as we depart towards the mainland and stop at Lovran for a lovely walking tour on the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare. Enjoy the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village of Volosko.

Bike tour distance approx. 16km, walking time approx. 2 hours (7,5km, highest point 25m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Saturday): Opatija

Disembark after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Bike, Hike and Cruise Package Includes:

  • Cruising on a vintage sailing ship as per program and route
  • 7 nights accommodation in cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds
  • Half Board (Continental Breakfast & lunch or dinner according to daily activities)

 

Not Included:

  • Visitors Tax & Port Fees - EUR 25 per person per week (to be paid on the spot)
  • Bike rental: $205.00 (E-Bike $307.00)
  • Full Board supplement: $236.00 per person/week, min.10 pax required.
  • Drink supplement: EUR 25 per week – incl. choice of 1 drink - glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink with lunch
  • English Breakfast supplement: $82.00 per week - incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular Continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads - butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami etc.)
  • Captain's dinner: EUR 25 - choice of fish or meat menu - ship's speciality served (included in price on A+ vessels)
  • Extra towels: On A & A+ category ships the guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3 & beach towels EUR 5 per week/towel. Beach towel can be purchased on arrival for EUR 10
  • Parking: Possible from EUR 10 - 15 daily
  • Airport transfers: To Opatija various airport possibilities (Rijeka, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request; FREE OF CHARGE. Free local transfers to and from hotels in Opatija.
  • Pre/post cruise accommodation: Ask us for a quote and our suggestion - prices from $39.00 per person/night depending on season and accommodation type (private accommodation, villas, hotels)

 

Cabin Type Description:

  • A Category: cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds

 

Swimming Breaks:

In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular swim stops for while the ship anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to next island.

Cycling Route:

The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends on various detours or shortcuts that can be done on route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.

Bicycles:

Bike rental possible on request; the cruise operator is not responsible for any damage which may occur on personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the ship and vice versa.

Food:

Half board is served with continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During our cycling routes, we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialities. These meals are not included in the price of the trip but are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a captain's dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (kl)

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