Bike Opatija

Opatija - Krk - Rab - Pag - Ilovik - Lošinj - Cres - Opatija

This guided cycling tour around Kvarner Bay starts on Krk Island and ends in Cres exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include visiting great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring historical coastal towns and stunning hilltop views.

Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and the best way to explore it is, without doubt, by bike.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Exploring islands on bike, magnificent views, historical towns

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here - you can fly to Rijeka, Trieste or Pula

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  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN OPATIJA - ISLAND KRK

    Bike Course: Krk town – Punat - Krk  town (16 km)

    DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
    Ship: Opatija – Krk


    Arrival in Opatija. Parking possibilities for those arriving by car. Lunch is served before departure for the three-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.


  • Day 2

    Bike Course: City of Krk - Dobrinj - Vrbnik - Krk town or alternative Punat (approx. 38 km) 

    DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
    Ship: 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 wineyards valley to reach the north east part of the island and the unique town of Vrbnik, built on 50 meters 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 o back to the town of Krk where we spend the night on the ship and have our dinner. Other option would be overnight in town of Punat


  • DAY 3 ISLAND OF RAB

     

    Bike Course: Lopar - Barbat - Rab (approx. 22 km) & Rab - Peninsula Kalifront - Rab (approx. 21 km) 
    DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
    Ship: Krk Island - 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. Overnight in the port of Rab.


  • DAY 4 PAG

     

    Bike Course: Tovarnele - Novalja (22 km) and continue to Mandre (about 35 km in total) 
    DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
    Ship: Rab - Tovarnele - Novalja - Mandre
     - Ilovik

    After a short crossing to the island of Pag 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 years 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 „konoba“ tavern to taste the famous Pag cheese. In the idyllic village of Mandre we return to the ship and have lunch on board. We continue our cruise to the island Ilovik where you will have opportunity to enjoy the optional captains dinner. Overnight in Ilovik.


  • DAY 5 ILOVIK ISLAND and LOŠINJ

     

    Bike Course: Ilovik island & M.Lošinj - Čikat - V.Lošinj - M.Lošinj (approx. 21 km)
    DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
    Ship: Ilovik - Mali Lošinj


    Ilovik is the smallest island of this trip and therefore the most romantic. After breakfast we leave for M. Losinj. On the route you will see many wonderful bays and beaches. Lunch is on board after which we continue to the island of 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.


  • DAY 6 ISLAND OF LOŠINJ and CRES

    DAY 6       ISLAND OF LOŠINJ and CRES

    Bike Course: M. Losinj - Osor (24 km, DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2) or continue to Martinščica (about 45 km in total, DIFICULTY LEVEL 4)
    Ship: 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 and take more strenuous cycling towards the fishing village Martinscica where lunch will be served on board. From here the ship continues towards the historic town of Cres for free evening and overnight.

     


  • DAY 7 OPATIJA RIVIERA & HINTERLAND

    Bike Course: Mošćenička Draga - Brseč - Lovran (27 km, DIFICULTY LEVEL 2) or  over the mountain St Jelena (approx. 27 km, DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4)

    Ship: Cres - Mošćenička Draga - Lovran - 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 further to Lovran. 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 12 km long sea promenade. Overnight in Opatija.


  • DAY 8 DISEMBARKATION OPATIJA

    Early morning breakfast and check out.

    Fly back or have an extended stay in the area

    If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, we can offer an extension in the region - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions


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What's included

  • Our price includes 7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch or dinner – according to daily activities)
  • 1 L of water daily
  • Professional bike guide

Departure day

  • Guaranteed departures from Opatija harbour Saturdays at 1.00pm (check in from 11.00am till 12:00pm).

Bikes

  • BIKE hire included: bike equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet
  • Frameset:
    Frame: Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bioval down tube with integrated gusset, rack and fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger.
    Front Suspension SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, 80mm
  • Wheels:
    Wheels:Formula alloy DC20 front hub, Shimano alloy M475 rear hub; Bontrager 550, 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls,
    Tires Bontrager LT3, 26x2.0"

Cabin descriptions

  • A CATEGORY: air-conditioned salon, traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds.
  • ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

Reductions & supplements

  • Adult in 3rd bed in a triple cabin  – 30%
  • Children under 10 years  – 50%
  • Single use of cabin +50% (except for departures on high season dates)

Obligatory supplement

  • Visitors tax and port fees are not included and are to be paid locally.
  • Euros 40.00 per person per week

Other things to budget for

  • Visitor's tax & port fees not included (to be paid on the spot) €25.- per person per week
  • Flights
  • airport transfers
  • gratuities

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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