4 Islands MTB Stage Race

4 Islands MTB Stage Race (7 Days/6 Nights, approx. 290 km , 5000 hm)


The Four Islands MTB-Race from 08.04. – 14.04.2019 is the ultimate season opener for all bike fanatics!

The race takes place on the islands of Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj. Your accommodation for the duration of the tour is a comfortable motorsailer, which not only brings you from island to island but also saves you the hassle of packing your bags each leg of the race; leaving you fully concentrated on the race stages. 

The race package includes (in detail below): accommodation and half board on a motorsailer and catering and beverages during the race.

Participation in the races is open to all bikers, but must take place in teams of two bikers in the following categories: men 18 – 39 years, men 40 – 49 years, men over 50, women from 18 years, or mixed teams (1 man +1 woman, over 18 years).

Please note: The 4-Island-Race is staged by our Croatian partner 4 Islands d.o.o. As a race participant you will need to register for the event seperately under: www4islands.hr. After completing your registration for the race with 4 Islands d.o.o. you will receive a booking ID. Please enter this booking ID into the comments field when making a reservation on one of our boats.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: The old town of Rab and its four famous campaniles
Nature: Lunarscape around Baška on Krk island
Acitivity: Racy competition in mediterranean atmosphere
Culinary: White wine Zlahtina from Krk island
Souvenirs: cake of Rab and cheese of Pag

Itinerary

1. Day (Mon) 08.04.2019 – Island Krk: Omišalj (Check-in) – Baška

Individual journey to Omišalj / Island Krk. Check-in to your floating hotel between 12:00 and 13:00 o’clock. A four hours crossing will take you to Baška on the Island of Krk. Baška is also the starting point of the first Race Stage. At 18:00 o’clock you are able to pick up your start package and race number for your participation in the race before enjoying the evening with a small welcome party and a comfortable dinner on board.

2. Day (Tues) 09.04.2019 – Island Krk: Prologue – Race around Baška (race distance aprx. 20km)

Today a small warm-up race will take place: the prologue to this years 4 Island MTB Stage Race is comprised of aprx. 20km around Baška. You will be able to identify yourself with the terrain and various substrates which you will be confronted with during the race. Your race time during the prologue will determine your starting position on the first stage of the race. Evening meal is served on board and the night is spent in Baška.

3. Day (Wed) 10.04.2019 - Island Krk (race distance aprx. 72km, 1,400 m of elevation)

At 10 am start of the first race stage from Baška to Krk town. Steep rises, a dreamlike and stony “moonscape” as well as queen’s stage downhills await you today. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Krk town. Join your guide after dinner to stroll through the lovely old town.

4th Day - Island Cres (Race distance approx. 67 km, 1,550 meters of elevation)

Early morning crossing to Lopar/Island Rab. 10 am start of the second race stage: round-tour from/to Lopar. After the race crossing to the beautiful town of Rab. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Rab.

5. Day (Fri) 12.04.2019 – Island Cres (Race distance aprx. 70km, 1,500 m of elevation)

Morning crossing to the Island of Cres. 10 am start of the third stage: Merag (ferry port) – Osor. A steep climb to start with, will leed you to marvellous vistas. Technical parts and dirt roads to speed up will challenge you today and leed you to the storytelling, historic town of Osor. After the race you continue to the city of Mali Lošinj on a crossing by boat. Dinner on board and evening spent in Mali Lošinj.

6. Day (Sat) 13.04.2019 - Island Lošinj (race distance aprx. 60 km, 800 m of elevation)

At 10 am start of the fourth race stage: round-tour from/to Mali Lošinj. Climbs and descents, plenty of technical trails and a very mild climate promise you a perfect racing day. Dinner on board of you boat followed by a farewell party in the harbour of Mali Lošinj.

7. Day (Sun) 14.04.2019 – Island Krk: Omisalj (Disembarkation)

Today you are able to choose between an 8 hour cruise by boat back to Omisalj, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of your floating accommodation once more before departing home, or to take the quicker EXPRESS Transfer by bus (charged separately). If you opt for the cruise by boat, you can expect to be back in Omisalj at around 14 o’clock for your individual journey home. Collective transfers from Omisalj to Zagreb are available for both alternatives.

Ships

Tarin (Comfort)

At 22 x 6.20m the Tarin is a traditional wooden ship built in 2004 and scores with its painted green and white striped hull. The 10 cosy guest cabins are lined with light wood and come with large windows as well as shower and WC. The comfortable sleeping mats on the sundeck guarantee a relaxing break on board. The crew on the Tarin ensures for a friendly atmosphere and makes you feel at home right from the start.

Linda (Comfort)

At 31 x 6 m the Linda is a sleek wooden motor sailor built in 1955 and fully refurbished in 2006. She hosts 14 friendly guest cabins each with own shower and WC. The spacious and tastefully furnished salon with its wooden tables and cushioned benches provides a welcoming atmosphere. The large rooftop sun deck is a great space to switch off and relax. The captain and his united crew are eager to welcome you on board for a recuperative vacation.

San Snova (Premium)

The wooden motor cruiser San Snova, 31 x 8 m in size, took to the water in 2009 and has worked exclusively with Islandhopping ever since. This magnificent construction took shape over the course of three years and sets a milestone in the boat building scene in Croatia as it is the last wooden boat of its kind to be built. The 14 guest’s cabins are welcoming and equipped with air conditioning and a private shower/WC. The salon and its wooden finish provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, supported by the many seating arrangements on deck as well as the possibility to lie comfortably on the sun deck. The crew on board pay special attention to cleanliness and maintenance on board and radiate a friendly and inviting atmosphere to the guests on board.

Motorsegler Kroatien

Harmonia (Deluxe)

The Harmonia is the second boat of the family Scherka that enriches our Islandhopping fleet for the season 2014.
With a length of 38 m boat and 16 luxurious furnished guest cabins with a size of 10 – 15 sqm including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/toilet. The salon and numerous sun mats are at the guest’s disposal. We already look forward to the warm-hearted service of the family Scherka who satisfy all wishes.

Andela Lora (Deluxe)

At 40 x 8.5 m the motor yacht Anđela Lora was launched in June 2012 and is an elegant addition to our deluxe category with 17 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC. A bathing platform is available at the stern off ering easy access into the sea. For a special experience a salt water pool and numerous sun mats are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always make sure that you enjoy a recuperative stay on board.

Melody (First Class)

The 2014/2015, 42 m long and 8.30 m wide Melody is a floating luxurious hotel, with which you can discover the most beautiful ports of Croatia from the first row! With its exquisite equipment, the stylish motor yacht offers a comfortable atmosphere and maximum comfort for small groups of up to 31 persons. The 15 spacious guest cabins are characterized by an upscale interior with air conditioning, shower cubicle, WC, safe as well as a modern infotainment system with flat screen. You can also relax on the spacious sun deck, on the aft deck designed as a lounge, in the shipyard wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the upper deck. The bathing platform at the stern provides easy access to the sea. 

Journey

Omišalj - Embarkation & disembarkation harbour

Embarkation for the 4-Island-MTB-Race boats accommodation takes place in Omišalj – a village located in the Northwest of the Island or Krk; the island is connected to the mainland with a bridge. Embarkation takes place until 1 pm, followed by a 4 hrs boats crossing to the harbour of Baška on the same island.

Please note that the Race finishes on the Island of Lošinj. You are able to park your car in Omišalj for the duration of the race for a separately charged fee of 50€ per car and can return to your car on the last free of charge with a boats transfer (aprx. 8 hours) or with a bus transfer (aprx. 4 hours) for a fee of 30€ per person and 30€ per bike from Mali Lošinj to Omišalj. 

Collecting onward transfers from Omišalj to Zagreb are available for both alternatives (charged separately: 30€ per person and 30€ per bike).


How to get to Omišalj via Airport of Rijeka (RJK)

For a convenient arrival in the Kvarner Bay it is possible to fly to the airport of Rijeka, which is located in close proximity to your port of embarkation, Omišalj, on the island Krk.

To find and book a suitable flight we recommend www.opodo.com.

Please keep in mind, that your ship leaves the port at 1 pm (noon) for the first cruise to Baška.

We can organize a (taxi) transfers between Rijeka airport and the boat in Omišalj for (on day of embarkation/disembarkation only): 15 euro person/way. A reservation is required. Please let us know your exact flight details.

How to get to Omišalj via Airport of Zagreb (ZAG)

To fly to Zagreb is another possibility to get to your port of embarkation (transfer time to Omišalj: 2 hours).

On embarkation and disembarkation day we offer collecting transfers from/to Zagreb airport or Zagreb main station for 30 euro/person/way and 30 euro/bike/way.

For all collecting transfers a reservation with our office team at info(at)islandhopping.com is requested (including your complete flight details). Please make sure, that your return flight does not depart from Zagreb before late afternoon, depending on which option you choosed for your return from Lošinj to Omišalj (please see itinerary Day 7).

Prices & Accomplishments

Boat package prices for participants

Comfort ship Linda***
600 euro/person in a double cabin below deck
Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 100 euro/person
Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 300 euro
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 400 euro

Comfort ship Tarin***
700 euro/person in a double cabin above deck
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 400 euro
(no cabins below deck available on this boat!)

Premium ship San Snova****
700 euro/person in a double cabin below deck**
Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 150 euro/person
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 500 euro
(no single cabins below deck available on this boat!)

Deluxe ship Andela Lora*****
800 euro/person in a double cabin below deck
Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 150 euro/person
Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 400 euro
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 600 euro

Deluxe ship Harmonia*****
800 euro/person in a double cabin below deck
Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 150 euro/person
Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 400 euro
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 600 euro

First class ship Melody******
900 euro/person in a double cabin below deck
Surcharge for a cabin on deck: 200 euro/person
Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 500 euro
Surcharge for a single cabin on deck: 700 euro

Accomplishments

– 7-day cruise on a motorsailer with crew
– 6 overnight stays in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet facilities
– 6 x half board (breakfast & dinner) on board of the boat
– Bottled drinking water on board the boats
– Harbour and registration taxes
– Daily briefing on board
– Bike repair service on board
– Bike wash service after each stage of the race

Additional bookable accomplishments

– MTB (fully) plus spare fully for the duration of the race: bike hire 250 euro
– Parking space for motor vehicle in Omišalj /Island Krk: 50 euro (reservation requested, to be paid on site)
– Collecting transfers on embarkation and disemarkation day between Zagreb and Omišalj/Island Krk:
   30 euro/person and way and 30 euro per bike/way.
– Collecting express transfer on disemarkation day from Losinj to Omišalj via bus: 30 euro/person and 30 euro/bike
  (departure aprx. 7am, arrival aprx. 11am)
– Massage service (only for participants on board of the Melody, to be booked and paid on site)

Not included in the package price

– Journey to Omišalj
– Beverages on board (except bottled water); bar tab to be paid to the ship’s captain
– Race registration fee for participants (register directly with 4 Islands d.o.o. – for more information please see below “Things to note”)
– Spare parts for private bikes on site 
– Tips for staff on board

Things to note

Language aboard

Due to our international audience the stay on board our boats during the 4 Islands MTB Stage Race is conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Race registration fee

As a race participant you will need to register for the event seperately under: 4 Islands d.o.o. After completing your registration for the race with Adria Bike you will receive a booking ID. Please enter this booking ID into the comments field when making a reservation on one of our boats.

The race registration fee includes the following services:

– The right to start at the race
– Electronic timing
– Snacks and beverages at feed zones (minimum 2 per stage)
– Meal after each stage
– Signs on the routes on all stages
– Starting number
– Organised and protected bike depots
– Service areas on all stages
– Bike wash areas on all stages
– Bike transfer between stages (boats + trucks/trailers)
– Written instructions for navigation with map and altitude profile
– GPS file for download of all stages
– Medical services on all stages and at finish line
– Rescue service on all stages

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2019
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceLindaOmisaljOmisalj600 book
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceTarinOmisaljOmisalj700 book
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceSan SnovaOmisaljOmisalj700 book
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceHarmoniaOmisaljOmisalj800 book
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceAndela LoraOmisaljOmisalj800 book
 08.04-14.04Four Island MTB-RaceMelodyOmisaljOmisalj900 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com