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E-Bike & Boat

Highlights of Istria Plus · Croatia

From 1690 €
Plus Tour
Route
from Omišalj / to Omišalj
Duration
8 days /
7 nights
Distance
aprox.
240 km
Level 1 (E-Bike)
Level 1 (E-Bike)
Exclusive e-bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation meters are very manageable with an e-bike (30-60km and 400-700 elevation meters per day).
Level 2 (E-Bike)
Exclusive e-bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with endurance. The tours are long, but both the length and elevation can be easily mastered with an e-bike (60-130km and 400-1,000 elevation meters per day).

Istria Deluxe: to the highlights of the peninsula by e-bike and boat

The largest peninsula in Croatia offers an incredible backdrop for our e-bike tour Istria Highlights Plus. Situated between the Kvarner Bay and the Gulf of Triest, Istria is an oasis of superlatives. The 500 km long coastline offers countless picture perfect beaches and fascinating historical harbor towns such as Pula, Porec and Rovinj. The fertile hinterlands in contrast, are characterized by their medieval hilltop villages and colorful vineyards and the silver-green olive groves.

Discover the vast diversity of this delightful region on board your deluxe ship, your floating accommodation for the week, and a reliable e-bike as your means of transport on land.

TO NOTE: The itinerary of this PLUS tour is the same as the itinerary of the Istria Highlights tour with our comfort ship linda, making them both great alternatives to each other should you have difficulties finding availability on this trip.

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Highlights

Culture: The impressive amphitheatre in Pula and the the charming artists' village Grožnjan
Nature: The beautiful Limski-Canal
Activity: Visit to the famous Baredine Cave with its underground lake
Culinary: The famous white truffles from Istria
Souvenir: Bukaleta - typical hand painted clay jugs for wine

Itinerary

Cres Pula Fažana Vrsar Rovinj Rabac Omišalj Grožnjan Novigrad Poreč Vižinada Brijuni Cres Krk MEDITERRANEAN Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro Airport Pula ISTRIA Bosnia- Hercegovina SLOVENIA Airport Rijeka Njivice
1st Day Omišalj (Embarkation) - Cres
Individual arrival to Omišalj, a charming pirate’s nest on the island of Krk. If you decide to arrive by car, we can gladly organize a secure parking space for your car for the week. If you are arriving from Zagreb, we can also arrange a transfer for you to the harbor of Omišalj. Check-in on board is possible from around 2pm. At approx. 3 pm the ship takes us to the island of Cres. If the weather is good, we stop for a swim in a beautiful bay and you can take a dip in the Adriatic Sea. Our destination is the island capital of the same name, where we spend the night. The Venetian-influenced old town of Cres, with its beautiful alleys and many churches, entices you to take an extensive evening stroll.
2nd Day Cres – Pula (aprx. 13 mi./24 km)
After breakfast on board, the first task is to adjust our bikes in the idyllic harbor of Cres and take a first bike tour to the lighthouse. Afterwards, we take a longer crossing to Pula at the southern tip of Istria, where a guided tour of the old town awaits us. The secret capital of Istria awaits us with impressive evidence of its Roman past. Take your time for an extensive stroll and explore impressive ancient monuments, such as the famous amphitheater reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome, the Temple of Augustus and the Golden Gate.
3rd Day Pula – Vrsar (20 mi./32 km)
In the morning we explore some picturesque places in and around Pula. Via Galizana we go to Vodnjan and further through the fishing village Fazana before coming back to Pula. Once there, the boat takes us to Vrsar with the chance for a swim break at the Limski Fjord. In Vrsar, where you will spend the night, the heartbreaker Casanova is believed to have sought temporary refuge from the husbands of his lovers.
4th Day Vrsar - Poreč
(approx. 18 mi/30 - 40 km)
From Vrsar we cycle along the Limski Canal to Kloštar in the rural hinterland. During a longer break we fortify ourselves with a local meal before the tour continues onwards to the destination of Poreč. In the afternoon, we encounter the colourful history of Poreč at every turn as we stroll through the charming old town with its beautiful buildings from bygone eras. There is a real energy to be felt in the shopping alleys. A visit to the famous Euphrasius Basilica with its magnificent early Christian mosaics is also worthwhile.
5th Day Poreč – Novigrad – Rovinj
(aprx. 39 mi/66 km)
In the morning we follow the "Parenzana", an abandoned railroad line, which leads us to the famous artists' village of Groznjan. The picturesque artists’ village is a medieval jewel in the Istrian hinterland. It awaits us with romantic alleys, flower-filled squares and diverse galleries that have made their home in old natural stone houses. In the afternoon, we bike through rural Istria via Buje to Novigrad, where we hop on board, with the chance for a quick swimming break, before continuing onwards to Rovinj for our overnight stay.
6th Day Rovinj – Fažana – Rabac
(aprx. 21 mi/30 km)
Our morning bike ride takes us near the coast, mostly on natural forest paths to Fažana, with its quaint little harbor and promenade lined with colorful houses. Afterwards, we continue to Pula, where our boat will take us on a longer crossing to Rabac. Here, located on a picturesque bay on the east coast of Istria, we can enjoy gorgeous white pebble beaches, crystal clear waters and a beautiful harbor. Not to be missed is an evening cocktail in a local bar.
7th Day Rabac – Njivice - Omišalj
(aprx. 26 mi/43 km)
In the early morning, we cross to the island of Krk, where a final cycling stage awaits us. The route will lead us from Njivice to Omišalj. The largest island in Croatia and home of the delicious Zlahtina white wine impresses with its diverse landscapes. Don’t miss the opportunity to cover yourself in the mineral rich mud in the bay of Soline – it will not only leave you looking ten years younger, but also makes for a wonderful holiday memory! Back in the harbor of Omišalj, our boat awaits us with a delicious last evening meal on board which can be spent in great cheer in the company of the fellow travelers, crew and guides.
8th Day Omišalj (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am followed by an individual trip home or an extended stay in Croatia.

Accommodation

Andela Lora (Deluxe)

The Andela Lora is an elegant steel ship and one of the larger vessels in our Croatian fleet. Her spacious guest cabins have quality furnishings and include an A/C as well as a private bathroom and WC.

The elegantly furnished saloon on the top deck and the countless comfortable sitting and sunbathing areas on deck provide an ideal place to relax. At the stern of the ship a swimming platform provides easy access in and out of the sea making it possible to swim directly from the ship when anchored in a secluded bay. The friendly crew and amenities on board the Andela Lora are the perfect…

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Rental Bikes

Our E-Bikes

All our e-bikes are high quality pedelecs, most of which are fitted with Bosch motors with extra battery range. They are characterized by their relatively light weight and great components. Some of our fleet are equipped with other motor systems. With an Islandhopping e-bike, you will be able to climb almost any hill with ease. They are a true set of wings for anyone who needs a little ‘tail wind’ to make their ride that little bit more enjoyable.  …

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Gravel & Road Bikes

Our gravel and cyclocross bikes can be ridden over a variety of terrain. These bikes run perfectly on smooth asphalt surfaces as well as on gravel trails. The frames are extremely robust while still light. The relatively wide tires provide good traction when cycling on loose surfaces. Cyclocross bikes allow for adventurous rides without compromise.…

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Islandhopping Pannier

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc. To ensure that bike panniers remain water proof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings.The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.…

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  • Gravel & Road Bikes
  • Pannier

Services, Dates & Prices

 

The below calendar lists the basic cruise price per person. The final cruise price depends on cabin type, cabin occupancy and any additional optional services. The prices for additional optional services are listed below the travel calendar. The green checkmark indicates that the trip is secured.

Time Period Tour Country Accommodation Route Availability Price from
The final price is dependent on the type of cabin, the number of guests staying in the cabin and any additional services booked.

August 2024

09.08.
Comfirmed departure
09.08. –
16.08.
E-Bike & Boat
Highlights of Istria Plus
Croatia Andela Lora Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1790,00 € To Booking
23.08.
Comfirmed departure
23.08. –
30.08.
E-Bike & Boat
Highlights of Istria Plus
Croatia Andela Lora Omisalj bis Omisalj fully booked 1990,00 € on waiting list

September 2024

06.09.
Comfirmed departure
06.09. –
13.09.
E-Bike & Boat
Highlights of Istria Plus
Croatia Andela Lora Omisalj bis Omisalj fully booked 1990,00 € on waiting list

October 2024

04.10.
Comfirmed departure
04.10. –
11.10.
E-Bike & Boat
Highlights of Istria Plus
Croatia Andela Lora Omisalj bis Omisalj fully booked 1790,00 € on waiting list
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Included services
  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 2 x full board and 5 x half board (lunch can also be a picnic)
  • Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included in the basic tour price
  • Journey to Omišalj
  • Flat rate for drinking water and tourist taxes 60 euros per person / 30 euros per child up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fee for sights are not included in the tour price
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2024

Shared twin cabin
(limited)

Available on request

Surcharge for a cabin above deck (per person)

250 euro per person (Andela Lora)

Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck
(limited)

800 euro (Andela Lora)

Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
(limited)

600 euro (Andela Lora)

Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier

E-bike: 225 euro/week
Gravel or Road Bike: 180 euro/week

Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)

E-bike, Gravel or Road Bike: 25 euro/week

A safe parking space
(to be paid on-site to the tour guide)

Motorcycle: 40 euro/week
Car up to 6 m in length: 70 euro/week
Vehicle longer than 6 m: 120 euro/week

Collecting transfer between Rijeka train station and Omisalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only. Please note that it is not possible to take own bikes in trains - minimum 2 persons)

30 euro per person/way

Transfer between Rijeka airport and Omisalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only - minimum 2 persons)

20 euro per person/way

Transfer between Njivice and Omisalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only - minimum 2 persons)

20 euro per person/way

Collective transfers between Zagreb and Omisalj
(on day of embarkation/disembarkation only - minimum 2 persons)

60 euro per person/way
60 euro bicycle/way
(reservation required two weeks in advance)

Exclusive transfers

Prices on request

Additional night (B&B) on the island of Krk

Prices see ‘Additional Nights Omišalj’

2-day extension module Zagreb

Prices see 'Extension Program Zagreb'
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2025

Surcharge for a cabin above deck
(limited)

250 euro

Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
(limited)

+50% (on the tour base price)

Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck
(limited)

+50% (tour base price) +50% (above deck surchage)

Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier

E-bike: 245 euro/week
Gravel bike / road bike: 200 euro/week

Limited liability protection for rental bikes (theft and damage)
(not covered: grossly negligent damages)

30 euro/week

Special dietary requests
(Vegan / Gluten free/ Lactose free)

70 euro
(payment on board)

A safe parking space
(to be paid on-site to the tour guide)

Motorcycle: 40 euro/week
Car up to 6 m in length: 80 euro/week
Vehicle longer than 6 m: 120 euro/week

Collecting transfer between Rijeka train station and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only; reservation requested; please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains)

on request

Transfer between Rijeka airport and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)

on request

Collective transfer between Zagreb and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only - minimum 2 persons; reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)

65 euro person/way
65 euro bicycle/way

Exclusive transfers

Prices on request

Additional nights on the Island of Krk

Prices on request

Extension programs

Prices and information see:
Extension Program Zagreb
Extension Program Trakošćan

Discounts 2024
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with any other discount / does not apply for single occupancies).

  • With three or four persons sharing a cabin (limited availability), we allow a 50% discount on the basic tour price for third and fourth person, regardless of age (not combinable with other discounts). When booking an above deck cabin, the above deck surcharge will not be charged for the third and fourth occupant.

Discounts 2025
  • With three persons sharing a cabin (limited availability), we offer a 200 euro discount per person on the tour base price (not combinable with other discounts).
  • With four persons sharing a cabin (limited availability), we offer a 400 euro discount per person on the tour base price (not combinable with other discounts).
  • Children up to the age of 16 receive a discount of 200 euro on the tour base price (double occupancy, not combinable with other discounts).
  • If this is your second Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our Welcome-back-discount of 3% on the basic tour price.
  • If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our Loyalty-discount of 5% on the basic tour price.

Arrival - How to get there

Port of Embarkation Omišalj

The embarkation harbour for our tours in the Kvarner Bay is Omišalj, situated on the island of Krk, which is connected to the Croatian mainland by a bridge.

 

Embarkation, will take place between 2:00 and 2:30 pm. The boat will leave from Omišalj at 3 pm. Please do not book a flight that arrives after 2 pm without first consulting one of our office team members.

 

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Citymap of Omisalj, island Krk

Arrival by car

Address for Navigation System:

Riva Pape Ivana Pavla II, 51513 Omišalj, Kroatien

 

We are happy to organise a secure parking place for your vehicle on private property in Omišalj. This must be arranged in advanced. Prices can be found under “additional bookable services”.

 

If you have booked a parking place, please inform one of the Islandhopping tour guides on arrival. They will show you the parking place after unloading your car.

Arrival by plane

Arrival to our journeys in the Kvarner Bay is possible via the Rijeka Airport (RJK), which like your port of embarkation Omišalj, is on the island of Krk. Please keep in mind, that your ship leaves the port at about 3 pm for the first cruise.

 

Another arrival alternative is to fly to Zagreb (ZAG) (transfer time to Omišalj: 2 hours). On embarkation and disembarkation day we offer a collective transfer from/to Zagreb airport or Zagreb city. Prices can be found under “additional bookable services”.

Arrival by train

Please note that there is no train connection to Omišalj. The nearest bigger railway station is in Rijeka.

On embarkation and disembarkation day we also offer a collective transfer from/to Rijeka railway station. See "Transfer Options".

Transfer Options

Collective transfers must be reserved with our office team in advance (incl. transmission of your complete flight details).

 

Airport of Zagreb (ZAG) - Port of Embarkation

Departure times from Zagreb to Omišalj on embarkation day: 12:15 pm or 11:30 am from Zagreb Center

Departure times from Omišalj on disembarkation day: 08:00 am - Please make sure, that your return flight does not depart from Zagreb before 12:00 pm.

 

Airport of Rijeka (RJK) – Port of Embarkation

We can organize (taxi) transfers between Rijeka airport and the boat in Omišalj (on the day of embarkation/disembarkation only, reservation required two weeks in advance, incl. transmission of complete flight details).

 

Railway Station Rijeka - Port of Embarkation

We offer a collective transfer from Rijeka Station to Omišalj at 9.30 am on the day of embarkation. We also offer a collective transfer from Omišalj back to Rijeka in the early morning on the day of disembarkation (approx. 45 minutes travel time).

  • Embarkation
  • by car
  • by plane
  • By train
  • Transfer Options

If you would like to extend your trip

Extension program Trakošćan & Varaždin

Would you like to spend a few days in the green, hilly landscape of northern Croatia before or after your Islandhopping tour? Are you looking for a program that offers you both organised activities as well as enough free time to explore the Croatian hinterland? Then we recommend our three-day extension program in Trakošćan and Varaždin which includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, a guided tour of Trakošćan Castle, a guided tour of the baroque town of Varaždin including an organ concert and transfers between your two hotels.

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Aerial view of Trakošćan Castle and surroundings

Additional nights on the island of Krk

Would you like to spend a few more days in Croatia before or after your Islandhopping tour? Then we recommend extending your stay on the island of Krk, which is one of the most diverse islands in the Mediterranean. Vineyards, olive groves, extensive forests and ancient stone walls characterize the landscape. There are many beautiful beaches and in Rudine you can visit an interesting stalactite cave. The town of Baška with its surrounding lunar landscape is also worth a visit.

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Beautiful village on the island of Krk, Croatia

Extension program in Zagreb

Are you intrigued to see more of Croatia? We recommend extending your stay with our 2-day extension program in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The old town, built by the Imperial and Royal Monarchy, boasts many impressive buildings. The additional program includes transfers, hotel accommodation, a city tour and dinner in a typical konoba.

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View over the city of Zagreb
  • Extension program Trakošćan
  • Additional nights Island of Krk
  • Extension program Zagreb

Important information

Spoken language

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in reverse order. You will find further details in your booking information package.

Requirements

E-Bike Level 1

E-bike tours suitable for Islandhoppers with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation gain are very manageable with an e-bike (30-60km and 400-700 m of elevation per day).

 

Guided group pace

On our e-bike tour programs, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a gravel bike should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. Thank you for your understanding.

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

Bringing children

We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours ith their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental e-bike is 1.50 m (4.9 ft.).

 

Follow-me bikes, bike seats and bike Bungees can also be hired for accompanying children. Our reservation experts are happy to provide you with more detailed information on request. It is mandaorty for all participants on our tours to wear a bicycle helmet.

 

For the best tour experience with children, we recommend our Multi-Adventure Tours in Croatia or Greece. We are convinced that these itineraries provide the best all-round experience for each individual family member when travelling as a family.  

Bringing private bikes & exclusion of private e-bikes

The tour which you have booked requires an e-bike in top technical condition. Islandhopping can offer you high quality, fully serviced rental bikes perfect for the terrain of this tour.

 

We do not allow you to bring your own e-bike due to the safety regulations on ship as well as ensuring the safety of our employees. If you would like to ride an e-bike, please rent one from our inventory.

 

We do not advise bringing your own tour or hybrid bike, as the guided group pace is oriented towards the e-bike riders. If you want to ride your own bike on the trip, we recommend bringing a sporty bike that meets the technical requirements to keep pace with the higher speed of the e-bikes. In addition, your bike will need to have good tires (ex. Gravel Bike or Cyclocross Bike). Furthermore, you should ensure you have the required level of physical fitness. Before traveling, please check the condition of brakes, gears and tires as well bringing repair kits and essential spare parts (e.g. inner tube). Your bike must be in top technical condition. Please keep in mind that transporting your own bicycle will result in relatively high additional costs (particularly when flying) and the risk of transport damages is high.

 

Disclaimer: Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH will not be held liable for any damages caused to private bikes during loading, unloading or other logistical handling thereof.

 

Noise on board

Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.

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