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MTB & Boat

Kvarner Bay MTB-Special · Croatia

From 1290 €
2 Performance Levels
from Omišalj / to Omišalj
8 days /
7 nights
up to 201 km
& 4,050 hm
MTB Level 2 - 3
MTB Level 1
Easy mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers who can safely handle a mountain bike. Mostly asphalt roads and wide, natural paths (20-30km and 200-400 elevation meters per day, S0)
MTB Level 1 - 2
Easy to moderate mountain bike tours for islandhoppers who are fit, technically able and can ride safely. Mainly natural paths and simple single trails (20-40km and 300-500 elevation meters per day, S0-S1).
MTB Level 2
Moderate mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers who enjoy riding through varied terrain and are comfortable with climbs up to 500m (30-50km and 400-600 elevation meters per day, S0-S2).
MTB Level 2 - 3
Moderate to demanding mountain bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a very good level of fitness and riding technique. Mostly hiking tracks and single trails (30-60km and 400-750 elevation meters per day, S0-S2).
MTB Level 3
Demanding mountain bike tours for islandhoppers with excellent riding technique and who enjoy and feel comfortable with technical trails. Mostly on hiking tracks and single trails (30-60km with 500-1,000 elevation meters per day, S0-S3).

Epic trails in the Kvarner Bay island paradise

Our MTB & Boat Kvarner Bay Special tour is perfectly suited to mountain bikers, an exceptional holiday, in which a seasoned biker can find exactly what they are looking for! Take a week on board one of our charming motor boats and sail to the most beautiful islands of the Kvarner Bay. The islands Cres, Lošinj, Rab und Krk are known for their own special character and diverse landscapes. Therefore the trails are rich in variety. From flow trails to technically challenging trails; the islands offer a rich variety for every biker.

To meet the different requirements, each trip is typically accompanied by two MTB guides who, wherever possible, offer two performance levels.

Level A includes trails up to S3 of the German single trail scale.

Level B trails S0 to S2, if not otherwise possible short sections at S3 may occur.

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Culture: Old town of Rab with its famous bell towers
Nature: Lunar landscape around Baška on Krk Island
Activity: Trail paradise around Rabac in Istria
Culinary: Zlahtina white wine from Krk Island
Souvenirs: Cake from Rab and cheese form Pag


Martinšcica Cres Rab Krk Rijeka Omišalj Lopar Baška Ilovik Dobrinj Rabac Malinska Mali Lošinj Veli Lošinj Lošinj Cres Rab Krk Susak Ilovik Bosnia- Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro MEDITERRANEAN Airport Rijeka Bosnia- Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro MEDITERRANEAN Airport Rijeka
1st Day Omišalj (Embarkation) – Rabac
(A & B: aprx. 10 km, 200 m of elevation)
Individual arrival to Omislaj on the island of Krk. Board the boat between 1 and 1:30 pm. At 2 pm we embark on our first cruise on board the boat to Rabac on the Istrian Peninsula. The coastal town is surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and numerous cafes on the seaside promenade give an inviting impression. It is here that we will do our first small tour to get the bikes set up for the week. This will take place in the local Bike Skills Park. Here you can test your bike and your riding ability on the first ever constructed bike park in Croatia. The night is spent in Rabac.
2nd Day Island Cres
A: aprx. 32 km, 500 m of elevation
B: aprx. 25 km, 500 m of elevation
Today’s bike tour starts with a transfer to Labin, a village at 300 m above sea level. The descent back down to the sea alternates between asphalt roads, forest tracks, and simple trails. A more technically demanding trail takes you along the coast of the peninsula with fleeting views of Rabac. Once back at the boat we cruise to the island of Cres to the main town with the same name. A quaint harbour town characterized by its Italian architecture. The night is spent here.
3rd Day Islands Cres and Lošinj
A: aprx. 30 km; 700 m of elevation
B: aprx. 34 km, 600 m of elevation
The tour starts with an asphalt climb before turning off onto gravel roads with wonderful views over the bay of Valun steadily making your way inland. In the clifftop town of Podol our efforts are rewarded with a short break. After catching our breath, we continue along natural paths and goat trails with flowy sections past the Vrana Lake in the direction of Lubenice. The final trail to the port of Martinšćica has technically demanding sections. The boat awaits our arrival in Martinšćica and takes us on a cruise to the relaxed harbour town of Mali Lošinj. The various cafes and bars along the seaside promenade offer plenty of choice to enjoy a relaxing sundowner before catching a restful night’s sleep.
4th Day Islands Lošinj and Ilovik
A: aprx. 30 km, 600 m of elevation
B: aprx. 25 km, 400 m of elevation
The island of Lošinj is sculpted for Mountain bikers. Here we have the tough choice either to bike along the coastline through lush pine forests once around the peninsula, past picturesque bays, or to take a more technically challenging ride to the harbour of Veli Lošinj. Veli Lošinj was originally the capital city of the island before its harbour became too small for modern day boats and Mali Lošinj overtook it in size and popularity. In the afternoon, we cross over to the island of Ilovik where we can enjoy the afternoon exploring the island by foot and going for a swim.
5th Day Islands Ilovik and Rab
A: aprx. 37 km, 700 m of elevation
B: aprx. 33 km, 550 m of elevation
In the morning we cruise to the island of Rab. A small island, but great for mountain biking. The tours take place on seaside trails along historic roman roads with exceptional views over the island and on flowy sections through the Dundo Forrest with constant glimpses of the clear blue sea. Those seeking to ride more technically challenging trails will be pleased to know that the island offers many rocky and blocked riding sections. The island offers great variation for all riders. The old town of Rab, with its four clock towers, is regarded as one of the most picturesque old towns on the Adriatic coast. A wonderful town to spend the evening in looking back on a day of great riding.
6th Day
Island Krk
A: aprx. 31 km, 700 m of elevation
B: aprx. 28 km, 700 m of elevation
In the morning we cruise to the port of Baška on the island of Krk. Today’s bike tour takes us up an initial climb on an asphalt road before taking smaller paths and natural trails as we make our way to the ‘Moon’. The Landscape on the north side of the island is characterized by its moon landscape. This side of the island is exposed to the full forces of the regions strongest winds, leaving nothing but rocks in its path. We cycle through this incredible landscape before taking an epic ride along a historic roman road back down to the sea. The flowy ride with breathtaking views over the sea will leave you with a long lasting impression. From Baška we cruise to the city capital of Krk, with its lovely old town. Enjoy an evening exploring the alleyways with your guide and relaxing on one of many beautiful spots near the sea. The night is spent in Krk.
7th Day Island Krk: Malinska – Omišalj
A: aprx. 40 km, 650 m of elevation
B: aprx. 35 km, 550 m of elevation
A short cruise will take us to the seaside town of Malinska – still on the island of Krk. From here our bike tour leads us along natural paths and side roads to Dobrinj. We will be rewarded with stunning views of the northern part of the island of Krk. On a clear day, you can see the Učka Mountain. Passing one of the many caves of the island, we bike on a narrow path along the coast back to the ship in Omišalj, where we have enough time to walk through the town, go for a swim or relax on board before the trip ends with a cozy get-together.
8th Day Omišalj (Disembarkation)
You are asked to check out after breakfast, i. e. around 9 am. On request we can organise a collective group transfer to Zagreb or Rijeka. Individual trip home or extend your holidays in Croatia.


Linda (Comfort)

The wooden motor yacht, Linda, was reconstructed in 2006 especially for Islandhopping and all of our know-how was invested in the project. Wooden clad cabins, of which three are below deck and eleven above deck, as well as a spacious and functional saloon with wooden tables and upholstered benches give the Linda a homely atmosphere.

The various decks provide a generous amount of space for the guests to relax on board. The sundeck is fitted with comfortable sunning mats so that the panoramic view from the top of the boat can be enjoyed to the fullest. Good weather offers the opportunity to set…

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Rental Bikes

Our Mountain Bikes

On our mountain bike tours, we only use high-quality full-suspension rental bikes from GIANT and SCOTT, whose components are perfectly tailored to the demands of the Mediterranean terrain. For effortless climbing and ultimate trail fun, our lightweight fullys are usually equipped with 27.5 inch rims, 140 - 150 mm travel, suspension forks and shocks, Shimano or SRAM shifting and brake groups as well as dropper seat posts. In order to meet the highest material requirements, we will also be offering premium full suspension rental bikes from SANTA CRUZ….

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Our E-Mountain Bikes

If you’re looking for an easy uphill ride with an epic downhill trail experience, then our e-mountain bikes are the perfect rental bike for you. Our full suspension e-MTBs are equipped with 27.5’’ wheels and robust tires ready for exploring fantastic trails. The powerful Bosch motor, large battery, 150 mm RockShox suspension, Shimano or SRAM gear and brake systems as well as hydraulic dropper posts make these e-MTBs a biker’s best friend during our tours in the Mediterranean. For fans of superlatives, from 2024 we will also be offering 29-inch E-MTB premium rental bikes in Croatia. …

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  • Our Mountain Bikes
  • Our E-Mountain Bikes

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.

May 2024

Comfirmed departure
31.05. –
MTB & Boat
Kvarner Bay MTB-Special
Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1290,00 € To Booking

September 2024

Comfirmed departure
06.09. –
MTB & Boat
Kvarner Bay MTB-Special
Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1290,00 € To Booking
Included services 2024
  • 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 (the lunch can consist of a packed lunch several times)
  • Guided bike tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included in the basic tour price 2024
  • Journey to Omišalj/Krk Island
  • Flat rate for bottled water and tourist taxes: 60 euro per person / 30 euro per child up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid on board)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2024
Shared twin cabin No surcharge, on request
Surcharge for a cabin above deck 150 euro/person
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
400 euro (Linda)
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck
600 euro (Linda)
Rental bikes Full suspension MTB (fully): 200 euro/week
Premium full suspension e-MTB (E-fully): 300 euro/week (limited)
Premium rental bikes (full carbon frames, high-quality components, latest technological refinements) Premium Carbon MTB:
420 Euro/Woche
Premium Carbon E-MTB:
560 Euro/Woche (limited)
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)
25 euro/week
Private e-MTB 50 euro/bike (handling fee)
A safe parking space
(to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
Motorcycle: 30 euro/week;
Car up to 6 m in length: 70 euro/week;
Vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week
Collecting transfer between Rijeka train station and Omišalj
(reservation requested; please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains)
Prices on request
Transfer between Rijeka airport and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
minimum 2 persons
Prices on request
Transfer between Njivice and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
minimum 2 persons
Prices on request
Collective transfer from/to Zagreb
(on day of embarkation/disembarkation only; reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)
minimum 2 persons
Prices on request
Exclusive transfers Prices on request
Additional night incl. breakfast in Omišalj Prices see ‘Additional Nights Omišalj’
2-day extension program Zagreb Prices see 'Extension Programs'
  • 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).

  • If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for your next tour in 2025.

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 1:00 and 1:30 pm. The boat will leave from Omišalj at 2 pm. Please do not book a flight that arrives after 1 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 2 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 Uhr

Departure times from Omišalj on disembarkation day: 08:00 Uhr - 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

Additional nights on the island of Krk

Would you like to spend a few more days in Croatia before or after your Islandhopping tour in the Kvarner Bay? 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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Aerial view over the town of Omisalj and the mountains in the background

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

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
  • Additional nights Island of Krk
  • Extension program Trakošćan
  • 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 run in reverse order. Our tours are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour.


Level A: 2 – 3; Level B: 2

Moderate to challenging daily tours in hilly terrain. The terrain in this region is very diverse and changes from island to island: technical and demanding single trails alternate with wide gravel 4x4 roads and sometimes also quiet asphalt stretches; there are very few unrideable sections.


Each day you are able to decide between tour variation A and B.
Level A: up to aprx. 60 km/37.5 mi. and aprx. 750 m/2,460 ft. of elevation
Level B: up to aprx. 50 km/31 mi. and aprx. 600 m/1,970 ft. of elevation

Single-Trail Classification

To ensure that you are well prepared for your bike tour with Islandhopping and know what technical difficult level to expect, we have created a classification for all single trails that could be ridden on our tours. The difficulty levels included in our classification coincide with the Single Trail Scale which can be found here


Blue (easy, S0 – S1): small obstacles such as small roots, small stones, some erosion, gradients of up to 40 %, loose surfaces, tight corners but no hairpins, obstacles can be rolled over. Skilful braking and weight shift required, riding while standing.


Red (medium, S2): loose surfaces, larger stones and roots, steps and shallow stairs, gradients of up to 70 %, light hairpins. Constant readiness to brake, shift of centre weight to overcome obstacles, accurate braking, consistent body tension required.


Black (heavy, S3 – S5): blocked single trails, many large boulders, and roots, smooth/slippery surfaces, loose scree slopes, large steps/drops, extremely steep gradients of over 70 %, tight hairpins. Expert level of bike control/handling required.

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). Furthermore, we recommend riders to carry arm and leg protectors during the bike tours.

Group Riding Pace

On our regular bike tours the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on regular bikes. We ask guests who have reserved an e-MTB to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and longer to climb the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Bringing private bikes & e-bikes

The tour which you have booked requires a bike with a fully functional set of gears. Islandhopping can offer you high quality, fully serviced rental bikes perfect for the terrain of this tour.


Should you however wish to bring your own hybrid or MTB with you, please make sure to check the condition of your breaks, gears, and tires and don’t forget to bring along a puncture repair kit and the essential spare parts for your bike (e.g. brake pads and tubes). Your bike should be in prefect mechanical working order.


Private e-MTBs can be brought along on our MTB SPECIAL tours for a handling fee of 50€/bike. Please be aware that e-bike batteries are not permitted on board of aeroplanes. If your mode of transport to your Islandhopping tour is by plane, and you wish to ride an e-MTB while on tour with us, please consider hiring one form our fleet.


Liability 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.

Travel recommendation for groups with varying biking interests (MTB & hybrid cycling)

This tour sometimes takes place parallel to our Boat & Bike Kvarner Bay tour on the same boat. One tour guide accompanies the mountain bikers whilst the other accompanies the hybrid cyclists. This is perfect for travelers who wish to spend their holiday together, but do not share the same riding style.

What Our Guests
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The guiding, condition of bikes, ship and ships staff where excellent

Inselhuepfen was very organized - making adjustments on the fly (due to the unpredictable weather) that greatly improved our enjoyment. The staff, both guides and ship staff, were hard working and always engaged with we participants. The boat was beautifully designed and cared for and quite comfortable.

I particularly enjoyed *** the photographer, who was always outgoing and full of energy. He's a very entertaining young man and a valuable asset. And *** was smart, thoroughly professional and …

The staff and the ship were wonderful.

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