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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.
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…
All our mountain bikes are high-end, full-suspension bikes fitted with components optimized for the Mediterranean terrain and the technical challenges that come with it. For the ultimate riding experience, our MTBs are fitted with 27.5’’ rims, 140 – 150 mm of travel, Shimano or SRAM gear and brake systems as well as hydraulic dropper posts.…
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.…
This tour is operates on the following departure dates. Click on "load more dates" to display all tour departures for this tour. If your preferred departure date is already fully booked, you can send us a request to be added to the waiting list, or take a look at our full tour schedule for an alternative tour.
Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with any other discount).
With three persons sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third 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 occupant.
If you place your booking for a tour in 2022 by the 31.01.2022, you will receive a 5% Early-Bird discount on the tour base price (can be used in combination with the SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount).
If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our 5% SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for a tour in 2022 if you book it before the 31.01.2022 (can be used in combination with the Early-Bird discount).
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.
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 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”.
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".
Collective transfers must be reserved with our office team in advance (incl. transmission of your complete flight details). Prices can be found under “additional bookable services”.
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: 15 euro person/bike/way. (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).
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.
We are happy to arrange additional nights with breakfast in Omisalj, the starting point of your trip. Omisalj is located in the north-west of the Island Krk and is an old pirate’s nest. That is why the town, with it is narrow lanes, is located high up above the sea on a cliff face. At the nearby Sepen Bay the remains of the ancient Roman city of Fulfinum and the early Christian construction, Mirine, can be explored on a pleasant outing on foot.
Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.
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 elevationLevel B: up to aprx. 50 km/31 mi. and aprx. 600 m/1,970 ft. of elevation
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.
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.
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.
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.
We do not allow private e-bikes on board of our boats. This decision has been made due to health and safety regulations. In addition, e-bike batteries cannot be transported on aircrafts. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options.
We do not recommend bringing along private road bikes, as the thin tires are not suitable for some of the road surfaces encountered on the tours.
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.
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.
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.
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.