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MTB & Boat

Kvarner Bay MTB · Croatia

From 1090 €
Route
from Omišalj / to Omišalj
Duration
8 days /
7 nights
Distance
ca. 230 km
ca. 3,400 hm
Level 2
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)
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).
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).
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).
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).

MTB experience in the Croatian island paradise

Spend a week on a charming motor sailor and travel to the islands of Cres, Molat, Dugi Otok, Pag, Rab and Krk. Your guide will accompany you to the hidden corners of the region. The hilly to mountainous landscape with partly challenging slopes requires a good physical condition. The islands vary greatly and therefore offer a large variety while biking: wide natural paths, small side roads, Roman roads, seafront promenades and narrow paths will lead you across the islands.This MTB & boat tour is aimed at off-road fans who enjoy a tour outdoors in nature in varying terrain but is not specifically trail orientated. The dedicated MTB trail percentage is limited to what the islands have to offer.

This tour takes place parallel to our hybrid bike & boat tour on the same boat. One tour guide takes care of the mountain bikers whilst the other one accompanies our hybrid riders. If you have a partner or a friend, who prefers cycling to biking, don’t hesitate to bring him/her with you. If you prefer technically challenging trails our MTB & Boat Kvarner Bay Special tour would be the right choice for you.

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Highlights

Culture: A guided walk through the Old Town of Rab
Nature: The trails of the Dundo forest on Rab
Activity: A mud bath in Soline: healthy and fun
Culinary: Spiced sheep's cheese from Pag
Souvenirs: Cake of Rab and a bottle of Zlahtina wine

Itinerary

image/svg+xml Martinšcica Cres Rab Krk Rijeka Omišalj Lopar Vrbnik Mali Lošinj Veli Lošinj Božava Savar Lun Mandre Novalja Molat Lošinj Cres Rab Krk KORNATEN Pasman Dugi Otok Ugljan Susak Olib Rijeka Bosninia-Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte-negro MEDITERRANEAN Airport Rijeka Bosnia-Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte-negro MEDITERRANEAN Airport Rijeka
1st Day Omišalj (Embarkation) – Cres
Individual arrival in Omišalj, a picturesque fishing harbour on the island of Krk. Embarkation takes place between 2 and 2:30 pm. The 4 hour crossing to Cres starts at 3 pm. Meanwhile we can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Rijeka and the looming Učka Mountain. We spend the evening in the Venetian influenced town of Cres.
2nd Day Islands of Cres and Lošinj (aprx. 20 mi./32 km, aprx. 1,800 ft./550 m of elevation)
After breakfast our tour starts from the city of Cres and takes us to the small port of Martinšćica. After an efficient climb on asphalt roads, the off-road ride can begin with incredible views over the bay of Valun. After a nice break in the village of Podol, we continue on natural paths and goats tracks with at times flowy sections, past the Vraner Lake to our boat in Martinšćica. Enjoy the cruise from here to Mali Lošinj. The port with its colourful facades and numerous cafes offers its visitors a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxed evening.
3rd Day Islands of Lošinj and Molat (aprx. 15 + 9 mi./aprx. 24 + 15 km, aprx. 1,150 + 650 ft./350 + 200 m of elevation)
In the morning a short tour leads us across the island of Lošinj, which is literally made for mountain biking. We bike through pine forests, past palm trees and agaves, along a promenade to the mirrored city of Veli Lošinj, the former capital of the island. The perfect place for an ice cream and coffee break. Back on the ship, one of the most beautiful crossovers awaits us. Arriving on the flower island of Molat we starts a second bike tour. Although there are no prepared trails on this island, Molat impresses with its rich vegetation, neat gardens and great views of the neighbouring islands.
4th Day Islands of Dugi Otok and Olib (aprx. 21 mi./37 km, aprx. 1,970 ft./600 m of elevation)
During breakfast the ship brings us to the island of Dugi Otok, which we explore mostly on asphalt roads. The scenic road frequently opens to magnificent views of bays, islands and the mainland. Many spots offer a view of the sea on both sides of the island. Our ship can be seen navigating to the next harbour where it awaits our arrival in Savar or Brbinj. On arrival, we can cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea. We continue by boat to the small island of Olib for the night.
5th Day Islands of Pag and Rab (aprx. 21 mi./34 km, aprx. 1,475 ft./450 m of elevation)
After a morning crossing we reach the island of Pag. Today’s bike tour takes us mainly on asphalt roads past stone walls and a sheep’s pastures to Novalja. After a short coffee break we continue to the northernmost part of the island Pag. The rugged, karstic island is covered with herbs, providing the ideal basis for the famous aromatic cheese of Pag. Another island icon are the ancient olive groves of Lun, through which we descend just before the end of the tour. The short cruise to Rab offers us a marvellous view of the medieval city walls of the city. After landing, we can explore the picturesque old town on a leisurely walk.
6th Day
Islands of Rab and Krk (aprx. 22 mi./35 km, aprx. 1,800 ft./550 m of elevation)
Rab is a small island, but excellent for mountain biking. It offers plenty of opportunities and varying bike terrain. Today’s tour takes us along narrow promenades and Roman roads, along flowy trail sections in the Dundo Forrest, with constant glimpses of the clear blue sea. After the bike tour, the ship takes us on a two and a half hour crossing to the historic island capital of Krk, which we can explore on a stroll in the evening.
7th Day Krk Island (aprx. 31 mi./50 km, aprx. 2,300 ft./700 m of elevation)
Our last bike tour leads us across the so called “golden island” of Krk. The famous Zlahtin grape vines thrive here, grown mainly around the town of Vrbnik. We bike past vast vineyards, olive groves and long stone walls. After a coffee break, we follow the wide coastal paths back to the muddy bay in Soline. The final stretch takes us along narrow paths and through peaceful villages to Omišalj, where we can enjoy the end of our trip with a cozy evening on board.
8th Day Omišalj (Disembarkation)
Disembarkation takes place after breakfast, i. e. around 9 am. Individual trip home or extend your holidays in Croatia.

Accommodation

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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complete view of the Croatian motor yacht Linda

Rental Bikes

Our Mountain Bikes

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.…

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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.…

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Our Hybrid Bikes

For our hybrid bike tours, we use reliable, low maintenance hybrid bikes with aluminum frames in various sizes. Twenty years of experience in bike tourism has given us the knowledge and confidence to select the right components for the requirements of an Islandhopping tour. Our bikes ensure a carefree riding experience for our cycling enthusiasts.…

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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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  • Our Mountain Bikes
  • Our E-Mountain Bikes
  • Our Hybrid Bikes
  • Our E-Bikes

Services, Dates & Prices

All dates and prices for this tour can be found below. Please consider that the final tour price may vary based on your cabin choice, and any additionally selected services (see "Additional Optional Services").

Included services
  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 4 x full board and 3 x half board
  • Guided bike rides and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily cycling tours (on board)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included in the basic tour price
  • Journey to Omišalj/Krk Island
  • Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges 50 euro or 25 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid on board)
  • 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
Shared twin cabin Available on request
Surcharge for a cabin above deck 100 euro/person
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
(limited)
400 euro
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck
(limited)
600 euro
Rental bikes Full suspension MTB: 180 euro/week
Full suspension E-MTB: 240 euro/week (limited)
Hybrid-bike: 80 euro/week
E-bike: 180 euro/week (limited)
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)
Fully or e-bike: 20 euro/week
Hybrid-bike: 10 euro/week
A safe parking space
(to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
Motorcycle: 30 euro/week;
Car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week;
Vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week
Collecting transfer from Rijeka train station to Omišalj
(reservation requested; please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains)
25 euro person/way
Transfer from/to Rijeka airport
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
15 euro person/way and 15 euro bicycle/way
Collective transfer from/to Zagreb
(on day of embarkation/disembarkation only; reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)
60 euro person/way and 60 euro bicycle/way
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'
Discounts
  • 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).

  • 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).

 

TOURDATES AND PRICES

 

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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.

April 2022

29.04.
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29.04. –
06.05.
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Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1090,00 € To Booking

June 2022

03.06.
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03.06. –
10.06.
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17.06.
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17.06. –
24.06.
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September 2022

02.09.
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02.09. –
09.09.
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Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1190,00 € To Booking
09.09.
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09.09. –
16.09.
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Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1190,00 € To Booking

October 2022

07.10.
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07.10. –
14.10.
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Croatia Linda Omisalj bis Omisalj available 1090,00 € To Booking
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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). 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).

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

If you would like to extend your trip

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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Additional nights in Omisalj

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.

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  • Extension program Zagreb
  • Additional nights Omisalj

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.

Requirements

MTB Level 2

Sporty daily tours with partly mountainous stages of about 20 to 34 mi./32 to 55 km and 656 to 2,952 ft./200 to 900 m of elevation gain. The mountain bike terrain is very diverse as is the landscapes of the different islands. The hilly to mountainous terrain with some steep ascents requires a good physical condition. The islands are very different from one another and have a correspondingly large amount of variety while biking: wide natural trails, small side roads, Roman roads, paved promenades and narrow paths run across the island.

 

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 Children/Teenagers

We believe that only children with a good physical condition and a minimum age of 14 who have previous MTB riding experience can keep up with the demands of our  mountain bike tours. In addition, they should have prior experience with riding techniques needed for descending on narrow trails and technical terrain. Please be aware, that our smallest rental mountain bikes are suited to a body height of 1.50 m and above (XS frame). Croatian law requires children under the age of 16 to wear a bicycle helmet when riding a bike.

 

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.

Bringing private bikes & exclusion of private 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.

 

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.

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
Have To Say

Sehr gute Hilfe für die Vorbereitung und Entscheidung zur Reise inklusive Zusatzprogramm.
*** sind die perfekten persönlichen und familiären Reiseleiter !
Das machte genau den Unterschied zu einer 0815- ZA-Reise!

Very nice tour, with very capable guides.

Top Organisation und einmalige Erlebnisse

I really enjoyed my time on the trip. The entire staff was fantastic and courteous. I could not have had such a wonderful time without them. The Boat captain was tremendously nice as so was the guides. They made the vacation fun and memorable. Everyone of the staff members from the Chef to the bar staff were easy to get along with and kept the ship running and made us feel very welcomed and entertained and very safe. I never felt like I had to be looking over my shoulder nor worry. They made us …

Boat was comfortable. Crew was congenial and the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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