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Road Bike & Boat

Kvarner Bay Road Bike · Croatia

From 990 €
Route
from Zadar / to Zadar
Duration
8 days /
7 nights
Distance
ca. 520 km
ca. 6,600 hm
Level 2- 3
Level 2- 3
Moderate to demanding road bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a high level of fitness and good riding technique. Tours lead through hilly to mountainous terrain with a number of steeper climbs (30-120km and 500-1,700 elevation meters per day).

Road bike training camp and holiday all in one

Would you like to indulge your passion for road biking with like-minded people, discover a beautiful piece of Croatia and treat yourself to the luxury of hopping from island to island by boat? Do you want to get fit for the start of the season? Would you like to improve your riding technique under the guidance of professionals? Then this road bike training camp through the north of Croatia is perfect for you!

Experience the charm of the Kvarner archipelago with your ship as a floating home and your bike to keep you active. A dream-like, diverse island world awaits, protected by the mighty Velebit Mountains in the East and the Istrian peninsular in the North West. Train during the day and enjoy the peace of the idyllic harbours in the evening.

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Highlights

Culture: A stroll through the cities of Zadar and Rab
Nature: A tour around the Vraner Lake, the largest freshwater reservoir in Croatia
Activity: Take a healthy mud bath in the Bay of Soline on the Island of Krk
Culinary: Try the aromatic sheep’s cheese on the island of Pag or the famous Raber cake on Rab
Souvenir: The golden Zhlatina white wine from the island of Krk is a great treat!

Itinerary

Dugi Otok Murter Cres Rab Krk Pag Lošinj Molat Šibenik Skradin Zadar Božava Sali Rijeka Omišalj Porozina Lubenice Cres Poljica Biograd Slanica Tisno Veli Rat Veli Lošinj Mali Lošinj Pag Kolan Novalija Lun Osor Rab Lopar Stara Baska Vrbnik Klimno Krk Rijeka Bosnia- Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro Airport Rijeka National Park Kornati MEDITERRANEAN National Park Krka Airport Zadar National Park Kornati Bosnia- Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro Airport Rijeka Airport Zadar MEDITERRANEAN National Park Krka
1st Day Zadar (Embarkation)
Individual arrival in Zadar and check in on the ship from 1 pm. The city is rich in both culture and historical heritage. In the evening, our guide gives a tour through the interesting old town of Zadar with its world-famous sea organ and “Greeting to the Sun”.
2nd Day Zadar – Island of Pag – Island of Rab
(aprx. 110 km, aprx. 1.000 m of elevation)
From Zadar our bike tour takes us to Nin, whose history dates back to the Roman times. The old town, situated on an island, is home to the smallest cathedral in the world, the Church of the Holy Cross, built around 800 AD. Our tour then leads us on to the island of Pag, famous for its excellent cheese and saltpans. Already in the Roman times, salt was extracted here. Over the centuries, the people who lived here built numerous stone walls to protect them from the wind throughout the rugged yet charming landscape. The ship picks us up in Lun and we sail to the island of Rab, whose four famous bell towers characterize this beautiful city.
3rd Day Islands of Rab and Krk
(aprx. 25 km, aprx. 250 m of elevation)
The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Today we begin by taking a relaxed tour to the town of Lopar which lies in the north of the island. Here, the ship awaits us to take us to the historical town of Krk, the capital of the island of the same name. Here we can unwind. In the afternoon, we have time to relax after the efforts of the previous days and recharge your batteries for tomorrow’s final tour. In the evening, our guide will offer a tour through the captivating old town with the impressive Frankopan Castle and the cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
4th Day Island of Krk
(aprx. 100 km, aprx. 1,700 m of elevation)
From Krk we cycle to Stara Baška and then across the island to Vrbnik; an old pirates nest perched on a clifftop overlooking the sea. While here, make sure not to miss the second narrowest street in the world! Our journey then continues through the interior of the island before we finally head back to the sea to Klimno, where the nearby Bay of Soline is the perfect spot for a healthy mud bath. Our last destination for the day is the harbour of Omišalj. Here we end our eventful journey with a final meal on board followed by an evening with crew, guests and tour guides.
5th Day Islands of Cres and Lošinj
(aprx. 85 km, aprx. 1,450 m of elevation)
Today’s tour takes us from Cres City to Lubenice and then on to Osor. This small artist town has been inhabited since Roman times and is connected to the island of Lošinj by a swing bridge. Here you can find out where the Croatia currency got its name. Next, we bike on to the picturesque port of Veli Lošinj; a small harbour with numerous fishing boats and the mighty Church of St. Anton. Here there is enough time for an ice cream and a coffee before we continue on to Mali Lošinj.
6th Day Island of Dugi Otok
(aprx. 55 km, aprx. 700 m of elevation)
The herb island Dugi Otok is one of the highlights of this trip. We cross the entire island on a fantastic, almost car-free road. Incredible views of the island landscape and the deep, blue surrounding sea will not cease to amaze you. We begin today’s tour in Božava and make a very worthwhile detour to the lighthouse of Veli Rat on the northern most point of the island. We finish the day’s ride in the village of Sali, at the southernmost point of the island. In the afternoon, there is a further, optional tour to the Telašćica nature park.
7th Day Murter – Biograd – Zadar
(aprx. 120 km, aprx. 1.000 m of elevation)
Today we begin our tour from a lonely jetty on the island of Murter heading first towards Šibenik and then on to Skradin. Later, the tour takes us around Vrana Lake, Croatia’s largest freshwater reservoir, and on to Biograd. Here, our ship collects us to sail on towards Zadar in the afternoon, a city rich in both culture and historical heritage. In the evening, our guide gives a tour through the interesting old town of Zadar with its world-famous sea organ and “Greeting to the Sun”.
8th Day Zadar (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay 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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Rental Bikes

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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Our E-Road Bikes

Our e-road bikes combine all the advantages of a cyclocross road bike with the advances in e-mobility, providing reliable and gentle motor support over all terrains. A sophisticated drivetrain provides the cyclist with enough assistance without dominating the biking experience. The integrated ‘Enough Power’ and ‘Enough Energy’ concept is responsible for the even distribution of support. As the motor is located in the rear wheel hub, a frictionless riding experience is possible even when cycling without the support of the motor.…

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  • Gravel & Road Bikes
  • Our E-Road 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.

Included services
  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 7 x half board
  • Guided road bike tours as described in the itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tourist taxes
Not included in the basic tour price
  • Journey to Omišalj/Krk Island
  • Flat rate for bottled water, 25 euro (to be paid to the captain)
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2023
Shared twin cabin Available on request
Surcharge for a cabin above deck 150 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 bike Road bike Cube or Orbea: 120 euro/week;
E-road bike Orbea: 180 euro/week
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)
20 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: 60 euro/week;
Vehicle longer than 6 m: 120 euro/week
Collecting transfer between Rijeka train station and Omišalj
(reservation requested; on embarkation and disembarkation days only. Please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains)
30 euro/person/way
Transfer between Rijeka airport and Omišalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
20 euro/person/way
Transfer between Njivice and Omisalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
20 euro/person/way
Collective transfer between Zagreb and Omisalj
(on embarkation and disembarkation days only; reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)
60 euro person/way
60 euro/bicycle/way
Exclusive transfers Prices on request
Additional night incl. breakfast in Omišalj Prices on request
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 / 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 Zadar

You will find your boat on the day of embarkation in the port of Zadar. Check-in on board takes place from 1 pm.

 

Your tour guides will be waiting for you on the harbour promenade in Zadar. They should be easy to spot in their blue Islandhopping shirts. The boat will be docked in Zadar for the entire day and night giving you a good time window to arrive safely.

Arrival by car

Address for Navigation System:

44°06’60.0”N 15°13’40.0”E

 

We are happy to organise a secure parking place for your vehicle on private property in Zadar. 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 Zadar Airport (ZAD), Another arrival alternative is to fly to Zagreb (ZAG) or Split (SPU).

 

On embarkation and disembarkation day we also can organize collective transfer from the alternative airports to the boat. Please contact us for more information.  

  • Embarkation
  • by car
  • by plane

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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View over the city of Zagreb

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 Zagreb
  • Extension program Trakošćan

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

Level 2 - 3

Moderate to demanding road bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a high level of fitness and good riding technique. Tours lead through hilly to mountainous terrain with a number of steeper climbs (30-120km and 500-1,700 elevation meters per day).

Guided group pace

On our regular cycling tours the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on regular road bikes. We ask guests who have reserved an e-road-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that also the regular cyclists need longer to climb the hills. 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 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 road bike 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. It is also prohibited to take e-bike batteries with you on an airplane. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options.

 

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.

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x full board and 5 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

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