Hotel & MTB Krk

Hotel & MTB Krk (7 Days/6 Nights, approx. 185 km , 3500 hm)


Be enchanted by one of the most diverse mountain bike regions of the Mediterranean. From fine forest trails over stony lunar landscapes to lonely coastal trails, you will enjoy the variety of trails on island Krk.

Whether through vineyards, olive groves or between ancient dry-stone walls, you will enjoy great trails, marvel at fantastic views, and discover secluded bays –this all goes towards an unforgettable tour experience. This adventurous MTB tour will introduce you to cultural highlights such as the medieval basilica in Omišalj, and local natural phenomenas such as the remarkable stalactite cave of Rudine or the healing mud of Soline. You will experience a symphony of pictures, culinary delights and wonderful activities.

Welcome to the Golden Island!

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: Visit the remains of one of the oldest basilicas in the region of Omišalj
Nature: Included spa-experience with a swim in the healing mud in Soline
Activity: Crossing the ‘moon landscape’ around Baška on the island of Krk
Culinary : Trying local specialties such as the delicious Zlahtina white wine
Souvenirs: Bukaleta - typical handpainted clay jugs for wine

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Krk Town, Hotel Valamar Koralj

Upon arrival and check-in at the hotel, you can familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Begin your holiday with a stroll through the streets of Krk enjoying a delicious ice cream or take a bath in the beautiful sea. The first introduction with your guide will take place at 6 pm in the lobby of the hotel.
If you have any questions you can always contact the in-house bike center. We are here for you!

Day 2 Bike tour Krk - Glavotok (40 km/700 m of elevation)

The first MTB tour starts after breakfast. You will explore the city of Krk and the west part of the island by bike. The first stage of this week will take you to the small fishing village of Glavotok, where you can take a swim break. Pine forests, wide nature trails and a few moderate climbs characterize this day. To prepare for the coming days, you will also ride on a few short but varied trails. Afterwards you will bike back to Krk town, where you have enough time to stroll, bathe or relax in the hotel.

Day 3 Bike tour Krk - Vrbnik - Krk (43 km/850 m of elevation)

The vineyards around the town of Vrbnik – once a legendary pirate’s nest and now home to the famous Zlahtina wine – along with countless olive trees are one of the iconic features of Krk. The tour will take you through olive groves, where you can bike between and on the dry-stone walls. Fantastic views, great, technically demanding trails and secluded beaches make this tour to an unforgettable experience. After a long break, during which you will taste some local specialities and the Zlahtina wine, you will ride back to the hotel to end the day there.

Day 4 Bike tour Island Cres (33 km/900 m of elevation)

Today you will “hop” to the island of Cres to discover the beauties of this almost forgotten island. A transfer will bring you to the nearby ferry port, from where you will be taken to the island of Cres by boat. Here, you will climb the first mountain and contemplate incredible views across Cres town and the Istrian Peninsula. From the top, varied flow trails lead through the olive groves of the town of Cres to the historic old town center. You will get to know the colourful history of this island and the countless natural wonders it offers. Of course, you will taste some specialties of the island before heading back to the small ferry port. You will ride back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 5 Bike tour Krk - Baška (35 km/800 m of elevation)

One of the highlights of the island of Krk is definitely the small town of Baška on the south-eastern side of the island. Lying remotely in a large idyllic bay, this town is fascinating. Even the way there is a unique experience; the landscape is characterized by one of the strongest winds in the world. The notorious bora of the Velebit Mountains, reaching up to 250 km/h, leaves a true “moonscape” in its wake on this part of the island. It’s an incredible feeling to bike through this rocky desert! Partly blocked trails and steeper climbs demand good riding skills. The view of Baška with its two kilometer long pebble beach and the great descent down to it are the climax of today’s tour. Once in Baška, you can enjoy your lunch, bathe in the sea or simply relax in this tranquil place. A transfer will bring you back to the hotel in Krk.

Day 6 Bike tour Omišalj - Klimno - Dobrinj - Krk (55 km/900 m of elevation)

A transfer will take you to Fulfinum near Omišalj, where today’s bike tour starts and you will visit the remains of one of the oldest basilicas in the region. You will continue to the most northern point of this journey, and ride on a stony trail through another lunar landscape to get to a stunning stalactite cave – definitely worth a visit! Afterwards you will cycle to the famous bay of Soline, where you are invited to take a soothing bath in the healing mud. A short climb will bring you to Dobrinj, where you will contemplate a great view and enjoy a typical local lunch. After lunch you will cycle back to Krk town in the late afternoon. There you can celebrate this eventful week by enjoying an incredible sunset casting its colours across the Adriatic.

Day 7 Individual departure

Individual departure after breakfast. You can also extend your holiday in Croatia if you wish to.

Rental bikes

22-Gear Cube Stereo 140 HPA Race

Plenty years of experience made the specialists choose this new all mountain bike for the Mediterranean area. Perfectly balanced suspension, 27.5 inch wheels and Shimano’s standard-setting XT 2×11 groupset mark the Stereo 140 HPA Race out as a true all-rounder.
As for perfect handling, that’s all down to Agile Trail Geometry – which guarantees a lively but stable feel in any trail riding situation and especially in the Mediterranean area.

These high-quality full suspension mountain bikes are rented for 180 euro per week.

We also offer the following bikes: 22-Gang Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro, Cube Stereo 140 HPC Race (27,5-Zoll) or the Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 SL 500 (27,5-Zoll).

11-Gear E-MTB CUBE Stereo Hybrid 120 HPA (27.5")

HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform Mountain bikes in 27.5″ with 120mm rear travel (Rock Shox) and complete Shimano XT components.

These high-quality e-mountain bikes are rented for 240 euro per week.

Cube Attention Black and Blue

Building on an ergonomic foundation, this bike offers the following components: with a Shimano 3×10 speed transmission, powerful hydraulic disc brakes and a smooth, comfortable RockShox fork, it is a hardtail that’s capable of tackling anything from relaxed, day-long trail rides to shorter, all-out blasts.

This hardtail bike or our Cube Analog Grey n Red can be rented for 100 euro per week.

Journey

Transfers

We also offer additional bookable services like transfer from the airport or train station, with or without your bike (at arrival and departure day only):

collective transfers to Krk:
a. Rijeka Airport (RJK ) on the island of Krk – Krk: 15 euro per person + 5 euro for bike
b. Zagreb Airport (ZAG) – Krk: 50 euro per person + 15 euro for bike
c. Pula Airport (PUY) – Krk: 40 euro per person + 10 euro for bike

exclusive transfers to Krk:
a. Zagreb Airport (ZAG) – Krk: 380 euro
b. Pula Airport (PUY) – Krk: 300 euro
c. Rijeka Airport (RJK) – Krk: 50 euro

For all collecting transfers a reservation with our office team at info@islandhopping.com is requested (including your complete flight details).

Arrival to Rijeka Airport (RJK) on the island Krk or Pula Airport

The Airport Rijeka (RJK) as well as the Airports are a possibility to get to Krk.

You for example can look for flights at the following websites:
– www.opodo.com
– www.skyscanner.de
– www.swoodoo.com

How to get to Krk via Airport of Zagreb (ZAG)

To fly to Zagreb is another possibility to get to Krk (transfer time: aprx. 2 hours).

On arrival and departure day we offer collecting transfers from/to Zagreb Airport (on day of arrival/departure only, reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details).

For all collecting transfers a reservation with our office team at info@islandhopping.com is requested (including your complete flight details).

Extended stay

Accomondation in bike friendly middle class hotel

You will stay in bike friendly good middle class, three stars hotel.

3* Hotel Koralj

The ***Hotel Valamar Koralj is situated above a bay of the Adriatic sea on the island of Krk, only 10 minutes walk along a seaside prmenade from the city of Krk. It features an outdoor swimming pool including a whirlpool and a spa centre. Moreover there is a freshwater pool and a children’s pool.

The hotel’s private beach is endowed with changing rooms and showers. Pedalboats and canoes can also be hired.

All rooms in Hotel Koralj are equipped with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. The private bathrooms are fitted with showers and hairdryers. The lobby provides guests free Wifi Internet access.
Buffet meals are served in the restaurant with a show-kitchen or on the sea view terrace. The cosy Koralj Inn will offers grilled meals as an alternative, while the pool-bar serves wine and cocktails.

Additional bookable services
Single room supplement: 170 euro
Extra night in a double room: 50 euro
Extra night in a single room: 75 euro

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person

– 790 Euro (3* Hotel Koralj)

Services during the MTB tour

– 6 nights in a 3 stars hotel
– 6 x half board (breakfast and dinner)
– 3 x lunch/picnic or wine-tasting
– German- and English-speaking tour guide
– All transfers during the tour
– All ferry tickets
– Entrance to sights and museums
– Guided bike tours and sightseeing according to the program
– Overview maps of the individual bike stages (GPS tracks on the GPS devices)

Not included in the tour price

– Arrival to Krk
– 3 x lunch and all drinks
– Tips

Additional bookable services

Airport or train station transfers with or without bike:

collective transfers to Krk:
a. Rijeka RIJ Airport on the island of Krk – Krk – 15 euro per person + 5 euro for bike
b. Zagreb Airport – Krk – 50 euro per person + 15 euro for bike
c. Pula Airport – Krk – 40 euro per person + 10 euro for bike

exclusive transfers to Krk:
a. Zagreb – Krk – 380 euro
b. Pula – Krk – 300 euro
c. Rijeka RIJ Airport – Krk – 50 euro

Bike rental:
– Full suspension MTB (Fully): 180 € / week;
– Full suspension E-MTB (E-Fully): 240 € / week
– MTB (Hardtail): 100 € / week

Insurance against theft and damage to the MTB (Fully):
– 20 € / week (not insured: grossly negligent damage)

Things to note

Accommodation

Bike friendly good middle class three stars hotel.

Board

The half board starts with the dinner on the day of arrival and ends with the breakfast on the day of departure. The travel price includes six times half board (breakfast and dinner at the hotel) as well as three lunches in a local restaurant, picnic or wine-tasting.

Children

Basically, we believe that only children with a good stamina and a minimum age of 10 years can handle the bike tours on their own. Please note that rental bikes can only be provided from a body height of 1,20 m. Also, there is a legal helmet requirement in Croatia for children under 16.

MTB-Level 2

Easy to handle to sporty day trips with partly hilly stages from 30 to 55 km, an average of 800 m in altitude and paths of up to level S2 of the single trail classification. Most of the trails are however easy trails of S1 difficulty. The mountain bike terrain is as varied as the landscapes around Krk: the trips are very different from day to day and therefore offer a lot of variety in biking. Wide forest roads, small back roads, fun single trails, flow trails and narrow forest trails lead you through the terrain. You will be accompanied by a transfer vehicle. Therefore, you can easily master the longest and steepest climbs by car. S2 and S3 routes can easily be avoided by your guide. He can customize the trips according to the driving skills of the group.

Single trail classification
For you to be well prepared for your bike trip and know what technical levels of difficulty you can expect on the different bike stages, we have classified the single trails. The classification of the different levels is based on the widespread German single trail scale (http://www.singletrail-skala.de/):

Blue (light, S0 – S1): minor obstacles such as shallow roots, small stones, some gullies, erosion damage, slopes of up to 40%, (possibly) loose ground, tight bends, but no hairpin bends
Requirements: basic technical knowledge, precise braking, body shifting, standing upright

Red (moderate difficult, S2): underground mostly not solidified, larger stones and roots (occasionally), flat heels and stairs, slopes of up to 70%, slight hairpin bends
Requirements: constant readiness to brake, exact braking body shifting

Black (difficult, S3 – S5): large stones, rocks and roots (occasionally), slippery surface, loose boulders, high heels, slopes of more than 70%, tight switchbacks
Requirement: very good bike control

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).

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
September 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 15.09-21.09Krk - MTB & HotelKrk - MTB & HotelValamar Koralj Hotel KrkValamar Koralj Hotel Krk790 book
 29.09-05.10Krk - MTB & HotelKrk - MTB & HotelValamar Koralj Hotel KrkValamar Koralj Hotel Krk790 book
October 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 13.10-19.10Krk - MTB & HotelKrk - MTB & HotelValamar Koralj Hotel KrkValamar Koralj Hotel Krk790 book
 27.10-02.11Krk - MTB & HotelKrk - MTB & HotelValamar Koralj Hotel KrkValamar Koralj Hotel Krk790 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com