Road Bike & Boat Training Camp Kvarner Bay

Road Bike & Boat Training Camp Kvarner Bay

(8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 520 km , 6600 hm)


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 your floating home and your bike to keep you active. A dream-like, diverse island world awaits you; 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.

This itinerary has been updated for 2021. The itinerary, prices and services should remain unchanged. All tour dates for 2021 are now online and available to book.

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Highlights of the tour
Culture: a stroll through the cities of Zadar and Rab
Nature: A tour around the Vraner Lake, the biggest fresh water 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 on the island of Krk is a great drop!

Itinerary

1st Day (Sun) Island of Krk – Island of Cres (aprx. 16 mi./25 km, aprx. 1,640 ft./500 m of elevation)

Individual arrival to Omišalj on the island of Krk. Check in on the ship from 1 pm. The boat will leave the harbour at 3 pm and take us to Porozina, the ferry port on the island of Cres. From here we will start our first cycling tour which will lead us through the idyllic, mountain village, Predošcica and then on to the city of Cres. In the evening, your guide will lead a walking tour through the old Venetian style town.

2nd Day (Mon) Islands of Cres and Lošinj (aprx. 53 mi./85 km, aprx. 4,800 ft./1,450 m of elevation)

Today’s tour will take us from Cres City to Lubenice and then later 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 will cycle on to the picturesque port of Veli Lošinj; a small harbour with numerous fishing boats and the mighty Church of St. Anton. Here there will be enough time for an ice cream and a coffee before we continue on to Mali Lošinj.

3rd Day (Tue) Island of Dugi Otok (aprx. 34 mi./55 km, aprx. 2,300 ft./700 m of elevation)

The herb island Dugi Otok is one of the highlights of this trip. We will cross the entire island on a fantastic, almost car-free road. Incredible views of the island landscape as well as the deep, blue surrounding sea will not cease to amaze you. We will start 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 will finish the day’s ride in the village of Sali, at the southernmost point of the island. In the afternoon, there will be a further, optional tour to the Telašćica nature park.

4th Day (Wed) Murter – Biograd – Zadar (aprx. 75 mi./120 km, aprx. 3,300 ft./1.000 m of elevation)

Today we will begin our tour from a lonely jetty on the island of Murter heading first towards Šibenik and then on to Skradin. Later, the tour will take us around Vrana Lake, Croatia’s largest fresh water reservoir, and on to Biograd. Here, our ship will pick us up and in the afternoon we will sail on towards Zadar, a city rich in both culture and historical heritage. In the evening, our guide will offer a tour through the interesting old town of Zadar with its world-famous sea organ and “Greeting to the Sun”.

5th Day (Thu) Zadar – Island of Pag – Island of Rab (aprx. 69 mi./110 km, aprx. 3,300 ft./1.000 m of elevation)

From Zadar our cycle tour will take 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 will then lead 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 will pick us up in Lun and we will sail to the island of Rab, whose four famous bell towers characterize the image of this beautiful city.

6th Day (Fri) Islands of Rab and Krk (aprx. 16 mi./25 km, aprx. 820 ft./250 m of elevation)

The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Today we will first take a relaxed tour to the town of Lopar which lies in the north of the island. Here, the ship will await us so that we can continue on to the historical town of Krk, the capital of the island of the same name. Here we can unwind. In the afternoon, we will have time to relax after the efforts of the previous days and recharge your batteries for tomorrow’s final tour. In the evening, we are welcome to accompany our guide on a tour through the captivating old town with the impressive Frankopan Castle and the cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

7th Day (Sat) Island of Krk (aprx. 62 mi./100 km, aprx. 5,600 ft./1.700 m of elevation)

From Krk we will first 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 will then continue 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 will be the harbour of Omišalj. Here we will end our eventful journey with a final meal on board followed by an evening with crew, guests and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Omišalj (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Ships

Comfort Ship LINDA (all cabins with shower/toilet)

At 31 x 6 m the Linda is a sleek wooden motor sailor built in 1955 and fully refurbished in 2006. She hosts 14 friendly guest cabins each with own shower and WC. The spacious and tastefully furnished salon with its wooden tables and cushioned benches provides a welcoming atmosphere. The large rooftop sundeck is laid out with padded sunning mats offering you a great space to switch off and relax in. The captain and his united crew are eager to welcome you on board for a recuperative vacation.

 

Rental bikes

Road Bikes

For those who love to ride on the road with high speeds, we have acquired a new racing class which can handle all the hardships of our Islandhopping trips. On some island roads classic roadbikes reach their limits pretty fast. Especially when it comes to security. Our Cyclocross-Bikes can be used universally. They are quick and safe on both bumpy slopes and smooth asphalt. They have an extremely robust but light frame. Their wide tires provide more grip on sandy ground. Cyclocross means driving pleasure without compromise.

These high-quality road bikes are rented for 120 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-Road Bikes

E-road bikes are also available for hire. These are of the same high quality as the rest of regular road bikes. The fine-tuned electric motor, provides an automatic level of support where it is required without the rider having to switch support levels. As the motor is located in the back wheel, you are able to turn off the motor when support is not needed and you won’t experience any drag when pushing into the pedals.

Our e-road bikes can be hired for 180 euros/week. It is not possible to reserve a specific model of bike in advance.

Journey

Port of Embarkation Omišalj

The embarkation harbor for our tours in the Kvarner Bay is Omišalj which is situated on the island of Krk.

Embarkation will take place between 1.00 and 2.30 pm. The boat will leave from Omišalj at 3 pm.


How to get to Omišalj via Airport of Rijeka (RJK)

To our journeys in the Kvarner Bay it is possible to fly to the airport of Rijeka, which is like your port of embarkation Omišalj, on the island Krk.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can for example use the website www.opodo.com.

Please keep in mind, that your ship leaves the port at about 3 pm for a first cruise.

We organize (taxi)transfers between Rijeka airport and boat in Omišalj: 15 euro person/bike/way.
(on day of embarkation/disembarkation 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).

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

To fly to Zagreb is another possibility to get to your port of embarkation (transfer time to Omišalj: 2 hours).

On embarkation and disembarkation day we offer collecting transfers from/to Zagreb airport or Zagreb city: 30 euro per person/bike/way
(on day of embarkation/disembarkation only, reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details).

Embarkation day: departure times from Zagreb to Omišalj: 11:30 am from Zagreb main station / 12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport

Disembarkation day: return transfer from Omišalj to Zagreb Airport starts at 8 am. Please make sure, that your return flight does not depart from Zagreb before 12:00 pm.

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

Extended stay

Additional program Zagreb & extra nights on the Island of Krk

Would you like to see more of Croatia than the Kvarner Bay? Then we recommend our extension program in Zagreb!

Would you like to spend time in Croatia a few days in advance or after your bike & boat journey? We can arrange breakfast and additional nights in Omišalj or Malinska, which are situated around 15 km away of your harbor of embarkation.

Prices mentioned below include VAT and visitor’s tax.

If you want to book an additional program or additional nights, please contact us:

Phone: +49 (0) 7531-361860 
E-mail: info@islandhopping.com

2-day Extension Module in Zagreb, 1 night (bookable PRE Islandhopping experience)

Take the time to extend your holiday by a few days in Zagreb with a program, which, on the one hand organizes adequate activities, and on the other hand offers enough leisure time?

Saturday
A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. You will have time to freshen up after your journey. In the late afternoon your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you on an interesting and inspiring walk through the Croatian capital. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gradec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.

Sunday
After breakfast transfer to Omišalj for embarkation.

Services included
– 3* hotel at the town center
 Sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included)
– Dinner in a local restaurant
– Transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel
– Transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj
– Taxes

Price per person
– 3 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 310 euro
– 3 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 340 euro
– 4 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 360 euro
– 4 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 420 euro

Price reductions
– People driving independently, without the need of a transfer, receive a discount of 60 € per person off all prices mentioned.
– Group discount: 5% (min. 20 persons)

Book the additional package
If you want to book this additional tour module, please refer to it in the comments field of your booking request or write to us at info@islandhopping.com (incl. module name):

– Which package would you like to book before your Islandhopping trip?
– For how many people would you like to book?
– Which hotel category would you like to stay at? 3 or 4 star hotel? Single or double room?
– Do you prefer vegetarian food?
– Your flight details

Voucher delivery
After booking the additional program you will receive a basic invoice from Islandhopping. You will get the hotel as well as the activity voucher by e-mail in good time prior to start of your journey.

Villa Isabella in Omišalj

We recommend the hotel Villa Isabella located in Omisalj directly at the Sea.The tiny rooms provide shower/toilet, satellite TV and air conditioning.

Due to the limited capacity a reservation is necessary. Please contact our office. Prices vary according to season:

April, May, June, September and October 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 45 euro pro person/night
– Triple room incl. breakfast: 35 euro pro person/night
– Single rooms are not available

July and August 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 55 euro person/night
– Triple room incl. breakfast: 45 euro pro person/night
– Single rooms are not available

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a twin cabin below deck)

– 690 euro (comfort ship Linda)

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
– Overview-maps for the daily cycling tours (on board)
– Bed linen and towels
– English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

– Shared twin cabin
– Surcharge for a cabin above deck: 100 euro/person
– Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 200 euro (limited)
– Surcharge for single cabin above deck: 300 euro (limited)

– 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: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

– A safe parking space: 50 euro/week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
– In case of train arrival: Collecting transfer from Rijeka train station to Omišalj: 20 euro person/way (reservation requested) Please note, that it is not possible to take your own bike in trains.
– Transfer from/to Rijeka airport (on embarkation and disembarkation days only): 15 euro person/way and 15 euro bike/way
– Collective transfer from/to Zagreb on day of embarkation/disembarkation only (11:30 am from Zagreb Center or 12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport / return transfer from Omišalj to Zagreb Airport starts at 8 am: 30 euro person/way and 30 euro bike/way (reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details) 
– Customized transfer

– Additional night incl. breakfast in Omišalj
– 2-day extension module Zagreb (only as PRE-Islandhopping tour bookable) incl. transfer airport – hotel // hotel – boat in Omišalj; 1 night in a 3 or 4 star hotel; guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included), dinner in a local restaurant; price per person: 3 star hotel in a double room: 310 euro/single room: 340 euro; 4 star hotel in a double room: 360 euro/single room: 420 euro (People driving independently, without the need of a transfer, receive a discount of 60 € off all prices mentioned)

Not included in the basic tour price

– Journey to Omišalj/Krk Island
– Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges 50 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

Price reductions

– With three persons sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third person, regardless of age (only possible below deck/not combinable with other discounts). 
If you place your booking for this tour by the 31.01.2021, 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 Islandhopping, you will receive our 5% SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for this tour if you book before the 31.01.2021 (can be used in combination with the Early-Bird discount)

Things to note

Language aboard

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.

Level (2 – 3)

The cycling routes require distinctive basic condition and riding technique, which you should have acquired by steady road bike cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 200 to 500 meters. The daily routes, of 30 – 120 km, cover hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some longer and rather intense and steep climbs. 

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and the dinner. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. One meal a day is taken ashore and is not included in the tour price.

Liability disclaimer

Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH. Will not be held liable for any damages caused to private bikes during loading, unloading or other logisitical handling thereof.

Our ships

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 inevoitable.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 25.04-02.05Kvarner Bay racing bike (training camp)LindaOmisaljOmisalj690 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