Kvarner bay, MS Aria
Island hopping in Croatia.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guided group tour
You may embark between 11:30 and 13:00 in Rijeka harbour. The rental bikes are already on board awaiting you. You will be welcomed by the tour representative and there will be a welcome drink and some snacks. In the afternoon, the boat will cruise to Krk island where you will start your bike ride. From Malinska you will cycle via Sv. Anton, Nenadici and Vrh to Krk - the prinipal town of the island with the same name. Dinner on board. The boat will stay in the harbour overnight.
Krk Islandapprox. 45 km
After breakfast, your cycle ride on the island begins. You're first calling point is Dobrinj, which is located at the heart of the island. You then continue to Vrbnik, an old city which is located high above on a cliff at the east coast of Krk. The well-known golden wine "Žlahtina“ is produced in the vineyards here. You can get lunch in a comfortable restaurant in Vrbnik before continuing towards Baška, which is located in the south of the island.
After a 3km ascent to the highest point of the island you will be rewarded with a unique view of Bašcanska Draga, a rank valley, which ends at the south end of the coast. Dinner will be on board and you will stay overnight in Baška harbour. If the wind is not right then you will stay overnight in Punat, which is approx. 35km away by bike.
Today starts with a short cruise to Lopar, which is in the north of Rab island. You cycle across the whole island. You start in the north and ride via Supetarska Draga, Kampor, Rab, Barbat, Pudarica and Mišnjak to the south.
In Rab harbour, the distinctive setting of the old city with its four towers and your boat are awaiting you. You could have lunch in a restaurant whilst on your cycle ride or in Rab. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Rab harbour.
Short cruise with your motor glider to Lun, which is located in the north of Pag island. The island stuns its guests due to its contrasts – its meagre like a moonscape yet also has lush green meadows with lots of sheep.
You cycle to Novalja, the capital city of the northern island where you have the possibility for lunch in a restaurant or tavern. You continue via Kolan to Mandre where your boat is awaiting you. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Mandre.
Today there is a longer cruise planned. You will travel for four hours from Mandre to Mali Lošinj, which is located on Lošinj island. During this cruise, we will anchor for lunch on board in a bay near Lošinj. After arrival in Mali Lošinj, you will cycle through large pine forests, along Cikat bay and past the Suncana Uvala (sun bay) to the picturesque harbour village Veli Lošinj. You can have dinner in one of the numerous restaurants in Mali Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Today is a "2 islands day". After breakfast, you start your cycle ride from Mali Lošinj via Nerezine to Osor where the islands Lošinj and Cres are connected through a bridge with each other. Via Belej and Stivan you cycle to the bay of Martinšcica. Cruise to the city of Cres, which is the island's capital city. You can get lunch whilst cycling on Cres island. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Cres harbour.
Your last bike tour on this trip goes from Cres to the village of Predošcica and then back again. You can get lunch in Cres. Afterwards you cruise to a bay at the north of the island to enjoy a swim in the blue Adriatic sea before we return to Rijeka. Dinner is on board the boat.
After breakfast it is time to disembark and make your own journey home.
The bike rides require a basic level of fitness, which anybody who rides a bike regularly should have. The routes can reach an altitude of about 300 metres. The daily routes cover a distance between 20 and 45 km and goes through hilly and mountainous terrain. You cycle each day without time pressure.
You can also skip a day's cycling and spend a day sunbathing on the boat instead if you wish. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday-periods. It is compulsory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a helmet.
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- 7 overnight stays on board in double cabins with shower and toilet
- 7x half board (depending on the daily programme lunch or dinner), 7
- Bed linen and towels are available on board (2 towels per person, bath/beach towels must be brought with you)
- Guided cycle tours according to the programme
- Guided tour around Rab
- Travel documents (1 set per cabin)
- Cycling maps on board
- Rental helmet (only if a rental bike is booked), please let us know your head's circumference when booking
- 7 day service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Fly to either Rijeka or Pula
- Car parking: parking garage costs €50, a reservation is necessary, to be paid in Kuna (HRK)
Number of participants
- Minimum of 14 people
- We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions, or organisational requirements. This is not a reason for a free cancellation.
- Please note that there is limited amount of space in the cabins. We recommend bringing good rain clothes (coat and trousers), a helmet, a sun hat and sunscreen as well as trainers with you.
The MS Aria was built in 2015/2016 and set sail for the first time in 2016.