Kvarner Gulf, MS Macek
Kvarner Bay by bike & boat
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guided group tour
Individual arrival in Rijeka, Rijeka – Cres island: Swimming break, walks by the sea and wandering around towns
Embarkation between 11.00 and 13.00 in Rijeka. Your are welcomed on board by the tour guide with drinks and a snack. First, the boat takes you to Hvar, located on the island of the same name. On the way, it's soon time for your first break for a swim so that you'll be refreshed in Cres for walk along the coast. After an evening meal on board, you can go for a walk in the town.
In the morning, your boat takes you to the island of Lošinj - but not without stopping for an extensive swim. Strengthen yourself in Mali Lošinj with a cappuccino on the harbour promenade before you visit the "Mediterranean Scented Garden" with more than 250 species of scented plants. Decide yourself if you want to cycle to the scented garden or go by foot, as the distance of just about 1 km makes both possible.
You begin the day with a boat trip to the island of Molat. You can decide if you want to go on a bike ride or a hike. Afterwards, as you eat lunch, your boat takes you to one of the nearby islands. At a bay you can go for a swim. Next, you sail to Zadar where you can go on a guided tour of the town.
After breakfast, a bus transfer takes you to the river Zrmanja. Then it's time to get your canoe and after a briefing you paddle downstream via rapids and water falls. At high water levels, you will use large dinghies instead of canoes. At mid-day, there's a picnic and you can swim through water falls A bus takes you back to the boat, which is waiting for you in Mandre on the island of Pag.
Pag island – Rab island: Visit of an olive grove, swimming break, town tour and walk along the beach
Your boat takes you from Mandre to the north-west point of Pag island to Lun, where you can go on a guided tour of a wonderful Mediterranean olive grove. Some of the olive trees are an average of 1200 years old. At lunchtime there's a long stop for swimming before you arrive in Rab. There you can go on a city tour followed by a walk at the sea to a Franciscan monastery.
After breakfast, go on an easy cycle tour along the Suha peninsula. The mountain hike requires a bit more effort up to the Kamenjak (408 m). At the top, you are rewarded with fantastic panoramic views. You will have genuinely earned your lunch on board the boat. In the north west of the island you can refresh yourself with a swim during today's swimming break, before you relax on the crossing over to Krk island.
Today begins with a wander through the old town. After, the boat casts off and you sail to a bay for a last swim and then lunch on board. Now unfortunately it's time to say goodbye to the lovely Adriatic Sea. The boat heads for the harbour of Rijeka and you walk to the pilgrimage place of Trsat, above the town. You'll have to master the climb of almost 500 steps. You are rewarded with great views from the top!
Disembarkation is after breakfast until 9 AM. Then you set off on your individual journey home or get your transfer to the airport.
Sometimes a short cycle tour or a hike, sometimes simply a short walk through a town or along a beach. These tour is ideal for families with children.
- 7 nights on board in double cabins with shower/WC
- 7 x half board (breakfast and, depending on the daily programme, lunch or dinner)
- Captain’s dinner
- Bed linen and towels supplied (2 small towels per person, bath towels are not provided)
- Guided cycling / hiking tours according to programme
- 1 cappuccino in Mali Losinj
- Entrance and guided tour in the scented garden
- Canoe safari incl. picknick and bus ride
- Guided city tours in Zadar and Rab
- Entrance Trsat fort
- Rental helmet (with rental bike), please state your hat size/head circumference upon booking
- Travel documents (1 x per cabin)
- 7 day service hotline
A transfer can be booked from the airport to the boat and back upon request and provision of the flight number and arrival time
Parking Monitored parking in Rijeka, cost approx. EUR 50/week. Parking spaces have to be reserved in advance and paid for on site (in Croatian Kuna).
Minimum of participant:
- We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind- and weather conditions, or organisational requirements. This is no reason for a gratis cancellation.
- Please note that the space in the cabins is limited. We recommend bringing good rain clothing (jacket and trouser), a helmet, a sun hat and sunscreen as well as sport shoes with you.
The MS Maček was built in 2004 and is considered one of the more comfortable boats. It's a great mixture of steel and wood - the body is made of steel while almost all attachments are made of wood.