Bike and Cruise Opatija, Kvarner Bay - 8 Days

Cruise and cycle your way around stunning Kvarner Bay in Croatia.

This guided cycling tour starts from Krk Island and ends on Cres Island. Along the way, you will explore amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays.

Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring memorable coastal towns and stunning hilltop views.

Croatia is a beautiful country with beautiful islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate. Without doubt, the best way to explore Croatia is by bike.

Route: OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – PAG – ILOVIK – LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA

Highlights: 

  • 8 Days cruise on the Traditional ensuite vessel
  • Cycle around stunning islands
  • Explore spectacular Kvarner Bay
  • See historic villages
  • Visit beautify Opatija

Cruise is offered on Traditional Ensuite ships. These cruises offer a great value option for those on a budget.

All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

Please check Dates and Prices for Scheduled departures.

Availability shown is just a guideline.

Please fill in the Enquiry form below if you would like to book or check availability for a specific date or if you have any questions.

2020 RATES per PERSON SHARING per WEEK IN EURO/( bike hire extra)
Traditional ensuite ship

Departure: Main deck Lower deck Status
May 02, 09, € 510 € 480 Available
May 16, 23 € 510 € 480 Available
May 30; € 580 € 510 Available
Oct. 10 € 455 € 425 Available

Bike rental extra EUR 100.- per week,

E-bike rental: EUR 150.- per week

REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS

Triple Share Cabin: Adults on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30%

Child Discount: Children under 10 years – 50%

Single-Use Cabin: 50% surcharge on the twin share price. Except for season A, in other season avoid by sharing (limited number of single cabins without supplement available)

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES excluded /to be paid on the spot: EUR 40 per person per week

Day 1
SATURDAY ARRIVAL IN OPATIJA - ISLAND KRK (L)

Bike Course: Krk town – Punat – Krk

Length: 18 km

Total ascend: 120 m

Hignhest point: 50 m

Surface: 100% paved road

Difficulty level: 1/5

Arrival in Opatija, check in at Opatija harbor between 11:00 till 12:00h. Departure at 13:00. Lunch on journey to the island of Krk and meet your fellow passengers and the crew. Easy ride from the town of Krk to the village of Punat and back to Krk town. Overnight.

Day 2
SUNDAY ISLAND KRK (B,D)

Bike Course: City of Krk – Dobrinj – Vrbnik – Baška

Length: 48 km

Total ascend: 660 m

Highest point: 315 m

Surface: 90 % paved road, 10% macadam

Difficulty level: 4/5

Today you will cycle through Mediterranean scented vegetation, olive groves and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj – a real town-museum, a synthesis of past and present. Ride through the dry-stone walls and flocks of sheep to the biggest field on the island – Vrbnik’s field with its famous golden-yellow wine – the Žlahtina. You will rest in Vrbnik while tasting wine, cheese and prosciutto. Continue to the saddle Treskavac with the wonderful view to Punat valley and the small island of Košljun with Franciscan monastery dating from 12th century. Downhill through Bašćanska Draga to Baška, getting know the sculptures of Glagolitic letters. Dinner on board with an overnight in Baška. Remark: In case of bad weather conditions (bura wind), end of tour and overnight in Krk.

Day 3
MONDAY ISLAND OF RAB (B,L)

BIKE Course 1 : Lopar – Rab

BIKE Course 2 : Rab – sv. Mara – Rab

BIKE 1

Length: 22 km

Total ascend: 160 m

Highest point: 90 m

Surface: 100% paved road

Difficulty level: 2/5

BIKE 2

Length: 21 km

Total ascend: 150 m

Highest point: 90 m

Surface: 95% paved road, 5% macadam

Difficulty level: 2/5

During breakfast, the ship cruises to Lopar on the island of Rab – the second greenest croatian island. Our bike tour will lead us to a famous sandy beach bay. We then cycle through the interior of the island, past wonderful Supetarska Draga in the direction of the ancient walled city of Rab with its four famous bell towers situated on an arrow shaped spit of land. After lunch on board we will cycle more to the nature reserve ‘Dundo’ forest – one of the few surviving forests in the Mediterranean, which extends over the Kalifront peninsula. Swimming break in the picturesque bay St.Mara. Overnight in the port of Rab.

Day 4
TUESDAY PAG - ILOVIK (B,L, CD)

Bike Couse: Tovarnele – Novalja – Mandre

Length: 35 km

Total ascend: 340 m

Highest point: 120 m

Surface: 100 % paved road

Difficulty level: 2/5

After a short crossing to the island of Pag we start a bike tour along the island’s beautiful moon-like landscape. First stop is the village of Lun with thousand years old olive trees and many stone walls. Be careful when cycling on this island due to many wandering sheep. The island is famous for its Pag cheese. We highly recommend a break in a traditional ‘konoba’ tavern to taste the cheese. In the idyllic village of Mandre we return to the ship and have lunch on board. We continue our cruise to the island of Ilovik, an island full of flowers, where we have the opportunity to walk, swimm and relax. Optional Captain’s dinner onboard with an overnight in Ilovik.

Day 5
WEDNESDAY ISLAND LOŠINJ (B,L)

BIKE 1: Mali Lošinj – Čikat – Veli Lošinj
BIKE 2: Mali Lošinj – Sv. Ivan/ Providenca

BIKE 1
Length: 20 km
Total ascend: 180 m
Highest point: 70 m
Surface: 95% paved, 5% macadam
Difficulty level: 1/5

BIKE 2
Length: 22 km
Total ascend: 440 m
Highest point: 235 m
Surface: 100% paved road
Difficulty level: 3/5
After breakfast, we leave for Mali Lošinj. Bike tour through the lovely Čikat peninsula surrounded by pine trees and Mediterranean herbs with enjoying the beautiful beaches. Continue to the picturesque village Veli Lošinj and back to the ship for lunch. Afternoon easy ride to one of the beaches or to the Sveti Ivan hill (250m) or the theme viewpoint Providenca where you can enjoy fantastic view to the city and the southern part of the Lošinj archipelago.

Day 6
THURSDAY ISLAND OF LOŠINJ and CRES (B,L)

Bike Course: M. Lošinj – Osor – Martinšćica
Length: 46 km
Total ascend: 500 m
Highest point: 190 m
Surface: 95 % paved road, 5% macadam
Difficulty level: 3/5

After breakfast, we cycle through the pine and laurel trees towards Cres island (connected to Mali Lošinj by small bridge) with our first stop in the artistic village of Osor and we take a more strenuous cycling towards the fishing village of Martinšćica where lunch will be served on board. We continue our cruise towards the historic town of Cres for free evening and overnight.

Day 7
FRIDAY OPATIJA RIVIERA (B,L)

Bike Course: Mošćenička Draga – Brseč – Lovran

Length: 27 km

Total ascend: 450 m

Highest point: 325 m

Surface: 100 % paved road

Difficulty level: 3/5

During breakfast, the ship departs for Mošćenička Draga on the Opatija riviera. From there we cycle along the coastal road with spectacular views of the sea and the islands to the village of Brseč, situated on a rock above the sea. After the break, we continue to cycle to St Jelena hill with the stunning panorama on Kvarner bay. Descend to Mošćenice – a medieval town situated on the foot of Perun hill and further to Lovran where the ship is waiting. Lunch on board and sailing to Opatija, where you have a free evening to admire the enchanting city, walk through the parks or along the 12 km long sea promenade called Lungomare. Overnight in Opatija.

Day 8
SATURDAY DISEMBARKATION OPATIJA (B)

Early morning breakfast and check out.

Traditional Ensuite ship specifications

Traditional Ensuite Boats are smaller and generally of an older-style with a wooden hull and air-conditioning in the common areas only.

All cabins have a private shower/ toilet and mostly bunk beds. These cruises offer a great value option for those on a budget.

SWIMMING BREAKS: In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular swim stops for while the ship anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to next island.

CYCLING ROUTE: The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done on route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.

BICYCLES: bike rental possible on request; Katarina Line is not responsible for any damage which may occur to personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the vessel and vice versa. Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory.

FOOD: Continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During our cycling routes, we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip and are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a captain’s dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Bike and Cruise Opatija, Kvarner Bay

Trip Facts

  • R 8,160 pp sharing lower deck
  • R 9,860 pp sharing main deck
  • Main or Lower deck Cabins
  • Breakfast daily, 5 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • Comfortable, approx. 3 Star
  • 20 to 30 people max