Bike and Cruise from Opatija

8 Days

  • R9,000 pps Traditional ship/ Low season
  • R18,000 pps Premium ship/ High season
  • Main or Lower deck Cabins
  • Breakfast daily, 6 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Premium and Traditional ensuite ships
  • 20 to 30 people max

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

Bike and Cruise from Opatija is a guided cycling tour that 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 a doubt, the best way to explore Croatia is by bike.

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

Bike Cruise from Opatija Highlights: 

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

Bike Cruise from Opatija is offered on Premium and Traditional ship types. This cruise is also available exclusively for e-bikes as E-bike Cruise.

 

Overview

All cruises and tours are on request.

Availability is just a guideline. Fill in the inquiry form below if you would like us to check availability for you.

Bike hire is excluded. Bikes are available to hire at EUR 180 for E-bike, and EUR 130 for a Hybrid bike.

All packages exclude flights.

Please check the Dates and Prices for Scheduled departures.

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.

Itinerary

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 harbour between 11:00 till 12:00h. Departure at 13:00. Lunch on a 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Early morning breakfast and check out.

Premium Ships include

  • Buffet breakfasts,
  • Three-course lunches or dinner,
  • Captain’s dinner,
  • Professional English/German Bike guide onboard,
  • Daily cabin service,
  • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen,
  • Luggage handling,
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board,
  • Complimentary water,
  • Afternoon tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Traditional Ensuite Includes:
  • • Continental breakfasts,
  • • Three-course lunches or dinners,
  • • Bike guide,
  • • Complimentary water,
  • • Complimentary WIFI.

OBLIGATORY SUPPLEMENT:

  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 60.- per person/week
  • BIKE HANDLING FEE (to be paid on the spot) EUR 10.- per person/week

2023 RATES per PERSON SHARING per WEEK IN EURO/( bike hire extra)

Premium Ships:

Departure Lower Main deck Status
April 29 € 700 € 750 Available
May 0 6, 13 € 750 € 850 Available
May 20, 27 € 750 € 850 TBA
June 03, 10 € 900 € 1 000 TBA
August 26 € 900 € 1 000 TBA
Sept 02,09, 16 € 1 000 € 1 100 TBA
Sept 30 € 750 € 850 TBA
Oct 07, 14 € 750 € 850 Available

Traditional Ensuite ships:

Departure Lower Main deck Status
April 29 € 450 € 500 Available
May 0 6, 13 € 500 € 600 TBA
May 20, 27 € 500 € 600 TBA
June 03, 10 € 650 € 750 TBA
August 26 € 650 € 750 TBA
Sept 2, 9, 16 € 750 € 850 TBA
Sept 30 € 500 € 600 TBA
Oct 07, 14 € 500 € 600 Available

Bike rental extra EUR 120.- per week,

E-bike rental: EUR 180.- 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 seasons avoid 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.

Upon confirmation of reservation, a 200 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and the balance payment is to be paid 30 days before arrival.

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.

Premium Ships specifications:

Steel-hulled vessels with a traditional, yet modern look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. Premium vessels are 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

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 from Opatija