Opatija – KRK – Rab – Pag – Ilovik – Losinj – Cres – Opatija
Croatia activity holidays are a popular option for fitness fans who also enjoy a spot of history and culture. This 7 night Croatia island hopping cycling cruise offers a diverse range of physical challenges, to improve your fitness levels and cycling expertise, along with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful islands and crystal clear Adriatic Sea.
On this cruise you will be staying aboard an A class ship which is classed as 3 star. This is a traditional wooden ship with each of the cabins having their own en-suite shower and WC. The cabins predominantly have bunk beds.
- This island hopping Croatia activity holiday includes return flights from London, regional departures available
- Return airport transfers
- 7 nights cruise in a cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Half board with continental breakfast, 3 course lunch and bottle of water each day
- Includes the hiring of bicycles
What’s not Included
- There is a local port tax of 20 Euro’s per person, per week which is compulsory
- Price is based on 2 people sharing. 50% supplement for single use.
Departure Dates 2016
- April 16th, 23rd, 30th
- May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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Day 1: Arrival in Opatija – Island Krk
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1 (16 km)
A healthy lunch is served on board before departure to the beautiful island of Krk. The largest of the Kvarner islands, Krk is the perfect location to enjoy a comfortable and easy bike ride. You will cycle from the town of Krk to the charming picturesque village or Punat, and return back to Krk. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Island Krk
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4 (36 km)
After breakfast you will begin your ride through the lush scented Mediterranean vegetation and fig tree lined fields to the village of Dobrinj. As you leave Dobrinj you will pass through the vineyard valley in order to reach the north east part of the island. The quaint town of Vrbnik is situated here. The town is renowned for producing the famous golden Zlahtina wines. Take a strolling through some of the quirkiest and narrowest streets in the world, and enjoy a sip of the delicious local wine. We then continue the bike ride to the natural port of Punat. Dinner is served on board. Overnight in Punat.
Day 3: Island Rab
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2 (21 km)
Whilst you are enjoying a healthy breakfast the ship cruises towards Lopar, situated on the island of Rab. Here the cycle path will lead us to a beautiful sandy beach bay. We continue by riding through the mainland, passing Supetarska Draga, and heading in the direction of the ancient walled city of Rab. Lunch is served on board, in the harbour. In the afternoon you are free to explore the old town or to cycle in the stunning nature reserve of ‘Dundo’ forest, situated on the Kalifront peninsula, before heading back to Rab. Overnight in the port of Rab.
Day 4: Pag
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3 (35 km)
After a short crossing to the island of Pag we begin a cycle tour along the beautiful scenic landscape of this charming island. The first stop is the village of Lun. The village is famous for its thousand year old olive tree and protective ancient stone walls. When we reach Novalja you can return to the ship, or move on further with the cycle group. A rest break in a typical konoba tavern, and Pag cheese tasting, is highly recommended. Once we arrive at the idyllic village of Mandre we return to the ship and continue the cruise to the island of Ilovik. Dinner is served on board. Overnight in Ilovik.
Day 5: Ilovik Island and Lošinj
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2 (21 km)
After breakfast our Croatia activity cruise heads towards the island of Lošinj. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this small town and explore the local attractions. Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon we cycle to the fisherman’s village of Veli Lošinj to visit one of the many pine tree surrounded bays on the Čikat peninsula. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Day 6: Island of Lošinj and Cres
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2 (20 km) or DIFICULTY LEVEL 4 (45 km)
A healthy breakfast is followed by a cycle ride through the lush pine and laurel trees, towards the picturesque village of Osor. You have the opportunity to return to the ship for a relaxing afternoon or to accept a more strenuous cycling tour challenge. The tour visits the quaint traditional fishing village of Martinšćica. From this location the cruise continues towards the historic town of Cres for dinner. Overnight in Cres.
Day 7: Istria & Opatija
DIFICULTY LEVEL 2 (20 km) or DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4 (30 km)
The final day of the Croatia island hopping activity cruise experience begins after breakfast, as we depart for Mošćenička Draga on the Opatija Riviera. On arrival you can cycle along the coastal road and enjoy the spectacular oceanic views of the magnificent islands and the town of Brseč, which is situated above sea level on a rock. After a break you can take the same coastal road and cycle back to the ship, or select the more difficult challenge to the hill of St Jelena and back to Mošćenička Draga. Lunch is served on board, as we cruise to Opatija. You have a free evening to admire the historical and cultural splendour of this enchanting city. Take a walk through the beautiful parks or along the 12 km long seafront promenade. Overnight in Opatija.
Day 8: Disembarkation in Opatija. Early morning breakfast and check out.