Island hopping in Croatia - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Rijeka
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 215 km / 134 mi
  • Distance per day:
    18 - 45 km / 11 - 28 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    most stages are hilly
  • Profile:
    partly asphalted cycle paths, sometimes quiet roads, occasionally dirt roads

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
Your holiday includes half board. You will get a hearty breakfast and a 3-course meal for lunch or dinner, always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Island hopping in Croatia

The Kvarner Gulf with MS Kapetan Kuka from EUR 579

The Tour

Island hopping in Croatia

Bright sunshine, deep-blue water and excellent food - that is what you can expect at Croatia's Mediterranean coast. There are countless enchanting and well-known islands in the Kvarner Gulf between Istria and Dalmatia, all of which have their own unique charm: Rab, Krk, Pag, Cres and many others. On this cycle tour "Island hopping in Croatia" at the Kvarner Gulf on Kapetan Kuka you will cycle from island to island - bringing you close to the locals and the beautiful countryside. Due to the local terrain, the stages are not always flat. However, as the individual stages are quite short, cyclists at any level can enjoy the tour. There is also the option to stay on board of the motor sailing boat MS Kapetan Kuka.

Island hopping in Croatia
 

Day 1 Arrival Rijeka, boat crossing to Krk, cycle tour approx. 37 km/23 mi
Embarkation untill 1 pm, then boat crossing to Malinska and cycle tour to the island capital.

Day 2 Cycle tour to Krk, approx. 33 km/20 mi
Today you will explore the Macchia, Chestnut forests and vineyards, as well as the beautiful small town Vrbnik.

Day 3 Boat crossing Rab and cycle tour, 19-22 km/12-14 mi
In Lopar you will start your cycle tour across the Island of Rab to the eponymous island capital. Forests and sparse karst topography characterise the landscape.

Day 4 Boat crossing to Pag and cycle tour, 34 km/21 mi
Your cycle tour will lead through olive groves and sheep meadows. Overnight stay in Mandre.

Day 5 Boat crossing to Lošinj and cycle tour, 18 km/11 mi
Boat crossing to Lošinj, then cycle tour along beautiful bays, perfect for a refreshing swim. Veli and Mali Losinj are particularly worth seeing.

Day 6 Cycle tour to Cres, approx. 45 km/28 mi
You will reach the island of Cres across the lift bridge and then cycle further to Martinisca bay, which is ideal for a refreshing swim. The Planka will then take you to the town of Cres.

Day 7 Cycle tour on Cres, boat crossing Rijeka, 29 km/19 mi
Round trip to Predoscia, which stunning panoramic views, beautiful bathing spots and then boat crossing to Rijeka.

Day 8 Disembarking and departure
Unfortunately after breakfast your cycling holidays "Island hopping in Croatia" at the Kvarner Gulf on MS Kapetan Kuka will already come to an end.

 
 
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Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Kapetan Kuka.

Included in "Island hopping in Croatia":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • 7 x half board
  • 2 towels per person (bath towels not included)
  • welcome snack
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • guided cycle tours, english-speaking
  • guided tour in Rab
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • maps on board
  • optional rental bike and helmet
    (please supply your head measurement when booking)

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins with ensuite WC and shower
    2 outside cabins upper deck, bunk beds
    1 outside cabin main deck, bunk bed
    1 family cabin (2 linked double cabins), bunk beds
    6 outside cabins lower deck, bunk beds
    4 3-bed cabins on lower deck, double bed and bunk bed above
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed gearboxes. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    30.04. + 07.05.
    10.09. + 24.09. + 08.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 19. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 30 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • lower deck:
  • 579 EUR 30.04. + 07.05. + 08.10.
  • 799 EUR 24.09.
  • 849 EUR 18.06.
  • 899 EUR 27.08. + 10.09.
  • main deck/upper deck:
  • 669 EUR 30.04. + 07.05. + 08.10.
  • 889 EUR 24.09.
  • 939 EUR 18.06.
  • 989 EUR 27.08. + 10.09.
  • 50 % surcharge for single use of a cabin
    1 cabin per date for single occupancy without surcharge
  • 3-bed cabin lowerdeck, child until 13,9 years:
    1 adults, 2 kid: child reduction 30 %
    2 adult, 1 kids: child reduction 50 %
  • reduction, child until 13,9 years:
    1 adult, 1 kid: child reduction 30 %
    2 adults, 2 kids familiy cabin: child reduction 50 %
  •   70 EUR rental bike
  • 170 EUR e-bike
  •   50 EUR parking spot in Rijeka
      payable on site in Kuna

Additional costs:

  • taxes and harbour fees, 28 EUR/person
  • taxes and harbour fees, 14 EUR/child untill 11 years

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to "Island hopping in Croatia":

  • Parking in Rijeka:
    Arrival at harbour from 9 am, admission to enclosed car park, embarkation until approx. 12 am. Followed by a welcome drink and snack on board, then boat crossing to Krk.

  • Arrival by train:
    From Munich approx. 8 hours; Rijeka train station, approx. 1,5 km to the harbour

  • Arrival by plane:
    Rijeka Airport, from there take the bus to Rijeka bus terminal; duration approx. 0,5 hours
    www.buscroatia.com is a helpful on-line resource

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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