Croatian Biking Cruise
Cruising Croatian islands with the bikes and kayak enables you to visit all of the interesting villages and lagoons. These are the Top tours everyone’s talking about !
There are no long lines to get off the ship, no tender boats to take you to the ports, you simply walk out as soon as the ship pulls to the dock. Really simple, great, fun &; affordable.
During the cruise we will glide into small, secluded harbors not yet on the radar screen.You will explore Croatia while cruising on a Gulet, swimming and snorkeling, or you can just relax on our sundeck with your favorite drink
Our Ship is a traditional wooden Gulet designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable.
Gulet has three crew members – captain, cook and a sailor. This crewed sailing Gulet, accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins,and it is ideal for sailing vacations and holidays around Croatia. We start this cruise at the city of Rijeka
Day 1. Rijeka
Rijeka, the biggest Croatian port, is located at a point where the sea has made its deepest incision into the European continent. Harbour, shipping, shipbuilding and tourism activities are the most significant. Rijeka began to evolve during the 13th century, fortification Tarsatica, however, the most significant development was from 1728 onwards, when the Caroline road and railway link was completed. Rijeka has become one of the leading harbours on the Mediterranean sea. 1920 – 1924 Rijeka was made a free state by the Treaty of Rapallo between Italy and the Yugoslav kingdom. On Trsat burg there are the churches of St. George, Our Lady of Trsat and the Franciscan monastery.
Day 2 island of Krk- biketour31 km
Biking across the island Length 34,4 km, Altitude differential: 190 m, Highest point : 190 m ,Accessibility by bicycle: Total, Difficulty: Easy Krk is the most populous Adriatic island. Krk has historically been a center of Croatian culture. Various literatures in Glagolitic alphabet was created and in part preserved on Krk (notably the Baška tablet, one of the oldest preserved texts in Croatian). A monastery lies on the small island of Košljun in a bay off the coast of Krk. Krk belonged to the Republic of Venice during much of the Middle Ages until its dissolution, when its destinies followed those of Dalmatia.
Day 3 island of Rab -biketour 15 km
Biking across the island Length 29 km, Altitude differential: 100 m, Highest point : 100 m ,Accessibility by bicycle: Total, Difficulty: Easy Rab is an island in Croatia and a town of the same name located just off the northern Croatian coast. The northeastern side of the island is mostly barren, karst, while the southwestern side is covered by one of the last oak forests of the Mediterranean. The island of Rab is rich in cultural heritage and cultural-historical monuments that make it a popular vacation destination. Rab is also known as a pioneer of naturism after the visit of King Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson.The island is nowadays very popular with tourists and families for its beautiful nature, beaches, heritage and many events, particularly the Rab arbalest tournament and the Rab Medieval festival – Rapska Fjera
Day 4 Island of Pag- biketour 20 km
Biking across the island Length 20 km, Altitude differential: 140 m, Highest point : 140 m ,Accessibility by bicycle: Total, Difficulty: Easy Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline. There are two towns on the island, Pag and Novalja, as well as many smaller villages and tourist places.. The southwestern coast of the island is low (including the Pag Bay with the large Caska Cove), and the northwestern is steep and high (including Stara Novalja Bay). Most of the island is rocky; smaller areas are covered with Mediterranean shrubs. The southeast of the island contains karst lakes Velo Blato and Malo Blato. The island’s highest peak, at 348 metres (1,142 feet), is Sveti Vid (St. Vitus).Grapes (the authentic žutica), vegetables and fruit are grown in the valleys and fields. The northern area of the Lun peninsula is mostly under olive groves.
Day 5 island of M. Losinj –kayaking
Kayaking tour .We will explore the hidden bays of the island of Mali Losinj, discover the fascinating submarine world, and enjoy the best parts of this island. Mali Lošinj (Italian: Lussinpiccolo, Venetian: Lusinpiccolo) is a town on the island of Lošinj, . The favorable climatic conditions, the construction of hotels and resorts, foresting and maintenance of beaches have led to an intensive development of tourism. The village is located in the most protected part of the Losinj bay. The town lies mostly on the eastern, sunny side of the island. In 1987 a team of the Research Institute Tethys started a long research of biology, ecology and social structure of the community of bottlenose dolphins that colonize the sea around the islands of Cres and Losinj. Today these dolphins are one of the best-explored groups in the whole Mediterranean. The size of the community is estimated at 180 individuals. Most of the individuals can be identified by photographs thanks to natural marks such as cuts and scars on their back fin, the part which is always to be seen when they come out to the surface to breath the air.
Day 6 Island of Cres -kayaking
Cayaking in the company of bottle nose dolphins that colonize the sea around the islands of Cres . Today these dolphins are one of the best-explored groups in the whole Mediterranean. Cres and the neighbouring island of Lošinj once used to be one island, but were divided by a channel and connected with a bridge at the town of Osor. Cres is a hilly island, 66 km long and ranging in width from 2 to 12 km. The island’s coastline , 248 km long, is indented; its western and southern part have a plenty of bays and pebbly beaches while the northern and eastern part are characterized with steep and rough rocks. The fresh water lake of Vrana deserves attention as an unusual natural phenomenon. It is one of the deepest fresh water lakes in Eastern Europe, going down 76 meters at its deepest point (below sea-level!). Its fresh water supplies drinking water for the population of both Cres and Lošinj islands. Therefore it is very highly guarded and illegal to swim and fish in.
Day 7 Island of Cres -biketour 26 km
Biking across the island Length 50,5 km, Altitude differential: 380 m, Highest point : 380 m ,Accessibility by bicycle: Total, Difficulty: Moderate After breakfast we will be cruising back to Rijeka where you will say goodbye to the crew and we hope to see you again aboard Adriatic Sailing Holiday.