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Bike Cruise - Island hopping Kvarner Bay

ROUTE: OPATIJA-KRK-RAB-PAG-MOLAT-LOŠINJ-CRES-OPATIJA

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Opatija - Island Krk  
Bike Course: Krk town– Punat - Krk  town (16 km)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
Ship: Opatija – Krk
Arrival in Opatija. Parking possibilities for those arriving by car. Lunch is served before departure for the two-hour journey to the island of Krk, the largest of the Kvarner islands where we will have an easy start ride from the town of Krk to village Punat and back to the town of Krk. Overnight on board.
 
Day 2: Island Krk  
Bike Course: City of Krk - Dobrinj - Vrbnik - Punat or Krk town (approx. 36 km) 
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Ship: Krk
Today you will cyclethrough Mediterranean scented vegetation, fields of chestnuts and fig trees to the village of Dobrinj. After Dobrinj you will pass through the wineyards valley to reach the north east part of the island and the unique town of Vrbnik, built on 50 meters high rock and a home to the golden Žlahtina wines. After strolling through some of the narrowest streets in the world and sipping wine, we continue to the natural port of Punat where we spend the night on the ship and have our dinner. Other option would be overnight in town of Krk.
 
Day 3: Island of Rab  
Bike Course: Lopar - Barbat - Rab (about 22 km) & Rab - Peninsula Kalifront - Rab (approximately 21 km) 
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Ship: Krk Island - Lopar – Rab
Duringbreakfast the shipcruises to Lopar on the island of Rab from where our biking path will lead us to a sandy beach bay that is very unusual for Kvarner islands. After that we 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. Around noon our ship will be in the harbour and after lunch one will have opportunity to enjoy the old town atmosphere or to cycle more to the nature reserve of 'Dundo' forest on the peninsula Kalifront and back to Rab. Overnight in the port of Rab.
 
Day 4: Pag  
Bike Course: Tovarnele - Novalja (22 km) or continue to Mandre 
(about 37 km in total) 
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Ship: Rab - Tovarnele - Novalja - Mandre – Molat
After a short crossing to the island of Pag we start a tour along the beautiful landscape of this island. First stop is village of Lun with thousand years old olive tree and many stone walls that were built by the residents as a protection against the wind. Be careful when driving on this island due to many sheep on the road. In Novalja you have the opportunity to go back to ship, or to move on further with the group. We highly recommend a break in a traditional „konoba“ tavern to taste the famous Pag cheese. In the idyllic village of Mandre we return to the ship and cruise to the island Molat. Dinner and overnight in Molat.
 
Day 5: Molat Island and Lošinj 
Bike Course: Molat - Zapuntel (9 km) & M.Lošinj- Čikat V.Losinj-M.Lošinj (approx. 20 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
Ship: Molat - Mali Lošinj
Molat is the smallest island of this trip and therefore the most romantic. The village of Molat has only a bakery, a shop and 2 or 3 bars. The journey goes through the inland part of the island to the village of Zapuntel where the ship will wait. On the route you will see many wonderful bays and beaches. Lunch is on boardafter which we continue to the island of Lošinj to cycle to the fishermen's village of Veli Lošinj and visit one of the many bays surrounded by pine trees onČikat peninsula. Overnight in Mali Lošinj, with numerous cafes and many colourfully painted house fronts.
 
Day 6: Island of Lošinj and Cres  
Bike Course: M. Losinj - Osor (24 km, DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2) or continue to Martinščica (about 45 km in total, DIFICULTY LEVEL 4)
Ship: Mali Lošinj - Osor - Martinščica – Cres
After breakfast we cycle through the pine and laurel trees towards Cres island withour first stop in the artistic village of Osor, where you have opportunity to return to your ship and have a relaxing afternoon or take a more strenuous cycling  towards the fishing village Martinscica. Here the ship continues towards the historic town of Cres fordinner and overnight.
 
Day 7: Istria & Opatija  
Bike Course: MošćeničkaDraga - Brseč - MošćeničkaDraga (20 km, DIFICULTY LEVEL 2) or  over the mountain St Jelena (approx. 30 km, DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4)
Ship: Cres - Mošćenička Draga – Opatija
During breakfast the ship takes off 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 town of Brseč, situated above the sea on a rock. After the break you can decide whether to take the same coastal road again cyclingback to the ship or select a more difficult version to cycle together with your guide to St Jelena hill and back to Mošćenička Draga. Lunch on the ship and continue to Opatija, where you have a free evening to admire this enchanting city, walk through the parks or along the 12 km long sea promenade. Overnight in Opatija..
 
Day 8: Disembarkation Opatija
Early morning breakfast and check out.