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Light Bike & Hike Croatia Cruise 2014


Enjoy the serenity of the Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands with their numerous trails and paths where nature and tradition along with astonishing views of the islands form a unique experience for all your senses. Cycle and hike/walk across the island where the ship waits to pick you up to take you onto the next island for you to explore on foot and by bike.


Day 1, Saturday
Arrival at Opatija harbour. On our journey to Krk island meet your fellow passengers and the crew and enjoy a swimstop in a bay or cove on route. Krk is the largest of the Kvarner islands with immense variety of villages, gentle green promenades, bare rocky wilderness, tiny isles and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Overnight in town of Krk.

Day 2, Sunday
Morning cycling  through Mediterranean scented vegetation to Punat and on to Vrbnik for lunch. The museum town is set high up on 50 meters of rock and is the home to the famous Žlahtina wines. Continue to Rab island, known as the “island of love”, where we spend the night in the harbourencircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the numerous streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Bike tour distance approx. 23km, highest point 190m.

Day 3, Monday
Hike tour to Kamenjak hill, peak Straža (409m) to enjoy the breathtaking view of the mainland and the Kvarner bay islands. Descend to the ship for lunch. Optional afternoon walk through Komrčar Forest Park. Captain's dinner party on board with overnight in Rab. Walking time approx.  4 hours, highest point 409m.

Day 4, Tuesday
Early morning coastal cycle to Barbat, Palit and back to Rab through Komrčar park. Lunch on board as we cruise towards Pag island, the fifth-largest island on the Croatian coast. Afternoon cycling from Tovarnele to Novalja, well known for its original Pag lace and world's famous Pag cheese. We highly recommend a break in a traditional tavern to taste the famous Pag cheese and wine.Overnight in Mandre.Bike tour cca 10 + 22 km, highest point 175m.

Day 5, Wednesday
Continue  to the island of Lošinj with lunch and swimstop on route. Hike from Mali Lošinj to the Sveti Ivan (237m) hill, and then in the direction of Veli Lošinj for a swim / coffee break. This picturesque setting in the densely forested surrounding hills with high and old stone houses and gardens make it an impressive site. After a break we head back to Mali Losinj for overnight. Walking time approx. 3,5 hours highest point approx. 237m.

Day 6, Thursday
Cycling  to small fishing village of Nerezine after which we continue to the old town of Osor situated between Mali Lošinj and Cres islands. Afternoon departure to town of Creswith lunch and swimstop. Evening at leisure to enjoy this charming town. Overnight in Cres. Bike tour distance approx. 24km, highest point 255m.

Day 7, Friday
Enjoy cycling around Cres town with an optional visit to St. Francis monastery with a sacral museum. Time at leisure at the numerous seaside cafes and shops in Cres. Lunch is served as we depart towards the mainland and stop at Lovran for a lovely walking tour on the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare. Enjoy the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village of Volosko. Bike tour distance approx. 16km, walking time approx. 2 hours (7,5km, highest point 25m).

Day 8, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast.