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Walk & Hike Opatija 2014 - Island Hopping Kvarner Bay


Enjoy the serenity of the Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands with their numerous trails where nature and tradition along with astonishing views of the islands form a unique experience for all your senses.Walk and/or hike  across the island where the ship waits to pick you up to take you onto the next island for you to explore on foot!
Arrival at Opatija harbor to meet your crew. Lunch on board is followed by sightseeing of Opatija and a walk along along the famous Franz Josef promenade - Lungo Mare. Evening at leisure to enjoy in the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or in the fishermen's village of Volosko.
After breakfast walk along the seaside promenade to Lovran from where our ship picks us up to take us to the island of love – Rab. Lunch and swim break on route. Overnight in the charming town of Rab well known by its four towers and astonishing architecture.
Walking time approx. 3 hours
After breakfast we hike up to Straza (409m) to enjoy the breathtaking view of the mainland and the islands of Kvarner bay. Descend to the ship for lunch and cruise towards the magical island of Mali Losinj with possible stop for a swim in a protected bay. Evening at leisure with overnight in the largest town of all the Kvarner bay islands, Mali Losinj. 
Hiking time approx. 5 hours
After breakfast we walk from Mali Losinj to the Sveti Ivan (234m) hill, and then in the direction of Veli Losinj for a swim / coffee break. This picturesque setting in the densely forested surrounding hills with its high old stone houses and gardens make it an impressive site. After a break we head back to Mali Losinj for another overnight.
Hiking time approx. 4 hours
Morning cruise to the old town of Osor, situated  between the islands of Mali Losinj and Cres. Hiking route from Osor takes us uphill to the mountain cabin Osorcica (approx. 308m), where lunch is served. A glorious view stretches from Osorscica over Nerezine and Losinj, the open sea and the surrounding islands: Cres, Susak, Sarkane and Unije lay in the palm of your hand. Return to the ship and continue to Martinscica bay on Cres island for dinner and  overnight.
Hiking time approx. 5 hours
After breakfast the cruise on longest and possibly most beautiful and colorful hiking tour. At first we climb up 280m to the village of Vidovici, then continue walking along drywalls alongside sheep towards a Pine forest to reach its peak Helm (482m). The route then continues to Lubenice village. After lunch – we continue to Valun a small port where the ship takes us to Cres for dinner and sleepover.
Hiking time approx. 7 hours
Early morning cruise to Opatija from where we have a transfer to the top of Ucka mountain. The luscious plant carpet distinguishes the Natural preserve massif from the rest of the mountains along the coast –line. The forests of Ucka offer a pleasant freshness in the summer time, and the peak offers a unique view. Lunch break on the peak itself, followed by a descend to Opatija – the pearl of Adriatic. Sleepover Opatija.
Hiking time approx. 6 hours.
Disembarkment around 9 am, after breakfast.