Croatia Kvarner Bay: boat & bike
Discovering the Kvarner Bay
Let yourself be enchanted by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the impressively beautiful islands of the Kvarner Bay. On board one of the three motor sailers, an always good-humored crew awaits you to vewdum. Discover by bike some of the most beautiful islands of the Adriatic and explore among others the islands of Krk, Rab and Cres with their secluded bays and historic town centers. With a jump into the pleasantly cooling water of the Croatian Adriatic and relaxing hours on deck, the everyday life can be forgotten wonderfully.
Your boat: MS Planka
Built in 1957 and completely restored in 2005, the 27m long MS Planka impresses with an air-conditioned salon and a sundeck with an area of 100m² with space for 10 deck chairs, as well as tables and benches on deck for about 14 people. On the lower deck there are 4 triple cabins with French bed and third bed above. The main deck is divided into the middle deck and the upper deck above. On the middle deck there are 3 double cabins with a bunk bed and on the upper deck there are 4 double cabins with a French bed. The windows (in the cabin door) in the cabins on the main and upper decks can be opened. The cabins on the lower deck are equipped with a porthole that can be opened.
Your boat: MS Kapetan Kuka
The 36m long MS Kapetan Kuka has an air-conditioned salon for 34 persons and a partly covered sundeck with a size of approx. 150 m² with sunbeds and seating, as well as tables and benches on the covered main deck for 15 - 20 persons. At the stern there is a bathing platform with showers. The ship was built in 1989 and reconstructed in 2016. On the lower deck there are 6 double cabins with bunk beds and 4 triple cabins with French bed and a third bed above. The main deck is divided into the middle deck and the upper deck above. On the middle deck there is 1 double cabin with bunk beds and 1 family cabin with bunk beds (2 double cabins with shared shower / WC) and on the upper deck 2 double cabins with bunk beds. The portholes in the cabins on the main and upper deck can be opened. The portholes in the cabins on the lower deck cannot be opened.
Your boat: MS Kažimir
The motor sailer Kažimir, built in 1946, was completely renovated in 1999/2000, during which all superstructures were removed and the hull was completely hollowed out. Thus, space and comfort were created, so that the passengers can feel completely at home. Between 2016 and 2019, the ship underwent another renovation, keeping it up to date. The 39m long MS Kažimir has a 150 m² sun deck with deck chairs and tables with benches on deck. There is room for 38 people in the air-conditioned salon. The cabins are located exclusively on the main deck. The main deck is divided into the middle deck and the upper deck above. On the middle deck there are 6 triple cabins with French bed and extra bed above and 2 double cabins with French bed and on the upper deck 4 double cabins with French bed and 3 double cabins with bunk bed. The windows of the cabins on the main and upper deck can be opened.
1. day Arrival Rijeka + boat trip to Krk + bike tour on Krk 20 km
Arrival to Rijeka is on your own and embarkation takes place between 11:00 and 12:00 in the port of Rijeka. There will be a welcome by the tour guide with welcome drink and snack. In the afternoon the ship will take you to Njivice on the island of Krk, where you will start your first cycling tour. From Njivice you will start a round trip to Krk, the main town of the island.
2. day bike tour Island Krk 40 km
After breakfast, today begins with a bike ride inland to Čižići and further to the old town of Vrbnik, situated on a rock high above the coast. The climb is rewarded with a great view! After the lunch break, you will continue cycling towards Krk. There your ship is already waiting in the harbor.
3. day Island Krk - Island Rab (by boat) + bike tour island Rab 40 km
Today begins with a boat ride to Lopar in the north of the island of Rab. Here begins the bike tour via Supetarska Draga and Kampor to Rab with its four bell towers. After lunch on board you will visit the Kalifront forest park. In the evening you can join a guided tour of Rab and have dinner in a restaurant in town.
4. day Island Rab - Island Pag (by boat) + bike tour island Pag 35 km
Today your boat will take you to the town located on the northern tip of the island of Pag, an island full of contrasts: Sometimes barren landscapes, sometimes lush green meadows where sheep roam. In the morning you will take an exciting bike ride to Novalja and in the afternoon you will cycle via Kolan to Mandre, where the ship is already waiting for you.
5. day Island Pag - Island Lošinj (by boat) + bike tour island Lošinj 20 km
During the four-hour crossing to Mali Lošinj on the island of Lošinj, enjoy the sun and the passing landscapes in the air-conditioned salon or even on the sun deck. Today's bike tour leads through extensive pine forests around Čikat Bay and through Sunčana Uvala (Sun Bay) to Veli Lošinj. Back to Mali Lošinj and its beautiful harbor, where you will spend the night, it is only a few more kilometers. End the day with a walk through the alleys of the port town and the wide promenade.
6. day Mali Lošinj - Island of Cres 55 km + Martišćica - Cres (by boat)
Today you will get to know two islands at once - thanks to the lift bridge you can cycle from Lošinj to Osor on the island of Cres, here a beautiful cycling tour through Belej and Stivan to the bay of Martinšćica awaits you. From there the boat will take you to Cres town, the island capital of the same name.
7. day Bike tour Cres Island 20 km + Cres Island - Rijeka (by boat)
On your last day on the bike, you will ride from Cres town to a viewpoint near the village of Predošćica. Let your eyes wander once again over the unique landscapes before you cycle back to the ship and sail to the starting point Rijeka. On the way you can take another plunge into the beautiful Adriatic Sea and reflect on your vacation and the hours spent on the bike, the boat and the fascinating landscape.
8. day Departure Rijeka
Today your Rad&Schiff journey through the Kvarner Bay ends after breakfast. Let the kitchen crew spoil you one last time before the departure until 9:00 am. Afterwards you start your individual journey home or transfer to the airport.
Depature on Saturdays
29.04. / 13.05. / 20.05. / 10.06. / 17.06. / 24.06. / 01.07. / 02.09. / 09.09. / 16.09. / 23.09. / 30.09. / 07.10. / 14.10.2023
minimum number of participants: 14 persons
MS KAPETAN KUKA:
Departure on Saturdays
13.05. / 20.05. / 27.05. / 10.06. / 01.07. / 08.07. / 26.08. / 09.09. / 23.09.2023
minimum number of participants: 19 persons
Departures on Saturdays
20.05. / 23.09. / 30.09. / 07.10. / 14.10. / 21.10.2023
minimum number of participants: 22 persons
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
22.04. – 06.05.2023
07.10. – 21.10.2023
13.05. – 20.05.2023
03.06. – 24.06.2023
01.07. – 09.09.2023
bookable additional services
- 7 nights on board in double cabins with shower / WC
- 7 x half board (depending on the daily program lunch or dinner)
- rental helmet (if you rent a bike), please indicate your head circumference when booking
- captain's dinner
- Bed linen and towels are provided (you have to bring your own bath towels)
- Guided bike tours according to the program
- Guided city tour in Rab
- Travel documents and maps on board
- 7-days service hotline
Things to know about the trip Kvarner Bay: Bike & boat
Below you will find specific information about the trip Kvarner Bay: Bike & boat. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by plane
To the trip in the Kvarner Bay you can fly to Rijeka airport, which is located on the island of Krk, like the port of embarkation Omisalj. Flight offers can be researched and booked for example at www.opodo.com or www.swoodoo.com or www.eurowings.com or www.tuifly.com. If you do not get flight connections to Rijeka, you can also fly to Zagreb airport. We are happy to provide a transfer from the airport to the ship on embarkation day and a return transfer from the ship to the airport on disembarkation day. We can inform you about the prices for this at the beginning of the year 2023, then the transfer can be booked with pleasure.
When booking your flight, please note that the ship usually departs Rijeka between 11am and 12:00am. It may therefore be advisable to arrive one day earlier in Rijeka in order to embark relaxed on the following day.
Arrival by car
From Frankfurt via Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Koper to Pula and further to Rijeka. For the entry into Croatia you need your driver's license, the vehicle registration document and the green insurance card for the vehicle. In Rijeka we will gladly organize a guarded long-term parking lot for you after prior reservation. The parking costs about 70,00 Euro per week and has to be booked and paid together with the tour.
Arrival by train
There is a good connection with the night train from Munich to Rijeka. This arrives in Rijeka around 09:00. Ask us also for the route from the train station to the ship and back for a transfer, the transfer price is also only fixed from the beginning of 2023 and on request.
Available rental bikes
There are 21-speed trekking bikes available as men's and women's bikes and electric bikes. The bikes are each equipped with a luggage bag and a water bottle holder. You will also receive a bicycle helmet - please indicate your head circumference when booking.
The cycling stages require participants to have a certain basic level of fitness, which is usually acquired as a regular cyclist. The routes go up between 340 and 740 meters. The daily stages of 20 - 55 km lead through hilly and mountainous terrain and are cycled without time constraints. Steeper or longer climbs are also to be mastered, but pushing is allowed. The tour guides will inform you in time.
The roads are mostly asphalted and not very busy outside the vacation season. Decide for yourself each day whether you want to cycle individually according to maps or join one of the two tour guides.
Instead of a bike tour, you can also take a half or full day of swimming on the ship. On the bike tours, helmets are compulsory for children under 18 years of age. For safety reasons, we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
Due to the demanding stages, we do not recommend this trip for children.
Up to the age of 14 years and in case of accommodation in a triple cabin with 2 full-paying guests, we grant a child discount of 50%.
3-bed cabin MS Planka
sun deck MS Kapetan Kuka
Salon MS Kapetan Kuka
twin cabin MS Kapetan Kuka
Salon MS Kažimir
double cabin MS Kažimir
For ship voyages, changes due to weather, water level or technical conditions are possible and remain reserved. Separate cancellation conditions apply to this trip.
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
Drinks on board and tips for tour guide and crew are not included, also tourist tax and local taxes in the amount of approx. 35 Euro are to be paid locally, payable to the captain (children up to and including 11 years: 17 Euro).
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Located at the northern end of the famous Kvarner Bay, the city of Rijeka is the perfect starting point for your bike&ship trip through the Kvarner Bay. Besides a pretty old town with historical sights, Rijeka has a medieval fortress and several beautiful promenades by the sea to offer. The city's lively pedestrian zone is called Korzo. During the day you can stroll through stores and boutiques, and in the evening the Korzo turns into the longest stage in the port city, where artists, musicians and performers provide atmospheric entertainment. Above the city on a hill towers a former fortress, the castle Trsat. Once it was an important fortification for defense purposes. A well-preserved courtyard with a fountain is a popular venue for open-air theater and concert performances in the summer. The Molo Longo, more than 1,707 meters long, is the breakwater of the harbor basin. The promenade along the harbor basin is a popular promenade.
Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic Sea. It is also called Insula Aurea, that is the Golden Island. Krk is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters, but also for its karst landscapes and lush forests. The wine region of Krk is known for the white wine variety Zlahtina, traditionally grown in the municipality of Vrbnik.
The island of Rab is one of the best known and most popular destinations for Germans and Austrians, offering amazing scenic diversity, beautiful beaches, cultural monuments from the pre-Roman period and much more.
The island of Pag is probably the most contrasting island in Croatia. Nowhere else in Croatia do scenic extremes meet so harshly. It is a place that polarizes people. It can be seen as the Croatian answer to Lanzarote. Approaching the island from the mainland, one is inevitably reminded of a lunar landscape. Hardly a shrub can be seen. Nothing but bare, sand-colored rocks. However, once you have entered the island and crossed the first mountain, you will see many smaller and larger towns, meadows, reed beds, fields and olive groves. The town of Pag mainly known for its sheep cheese, paski sir and lace sewing.
On the island you can find subtropical vegetation with palm trees, pine trees, agaves, oleander, citrus trees, sage and lavender. With over 2500 hours of sunshine a year, which corresponds to about 300 cloudless or cloudless days, Losinj is one of the sunniest places in Europe.
Island and town of Cres
The picturesque island of Cres in the Kvarner Bay with its natural rocky bays, inviting pebble beaches and charming fishing villages is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Croatia. Together with the neighboring island of Krk, Cres is the largest island in the Adriatic. The northern part of the island is covered with steep and high cliffs as well as dense oak forests and natural habitat of the protected bird species, griffon vultures. Due to these features, this destination is an ideal destination for adventure, research and sports vacations. The southern part knows how to delight with diverse beaches, bays and Mediterranean vegetation. The eponymous town of Cres is nestled in a protected bay in the northern part of the island and offers a historic town center, as well as a beautiful coastline, culinary and cultural.