CENTRAL ADRIATIC TOUR
The route spans across 7 different islands and over 110 miles of spectacular Mediterranean bicycle tracks. The cruise is held on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis.
Day 1: Saturday/ ZADAR – KUKLJICA, ISLAND OF UGLJAN
The check-in starts at 12 PM and lasts until 5 PM and afterward, you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet the other guests and crew with the traditional welcoming drink. Once on board, you can become acquainted with the crew and fellow passengers. There is the opportunity to explore the blossoming old city of Zadar.
This historical city was conquered at some point in time by almost all historical Mediterranean cultures, which has reflected in its architectural properties. In the afternoon or evening (when all the passengers have arrived) the gulet will set for the island of Ugljan. In the village Kukljica, we will moor and spend the night in the port or possibly at anchor if the weather permits it.
Day 2: Sunday/ ISLAND OF UGLJAN (30 km)
In Kukljica our cycling trip will take us towards Muline, leading mostly along remote paths with breathtaking views. In the distance, the island of Pasman is visible with its bridge over the Strait of Zdrelac.
The trip will take us along the Gospa Snjezna, which is the chapel of the Lady of the Snows. Also, in the south-west the Island of Dugi Otok interferes the horizon, the north parts of this Island contain some very deep caves man-dug into the mountainside. Accessible from the sea the caves were created to hide submarines and other naval warfare ships during the cold war.
Day 3: Monday/ ISLAND OF MOLAT-ISLAND OF IST (20 km)
Our destination is Molat, where you will enjoy a lengthy bike loop, exploring this island covered with maquis and pine forests. Molat has one of the most beautiful bays of Croatia and is far removed from usual tourism.
Our travel desert for the day is island of Ist. Island of Ist is an island particular for not possibility cars or even bike rides, which makes its nature perfectly preserved and is something that you absolutely have to experience. Since we’re leaving our bikes aboard this time, a hiking itinerary is planned. We will spend the night on this beautiful island of Ist.
Day 4: Tuesday/ ISLAND OF IST – ISLAND OF LOŠINJ – (25 km)
From Island of Ist, the boat sets off for the island of Lošinj, where the cycling begins. Our first destination of the day is the ancient village of Veli Lošinj. From there, our route continues alongside the sea, through camps and island pine woods, to the city of Mali Lošinj.
The town is located on the sunny eastern side of the island and is one of the landmark locations in the Northern Adriatic region, extremely popular with tourists visiting all around the world. The 25km exploration of Lošinj ends as we cycle back to Veli Lošinj and relax until tomorrow.
Day 5: Wednesday/ ISLAND OF LOŠINJ– ISLAND OF RAB (22 mi. – 36 km)
This morning, the boat departs from Veli Losinj and heads to city of Rab wich is located on the Island of Rab (approximately 3 hours of sailing). The route includes the villages Supetarska Draga, Kampor, Barbat, and Pudarica and then back to Rab.
Rab is a captivating, ancient Mediterranean town with the most breathtaking beautiful places in the entire Adriatic, with its numerous Gothic and renaissance palaces and churches all build on top and over each other. Overnight will be spend in the harbor.
Day 6: Thursday/ ISLAND OF PAG (35 km)
In the morning the boat departs from island of Rab and heads to the island of Pag to the place of Lun.
Discover the island of Pag, which is famous for its many attractions, is best known for its autochthonous sheep cheese, which was awarded several times in 2017 as the best sheep cheese in the world.
From place of Lun we bicycle to place of Mandre, this track includes a ride through a beautiful 1000 year old olive garden. We’ll also be passing through lavender elds and horizons you can’t possibly imagine. Our track ends at a small village called Mandre, where we’ll be boarding our ship and heading to Island of Vir.
Day 7: Friday/ ISLAND OF VIR – ZADAR (40 km)
From island of Vir we cycle across the bridge to the old town of Nin and a small place of Diklo, about 40km along the coast to Zadar. Zadar alone has about 20km of various cycling roads, offering a variety of landscapes and roads, ideal for casual cyclists and mountain bikers alike. Friday’s route is an excellent display of Zadar’s rich bicycle culture identity, showing why exactly is the Zadar region one of the heavily visited tourist destinations of the Mediterranean.
Friday’s route is the pinnacle of the bike and boat experience and a finishing touch to your biking holiday. Our boat is located in the port of Zadar and after dinner, everyone who feels tempted can enjoy the lively nightlife of this Mediterranean seaside town.
Day 8: Saturday/ ZADAR
Our last breakfast together will be served on board, after which we have to say goodbye to this fabulous ship, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you`ll get in these 7 days.
Check out is until 9am.
THE DIFFICULTY OF THE BIKE PATHS
It’s hard to determine the difficulty of the bike paths we’ll be crossing through this cruise, due to the variety of landscapes, sometimes unpredictable weather conditions and the overall shape of the group.
We’ll do our best to explain how demanding are the cycling tours on this cruise. Our daily routes are about 25-50 kilometres long, with path slopes that vary from 250-600 metres. Some of the cycling roads we’ll be passing through are steep and challenging.
This Bike and Boat cruise is ideal people who are recreational cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts.
During this cruise, we’ll have plenty of time to conquer each track as we discover the best bicycle paths in Croatia.
The price includes
8 days of cruising on a motor yaht with crew
7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
7x half board (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
Guided cycling tours (Guide in English and German)
Wi-fi, Air-conditioning, Towels
A bicycle route map for every day
The price does NOT include the following
The transport from/to Split airport
The transport from/to Zadar airport
The bottled water fee, meaning that every passenger has to pay an additional 20 euros per person
(10 euros for passengers under the age of 14) for a weekly supply of bottled water (paid on the spot)
Onboard drinks at the bar, where the pricing has been met with affordable prices
Meals not served on board
Tips for the crew and guide
Visitor TAX 21 EUR per person
A weekly rent for a 21-speed trekking bicycle (with a cargo rack and bag) – 90 EUR / per week
A single person occupancy for a double bed cabin – 350 EUR extra per person
A weekly rent for electric bicycles – 200 EUR / per week
Theft and damage insurance for the 21-speed trekking bike – 10 EUR/ per week
Theft and damage insurance for the electric bicycle – 20 EUR / per week
Please note that a helmet is required for the cruise to match all safety standards and regulations.