Cycle Croatia’s unspoiled northern coast

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Kvarner Bay: Croatia’s best-kept secret! It is a region of diverse stories and strong emotions. An ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historical heritage. It is a priceless combination of the sea, islands and highlands in an exceptionally small space. 

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2018 Itinerary

Discover a dramatic coastline and a string of islands dotted with hidden coves on our new cycling tour through Croatia’s Kvarner Bay. Your adventure will start on our private boat in the historical city of Rijeka, where the oldest traces of human presence in this area date back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, and the remnants of prehistoric castles date to the Bronze and Iron Ages. From there you’ll visit the islands of Lošinj, Molat, Pag and Dugi Otok among others. We will also visit the old town of Zadar, home to more than 3,000 years of history. Experiencing Croatia by bicycle and boat is the only way to find the heart of this diverse and poetic country. We look forward to sharing it with you!

 

 

Day One — Cres, 5 km (easy; 1 mile = 1.6 km)

We suggest you arrive in Rijeka as early as possible to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. Filled with history, you could spend hours exploring the city, but do make sure you find our boat at the pier before you start to wander! After check-in at noon, our motorized boat will take you to Cres where you will have your first bicycle ride of the week. The ride around the town of Cres will be short and easy to give you the chance to get familiar with your bike.

 

Day Two — Cres to Lošinj, 33 km + 23 km (easy to moderate)  

After breakfast you will ride across the whole island of Cres to Osor where we will meet our boat for lunch. On the way, if you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see griffons, which are protected on the island. In the town of Osor, over a channel, there is a small bridge built by the Romans. Today it connects Cres and Lošinj. After lunch, you’ll cross the bridge and continue cycling from Osor to the wonderful town of Mali Lošinj. This is where you will spend the night.

 

Day Three — Lošinj to Molat, 20 km + 10 km (easy)

Today's ride is a gentle cycle around the wonderful bays of Čikat, one of the most popular places in the country for health tourism. Once you pass Čikat bay you will come to Veli Lošinj, a lovely town to stop and enjoy a morning coffee, after which you will cycle back to our boat. After lunch, we sail to the island of Molat, passing through marine protected area for dolphins. Called the flower island because hundreds of different plants colour the land, Molat has only a few hundred inhabitants, fewer cars and no police. 

 

Day Four — Dugi Otok, 42 km (moderate)

Today, we start with a sail to the island Dugi Otok. There you will cycle on a panoramic road through the middle of the island, enjoying gorgeous panoramic views of the neighbouring islands. This is a spectacular ride! At the end of the island, you will meet up with our boat once again and sail to Zadar, a historical town that dates back more than 3,000 years. Zadar will charm you with its narrow streets and well-preserved history. Before dinner, you will enjoy a guided city tour.

 

Day Five — Pag, 33 km (moderate)

This morning we sail to the island Pag from Zadar, taking in wonderful views of the Velebit mountain range along the way. This interesting looking island has almost no vegetation on it, as it bears the brunt of the strong winds coming from Velebit. After lunch you will cycle this island with its old stone walls and thousand-year-old olive trees. We then set sail to the island Rab, one of the sunniest places in all of Europe.

 

Day Six — Rab, 22 km (moderate)

You will start today’s ride cycling in the historical town of Rab, continuing to the other side of the island and the town of Lopar. Here you will see the biggest and the most beautiful sand beach in the country. After meeting up with our boat, we will sail to the island — and town — of Krk, yet another beautiful and historical town on our tour.

 

Day Seven — Krk, 45 km (moderate)

The bicycle ride today will take you across the island of Krk. Its inhabitants call this land the “Golden Island,” because of the abundance of water and agriculture. You will cycle through a lush and fertile area covered with vineyards where the famous wine Vrbnička Žlahtina is produced. You will then visit Vrbnik, small pirate town with the second narrowest street in the world. Then we are off to Soline, where nearby beaches offer you the chance to bathe in mud that is believed to have healing properties. Back on the boat, we sail to Rijeka. We will arrive mid-afternoon, giving you plenty of time to relax before our Captain’s dinner.

 

Day Eight — Rijeka

After our last breakfast, you will begin your journey homeward or beyond. If you’re considering exploring more of Croatia after the tour, let us know and we can make recommendations.

* Details subject to change. 

 2018 Dates

  •  Please stay tuned for our 2018 dates coming soon!

 

 

 

Inclusions

  • 7 nights’ accommodation on the boat in a double cabin with private shower

  • 7 nights of full board on the ship (all meals included)

  • 7 days of guided bicycle tours as described

  • Maps for daily routing

  • Guided city tour of Zadar

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Prices

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  • Below-deck cabin: $1,999/person  

  • Above-deck cabin: $2,199/person   

  • Hybrid bicycle rental: $199 

  • Electric bicycle rental: $295

  • Road bike rental: $275 

  • Port tax + local charges: $30/person

  • Unlimited drinking water: $30/person

  • Single Supplement: $700 

 

For returning customers

  • Is this your second Pedal & Sea Adventures tour? Let us know, and we’ll knock $100 off the price.
  • If this is your third Pedal & Sea tour, we’ll take $100 off the price and send you a free jersey.
  • Your fourth Pedal & Sea Adventures tour? We will take $100 off the price, send you a free jersey and give you a complimentary bicycle rental. 

To take advantage of these great incentives, please let our staff know when you book!

Our bikes in Croatia

Kalkhoff E-Bike

 

E-Bike - Kalkhoff

- Model: Agattu Impulse 8R HS

- Top notch drive

- 2.0 motor with sift-sensor

205 km range

- Tire size: 700 X 35

 

 

Trek Road Bike

 

Road Bike - Trek

- Model: Emonda S 6

- Ultralight carbon frame

- Shimano / Ultegra components

- 22 speed (compact drivetrain)

- Tire size: 700 X 23 or 25 

 

 

Trek Hybrid Bike

 

Hybrid Bike - Trek

- Model: 7.3 fx

- Aluminum frame

- Shimano components

-27 speed

- Tire size: 700 X 32

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