Saturday: Rijeka–Island of Krk
If you are travelling to Rijeka by your own car, you can go from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm at the latest into the harbour and directly to your boat. Here you will unload your luggage, which will first be placed under our care until the cabins are ready for occupancy at 11:00. Our service team will then escort you to the garage and transfer you back to the port. Our bicycles are waiting in front of the ship to be taken over by you. After you have selected a bike and possibly taken a trial round, our team will take care of the loading onto the ship. Our representative will then welcome you with a welcome drink and introduce you to the crew and the other passengers. During a snack, we lift the anchor and set sail in the direction of Njivice on the island of Krk. The first stage by bicycle starts here – from Njivice we go to Krk, the capital of the island of the same name, and back to Njivice. Dinner on board and overnight stay in the port of Njivice (36.6 km by bike).
The port of embarkation for passengers arriving by plane depends on the flight schedule. With transfer booking via I.D. Riva Tours and flight arrival to Rijeka airport until 11:30 am, embarkation in the port of Rijeka is guaranteed. Passengers arriving later will be transferred to the first port of call for embarkation.
After breakfast, we lift the anchor and sail to Malinska-Haludovo. First we cycle to Dobrinj, in the interior of the island. We continue to Vrbnik, an old town high on a rock on the east coast of Krk. From the vineyards around Vrbnik comes the famous golden wine “Žlahtina”. Opportunity for lunch in a cozy konoba before heading towards the town of Krk. Dinner on board and overnight in the harbour of Krk (32.7 km).
Today, the boat will take us to Lopar, located in the north of the island of Rab. Our bike tour leads us from Supetarska Draga to the town of Rab. Our boat will be already waiting for us in the picturesque scenery of the old town with its four unique bell towers. Lunch will be served aboard. After lunch we will go by bike for another tour, crossing the 1,400 hectare Kalifront forest park with its up to 1,000-year-old holm oaks. After a break in the “Bay of Love” we return to Rab. After a guided tour through the historic town, you will have the opportunity to visit a restaurant for dinner. Overnight stay in the port of Rab (19.0 resp. 22.2 km).
Only a good half hour by boat and we will reach Lun, located at the northern tip of the neighbouring island of Pag. The island stands out above all by its extremes – partly meagre, like a lunar landscape, partly covered with lush green mountain fields, where numerous sheep graze, “producing” the famous Pag cheese. First we ride to Novalja, the main town of the northern half of the island, where we take a break to have a coffee or a drink. We then continue by bike to Mandre, where our boat will be waiting in the harbour. Lunch on board, afternoon at leisure, opportunity to go out for dinner. Overnight stay in Mandre (33.8 km).
Today a somewhat longer boat journey lies ahead of us – it takes about four hours to get from Mandre to Mali Lošinj, on the island of Lošinj. Heading north, we anchor for lunch on board in a secluded bay. On arrival at the harbour of Mali Lošinj, we unload our bicycles to discover the unique countryside with its vast pine forests. We ride round the Čikat Bay, along the coast and through the Sunčana Uvala (the Sunny Bay) to the picturesque seaside town of Veli Lošinj, and all the way back. Tonight you can enjoy a nice dinner in one of the restaurants of Mali Lošinj. Overnight stay in Mali Lošinj (18.3 km).
The “2-Islands-Day”. After breakfast, we jump on our bikes and ride from Mali Lošinj to Osor, where the islands of Lošinj and Cres are connected by a swing bridge. We then continue our tour to the Bay of Martinšćica. We load the bikes on the boat, and after the lunch on board, we continue our voyage to Cres, the capital of the homonymous island. Captain’s Dinner on board and overnight stay at the port of Cres (45.1 km).
The final bike tour leads us from Cres 14 km north to a vantage point near the village of Predošćica and back. We will have lunch on board in Cres, and then load our bicycles for the last time. Leaving the harbour of Cres, we will sail to a bay in the north of the island, to take a long last swim in the blue Adriatic Sea, before returning to Rijeka. Overnight stay in the port of Rijeka (28.4 km).
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Itinerary and activities are subject to slight changes due to weather and local conditions. Therefore it might occur that lunch is served on board instead of dinner and vice versa.
Partly, we follow the route in reverse order.