Cycle Tour at the Kvarner Gulf on MS Planka - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Rijeka
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 205 km / 127 mi
  • Distance per day:
    13 - 55 km / 8 - 34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    most stages are hilly
    Profile:
  • partly asphalted cycle paths, sometimes quiet roads, occasionally dirt roads

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
Your holiday includes half board. You will get a hearty breakfast and a 3-course meal for lunch or dinner, always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Cycle Tour at the Kvarner Gulf

Island hopping with MS Planka from 629 €

The Tour

Cycle Tour at the Kvarner Gulf

Bright sunshine, deep-blue water and excellent food - that is what you can expect at Croatia's Mediterranean coast. There are countless enchanting and well-known islands in the Kvarner Gulf between Istria and Dalmatia, all of which have their own unique charm: Rab, Krk, Pag, Cres and many others. On this cycle tour at the Kvarner Gulf you will cycle from island to island - bringing you close to the locals and the beautiful countryside. Due to the local terrain, the stages are not always flat. However, as the individual stages are quite short, cyclists at any level can enjoy the tour. There is also the option to stay on board of the motor sailing boat MS Planka.

Cycle Tour at the Kvarner Gulf - MS Planka
 

Day 1 Arrival Rijeka, boat trip to Krk, cycle trip 22 km/14 mi
Embarkation until 12 o'clock, then boat crossing to Njivlce and cycle tour to the island capital.

Day 2 Cycle tour to Krk, approx. 44 km/20 mi
Today you will explore the Macchia, Chestnut forests and vineyards, as well as the beautiful small town Vrbnik.

Day 3 Boat crossing Rab, cycle tour, 19-22 km/12-14 mi
In Lopar you will start your cycle tour across the Island of Rab to the eponymous island capital. Forests and sparse karst topography characterise the landscape.

Day 4 Boat crossing to Pag and cycle tour, 34 km/21 mi
Your cycle tour will lead through olive groves and sheep meadows. Overnight stay in Mandre.

Day 5 Boat crossing to Lošinj and cycle tour, 18 km/11 mi
Boat crossing to Lošinj, then cycle tour along beautiful bays, perfect for a refreshing swim. Veli and Mali Losinj are particularly worth seeing.

Day 6 Cycle tour to Cres, approx. 55 km/34 mi
You will reach the island of Cres across the lift bridge and in the afternoon you will have time to explore the city.

Day 7 Cycle tour on Cres, boat crossing Rijeka, 13 km/8 mi
Round trip to Predoscia, which stunning panoramic views, beautiful bathing spots and then boat crossing to Rijeka.

Day 8 Disembarking and departure
Unfortunately after breakfast your cycle tour at the Kvarner Gulfwill already come to an end.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Planka.

Included in "Cycle Tour at the Kvarner Gulf":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • 7 x half board
  • 2 towels per person (bath towels not included)
  • welcome snack
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • guided tour in Rab
  • guided cycle tours, english-speaking
  • tour guide, english-speaking
    from 22 persons 2 tour guides
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • maps on board
  • optional rental bike and helmet
    (please supply your head measurement when booking)

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins with ensuite WC and shower
  • mostly bunk beds, some queen size beds
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • main/upper deck cabins with openable windows
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed gearboxes. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Bookable dates 2023:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    29.04. + 06.05. + 13.05. + 20.05.
    03.06. + 10.06. + 17.06. + 24.06. + 01.07.
    09.09. + 16.09. + 30.09.
    07.10. + 14.10. + 21.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 14. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 30 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

deck:lowermainupper
29.04. + 06.05.
07.10. + 14.10. + 21.10.
   
2-bed cabin629 €729 €759 €
13.05. + 20.05. + 30.09.   
2-bed cabin729 €829 €859 €
27.05. + 23.09.   
2-bed cabin809 €909 €939 €
03.06. + 10.06. + 17.06. +
24.06. + 16.09.
   
2-bed cabin879 €979 €1019 €
01.07. + 26.08. + 02.09. + 09.09.   
2-bed cabin929 €1029 €1069 €
    
surcharge for single occupancy50 %
  
3-bed cabin lowerdeck, child
until 13,9 years:
   
1 adult, 2 children- 30 %
2 adult, 1 child-50 %
reduction, child until 13,9 years:   
1 adult, 1 child-30 %
2 adults, 2 children-30 %
  
rental bike 75 € 
e-bike 175 € 
private bike0 €
private e-bike45 €
parking spot in Rijeka, must
be booked together with the tour
 70 € 

Additional costs:

  • taxes and harbour fees, 35 €/person
  • taxes and harbour fees, 17 €/child until 12 years

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Rijeka:
    Arrival at harbour until approx. 10 am, admission to enclosed car park, embarkation until approx. 12 am. Followed by a welcome drink and snack on board, then boat crossing to Krk.

  • Arrival by train:
    From Munich approx. 8 hours; Rijeka train station, approx. 1,5 km to the harbour

  • Arrival by plane:
    Rijeka Airport, from there take the bus to Rijeka bus terminal; duration approx. 0,5 hours
    www.buscroatia.com is a helpful on-line resource

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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