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Guarded by the towering Velebit mountain range in the east and hugged by the Istria Peninsula in the northwest lie the Kvarner bay islands. Quiet coves of crystal clear water surround the dramatic landscapes of the Kvarner bay islands in Croatia; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbour towns rich in history and culture. Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea for yourself by bike and boat on board one of our romantic motor yachts.
The day begins with a well-rounded breakfast leaving you fit to explore the diversity of the Kvarner bay islands on a guided bike tour. Be it the medieval city of Rab, the car-free road in the sky on Dugi Otok or the contemplative life of the dwellers on the flower island of Molat, each day brings with it new discoveries. Evenings are mostly spent in picturesque harbour towns with winding alleyways where a great range of bars and cafes stand host for a relaxing evening.
Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. If you’re planning to arrive by car, we will organize a safe parking space for you. Check-in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm. At ca. 3 pm the ship takes us to the island of Cres in about four hours. On Cres we take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening
In the morning our ship will take us to Martinscica. From there, we will cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig and laurel trees to Osor, the artist town, where we will have lunch on the ship. Afterwards there will be time for a swim in the bay with crystal clear water. In the afternoon, we’ll leave Osor, crossing over a swing bridge to reach the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a refreshing swim stop the ship brings us safely into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colorful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafes welcomes us for a relaxing evening, enabling us to unwind and recuperate.
Along the seaside walk you cycle to the south of Losinj where you will meet the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, we cross over to the island of Molat where you will do one more short bicycling tour. Overnight stay in the quiet harbour of Molat.
During breakfast the ship leaves and takes us past many small islands to the “spice island” of Dugi Otok. Our bike tour starts in the bay of Božava which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves and tamarisk trees, and we ride on a road almost free of traffic . Our tour leads us at first to the northern most point of the island where the light house of Veli Rat stands proudly since 1849 fulfilling its duty in guiding sailors safely on their way. A bicycle ride along the islands “Road in the Sky” brings us to the peaceful harbor of Savar. The boat awaits us here with a replenishing midday meal and we start our cruise in the direction of the island of Pag. The longer crossing offers us a great opportunity to take a lengthy and refreshing swim stop on anchor.
After a cruise until lunchtime, you will reach the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island you will come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stonewalls for protection against the wind. You will bike on the narrow peninsula until you reach the sea, where the ship will be waiting to take you to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The town of Rab, the fortified capital of the island, was built in the middle ages on a wedge-shaped headland, and marks one of the highlights of the trip. The four famous bell towers are the symbol of the adorned beauty of the town. After dinner you can explore the narrow alleys with numerous cosy cafés.
You will bike along the coast to the east side of the island, an area with virtually no vegetation, whose rough and cliffy rocks remind of a lunar landscape. The road will lead you on to a bay with a sandy beach, which is rather atypical for the Kvarner islands. At lunchtime, the ship will be waiting for you in the harbour directly in front of the old town of Rab. Afterwards, you will be cycling on the green peninsula to the north of the island. In Lopar, you will meet your ship again. After a swim-break the ship will take you over to the neighbouring island of Krk where you will spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.
We cycle over the ridge of the island which is covered by fragrant macchia to a valley of vineyards and then onwards to the small museum town of Vrbnik in the northeast. The town built on a 50-meter-high cliff and surrounded by vineyards is the home of the famous white wine Zlahtina. Another peculiarity that Vrbnik has to offer is the second narrowest alley in the world. The way leads us across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On our way we have a chance to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
The guests are asked to check out after breakfast, i.e. by 9 am.
Captain Damir’s Linda was built in 1955 and renovated in 2004/06 to meet tourism requirements. The ship is a spacious wooden motor yacht and being 31 metres long and 6 metres wide the MY Linda is among the larger ships in our Croatian fleet. The large saloon can accommodate 32 guests and the middle sundeck is constructed in a way that meals can also be served outside. The ship has 14 cabins: 10 cabins are on deck, 4 are below deck. Captain Damir and his crew look forward making your vacation an unforgettable one.
Catering: The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and two warm meals a day. The full board starts with the lunch on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
Launched: 1955 (refitted 2006)
Length: 31 m
Wide: 6 m
The 14 cabins are between 7-8 m², and are equipped with shower/WC, hair dryer and air conditioning. Double beds are 200 x 140 cm, twin beds: 200 x 80 cm
Bedding as well as emptying of the dustbin, fresh towels at mid-week
Mats on the sundeck, big tables and chairs on deck in the shade
Participants: Minimum: 14 Maximum: 29
RED = fully booked, BLUE = 1-4 places possible , Green = MTB possible
|Departures Sundays||Price per person|
|3 – 10 / 10 – 17 / 17 -24 / 24 – 31 /31 May – 7 June||990€ MTB possible|
|7 – 14 / 14 – 21 / 21 -28 / 28 June – 5 July||990€ MTB possible|
|5 – 12 / 12 – 19 / 19 – 26 July||990€ MTB possible|
|16 – 23 / 23 -30 August||990€|
|30 August – 6 September / 6 – 13 / 20 – 27 / 27 – 4 October||1090€ MTB possible|
|4 – 11 / 11 – 18 October||990€ MTB possible|
|Weekly hybrid bike rental 21 gears insurance optional||80€|
|Weekly e-bike rental||180€|
|Weekly MTB rental full sulspension||180€|
|Weekly E-MTB full suspension||240€|
|Supplement double cabin above deck per person||100€|
|Surcharge individual cabin below deck (limited on request)||400€|
|Surcharge individual cabin above deck (limited on request)||600€|
|Not included in the tour price||
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