Central Adriatic boat and bike tour.
A boat and bike tour through the central Adriatic. 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.
The difficulty of the route
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.
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/ KUKLJICA – MULINE (25 mi. – 40 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/ MULINE –ISLAND OF MOLAT-ISLAND OF SILBA (16 mi. – 25 km)
The first destination of the day is Muline, a beautiful port village located on the island of Ugljan. In antiquity, Muline used to be a key Dalmatian trade zone know for their outstanding olive oil production and export.
The second 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 Silba. Silba is an island particular for not permitting cars or even bike rides during the summer months, 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. The island is only 8 km long and on its narrowest part is located the sole settlement of the island: Silba. The island has been ranked as one of the 10 most beautiful small islands in Croatia.
Day 4: Tuesday/ ISLAND OF SILBA – ISLAND OF LOŠINJ – (28 mi. – 45 km)
From Silba, 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 16-mile exploration of Lošinj ends as we cycle back to Veli Lošinj and relax until tomorrow.
Day 5: Wednesday/ ISLAND OF LOŠINJ– LOPAR, ISLAND OF RAB (23 mi. – 36 km
This morning, the boat departs from Veli Losinj and heads to the city of Rab which is located on the Island of Rab (approximately 3 hours of sailing). The island has an excellent cycling tradition and offers over 60 miles of bicycle tracks, roads and mountain paths to explore and experience. In our 23 mile journey, we’ll try to cover all the key sites that offer the best possible experience for a superb cycling holiday. Expect breathtaking horizons, beautiful seaside rides, and outstanding pine tree forests.
Day 6: Thursday/ RAB – LUN – NOVALJA – POVLJANA – PRIVLAKA (25/38 mi. – 40/60 km)
Our route starts off on one of Croatia’s landmark cycling sites, the island of Pag. The island is home to some of the best coastal and mountain-like bicycle routes that have attracted cyclists for decades. The journey kicks off in Lun, a village known for centuries-old olive tree gardens. Thursday’s cycling route covers about 22 miles of various roads, passing through all the must-see sites on your bike and boat visit to Pag. From Lun, we’re heading to Mandre, firing up the ship’s engine and heading to Privlaka, where we’ll be spending the night.
Day 7: Friday/ PRIVLAKA – ZADAR (20 mi. – 35 km)
From Privlaka we cycle through the city of Nin and a small place of Diklo, about 20 miles along the coast to Zadar. Privlaka alone has about 13 miles 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 10am.
- 8 days of cruising on a motor yaht with crew
- 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
- 1x full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- 6x half board (breakfast, dinner)
- Visitor’s tax
- Guided cycling tours and sightseeing tours (Guide in English)
- Wi-fi, Air-conditioning, Towels
- A bicycle route map for every day
- Transfer from/to airport Zadar
- FREE Parking during your cruise
- The transport from/to Split 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
- A weekly rent for a 21-speed trekking bicycle (with a cargo rack and bag) – 60 EUR / per week
- A single person occupancy for a double bed cabin – 350 EUR extra per person
- A weekly rent for electric bicycles – 140 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.
Extra services are paid in the spot.