CROATIA ISLAND HOPING BIKE TOUR 11D/10N
CROATIA ISLAND HOPING BIKE TOUR 11D/10N
Day 1 LJUBLJANA/TRIESTE/VENICE AIRPORT-KRK ISLAND
Meet your guide at any of the Airports of Venice, Ljubljana or Trieste, from where we transfer you to Island of Krk – Croatia for three nights. Your hotel Vila Rova or similar for three days is in a seaside resort of Malinska. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurtant. (B, D)
Day 2 MALINSKA- KLIMNO-ČIŽIČI-RUDNO– MALINSKA
Activity level: moderate 30km
First day on a bike will take us to the central, off the beaten tracks Krk, to discover some hidden corners of the biggest island of Croatia.
You´re going to enjoy typical Mediterranean countryside, bypassing vineyards and olive groves reaching the eastern part of the island. Later return to the town of Malinska. Evening free. (B)
Day 3 MALINSKA-KRK-VRBNIK-MALINSKA
Activity level: moderate 30km
Your bike route today will take you to the southern part of the island pass the town of Krk, reaching Punat where we embark a boat to visit the island of Košljun – The Cradle of the Croatian civilisation and language.
On the island is a Franciscan monastery with its rich cultural heritage and a somehow special, mystical atmosphere. After the visit of this small island just off Krk we boat back to Krk, town of Vrbnik for lunch and wine tasting. Vrbnik the ancient stone town rises from the sea and overwhelms with its beauty and spirit.
Free evening in Malinska. (B, L)
Day 4 MALINSKA-BAKAR-SENJ- PAG ISLAND
Wave goodbye to Krk as we cross the bridge to the mainland. Then south for a visit of the town of Bakar and Senj on the way.
Later we embark the ferry to the island of Pag. We stay two nights in Novalja Hotel Boškinac or similar. Dinner in hotel. (B, D)
Day 5 NOVALJA-LUN-NOVALJA
Activity level: moderate 40km
This morning after breakfast explore the villages of Lun and Tovarnele the farthest points of the island on the bike.
The route passes Lun olive groves, which have been representing the untouched, exotic corner of the island for centuries. Among 80,000 olive trees, more than 1,500 wild olive trees stand out with the average age of 1,200 years (the oldest one is 2,000 years old). Later head back to your hotel.
Free evening. (B)
Day 6 NOVALJA-PAG-KOŠLJUN- ZADAR
Activity level: easy 25km
We pack in the morning and head further south to visit the town of Pag and its salt fields on the bike. After a stop in town of Pag you’ll be transferred to coastal town of Zadar for one night.
Your Hotel Bastion is in the old town. Before enjoying a dinner in a local restaurant, our guide will take you for a guided walk of Zadar to see its imposing Ancient Roman ruins and famous Sea Organ. (B, D)
Day 7 ZADAR- OGULJAN ISLAND-PAŠMAN ISLAND-ROGOZNICA
Activity level: moderate 35km
We start a day taking a local ferry across the Zadar canal to the island of Oguljan where we start our cycling trip from Kukljica, a picturesque tourist and fishing town. We avoid main roads through pathways along the coast to the Ždrelac bridge and the island of Pasman.
Once on Pašman island we take a ferry back to mainland to Biograd na Moru. Our van will later take you to Rogoznica for two nights in Hotel Life or similar. Free evening. (B)
Day 8 ROGOZNICA- PRIMOŠTEN-ROGOZNICA
Activity level: easy 27km
After breakfast and some free time to spend on the beach this morning, you´ll bike to Primošten. Once an island, Primošten has preserved the atmosphere and all the architectural features of a medieval Mediterranean fishing village.
The town is dominated by St. George church on the highest point of the former island and is famous for good seafood restaurants and beaches. Lunch in a local restaurant before we had back to Rogoznica. Free evening. (B, L)
Day 9 ROGOZNICA-TROGIR-ČIOVO ISLAND-SPLIT-OMIŠ
Activity level: easy 20km
We’ll start a day with a transfer to historic town of Trogir, a place on the UNESCO´s list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture. After orientation walk and a visit of Trogir we’ll bike across the bridge to the island of Čiovo known for its beauty and rich Mediterranean vegetation.
In the afternoon a van transfer will bring us to a coastal town of Split for a guided visit of Old town and Diocletian palace.
Your accommodation for the next two days is Hotel Villa Dvor or similar in the pirate town of Omiš on the mouth of Cetina river. Dinner in hotel. (B, D)
Day 10 OMIŠ-CETINA RIVER-OMIŠ
Activity level: moderate 25km
The day starts with biking the trail which follows the Cetina river from the town of Omiš. The Cetina river canyon is famous for its crystal clear waters and 180 meters high cliffs.
After a lunch in beautiful surroundings, you’ll be transferred back to Omiš.
Tonight a farewell dinner will be served in a local seafood restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 11 OMIŠ-SPLIT AIRPORT
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Split airport for your return flight home. (B)
Price based on the number of people in your group:
2 pax: 7500 euro per person.
4 pax: 6500 euro per person.
6 pax: 5600 euro per person.
8 pax: 4700 euro per person.
Single room supplement 800 euro
Departure: on request
Total distance on bike: approx.225km
Land transportation through the whole tour in luxury mini-van with extra leg room
Airport transfer from Ljubljana, Venice or Trieste on Day 1
Airport transfer to Split airport on Day 11
10 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation in twin/double beds with private bathroom (single room supplements available)
2x Full time professional Licensed English speaking guide/biker/driver while on the tour. One guide cycles with the group as the second drives the van and provides back up service all the time during the trip.
Local guiding in Vrbnik, Senj, Bakar, Zadar, Split and Trogir.
All breakfasts, 5 dinners with drinks,2 lunches,wine tasting
Entrance fees to Košljun Island and Diocletian Palace Cellars.
Boat or ferry ride to Košljun Island, island of Pag,island of Oguljan and island of Pašman.
Basic insurance and organization.
All parking fees and motorway tolls.
Bike equipment: All round light-weight touring bikes with 21 gears and aluminium frame, lock and lights. (electric bike available on request)
8 reasons for traveling on a private escorted bike tour with Us
- Private travel – gives you a highly personalized and unforgettable experience that you won’t find on a large group tour.
- Unique itineraries Our carefully designed itineraries are a wonderful blend of the major sites and delightful places that we’ve discovered off the beaten paths.
- All included – no optional hidden costs.
- Best value – our lower prices and high quality make us a great choice for an escorted private bike tour.
- The best historic hotels, most are 4 star or 5 star, dating from previous centuries, located inside historic districts to maximize your free time on tour.
- The best small restaurants with carefully chosen menus and great wines – all included, wine and other drinks all freeflowing.
- Exceptional native tour guides and local guides – experienced, informative, attentive and fun! Slovenia4seasons private bike tours are escorted with a guide cyclist and one van. One guide cycles with the group as the second drives the van and provides back up service at all times during the trip.
- Leisurely pace – your average day on tour begins at 9am and there is ample free time for your own explorations daily.