2019
Leisure Cruise in Croatia

Leisure Cruise in Croatia

Kvarner Gulf islands adventure tour

  • Round trip from Rijeka
  • Kayak tour included!
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Leisure cruise: MS Kapetan Kuka & MS Aria

8
days

20
km / day avg.

Cycling is more of a secondary activity on this leisure cruise: you are not just in the saddle but also out on foot and in a canoe: on a guided tour of a town, a short hike, a visit to a scent garden or a canoe tour through the Zrmanja Canyon - the agenda is so varied that there will be something for all tastes. Swimming is on this tour in Croatia also high on the agenda: as soon as the boat drops anchor, you can hop right off the deck of this romantic motor sailboat into the crystal clear waters of the Adria! The daily trips to the islands in Kvarner Gulf all have one thing in common: they are all easy going and great for families and inexperienced travellers. Anyone who's not so keen on leaving the boat can stay on board and enjoy the sun.

Itinerary

Swim and cruise in the Kvarner Gulf

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    MS Kapetan Kuka: HR-SCARK-08G
    MS Aria: HR-SCARA-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Rijeka
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 35 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 15 and 20 km, Ø 20 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Attended parking in Rijeka, Cost: approx. EUR 50 per week. Please reserve the parking space in advance, payable on site (in Croatian Kuna).
  • Arrival information - by plane
    We can arrange a transfer from Rijeka airport to Rijeka habour on request and subject to availability. Please specify your flight number and arrival time.
  • Bicycle helmet
    On bicycle tours in Croatia helmets are mandatory for children under 18 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet. If you book a rental bike a rental helmet is included in the price, please state your hat size / head circumference upon booking. For an optimum fit we recommend that you bring your own helmet.
  • Minimum number of participants
    The minimum number of participants must be reached 28 days prior to the arrival date.
    MS Kapetan Kuka: 19 participants
    MS Aria: 20 participants
    Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; we reserve the right to make changes.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Your cruisers: MS Kapetan Kuka and MS Aria

It couldn't be more elegant - MS Kapetan Kuka sets sail! Pero, indefatigable captain, celebrated his comeback with the purchase of MS Macek in 2016. He has put his all into overhauling the boat very thoroughly. The new cabin fittings and the new bathing platform at the stern are just great. While Sandra-Marie, German-Croatian daughter of the captain, prepares tasty meals, you can relax on the sun deck. If it gets too hot, simply jump right off the boat into the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean to cool down. The swim & cruise tour in the Kvarner Gulf has earned its name!

Since his son took over the boat in 2015, Captain Jure Tomaš takes care of his new boat, the MS Aria. By the way, in the Dalmatian dialect, Aria means air. The majestic motorized sailing boat set sail for the first time in spring 2016. Look forward to a trip on this new comfortable boat and be pampered by the crew; relax in a deck chair on the large sundeck after wonderful bike tours.

MS Kapetan Kuka

MS Kapetan Kuka, complete ship

MS Kapetan Kuka

saloon

MS Kapetan Kuka, salon

MS Planka

sun deck

MS Kapetan Kuka, sun deck

MS Kapetan Kuka

twin cabin

MS Kapetan Kuka, double cabin

MS Aria

MS Aria, Croatia

MS Aria

cabin

MS Aria, cabin

MS Aria

sun deck

MS Aria, sun deck

MS Aria

saloon

MS Aria, saloon
harbour, Cres
harbour at Cres

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rijeka, Rijeka – Cres Island (by boat), 
swimming, walks along the coast and tours of the towns

The crew on board your boat expects you between 11 and 13.30 in the harbour of Rijeka for your swim & cruise tour! Over a welcome-drink, you get to know the crew and your fellow passengers as the romantic motor-sailboat sets sail. Out in the bay, you stop for the first jump into the sea you've been longing for! When you arrive on Cres island, you can go for a walk along the coast. After the evening meal there's still enough time for a walk through the town.

 

harbour, Losinj
harbour at Losinj

Day 2: Cres island - Lošinj island (by boat),
swimming, cappuccino and scent garden

During the crossing to Lošinj island, watch the Kvarner Gulf passing you by. With a bit of luck, you might see a group of Adria dolphins that feel particularly at home around Lošinj island. After lunch on board, you drop anchor in the harbour of Mali Lošinj. Have a cappuccino on the promenade and watch the hustle and bustle. Next, you can go on a trip to a nearby scent garden: on a tour you can find out all about over 250 different scented plants that grow and flourish in the garden.

 

cyclists, island of Molat
cyclists at island of Molat

Day 3: Lošinj island – Zadar (by boat),
bike tour approx. 20 km, swimming and town tour

Pine forests and spruce trees cover the unspoiled island of Molat, which you explore today either by foot or in the saddle. You're back on the boat on time for some lunch. On the crossing to Zadar, the former capital of Dalmatia, the swim & cruise tour comes into its own when you drop anchor in a lovely bay for a wonderful opportunity to go for a swim. It's that definitive holiday feeling! The historic quarter of Zadar, today's destination, is surrounded by mighty walls. On an entertaining tour of the town you get to know all sorts of facts about the traditional old buildings and their history.

 

kayak, Zrmanja Canyon
kayak tour at Zrmanja Canyon

Day 4: Zadar – Pag island (by boat),
kayak tour and swimming under water falls

Today, you leave the sea and paddle up the river Zrmanja to the canyon of the same name. A bus transfer takes you to the jetty where you get your kayak. The karst-river glitters in the typical emerald green colour here. After a few twists and turns and rapids, there are some stunning waterfalls at one of the most beautiful places of the river. A swim here is just wonderful. After a picnic, you paddle on through the Zrmanja Canyon and, from your kayak, are in the best place for watching the many twittering birds. After the tour, the bus takes you back to your boat.
Note: At high water levels, this trip is done in large dinghies (rafting).

 

Rab island
Rab island

Day 5: Pag island - Rab island (by boat), 
bike tour approx. 20 km, swimming, town tour and walk along coast

You set course for Pag island today, in the north-west point of Pag island, to Lun. Here you can go on a guided tour of a wonderful Mediterranean olive grove. Naturally there will be time today for a swim before you go to Rab island. The historic quarter of Rab stretches over a long headland. The characteristic bell towers of the four churches can be seen from afar. If you like, you can take part in a guided tour of the town to its most important buildings. Next, wander along the coast, with the waves of the sea in view, to the Franciscan monastery, Sveta Eufemija.

 

having a bath, Rab island
having a bath at Rab island

Day 6: Rab island - Krk island (by boat),
bike tour approx. 15 km, walk and swimming

On Rab you have two options to choose from to explore the island: either by way of an easy-going bike tour or a mountain hike. You can climb the Kamenjak by foot, which rises 408 m above the sea. An impressive panorama opens up at its peak: take in the Kvarner Gulf with its islands and nature parks, towns both small and large and the seemingly endless waves of the Mediterranean. Back on board, you head for one of the many lonely little bays - the swim & cruise tour is justified in calling itself such on this holiday! The next destination is Krk island, which is one of the largest islands in the Adria. The evening comes to a pleasant end over the Captain's Dinner.

Kvarner Gulf
Kvarner Gulf

Day 7: Krk island - Rijeka (by boat), 
town tour, swimming and hike

If you want, start the day with an easy-going walk through the town. As today is your last day on board the boat, there is a particularly long stop planned for swimming. Jump right off the deck into the crystal clear water! Next, you set sail for Rijeka. Once the boat has been moored, there's enough time for a walk to the pilgrimage place of Trsat, which is located above the town. The incline, up 485 steps is worth it, as you have wonderful views from the fortifications over Kvarner Gulf and the route you've taken on your swim & cruise tour.

 

leisure cruise at Croatia
leisure cruise at Croatia

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast, your leisure cruise in Croatia comes to an end. We hope you have a good journey home!