Hike & Cruise Kvarner Bay

28.01.2022., Friday

Active Cruise

Enjoy the Walk&Hike tour on many trails of the Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands. After each island hike the ship waits to pick you up to take you onto the next island for you to explore on foot!


Active Cruise, Walk & Hike Kvarner Bay

SATURDAY check in at 11:00 h from Opatija harbour; Departure at 13:00h
-  Walk & hike cruise with professional guide. Recommended equipment hiking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection.
-  Participant agrees to abide to the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather conditions

Day 1         OPATIJA – MALINSKA (KRK) (L, D)
Hike: Njivice – Malinska
Length: 7 km  |  Duration: 1,5 h  |  Total ascend: 40 m  |  Highest point: 30 m
Difficulty level: 1/5
Check-in at Opatija harbour from 11:00. Departure at 13:00 followed by lunch on board on journey to the island of Krk, to a pleasant tourist place Njivice. Walking along the sea to Malinska, enjoying hidden coves and scented vegetation. Overnight in Malinska.

Day 2         MALINSKA (KRK) – BAŠKA (KRK)  – RAB (B, L, D)
Hike: Stara baška – Veliki Hlam – Baška
Length: 11 km  |  Duration: 3,5 h  |  Total ascend: 550 m  |  Highest point: 482 m
Difficulty level: 4/5
After breakfast, departure to Stara Baška with panoramic navigation along the west coast of the island of Krk. Hike tour towards Baška. Steep climb to the west ridge of Baška valley with the stunning view to Baška, the valley and neighbouring islands. The highest point of the route is Veliki Hlam (482m) followed by a descend to Baška, passing by the Sanctuary of the Mother of God of Gorica and village Batomalj. You continue the educational trail to the centre where the ship is waiting. Lunch on board and sailing to the town of Rab. Exploring the charming town of Rab famous for its four towers on the skyline and impressive architecture. Overnight in Rab.
NOTE: in case of bad weather conditions (bura wind), an alternative walking tour is the Trail of golden drops which starts and ends in Krk.

Day 3         RAB – ILOVIK (B, L)
Hike 1: Rab – Kamenjak – Rab
Length: 11 km  |  Duration: 3 h  |  Total ascend: 550 m  |  Highest point: 409 m
Difficulty level: 3/5
Hike 2: Island of Ilovik
Length: 5,5 km  |  Duration: 1,5 h  |  Total ascend: 150 m  |  Highest point: 91 m
Difficulty level: 2/5
After breakfast, hike up to Straža (409m), the highest point of Kamenjak hill and the island of Rab. An attractive rocky trail passes along the most beautiful constructed viewpoints to enjoy the breathtaking view of the mainland, Velebit mountain and the islands of Kvarner bay. Descend to the ship for lunch and cruise towards the island of flowers - Ilovik. Easy walk through the island absorbing scents of eucalyptus, rosemary, palms, roses and oleander. Optional Captain's dinner onboard with an overnight in Ilovik.

Day 4         ILOVIK – MALI LOŠINJ (B, L, D)
Hike: Mali Lošinj – Sveti Ivan – Veli Lošinj – Mali Lošinj
Length: 11 km  |  Duration: 3 h  |  Total ascend: 340 m  |  Highest point: 225 m
Difficulty level: 2/5
Morning cruise during breakfast from Ilovik to Mali Lošinj. Hike tour to Sv. Ivan (250m) hill where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the southern part of the Lošinj archipelago. Descend to the pretty town of Veli Lošinj for a coffee break and back to Mali Lošinj along the sea. Many people say that the joy of walking here is the glorious scent of wild plants and herbs. Lunch on board and free afternoon for visit the Lošinj aromatic garden or Museum of Apoxyomenos or just walk to the Čikat peninsula for swimming. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 5         MALI LOŠINJ – MARTINŠĆICA (CRES) (B, L, D)
Hike: Nerezine – Osoršćica - Osor
Length: 13 km  |  Duration: 5 h  |  Total ascend: 650 m  |  Highest point: 588 m
Difficulty level: 3/5
After breakfast, transfer to Nerezine (20 min) where the trail to the most beautiful viewpoint to the Lošinj archipelago - Televrina peak (588m) on Mount Osorščica starts. The first part of the trail to St. Nicolas chapel is pretty steep. Proceed to the peak Televrina with the spectacular view of the Lošinj island, the southern part of the Cres Island, neighbouring islands and Velebit mountain. You will also visit the cave of St. Gaudentius - the patron saint of Osor. After relaxing on the top of the mountain, descend to the mountain hut and further to the town that lies on 2 islands. The ship is waiting for us in Osor. Sail to the fishing village Martinšćica. Dinner on board and overnight in Martinšćica.

Day 6         MARTINŠĆICA (CRES) – VALUN (CRES) – CRES (B, L, D)
Hike: Martinšćica – Lubenice – Valun
Length: 15 km  |  Duration: 6 h  |  Total ascend: 550 m  |  Highest point: 482 m
Difficulty level: 4/5
After breakfast, you start the longest but most attractive hiking tour of the cruise. Easy climb up from Martinšćica to the village Vidovići (280m) where starts the hiking path along the pastures and the dry-stone walls. After reaching the point of 350 m you enjoy the views of the Cres and Lošinj archipelago as well as the east coast of Istria. Soon you get to the top of this part of Cres island - Helm peak (482m) from where the Vransko lake can be seen. Further, the path continues to Lubenice, a picturesque village situated on a 378m high cliff above the sea. After a short break,  descend to Valun where the vessel awaits to navigate to the town of Cres. Dinner on board and overnight in Cres.

Day 7         CRES – OPATIJA (B, L, D)
Hike: Poklon – Vojak – Poklon (Učka mountain)
Length: 7 km  |  Duration: 3 h  |  Total ascend: 450 m  |  Highest point: 1396 m
Difficulty level: 2/5
Early morning cruise to Opatija followed by a transfer to Poklon saddle (922m) in Nature park Učka. (entrance approx. EUR 5). The forests of Učka offer a pleasant cool climate in the summer time and the peak offers a unique view.  Hiking to the highest peak of Učka - Vojak (1396m) where the tower was built in 1911. The trail runs through a thick forest of typical littoral beech with diverse geological formations and rare endemic plants and animal species. Enjoying a wonderful panoramic views of Istria, the Kvarner Bay with the islands, the mountains in the Gorski Kotar area, Mount Velebit, the Alps, and Italy. Optional visit of the visitor centre PP Učka. Descend to Poklon saddle and transfer to Opatija. After lunch on board, free time to explore Opatija or walk on the famous Franz Joseph promenade, better known as Lungomare. Overnight in Opatija.

Day 8         OPATIJA (B)
An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

* B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE VESSELS
Wooden vessels featuring air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.
Included services: Continental breakfasts, three-course lunches (6x full board & 1x half board), professional guide, complimentary water, free WIFI.

 

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IN 2022

 TRADITIONAL

  APR 23

 Traditional Ensuite

 Upper / Main deck

455 EUR

 Traditional Ensuite

 Lower deck

 425 EUR

SWIMMING BREAKS: In good weather and depending on timings we will have regular stops for swimming while the ship anchors in secluded bays approximately 20-30 metres from the beach or after the hike and before our departure to the next island.

HIKE ROUTE: The length of the daily hiking routes is estimated and relies on the latest local information. This depends on various detours or shortcuts that can be made en route. Sailing and hiking routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and the ability of the respective hikers on board. Departure depends on the program.

FOOD:  Breakfast, lunch or packed lunch (depending on the daily program) and dinner on board. During the hiking routes, we will recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialities. These meals are not included in the price of the trip and are to be paid for on the spot.

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