Old town of Rab, Kvarner Bay, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:the sea by the sea

A break from the bicycle to admire the view of Kvarner Bay. Photo by Eveline & Gunter Jendretzke
4.7/5 (14 ratings)

Kvarner Bay E-Bike and Boat

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Explore Croatia & the Adriatic Sea on this electric bike tour

  • Discover the charm of Kvarner Bay by bike and boat in the northern Adriatic Sea aboard the deluxe class boat, the Andela Lora. 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; green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbor towns rich in history and culture

    Be sure to check out our full list of bike and boat tours in Croatia.

  • 2019

    October 6, and October 13: £ 1260 $ 2,539 1470 $ 2234 NOK 13965 kr 12891 $ 1,676 All other departures: £ 1346 $ 2,712 1570 $ 2386 NOK 14915 kr 13768 $ 1,790 Surcharge for main/upper deck: £ 129 $ 259 150 $ 228 NOK 1425 kr 1315 $ 171 Single supplement for cabin below deck (on request): £ 429 $ 864 500 $ 760 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570 Single supplement for main/upper deck cabin (on request): £ 600 $ 1,209 700 $ 1064 NOK 6650 kr 6138 $ 798

    extra options


    Discount for 21-gear Hybrid Bike: £ 69 $ 138 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91

    Bicycle Protection, Hybrid Bike:  £ 9 $ 17 10 $ 15 NOK 95 kr 88 $ 11

    Bicycle Protection, Electric Bike:  £ 17 $ 35 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23

    Individual Transfers (advanced reservation required):

    Zagreb city center/airport to boat in Omisalj: £ 26 $ 52 30 $ 46 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34

    Boat in Omisalj to Zagreb airport/city center: £ 26 $ 52 30 $ 46 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34

    Rijeka train station transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day):  £ 17 $ 35 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23

    Rijeka airport  transfer (embarkation/ disembarkation day):  £ 13 $ 26 15 $ 23 NOK 143 kr 132 $ 17

    All other transfers on request.

    3-Day pre-tour extension module, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes

    3 star double room: £ 591 $ 1,192 690 $ 1049 NOK 6555 kr 6051 $ 787

    Single room: £ 677 $ 1,365 790 $ 1201 NOK 7505 kr 6928 $ 901  

    4 star double room: £ 626 $ 1,261 730 $ 1110 NOK 6935 kr 6402 $ 832

    Single room: £ 711 $ 1,434 830 $ 1262 NOK 7885 kr 7278 $ 946

    Discount for no transfer: £ 274 $ 553 320 $ 486 NOK 3040 kr 2806 $ 365
    2-Day pre-tour extension module, Zagreb

    3 star double room: £ 249 $ 501 290 $ 441 NOK 2755 kr 2543 $ 331

    Single room: £ 274 $ 553 320 $ 486 NOK 3040 kr 2806 $ 365

    4 star double room: £ 283 $ 570 330 $ 502 NOK 3135 kr 2894 $ 376

    Single room: £ 334 $ 674 390 $ 593 NOK 3705 kr 3420 $ 445

    Discount for no transfer: £ 51 $ 104 60 $ 91 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 43 $ 86 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57   Reduction for 3rd person sharing a triple cabin, regardless of age (from basic tour price): 50%
    (Above deck surcharge will not apply to third person. Triple cabins consist of one double and one single bed.)
    Reduction for children up to age 16 (from basic tour price): 25%*
    *not combinable with the 50% discount

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The closest airport to mooring location is Rijeka, on the Island of Krk, the same island as embarkation. However, as the flight connections to Rijeka are limited, we recommend that you book flights to Zagreb Airport and take part in the group transfers to Omisalj, point of embarkation. See below for more details and pricing section for prices.

    Local Travel

    If arriving to Zagreb airport, It is advised that you book the available collective group transfer to/from the port, available on embarkation and disembarkation day only. Transfers from the airport are at 12:15 pm. Transfers on the last day from Omisalj back to Zagreb airport start at 8 am. Do not book your return flight before 12 noon!
    You may also request this transfer from Zagreb main station if you have arrived earlier and are already in Zagreb. This will be at 11:30 am. Transfers take approx. 2 hours. To be confirmed for these transfers, flight details are needed.

    From the Rijeka airport, it is a short taxi ride to the ship or you take advantage of the transfer that is offered, on the day of embarkation and disembarkation. See pricing.


    Croatia’s coast and islands from Istria and Kvarner in the north through Dalmatia are governed by a Mediterranean climate. Check local conditions prior to departure. A good website to explore regional weather, including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.


    Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested). First come, first served.

Tour Dates


June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8, and September 15, 2019

On many of above dates, this tour is offered as a mountain bike tour on board the Linda. If you are interested in off-road, including single tracks, ask us!

Skill Level

This is always the most difficult thing to do, rate a tour. This "plus" tour is offered on one of the ships in the Island Hopping fleet designed to accommodate as many electric bikes as passenger capacity. The majority of participants will be using an e-bike. For them, this tour could be easy, moderate, or difficult, depending on level of assistance they utilize! For those who will be riding a hybrid touring bike, you will work harder to keep up with the group on electric bikes. You will most likely find this tour moderate to difficult depending on your fitness level. Do note for every participant, this tour assumes that you are a cyclist and that you ride often. You will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 20 to 45 km through mountainous terrain. Tours can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will need to master long and steep climbs which present no problem with the use of electric bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. At times, with your guides approval, you may be able to ride self-guided but there are no guarantees.

Where You’ll Stay

On board the deluxe boat, the Andela Lora.

What’s Included

  • 8 days/7 nights on a motor yacht
  • On four days you will receive all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. On three days you will receive breakfast and one hot meal, which may be served mid day or in the evening
  • Bed linens and towels
  • English speaking tour guide (on most tour dates, tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German
  • 7 guided cycling tours
  • Electric bicycle with 8 gear hub shifting equipped with pannier
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle also available for this tour (discount available, see pricing) equipped with pannier

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fees to museums and National Parks
  • Drinks on board
  • Gratuities for crew and tour guide
  • Transfers
  • Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board and during cycling: €40 (€20 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
  • 2 or 3-Day Pre-Tour Extension (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

3-DAY PRE-TOUR EXTENSION in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. Spend a marvelous day in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a three hour guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.
After breakfast check out and transfer to Plitvice. Today you are able to explore the most famous of the Croatian National Parks, the Plitvice Lakes. The natural beauty of this place is the reason why so many tourists come to visit the lakes from all around the world. The impressions which you take with you from this visit are unique. On arrival you will have enough time to enjoy an individual lunch, followed by a visitation of the National Park. In the evening you can enjoy a peaceful evening stroll before heading back to the comfort of your hotel.
Transfer to Omišalj and your boat after breakfast.

Extension Package Includes:

  • Transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel
  • 3 or 4 star hotel at/near town center
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • 2½ hour transfer between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, the most famous of Croatian National parks
  • 3-hour transfer from Plitvice to Omišalj
  • Local taxes

A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. You will have time to freshen up after your journey. In the late afternoon your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you on an interesting and inspiring walk through the Croatian capital. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a three hour guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.
After breakfast transfer to Omišalj for embarkation.

Extension Package Includes:

  • 3 or 4 star hotel at the town center
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj
  • Local taxes


Length8 days
From1470 Rates
Tour Reviews

Share This Tour

Tour Boats

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Kvarner Bay E-Bike and Boat Map

Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj, sailing to Cres
Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 14 mi. (23 km)
Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 12 + 6 mi. (20 + 10 km)
Day 4: Islands of Dugi Otok - Zadar 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 5: Island of Pag - Rab, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 6: Island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
Day 7: Island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Omišalj, end of tour after breakfast

*All distances are approximate. The above-planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.

Day 1: Arrival in Omišalj, embarkation, sailing to Cres
Individual arrival in Omišalj, a nice little harbor village on the island of Krk. Check-in on board is between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm. It is important to be on time because at 3 pm the ship takes you to the island of Cres, a 4-hour sailing adventure!  On Cres, you can take a walk through the Venetian old town in the evening.

Day 2: Islands of Cres and Lošinj, 14 mi. (23 km)
In the morning, the ship takes us to Martinšćica. From there, cycle on the east side of the island among pine, fig, and laurel trees to Osor, an artist town, where you can enjoy lunch on the ship. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the bay with its crystal clear water. In the afternoon, the boat takes you to the island of Lošinj. After a comfortable cruise and a stop for a refreshing swim, the ship brings you into the large harbor of Mali Lošinj. The clear climate of this wellness retreat with its colorful captain’s houses and an abundance of cafés will welcome you for a relaxing evening.

Day 3: Islands of Lošinj and Molat, 12 + 6 mi. (20 + 10 km)
Today's route leads along the seaside promenade to the south of Lošinj and you can visit the picturesque small harbor town of Veli Lošinj before meeting the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, cross over to the island of Molat for another short cycling tour. The day ends in a quiet harbor of Molat Island.

Day 4: Islands of Dugi Otok - Zadar 26 mi. (42 km)
During breakfast, the ship leaves Molat passing many small islands to the "spice island" of Dugi Otok. Today's bike tour starts in the bay of Božava, which is surrounded by pine woods, agaves, and tamarisk trees. Enjoy cycling along the island's “Road in the Sky” that leads to Sali, where the boat awaits you to sail to Zadar. For centuries, it was the political, cultural, and spiritual center of Dalmatia. Over 3000 years of history have left an imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired. Among them is the mighty fortified walls with their bastion and the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica. In the evening, your tour guide takes you on an extensive walk through the lively city center.

Day 5: Island of Pag - Rab, 12 mi. (20 km)
After a long crossing in the morning, the ship reaches the island of Pag. In the harsh but delightful landscape of the island, you come across many fig and olive trees. Over the centuries the inhabitants have built numerous stone walls for protection against the wind. Starting from Novalja, you cycle on the narrow peninsula until reaching the sea from where the ship sails 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 explore the narrow alleys with numerous cozy cafés.

Day 6: Island of Rab, 15 mi. (25 km)
Get to know the charming island of Rab on a lovely ride around the island. At lunchtime, the ship awaits in the harbor directly in front of the old town of Rab. From here, you cruise to Jablanac near the picturesque Zavratnica fjord. Later on the ship takes us over to the neighboring island of Krk where you spend the evening in the historical town of Krk.

Day 7: Island of Krk, 28 mi. (45 km)
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 route leads across the island through old villages and rich vegetation to Omišalj. On the way, you will not want to miss the opportunity to swim in the bay of Soline. The last evening on board includes a communal dinner and a last get-together with the crew and tour guides.

Day 8: Omišalj, end of tour after breakfast
After breakfast disembarkation by 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

You can view all of our bike and boat tours or look at our featured bike trips, specials, and news.

Email or Call 800-951-4384 +1 570-965-2064

Share This Tour

Tour Reviews

  • Del P. 14 hours ago

    Highlight: The cycling and the swimming off the back of the boat.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Nianne F. 7 months ago

    My husband and I really enjoyed our second trip in Croatia with Tripsite (our third trip with them starting with the Rhone River in France three years ago...). The islands are hilly and the e-bikes help with that, the waters of the Adriatic are gorgeous, and the people of the county are very friendly!
    Two notes of concern: the hotel we stayed at in Omisalj before and after our trip in May is run by a couple who are of German origin. Sometimes the husband was around to help with translation but mostly our interactions were with the wife who speaks German and Croatian but little English.
    And on the boat, more attention could be given to providing vegetarians/vegans with eating experiences more in keeping with what is offered to the other guests.

  • Kristy M. 7 months ago

    The different landscapes in Croatia were awesome. The guides were amazing and the atmosphere, food and accommodation on the boat were fantastic. Being an avid cyclist, I would still recommend an e bike in Croatia to better enjoy the hilly scenery.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Brian N. 7 months ago

    The tour guides are the trip. They are the face of your company. Anna and Gabrielle made the trip awesome despite the setbacks due to the weather, being stuck three days in one port and missing out on seeing some of the islands. Those guides were awesome. Tenna and Laura who served us were also awesome. They made sure we had top service delivering anything we asked when we asked and were always there for us when we needed something. And they were cheerful in meeting all our demands. The crew, cook and the staff were invisible to us but we could see there efforts through the results they delivered. The ship was kept top notch and clean the whole time as were the bikes. My bike was maintained and repaired even though I never asked for any changes. New tires showed up one day for instance, it was time for new tires and I never had to ask, they just appeared. The food was good and I had to teach myself to not eat so much! But I still feel a bit sad that we could not Read more… complete the full agenda of the trip. The weather is the weather but I wonder what I missed out on. It’s a big world and I can’t see myself doing this exact trip again but I will recommend it to others. And I will be doing more boat and bike trips. Maybe even a mountain bike one.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Janice V. 8 months ago

    Loved swimming off the back of the boat in the beautiful clear sea after a morning of cycling.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • John C. 1 year ago

    The entire trip was wonderful. Our guides, boat staff and captain were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure this was a memorable experience. The e-bikes were excellent. If an issue was noted, the problem was repaired that night. The tour information provided was great and allowed us to determine what the next day’s ride would be like, and pack accordingly. Options were offered and again descriptions allowed a knowledgeable decision. I would definitely take another trip.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Joseph R. 1 year ago

    Kvarner Bay Plus was a great trip. This is our third bike and barge in Europe, this was by far the best for the boat, food and service. Beautiful scenery and great ports of call. The guides were world class.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Karen K. 2 years ago

    Loved exploring through the villages. Mali Losinj was one of my favorites as well as the sea organ and the greeting to the sun in Zadar. We had wonderful guides and crew.

  • Robert H. 2 years ago

    Most Memorable Part: The camaraderie with other guests

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Bet C. 2 years ago

    Most memorable part of trip was the beautiful little towns on the Croatian Islands with their medieval streets and the historical aspect of the towns with Roman remains.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Heather & Bob D. 2 years ago

    We were totally looked after with no glitches and great service.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Franziska G. 2 years ago

    A walk through the old city of Rab at sunset
    Enjoying the scenery from the upper deck while sailing close to the shore
    A dip into the warm Adriatic after a bike ride

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Patricia T. 3 years ago

    Our trip to Croatia was wonderful.
    Everything was perfect, from the size of the boat, our room, the food, the ebikes and especially the helpful and friendly staff.
    Our guides were fun, had great knowledge and love for their country.
    And yes, I have recommended this trip to everyone I know.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Martin Walsh 4 years ago

    This was an excellent trip. We have already recommended it to friends.

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • vincent zuellig 7 years ago

    Just returned from a wonderful experience. Kvarner bay was wonderful. Beautiful sites, wonderful people, lovely boat and great challenging rides. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

    Boat: Andela Lora

Biked This Tour? Post Your Feedback

Read reviews for all bike tours

Kvarner Bay E-Bike and Boat Boats + Barges

Andela Lora Photo

Andela Lora Croatia Deluxe Class Boat At 40 x 8.5 m the motor yacht Anđela Lora was launched in June 2012 and is an elegant addition to our comfort plus category. She is one of the biggest boats of the Croatian fleet with 17 spacious guest cabins – plenty of them available as three or four bed cabins – with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC. A bathing platform is available at the stern offering easy access into the sea. For a special experience, a salt water pool and numerous sun mats are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always make sure that you enjoy a recuperative stay on board.