Zadar – Island of Vir – Island of Molat – Island of Zverinac – Island of Dugi Otok – Nature Park Telašćica – Kornati Islands National Park – Šibenik – Skradin & Krka Waterfalls – Martinska – Vodice – Island of Murter – Island of Pašman – Island of Ugljan – Zadar
Zadar–Petrčane–Zaton–Nin–Island of Vir
Between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm boarding at the port of Zadar. If you arrive in Zadar by your own car, you can go from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the latest into the port and directly to your ship. Here you can unload your luggage. Our service team will help you to bring your luggage on board, which will be parked on deck until the cabins are ready for occupancy at 11:30 am. Afterwards you bring your car to the parking garage reserved by I.D. Riva Tours and return to the harbor on foot (approx. 700 m). Our bicycles will be waiting for you in front of the boat. After having chosen the right bike for you, our staff will proceed with loading the bicycles on board. There follows a meet & greet including a welcome drink with our representative, and you will have a chance to get to know the crew and your fellow passengers. After having enjoyed a welcome snack on board, we will take our bikes and discover the Riviera of Zadar. From Zadar we will go via Petrčane to Nin. Nin, located on a small island and connected by two bridges to the mainland, was once the seat of Croatian Bishops and at times even the royal city. Particularly noteworthy is the church of Sv. Križ dating back to the 11th century, also known as “the smallest cathedral in the world”. After a break, we will continue our bicycle tour heading to the port of Vir (28.7 km by bike).
The port of embarkation for passengers arriving by plane depends on the flight schedule. With transfer booking via I.D. Riva Tours and flight arrival to Zadar airport until 12:00 noon, embarkation in the port of Zadar is guaranteed. Passengers arriving later will be transferred to the first port of call for embarkation.
Island of Vir–Island of Molat–Island of Zverinac
After breakfast, we head to the island of Molat. After having enjoyed lunch on board, we will cycle from the fishing village of Molat to the village of Zapuntel and return by the same route back to our vessel. In the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to enjoy a swim, before the boat takes us to the island of Zverinac. Dinner and overnight stay in Zverinac (18.0 km).
Island of Zverinac–Island of Dugi Otok
After breakfast, we weigh anchor and cross over to Božava on the island of Dugi Otok. The island is called “Long Island” for a good reason – it is about 44 km long and in some parts only a few hundred metres wide. We unload the bikes and ride to the lighthouse of Veli Rat, which marks the north-western end of the island. We then continue on to Brbinj, where we will have lunch on board, before heading to Sali, the capital and administrative centre of the island of Dugi Otok. Enjoy dinner in one of Sali’s lovely restaurants. Overnight stay in Sali (30.5 km).
Island of Dugi Otok–Nature Park Telašćica–Kornati Islands National Park–Šibenik
Starting from Sali, we will do a bike tour to the Nature Park Telašćica. Telašćica is a bay which forms a roughly 8-km-deep indentation in the south-east of the island of Dugi Otok. We take a walk to the salt-water lake and up the breathtaking cliffs which tower up here to 161 m above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the surroundings. Afterwards, we will head to the Kornati Islands National Park while having lunch on board. On our way, we will stop in a secluded bay for swimming and sunbathing. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the 125 mostly uninhabited islands and islets of the National Park. After about four hours, we will reach Šibenik, where we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic town. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit a restaurant for dinner. Overnight stay in Šibenik (9.4 km).
Šibenik–Skradin & Krka Waterfalls–Martinska–Vodice
After breakfast, we will head upstream on the Krka river and moor in Skradin, just before the famous Krka waterfalls. Our today’s first bike tour will take us to “Skradinski Buk”, the best known part of the waterfalls, where on a distance of 800 m the Krka river falls in 17 waterfalls and cascades – which are up to 100 m wide – 46 m into the depth. After a visit to the area of the waterfalls, we will ride back to Skradin, to have lunch on board before continuing our cruise to the small port of Martinska. From Martinska, we will go by bike to the popular summer resort Vodice. There follows the opportunity to visit a restaurant for dinner. Overnight stay in Vodice (8.9 resp. 11.4 km).
Vodice–Tribunj–Tisno–Island of Murter
Today we will discover a part of the coast with numerous offshore islets – from Vodice, we will ride to the 100-metre-high vantage point “Okit”, continuing on to Tribunj, a picturesque small place located on an island, which is connected to the mainland by a natural stone bridge. After an one hour’s break, we will head to Tisno. There follows the opportunity to have lunch in a restaurant, before continuing our tour to the island of Murter. A bridge will lead us to the island of Murter, where we will enjoy a tour around the island – passing Lovišća and Murter we will reach the Podvrške bay with its marvelous pebble beach. Captain’s dinner on board and overnight stay in the bay of Podvrške (33.5 km).
Island of Murter–Island of Pašman–Island of Ugljan–Zadar
During breakfast, we will head towards Tkon on the island of Pašman. Today we will “conquer” two islands – Pašman and Ugljan. From Tkon we will ride over Pašman to the bridge that connects the two islands. At lunchtime, we will reach Preko, where we will have lunch on board, before enjoying a last refreshing dip. After having had some time for swimming and sunbathing, we will set off for Zadar, where our guide is already waiting to take us on a tour through the historic town with its impressive surrounding walls and many more other interesting sights and secrets to discover. Afterwards you can take the opportunity to enjoy dinner in one of the numerous restaurants. Overnight stay in Zadar (30.3 km).
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Itinerary and activities are subject to slight changes due to weather and local conditions. Therefore it might occur that lunch is served on board instead of dinner and vice versa.
* 8-day cruise according to the itinerary
* Half board according to the itinerary
* Welcome snack
* Captain’s Dinner
* English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
* English and German speaking guides during the whole cruise (one guide up to 22 persons, two guides for more than 22 persons)
* Rental bike (please advise us at the time of booking if you require a helmet)
* E-bike available at extra charge
* Guided bicycle tours according to the itinerary
* Entrance fee to the Telašćica Nature Park
* Entrance fee to the Kornati Islands National Park
* Entrance fee to the Krka Waterfalls National Park
* Sightseeing tour in Šibenik
* Guided city tour of Zadar